History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, 1884

Thomas Casey Biography

Very Rev. Thomas A. Casey, V.G., Rector St. Patrick's Cathedral, Erie, was born in St. Catharines, Ont., Jan. 1, 1846, seventh in the family of James and Mary (Delaney) Casey, natives of Ireland, the former a wealthy and influential citizen of Erie City, and widely known as railroad contractor.

Our subject received his education at the College, Niagara Falls, from which he graduated in 1868.

He was ordained a priest in 1869, and appointed to the charge of the church at Tidioute, Penn., where he remained till 1870, in which year he came to Erie City to fill the position of Rector of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Rev. Mr. Casey is brother to Sister Mary Inez. All the family are devout members of the Catholic Church, and our subject has well proved himself a bold soldier for the faith, and stands in the highest respect in the whole community.

Source: History of Erie County, Pennsylvania; City of Erie; Chicago; Warner, Beers & Co.; 1884

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