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Rev John Grimes

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Rev John Grimes

  • Birth 18 Dec 1852 County Limerick, Ireland
  • Death 26 Jul 1922 Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
  • Burial Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 17685459

Most Rev. John Grimes, D.D., son of John & Bridget Hammon Grimes, of Doughanmore, County Limerick, Ireland, was ordained a priest February 19, 1882 in Albany in which See Syracuse then was. His assignments have included: assistant to Rev. Dr. James A. O'Hara, pastor of St. Mary's, served his first pastorate at Whitesboro, appointed third pastor of St. Mary's on death of Rev. Dr. James A. O'Hara in 1890.

On May 16, 1909, he was consecrated Bishop of Imeria and Co-adjutor Bishop of Syracuse to Bishop Ludden in Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. August 6, 1912, he succeeded Bishop Ludden. He was the second bishop of Syracuse serving until July 22, 1922 and dying on July 26, 1922. Now he is interred in the crypt at the Cathedral. His motto was "Be A Mother to us".

Bishop Grimes served over 40 years as a priest and another 13 as bishop.


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  • Added: 25 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17685459
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev John Grimes (18 Dec 1852–26 Jul 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17685459, citing Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Oh look, a chicken! (contributor 46868335) .