History Of St. Patrick's Parish, Cleveland, Ohio, 1853-1903

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byFrancis Moran

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903. Excerpt: ... History of St. Patrick's Parish. By WILLIAM A. MANNING. N VIEW of the approaching celebration of the Golden Jubilee of St Patrick's parish, the writer has been invited to prepare a sketch, or "history" if you will, of the most striking events that have occurred during the long period of fifty years making the origin and development of this great congregation. The task has not been assumed without some diffidence and misgivings. It is a difficult thing to delve into the dim and misty records of the past and unearth suitable material for a work of this character, so that it may be complete in its comprehensiveness without wounding the susceptibilities of the sensitive, by either saying too much, or even worse by saying too little. The writer simply proposes as one of the "old St. Patrick's boys" to tell a "plain, unvarnished tale," recounting all the recollections that he can recall and gathering all the facts and records bearing upon the history of the congregation that the stinted opportunities of a busy life may enable him to obtain. None but those who attempt it can realize how difficult a matter it is to obtain material for such an enterprise, in the scarcity of authentic records, nor how varying even in essential points, are the versions that are related by supposed eye-witnesses. Happily, the writer's recollection can revert with some vividness to many of these earlier events, and his testimony regarding them, whilst not infallible, may be relied upon as fairly accurate. He has, furthermore, so far as opportunity permitted, sought to verify his own recollections and experiences, by comparison with those of some older members of the parish and has left nothing reasonable undone to secure a correct, accurate and unbiased review of the many stirring eve...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903. Excerpt: ... History of St. Patrick's Parish. By WILLIAM A. MANNING. N VIEW of the approaching celebration of the Golden Jubilee of St Patr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217841678

ISBN - 13:9780217841672

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