Fonds - Archdeacon Thomas O'Connor fonds

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Archdeacon Thomas O'Connor fonds

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1 cm of textual records

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Thomas O'Connor (1813-1884), Catholic priest, was born in Ireland in 1813. His brother, Rev. John O'Connor, also served in Newfoundland. Rev. Thomas O'Connor died at Portugal Cove on 23 June 1884.

O'Connor was ordained a priest in 1834. He was invited to the the Vicariate Apostolic of Newfoundland by Michael Anthony Fleming (circa 1834) and he remained in Newfoundland for 50 years. Rev. O'Connor served as curate in the parish at Harbour Grace (1834-1842), Holy Trinity Parish, Ferryland (1842-1845) and in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Parish, St. John's.

In 1845, Rev. O'Connor was appointed the parish priest of Holy Rosary Parish, Portugal Cove, and ministered there until 1884. O'Connor also acted as Vicar General of the Diocese of St. John's from 1868 to 1884. He was known as a strong advocate of temperance and supported the work of the Total Abstinence and Benefit Society.

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Fonds consists of records related to Archdeacon Thomas O'Connor, including baptismal certificate and canonical documents. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings and printed material related to his life.

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Bishop Michael Anthony Fleming fonds; Bishop John Thomas Mullock fonds; Reverend John O'Connor fonds

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Created - May 27, 2013

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