Rev James Conlan

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Rev James Conlan

Death 5 Mar 1875 (aged 73)
Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 13382831 · View Source
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Historical Sketches of the Pastors of
St. Patrick's Church.

THE sketches of Very Rev. James Conlan, Rev. James Vincent
Conlan, Rev. Michael Kennedy and Rev. Timothy M. Ma-
hony are taken from Rev. G. F. Houck's History of the Diocese
of Cleveland. The sketches of Rev. Eugene M. O'Callaghan, Rev.
John Sheridan, Rev. Patrick O'Brien, Rev. James O'Leary and
Rev. Francis Moran are from the pen of Brother John A.

Very Rev. James Conlan, V. G.

Very Rev. James Conlan was born at Mohill, county Leitrim,
Ireland, August 22, 1801 ; made his course of studies in Ireland,
and at Cincinnati, where he was ordained by Bishop Purcell, Sep-
tember 20, 1834. His first appointment was an assistant to the
Rev. James Reid, pastor of St. Martin's, Brown county, Ohio.
There he remained for a few months, when he was appointed pas-
tor of Steubenville, whence he attended the stations and missions
located in the counties of Columbiana, Mahoning, Carroll, Jef-
ferson and the eastern portion of Stark. He resided at Steuben-
ville from 1834 to 1842, and then removed to St. Paul's, near the
present village of Dungannon, Columbiana county. A journey of
fifty or a hundred miles to say Mass or attend a sick call was
among the ordinary occurrences of his missionary life. Neither
distance nor hardship prevented him from cheerfully responding
to any demand made on him for priestly aid.

October, 1849, he was called to Cleveland, and for four years lived with the Bishop, attending the cathedral. November, 1853, he was appointed first resident pastor of St. Patrick's, Cleveland, his last charge. For many years he also held the position of vicar-general under Bishop Rappe, till the latter's resignation. In i860, during the Bishop's absence in Europe, he was administrator of the diocese. Under his direction old St. Patrick's was enlarged and completed, two
schools were built and the present handsome church begun and
brought under roof. He died at Charity Hospital, March 5, 1875,
full of years and merits. He was one of God' noblemen, a true
priest, loved and respected by all who knew him. His remains
rest in St. John's cemetery, Cleveland, with those of the Rev.
John Dillon, with whom he had been ordained.

Rev. James V. Conlan.

Rev. James V. Conlan was born at Mohill, County Leitrim,



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