Henry Percy Ward was born into a strong Methodist family, and indeed was a strong Methodist himself, planning to train as a Methodist minister. Henry attended a talk given by the theosophist Annie Besant, resulting in him converting to atheism. Annie Besant
On 4th Feb 1910 Henry emigrated to New York on the ship SS Mauretania
Henry lived in Chicago, where he was nicknamed "The Atheist Bishop of Chicago"
According to the following newspaper articles he did not exactly lead a quiet life!!!
They were both acquitted because they got married