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Henry Cosgrove

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Cosgrove, HENRY, second Bishop of Davenport, Iowa, U.S.A., b. December 19, 1834, at Williamsport, Pennsylvania; d. at Davenport, December 23, 1906. He was the first native of the United States appointed to a see west of the Mississippi. In 1845 he immigrated to Iowa with his parents from Pennsylvania. He was ordained priest August 27, 1857, became pastor of St. Marguerite’s church, Davenport, in 1861. After the death of Bishop McMullen of Davenport he was administrator of the see, for which he was consecrated July 20, 1884.


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