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Archbishop John Hughes dies in New York City

John Joseph Hughes, detail
01/03/1864
John Hughes of New York had been installed in December 1842 as Bishop of New York and became the first Archbishop when the archdiocise was formed in 1850.  Born and raised in Ireland, he had emigrated to Pennsylvania with his family, where he attended Mt. St. Mary's College.  Presiding over the massive growth of Catholics in the city in the period, he had become an influential figure.  He died in New York City, aged sixty-six, and was buried in the old St. Patrick's Cathedral.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"Obsequies of Archbishop Hughes," New York Times, January 5, 1864, p. 1. 
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