Rev William O'Hara

Rev William O'Hara

Birth
Ireland
Death 3 Feb 1899 (aged 82)
Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot under the altar
Memorial ID 10715130 · View Source
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Rt. Rev. William O'Hara, D.D., the first Bishop of Scranton, was born at Dungiven, County Derry, Ireland, 14 Apr., 1816, where his early education was received. His philosophical and theological studies were made at the urban College of the Propaganda, Rome, where he was ordained, 21 Dec., 1842. His first appointment was as assistant at St. Patrick's Church, Philadelphia. He was afterwards made rector and professor of moral theology at St. Charles's Seminary. In 1856 he was appointed pastor of St. Patrick's Church, Philadelphia. He was afterwards made rector and professor of moral theology at St. Charles's Seminary. In 1856 he was appointed pastor of St. Patrick's Church, Philadelphia, where he remained until his consecration as Bishop of Scranton, 12 July, 1868. The diocese then numbered 50 churches and 25 priests. He died on 3 Feb., 1899, and is buried under the main altar of the cathedral of Scranton.

Priest, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, 1842-1868.
First Bishop, Diocese of Scranton, 1868-1899


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  • Created by: rjschatz
  • Added: 1 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10715130
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev William O'Hara (14 Apr 1816–3 Feb 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10715130, citing Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by rjschatz (contributor 46560566) .