Rev John Walter Shanahan

Rev John Walter Shanahan

Birth
Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 19 Feb 1916 (aged 70)
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 10705419 · View Source
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John Walter Shanahan, was born on January 3, 1846, at Silver Lake, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. He was educated at Saint Joseph's College, near Binghamton, New York, and the Seminary at Saint Charles Borromeo, Overbrook, Philadelphia. He was ordained to the priesthood on January 2, 1869, by his brother, Bishop Jeremiah F. Shanahan.
In addition to pastoral assignments, Father Shanahan served as Superintendent of Catholic Schools in Philadelphia from the time of his ordination until he was named Bishop of Harrisburg on January 2, 1899. He was consecrated on May 1, 1899, in Philadelphia by Archbishop Patrick J. Ryan.
Bishop Shanahan died February 19, 1916, and was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Harrisburg.

Third Bishop of Harrisburg, 1899-1916


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  • Created by: rjschatz
  • Added: 30 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10705419
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev John Walter Shanahan (3 Jan 1846–19 Feb 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10705419, citing Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by rjschatz (contributor 46560566) .