Diocese of Cairo
About the time Fr. Frederick A. DeRosset became rector of the Church of the Redeemer, the Rt. Rev. Charles Reuben Hale, D.D., L.L.D. became Bishop Co-Adjutor of the Diocese of Springfield.
The Rev. Hale was Dean of Trinity Cathedral at Davenport, Iowa, when he was elected to the espiscopate, and as consecrated July 26, 1892. He was given the title of Bishop of Cairo.
He resided in Cairo until the time of his death on Christmas Day, 1900. The Church of the Redeemer, during the time of the residency of Bishop Hale, was known as the Bishop’s Church, and no official action has ever been taken to cause it to be changed. He left a bequest in his will of $10,000 for the future Diocese of Cairo.