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McGIRR, Terrence (Rev.)

    Ebensburg Mountain Sentinel, 14 Aug 1851, Contributed by Lisa Baker


At his residence in Cambria Township, of Dysentery on Monday evening, Aug. 11, Rev. TERRENCE McGIRR, in the 70th year of his age.

The deceased was a priest of the Catholic Church for a period of 40 years, nearly all of which time was passed within the limits of what is now Cambria County. He received a splendid education at that seat of learning, Maynooth College, Ireland, was a superior linguist and remarkably talented man. He was of invaluable assistance to the late Rev. Dr. Gallitzin in his efforts to improve the condition of his flock, render them more happy, and by soliciting emigration to make the wilderness blossom as the rose. By all who knew him he was respected and beloved; and although his spirit has winged its flight to realms beyond the skies, the remembrances of his virtues will continue to enhance the resplendent beauty of his life while on earth. His mortal remains were yesterday interred in the burial ground of the Catholic Church of this place, with all the imposing and impressive ceremonies of that Church of which he was a zealous disciple and were followed to their final resting place by an unusual large crowd of persons of all religious denominations. Requieseat in pace.

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