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Margaret Foat - All Saints' Anglican Church - Weatherford, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 45.493 W 097° 47.950
14S E 612485 N 3625121
Quick Description: A memorial to Margaret Foat is on the west side of the historic All Saints' Anglican Church building, at 125 S Waco St, Weatherford, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2018 5:19:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMYPXY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
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Long Description:
The memorial is a small bronze plaque which reads:

This lot is given
to the glory of God
and in loving remembrance of
Margaret Foat
Born April 4, 1899
Entered into life eternal
April 20, 1921
by her mother

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This church began as an Episcopal church, but conflicts between the Diocese of Fort Worth and the main organization culminated in a parting of the ways in 2008, and this is one of multiple churches that re-aligned itself with the Anglican Church. A 1998 Texas Historical Marker provides some history prior to the split, and Margaret's mother is referenced:

A 1998 Texas Historical Marker provides some history:

Bishop Alexander C. Garrett of Dallas visited Weatherford in June 1875. He organized a mission church here the following February with five communicants. The congregation called the Rev. Edwin Wickens, then serving at a mission at Fort Worth, to preach the fourth Sunday of each month as their first pastor. A small stone church was completed in 1879 on land that later became the site of the Weatherford City Hall.

The early years proved to be financially challenging for All Saints' Episcopal Church, and by 1921 the bishop had sold the church property. The congregation reorganized, and new property on this site was given by parishioner Maggie Coleman Foat in memory of her daughter. Services were held in the homes of members until a new building was constructed in 1923 for $10,424.00. A rectory was built in the same year, for the new priest, the Rev. E.S. Barlow.

Upon her death in 1943, Maggie Coleman Foat left stock in the First National Bank of Dallas to be used for the salary of a full-time priest. Noted portrait painter Douglas Chandor (1897-1953) served on the vestry from 1945 to 1947. A parish hall was placed on the premises in 1947, and in 1964 the church and rectory were joined to form an educational building.

In 1996 the church celebrated 120 years of rich history and heritage. All Saints' Episcopal Church of Weatherford continues to uphold the traditions of its founders.

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The Foat family are buried nearby in historic Greenwood City Cemetery.
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Location: All Saints' Anglican Church

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