: John Purcell was a prominent leader in the Roman Catholic Church in Ohio during the nineteenth century. Born in Ireland on February 26, 1800, Purcell immigrated to the United States in 1818, then studied to become a Catholic priest in Paris, France. In 1833, he became bishop of the diocese in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he oversaw St. Xavier College, now known as Xavier University, and established various educational programs for children in hospitals and orphanages. John Purcell died on July 4, 1883. This image is from "Historical Collections of Ohio," published by Henry Howe in 1909. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL04172 Subjects
: Ohio--Religion; Religion in Ohio; Cincinnati (Ohio); Cultural Ohio--Education Places
: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)