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Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John McElroy, S.J.

b. May 14, 1782 d. September 12, 1877

 

R.I.P.

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2017
1. John McElroy, S.J. Memorial
Inscription.

Born in Enniskillen, Ireland, John McElroy came to this country in 1803 and was ordained a priest at the age of thirty-five. While pastor of St. John's from 1822 to 1845, Father McElroy built the present church on Second Street and established St. John's Literary Institution. He retired in later years to the old Jesuit Novitiate in Frederick. At his death in 1877, he was the oldest Jesuit in the United States. He, more than any other single person, shaped the parish of St. John's

St. John the Evangelist Church

At age sixty-five, Father John McElroy of the Society of Jesus accepted the challenge of establishing a Jesuit college in Boston. Between 1847 and 1859, with only the heroic contributions of Irish immigrants to support him, he obtained property for a campus in the South End of Boston and erected a college building, a Jesuit residence, and the stately Church of the Immaculate Conception. In 1863, at age eighty-one, he obtained from the legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts a charter for the new Jesuit college. Boston College is proud to have had as its founder one of the giants in the history of the Society of Jesus in the United States.
 
Erected 1990 by Boston College.
 
Location. 39° 25.077′ N, 77° 

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By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2017
2. John McElroy, S.J. Memorial
24.326′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Touch for map. Cemetery is located along East Street between 3rd and 4th Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Roger Brooke Taney (within shouting distance of this marker); Enoch Louis Lowe (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Everedy Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Laboring Sons Memorial Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Francis Scott Key (approx. 0.3 miles away); Former Site of Tory Gaol (approx. 0.3 miles away); Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
Also see . . .  "The old man." (Article by James O'Toole, 2007). (Submitted on May 5, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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