Fonds - Rev. Thomas Joseph Devereaux fonds

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Rev. Thomas Joseph Devereaux fonds

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  • 1887-1918, predominant 1917-1918 (Creation)
    Devereaux, Thomas Joseph

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1 cm of textual records

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Thomas Joseph Devereaux (1887-1918), Catholic priest, was born at Ferryland, Newfoundland, on 12 March 1887, the son of Mary Joseph (Walsh) and James Devereaux. He died at Argentia on 15 October 1918. Devereaux was buried in the Parish cemetery at Ferryland on 17 October 1918.

Devereaux attended the parish schools at Ferryland and received his high school education at St. Bonaventure's College, St. John's (1906-09). He pursued his studies for the priesthood in All Hallows College, Dublin, Ireland, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Philosophy and Modern Languages from the National University, Dublin. He was ordained a priest in All Hallows College Chapel on 17 June 1917 by Dr. Cohalal, Bishop of Cork, Ireland.

After Rev. Devereaux's return to Newfoundland he served as the administrator of Sacred Heart Parish, St. Bride's (1917-18). He was transferred to Holy Rosary Parish, Argentia in 1918 only a a few months before his death.

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Fonds consists of records related to Rev. Thomas J. Devereaux, including parish appointments and correspondence concerning road grants at St. Bride's with the Department of Public Works (1917). Fonds also includes newspaper clippings and printed material related to his life.

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  • English
  • Latin

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All canonical documents are in Latin. No translation available.

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Archbishop Edward Patrick Roche fonds

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Created - May 6, 2013

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  • English

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