Rev Thomas Francis McGovern

Rev Thomas Francis McGovern

Birth
County Cavan, Ireland
Death 25 Jul 1898 (aged 66)
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 10705556 · View Source
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Thomas McGovern was born in 1832 in Swalinbar, County Cavan, Ireland, the son of Edward and Margaret (Gillece) McGovern. He came to America as a young child and settled in Bradford County with his parents.
Thomas was educated at Saint Joseph College, Binghamton, NY, Mount St. Mary's College and Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD, and Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, Philadelphia. Following ordination by Bishop Wood on December 27, 1861, he was assigned pastoral duties in Philadelphia. Later he also served at Saint Patrick, York, and Saint Joseph, Danville.
He was appointed Bishop of Harrisburg on December 6, 1887, and consecrated by Bishop William O'Hara on March 11, 1888. Bishop McGovern died on July 25, 1898, and was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Harrisburg.

Priest of Philadelphia, 1861-1887.
Second Bishop of Harrisburg, 1888-1898.


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  • Created by: rjschatz
  • Added: 30 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10705556
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Thomas Francis McGovern (10 Apr 1832–25 Jul 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10705556, citing Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by rjschatz (contributor 46560566) .