About Sidney Catlin Partridge
Sidney Catlin Partridge (September 1, 1857-June 22, 1930) was the first Bishop of Kyoto (1900–1911) and the second Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri (1911–1930).
He was born in New York City. He graduated from Yale in 1880, where he was a member of Skull and Bones, and from Berkeley Divinity School in 1884. He was ordained to the diaconate by John Williams, Bishop of Connecticut, on June 4, 1884, and worked as a missionary in China under Bishop William Jones Boone, Jr..
He was consecrated first Bishop of Kyoto on February 2, 1900 in Trinity Cathedral, Tokyo. Other bishops in attendance included
William Awdry, Bishop of South Tokyo
Hugh James Foss, Bishop of Osaka
Philip Kemball Fyson, Bishop of Hokkaido
Frederick Rogers Graves, Bishop of Shanghai
John McKim, Bishop of Tokyo
He was decorated as a Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog following his marriage to the daughter of the Danish consul general at San Francisco on November 27, 1901. He was a bishop associate of the American Branch of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament.
He died in Kansas City, Missouri