Rev John Timon

Rev John Timon

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 Apr 1867 (aged 70)
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Burial Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Plot Crypt under altar.
Memorial ID 10704894 · View Source
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On April 23, 1847, the Diocese of Buffalo was established. It included the 20 counties of Western New York. Bishop John Timon, C.M., who had served as a missionary up and down the Mississippi River and in Texas, came to Buffalo in October 1847. During his tenure, many religious orders were recruited to establish ministries in the newly formed diocese including the Sisters of Charity, the School Sisters of Notre Dame, the Ladies of the Sacred Heart, the Franciscans, the Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur, the Jesuits, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, the Sisters of Saint Joseph, the Vincentians, the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, the Sisters of Mercy, the Sisters of Saint Francis, the Passionist Fathers, and the Christian Brothers. Bishop Timon died in 1867. His body lies entombed in the crypt of Saint Joseph's Cathedral in Buffalo.

Priest, Congregation of the Mission,1826-1867.
Prefect Apostolic of Texas, 1840-1847.
First Bishop of Buffalo, 1847-1867.


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  • Created by: rjschatz
  • Added: 30 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10704894
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev John Timon (12 Feb 1797–16 Apr 1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10704894, citing Saint Joseph Cathedral Crypt, Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by rjschatz (contributor 46560566) .