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Ireland, John

Marvin R. O’Connell

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 | ISBN: 9780195082098
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:
Ireland, John

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Ireland, John (11 September 1838–25 September 1918), first Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul, Minnesota, was born in Burnchurch, County Kilkenny, Ireland, the son of Richard Ireland, a carpenter, and Judith Naughton. At the age of eleven he emigrated with his family first to Burlington, Vermont, then to Chicago, and finally, in 1852, to St. Paul, Minnesota Territory. The following year he was sent to France by the first bishop of St. Paul, ...

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Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church

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