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Rev James Frederick Wood
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Birth: Apr. 27, 1813
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 1882
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Roman Catholic Archbishop. He was raised a Unitarian. While living in Cincinnati, Wood developed a friendship with Archbishop John B. Purcell and, at the age of twenty-three, became a Catholic. In 1857, Wood was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Philadelphia to Bishop John Neumann and, at Neumann's death, became the fifth Bishop of Philadelphia. A bright financial manager, Wood was shepherd to about 200,000 Catholics. He established new parishes and, in 1865, bought a parcel of land in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia; that property later became the new site of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. Wood laid the cornerstone of the new building in 1866; the seminary opened in 1871. When in 1875, Philadelphia became an archdiocese, Wood became its first archbishop. During his episcopacy, Wood also oversaw the completion of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, the home church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. 
 
Burial:
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Crypt under the main altar.
 
Created by: rjschatz
Record added: Nov 02, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8052956
Rev James Frederick Wood
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Rev James Frederick Wood
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Rev James Frederick Wood
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It Was You, O God, Who Made Your Servant Archbishop Wood, A Successor Of The Apostles By Raising Him To The Episcopal Order. May He Also Be Associated With Them Forever. We Ask This Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen.
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Dec. 16, 2011

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 Added: Jun. 27, 2005

- Sarah Quinn
 Added: Dec. 17, 2003
 
 
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