Gilmour, Richard, Dd

Gilmour, Richard, D.D.

a Roman Catholic bishop, was born in Scotland, September 28, 1824. In 1829 his. people came to Nova Scotia, and later settled at Latrobe, Pennsylvania. At eighteen he went to study in Philadelphia, where he made the acquaintance of a priest who led him to embrace the Romish faith. He wished to enter the priesthood, and with that end in view he began his studies at Mount St. Mary's, Emmittsburg, Maryland. He was ordained in 1852, and appointed first to Portsmouth, Ohio, next to St. Patrick's, Cincinnati, and later to Dayton, in the mean time having served a year as professor in Mount St. Mary's of the West. In 1872 he was appointed bishop of Cleveland. He died April 13, 1891. He was a vigorous defender of parochial schools, and compiled a series of readers for their use. He also founded the Catholic Universe in 1874. See Sadlier, Catholic Directory, 1892.

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