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Joseph Francis Gallagher


Joseph Francis Gallagher was born 3 Jan 1844 in the North of Ireland, and came to America, settling in Philadelphia,  with his parents when he was five years old.  


Father Gallagher attended St. Joseph's College in Philadelphia and St. John's University in Frederick City, MD, and St. Michael's Seminary in Pittsburgh, where he was ordained priest by  Rt. Rev. M. Domenec, D.D., Bishop of Pittsburg diocese, on 11 Jan 1873. 


He served as assistant to the Very Rev. John Tuigg, pastor of St. John's congregation, Altoona, and then filled the pastorate of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Dudley, Huntingdon Co., PA, for two years.


On 6 Feb 1879, he became pastor of St. Mary's Church, New Castle, PA. He continued their until his death 11 Aug 1906.


More on Father Joseph Francis Gallagher



Read biography of Father Gallagher from the Twentieth Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County, 1908


Read biography of Father Gallagher from Biographical Sketches, Lawrence Co., PA, 1897


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