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Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Thomas J. O誰eill

Thomas J. O誰eill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 17, 2019
1. Thomas J. O誰eill Marker
Inscription.  Thomas J. O誰eill 1849-1919-Founder of O誰eill & Company Department Store. He left the business to his employees. He bequeathed the funds that built Good Samaritan Hospital and the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.
Erected by Bolton Hill Historic District.
Location. 39° 18.606′ N, 76° 37.656′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Park Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1731 Park Avenue, Baltimore MD 21217, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jacob Epstein (a few steps from this marker); George W. Rayner House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial to Marylanders Killed in War with Mexico (about 600 feet away); Jacob J. Abel, M.D. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frances Morton Froehlicher (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hans Froehlicher, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Franklin P. Mall, M.D. (approx. シ mile away); The Cone Sisters (approx. シ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Regarding Thomas J. O誰eill.
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Thomas J. O誰eill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 17, 2019
2. Thomas J. O誰eill Marker
J O'Neill (born November 11, 1849) was an Irish-born American merchant and philanthropist. He was one of eight children of John and Anne Lynch O'Neill of County Cavan in north central Ireland.[1] He died on April 6, 1919 of a sudden heart ailment in Baltimore, Maryland at age 69.[2] O誰eill arrived in Baltimore from Ireland at age 16 in 1866 “with only pennies in his pocket.” [3] Immediately, he hired himself out as an apprentice in a downtown linen shop.

O'Neill's gift of a cathedral as bequeathed in his will[edit]
“... All the balance of my estate (including, after the death of my said sisters and brothers, the sum so as aforesaid put aside by my trustees to pay the annuities above mentioned) unto Most Reverend James Gibbons, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Baltimore for the time being, and his successors in the Archiepiscopal See of Baltimore, according to the discipline and government of the Roman Catholic Church, a Corporation Sole, as a nucleus for, and for the erecting of, a Cathedral Church in the City of Baltimore.... In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, and placing my signature on the margin of the four pages hereof this 10th day Of July A.D. 1912. -THOMAS O'NEILL” (7) "It is the only cathedral in the 2,000 year history of the Church that was donated by a single individual" [11][full citation
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Also see . . .  Thomas J O'Neill - Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 27, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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