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HISTORICAL SKETCH 



of the; 



AUGUSTINIAN 



Monastery, College and Mission 



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ST. THOMAS OF VILLANOVA, 

DELAWARE COUNTY, PA. 

During the first half century of their existence. 

1842-1892. 



COMPILED BY 

Rev. Thomas C. Middleton, D.D., O.S.A. 




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TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



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Introduction 3 

Ode. By Miss Eleanor C Donnelly 5 

Chapter I. Belle-Air from 1S06 to 1842 9 

Chapter II. Villanova from 1S42 to 1846 15 

Chapter III. Villanova from 1846 to 1865 2S 

Chapter IV. Villanova from 1865 to 1883 42 

Chapter V. Villanova from 1SS3 to 1892 50 

Appendix I. Summary of chief events in Villanova's history ... 57 

Appendix II. Last of Presidents of Villanova College 58 

Appendix III. Number of Students by years from 1843 to 1S93 ... 58 
Appendix IV- Names of all the Students educated at Villanova, 

from 1S43 to 1893 59 



TABLE OF ILLUSTRATIONS. 



Plate 


I. 


Plate 


II. 


Plate 


III. 


Plate 


IV. 


Plate 


V. 


Plate 


VI. 


Plate 


VII. 



Plate VIII. 



Pace 

Bird's Eye View of Villanova Frontispiece 

A Plan of Belle-Air 11 

Very Rev. P. E. Moriarty, D.D., O.S.A .... Opposite 16 

Chapel of 1S44 25 

Villanova in 1849 31 

Villanova in 1849 33 

Portraits of Rev. John P. O'Dwyer, O S.A., Rev. 

William Harnett, O.S.A., and Rev. Ambrose A. 

Mullen, O.S.A Opposite 36 

Villanova in 1856 39 



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Plate IX. Portraits of Rev. Patrick A. Stanton, O.S.A., Rev- 
Thomas C Middleton, D.D., O S.A., and Rev 

John J. Fedigan, O.S.A Opposite 42 

Plate X. Villanova in 1S72 45 

Plate XI. Portrait of Rt. Rev. Thomas Galberry, C.S.A. Opposite 46 
Plate XII. Portraits of Rev. Joseph A. Coleman, O.S A., Rev- 
Francis M. Sheeran, S.T.B., O.S. A., and Very 
Rev Christopher A. McEvoy, O.S. A. . . . Opposite 48 

Plate XIII. Church of St. Thomas of Villanova Opposite 50 

Plate XIV. Very Rev. James D. Waldron, O.S.A., Provincial 

Opposite 52 

Plate XV. Main College Building 55 

Seal of Villanova College 56 



INTRODUCTION. 



QT "N the following pages is a brief sketch of Villanova, 

h the second foundation of importance in the United 

States, belonging to the Augustinian Order. 

Towards the close of the last quarter of the 
eighteenth century two Fathers of the Irish Augustinian 
Province, Rev. Matthew Carr, D.D.and Rev. John Rosseter, 
made the first foundation of the Order at Philadelphia, Pa. 

Here in 1796 was begun on Fourth street the church of 
St. Augustine, the first in the newly united Colonies to 
be dedicated to this great Saint and chief of the Latin 
Doctors. 

In 181 1 was opened St. Augustine's Academy, and some 
years later on a novice-house of the Order. 

In this sketch of the later foundation of the Order at 
Villanova, will be told the story of its foundation in 1842, 
of the blessing given to it by Pope Gregory XVI, in 1843, 
and, in brief, of the various vicissitudes that have befallen 
the monastery, the college and the missions — in charge of 
the Fathers — during the first fifty years of their resi- 
dence. 

At the outset, it seems only proper for the compiler to 
declare that, unless otherwise noted, the various data that 
appear herein have been drawn from original sources of 
information. Should his labor prove as interesting and 
useful to the reader, as it has been pleasing to him, his 



6 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 

work in gathering and verifying the large mass of facts, 
names and dates contained herein, will not have been in 
vain. 

At the close of this volume will be found four appen- 
dices containing : I. — A summary of the chief events in 
Villanova's history ; II. — A list of the Presidents of Villa- 
nova College ; III. — The number of students in each 
year, and, IV. — A list of students from 1843 to February 
1, 1S93, w i tn their residence, and the years of their entry 
and departure. 




ODE FOR THE GOLDEN JUBILEE OF 
VILLANOVA COLLEGE. 

i. 

OH ! blest be the day, when the sun's golden ray 
First shone on these shades, Villanova revealing ! 
Like the sunrise that shone on King Memnou's famed stone, 
Awaking a strain full of fervor and feeling ! 
Grave doctor and sage 
In that long- vanished age, 
Their record inscribed on our history's page, 
While the sons of St. Austin, with tears and with toil, 
Their altars uprear'd on this prayer-hallow'd soil ! 

II. 

Their altars, their school, where the Monk's kindly rule 
With Virtue and Wisdom form'd loyal alliance, — 
Guiding youths, (now grown gray, or at rest 'neath the clay,) 
To the fountains of Faith, and the well-springs of Science ! 

Ah ! should we not claim 

For its guardians, the fame, 

That linger'd, of yore, 'round each love-lighted name ; 
The perfume of sages and saints passed away, 
Still hovers around Alma Mater to-day ! 

III. 

With immortal renown, 'tis St. Thomas we crown, 
When we chant, with delight, Villanova's glad praises ; 
For Augustine's great son for his brethren hath won 
A glory, that earth and its minions amazes ! 

Not the glory of Time, 

(A mere vapor sublime !) 
But the glory that lives when Time's death-knell shall chime ! 
The halo, all fadeless, that Faith loves to paint 
'Round the altar that shrines Villanova's dear Saint ! 

(7) 



8 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 

IV. 

Fifty years have gone by, since we throned him on high, 

As patron and guide of a past generation ; 

And the rapture, to-day, of our JUBILEE gay, 

Proclaims him our patron and guide to salvation ! 
While his sons have increas'd, 
And while prelate aud priest 
Assemble to honor and brighten our feast, — 

Let us toast with a tear, the blest shades we revere, 

Our FOUNDERS and friends— the departed and dear ! 

V. 

All homage be paid the illustrious Dead ! 

May their mantle descend on our guardians and masters ! 

And success to the Boys, full of knowledge and noise, 

Who have pass'd from these halls to Life's dreams or disasters ! 

Time, trembling and old, 

Like a hermit hath told 
On his glittering chaplet, five decades of gold, — 
Villanova still lives ! — Like the stars of the morn, 
May she live, may she shine, thro' the ages unborn ! 

— Eleanor C. Donnelly.* 



*The same gifted poetess has composed the Salutatories forseveral of the commence- 
ments of Villanova College. Among them are the following poems : — " Legend of the 
Kriar Stephen, A. D. 1334;" " Our Lady's Shrines and Titles in the Angustinian Order;" 
" Coriolanus, or a Mother's Victory ;" " St. Wulstan's Crozier ;" " The Conversion of 
St. Augustine ;" and " The Inspiring of Caedmon." 




CHAPTER I. 

BELLE-AIR FROM 1806 TO 1842. 

|EELE-AIR, or Villanova, as it has now 
been known for the last fifty years and 
more, has been in Catholic hands from 
almost the beginning of the century. 
On October 13, 1806, John Rudolph, 
that old-time sturdy and well-known 
Catholic merchant and gentleman of 
Philadelphia, purchased one hundred 
acres of land in Radnor township, 
Delaware County, Pennsylvania, be- 
longing to Jonathan Miller, "innkeeper" in Haverford. 
Township, and Sarah, his wife, for $10,000, "in current: 
gold and silver money of the United States." The land,, 
as described in the title deed, begins "at a post, a corner 
of the widow Jerman's land ; thence W. S. W. by the same, 
134 perches to John Evans' land ; thence by the same, 
S. S. E., 120 perches ; thence E. N. E., by land of Henry 
Reese, 134 perches ; thence N. N. W. 120 perches to place 
of beginning. " On this tract are located the monastery 
and college buildings of Villanova. 

By subsequent purchases Mr. Rudolph acquired four 
other pieces of land nearby and adjoining the Miller tract ; 
on April 16, 1812, from James Paul, administrator, two 
farms of 150 and 56 acres respectively, the estate of Thomas 
Paul, of Sussex county, New Jersey, deceased, for $11,000 ; 
on April n, 1818, from Peter Gaskill, "farmer," and 
his wife, Elizabeth, a farm of 35 acres and 26 perches, 
for $6,622, and on March 30, 1831, from Abraham Carear 
and the Guyger family, a fourth farm of 86 acres and 79 
perches. In so far as concerns our story, it may be added 
that Mr. Rudolph parted with 229 acres of his land, the 

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IO HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 

Carear and Guyger farm being sold, on December n, 1832, 
by John Rudolph and his wife, Elizabeth, to Bernard Flynn, 
" gentleman." 

John Rudolph, the former owner of what is now Villanova, 
was born in Philadelphia, about 1760 ; served as lieuten- 
ant in the Revolutionary War ; was many years in business 
at Burlington, N. J., and in Philadelphia, and married 
three times: (1) Anna Brand, by whom he had two daugh- 
ters, Catharine, born Oct. 22, 1762, and Mary, born Dec. 
21, 1782; Catharine died at Burlington, N. J., in 1798, and 
Mary in 1872. (2) Elizabeth Courtney, or Cooper, ol 
Philadelphia, who, a year or so before her marriage, was 
received into the Church, and, (3) on January 7, 1836, Miss 
Jane Abeel Lloyd. 

At the date of Mr. Rudolph's purchase of the Miller 
property, there were no improvements on it. Mr. Miller 
had started to build a residence, when by its sale, the 
unfinished building — with the land — passed into the hands 
of John Rudolph. He shortly after had the dwelling com- 
pleted. 

A certain Jesse Horton, a carpenter of the neighborhood, 
was its builder. On the completion of his residence, Mr. 
Rudolph left his city for his country home, and after a 
fashion of the day christened it " Belle-Air," in remem- 
brance, it is said, of his father's native place in Mary- 
land. 

On an old chart of the Rudolph property the name 
*' Belle-Air," is spelled as given in the text, though by 
reference to geographical atlases, it appears that, now-a- 
days at least, the town in Maryland, in Harford county, 
is spelled diversely, namely, Belair. 

In the possession of the compiler of this sketch is a 
chart, entitled "A Plan of Belle-Air," made in Mr. 
Rudolph's day, representing his country seat at Radnor, 
the location of its various buildings, and the field lines 
•dividing the property. It is a neat piece of drafting in 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 



II 



India ink, done evidently by an expert. A reduced fac- 
simile of this chart has-been prepared for this work. The 
original measures 14 by i2 l / 2 inches. On the chart, but 




Plate II.— "A PLAN OF BELLE-AIR "— showing (i) the buildings namely, the 
mansion-house between two willow trees ; a little north-west of it the carriage-house; 
towards the upper right hand corner, the spring-house, inside a circle ; beyond it, the 
farm-house shaded by a tree and, near by, a barn ; (2) the carriage drives from the 
Lancaster Road, and the private ways connecting the buildings and (3) the various 
divisions of the land in acres, perches and fractions of perches, namely, 1, the lawn 
{12.61.62) ; 2, garden (o 34.32) ; 3, apple orchard (2.25.50) ; 4, peach orchard (0.96 28) ; 5, 
field (17 6.70) ; 6, field (16. iS. 39) ; 7, field (13-5.65) ; 8, field (14 137.93) ; 9, wood-land (11.21 
10, field (1.7.60) ; 11, wood-land (8.155.03); 12, field (8.18.57); then roads '3.18 17) and 
the total acreage given as 109 acres, 67 perches and 25 hundredths 

outside of the square is a " Table of References" giving 
the contents of the several fields ; these in condensed form 
are printed with the chart. * 

* See Plate II. 



12 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 

At Belle-Air Mr. Rudolph passed the last thirty years 
of his life ; he died on March 30, 1838. Yet with all its 
comforts, there was one draw-back to Belle-Air's being an 
ideal country home. Until the late '20s, there was no 
Catholic church nearer than Philadelphia, whither Mr. 
Rudolph drove every Sunday. 

In 1828, on Thursday, May 15, St. Denis' Church at 
Cobb's Creek, about three miles away, was blessed by 
Rev. Dr. Hurley, O.S.A. of St. Augustine's. Mr. Rudolph 
had offered Bishop Con well, a site for a church, namely, 
that piece of land which lies just east of and adjoining the 
college woods on the Lancaster Road, but his offer was not 
accepted. 

For the accommodation of visiting clergymen, Mr. 

Rudolph had an altar fitted up at Belle-Air, in the parlor 

at the south- west 'corner of the mansion, between the two 

front windows, and many a time was Belle-Air blessed 

with the Holy Mass within its walls. Among the priests 

who are known to have said Mass at Belle-Air, in Mr. 

Rudolph's day, were Fathers William and Nicholas 

O'Donnell and Dr. Hurley, of St. Augustine's, Phila- 
delphia. 

These three priests were Augustinians ; Father William 
left the United States for Europe in 1831. It is also on 
record that some secular priests said Mass at Belle-Air, 
namely : ■ Rev. James A. Miller, Rev. William Loughran 
and Rev. Edward J. Sourin, who afterwards joined the 
Society of Jesus. Fr. Miller sang Mass at Belle-Air 
some time in 1838, and Mr. Rudolph played the organ. As 
Fr. Miller was ordained on March 11, 1838, and Mr. 
Rudolph died a few days after, viz., March 30, the time of 
Fr. Miller's celebration may be closely approximated. 
Fr. Eoughran said Mass at Belle-Air on July 30, 1839. 

At Bernard Flynn's house, near by, baptism was admin- 
istered by Rev. Bernard Keenan, of St. Mary's Church, 
Lancaster, to a newly born child of the Flynns. This is 
the earliest baptism on record near Belle-Air. 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILXANOVA. 1 3 

On Friday, March 30, 1838, after a long life, replete with 
good deeds, John Rudolph was gathered to his fathers. His 
remains were interred at St. Mary's, Philadelphia. 

In 1841, Mr. John R. Vogdes, who had been appointed 
trustee by Mr. Rudolph two years before his death, offers 
Belle- Air for sale. Here is a copy of the trustee's procla- 
mation, to wit : 

" Positive Sale by Order of Trustee. — The very 
valuable Farm, well known as the Estate of the late John 
Rudolph, deceased, containing about 200 acres of first rate 
Land. 

Will be sold at Public Sale on Thursday, the 14th day 
of October, A. D., 1841, at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, on 
the Premises, 

All that valuable Farm beautifully situated on the Lan- 
caster Turnpike and Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad, 
in Radnor Township, Delaware County, about 10 miles 
from the city, containing about 200 acres of first rate Land, 
about 40 acres of which are wood of superior quality of oak 
and hickory. The improvements are a two story stone Man- 
sion 46 feet front by 36 feet 6 inches deep, and two story 
stone kitchen (back) 38 feet by 21 feet 6 inches, with piaz- 
zas, — 5 rooms on the first floor, with a spacious hall, 7 
rooms on the second floor, and 3 large garrets ; a large 
stone Barn, 69 feet by 46 feet, with stabling for 40 head of 
cattle and 15 horses, with spacious garners ; a stone Coach 
House, with stabling for 6 horses ; a small Farm House, 
and a stone Barn sufficient to stable 20 head of cattle ; a 
stone spring House and spring of excellent water ; a large 
stone smoke house and poultry house, under which is a 
commodious hog house, also, a double corn crib. 

The Farm is divided into fields of convenient size 
enclosed with good fencing. There is a fine apple orchard 
of choice fruit. Both of the above mentioned Roads pass 
through the premises. The above Farm will be sold 
together or in parts to suit purchasers. 

Persons inclined to purchase are particularly requested 



14 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 

to visit the premises and attend the sale, as there will be 
no postponement on account of the weather. 

Terms and conditions and all other information made 
known at time of sale, or on application to the subscriber, 
T. W. L. Freeman, Auctioneer. September 14, 1841. Auc- 
tion Store, No. 50 North 6th St." 

So excellent an opportunity for a charming country-seat 
could not well go long without a bidder. Its elevated 
site* and healthful location, its abundance of wood and 
water — there are four large springs on the property — the 
high state of tillage of the farm and orchards, and its 
rich meadow lands, not to speak of its comparative easi- 
ness of approach from all quarters, were advantages more 
than sufficient to recommend it either as a private resi- 
dence or a public institution. Rev. Thomas Kyle, of St. 
Augustine's, and Dr. Moriarty, commissary of the prov- 
ince, recognized it as just the spot for an establishment of 
the Order, and, on Wednesday, October 13, 1841, the day 
before the one announced for the public sale, Belle-Air 
was purchased by them for $18,000. The deed of convey- 
ance describes the property as consisting of 197 acres, 2 
roods and 31 perches, and says that it is composed of the 
whole of the Miller, part of the Paul, and the whole of 
the Gaskill estates. On January 5, 1842, title to Belle-Air 
was granted to the " Brothers of the Order of Hermits of 
St. Augustine." 

Shortly after the sale of the farm, Mrs. Rudolph sold 
the Fathers the house furniture and farming utensils, 
appraised by Messrs. Dennis Kelly and Firman at $3,400. 
In five years' time, the Fathers had paid off all this 
indebtedness, with the exception of $2,000. 



*By survey the top of the college hill is 465 feet above tide water 
mark at Market Street, Philadelphia. 



CHAPTER II. 

VILLANOVA FROM 1 842 TO 1 846. 

In 1842 there were but five priests of the Order in the 
country namely, Dr. Moriarty, commissary, and Fathers 
Kyle and O'Dwyer, in Philadelphia, and Fathers Nicholas 
and James O'Donnell, in Brooklyn. 

Some time late in the fall of '42, or during the early 
winter of '43,* Fr. O'Dwyer, being in poor health, was sent 
abroad to recruit. In the summer of '43, he returned with 
health much improved, with Rev. Francis Ashe, priest, 
and Rev. William Harnett, deacon, who had made their 
novitiate and studies in houses of the Order in Italy. Fr. 
Ashe a native of Cork, Ireland, and Brother Harnett, of 
Philadelphia, were born in the same year — 1820. 

In the meantime, in the early spring of '43, Brothers 
Dennis Gallagher and Jeremiah Ryan were sent from St. 
Augustine's to Belle- Air to open the house. Brother 
Ryan, a native of Tipperary, in Ireland, was a kinsman 
of the Fathers O'Donnell and of Rev. James Dolan, a 
secular priest of Baltimore. 

Brother Gallagher, better known as Brother John — his 
name in religion — was a native of county Donegal. These 
two Brothers were the first members of the Order to 
reside at Villanova. Mrs. O'Leary, housekeeper at St. 
Augustine's, was installed as matron, and with the 
Mouldens, who lived in a log farm-house on "Mount 
Misery," f helped in taking care of the farm and dairy. 

*His name is absent from the parish registers at St. Augustine's, Phila- 
delphia, from September, 1842, to late in the summer of '43. 

t From time immemorial the hill beyond the brook has been known as 
" Mount Misery." The origin of the epithet is as follows, viz. : Some time 
in the early '40s, not long after the Fathers had come into possession of 
Belle-Air, Rev. Dr. Moriarty, being struck with the generally forlorn and 
comfortless look of things around the hilltop, christened the place 

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1 6 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 

William and Julia Moulden are the first known 
colored Catholics in the neighborhood. William had 
lived at Belle-Air since about 1833, and Julia in the 
neighborhood from girlhood. In 1841, Feb. 21, they were 
married at St. Denis', by Rev. Michael O'Connor, after- 
wards bishop of Pittsburgh, and their wedding dinner was 
given to them by Mrs. Rudolph in what is now the pantry. 

As regards the first establishment of community life at 
Villanova, it is tradition* that Fr. O'Dwyer said Mass in 
the parlor oratory and blessed the new monastery on St. 
Augustine's Day, Monday, August 28, 1843, anc * placed it 
under the especial patronage of St. Thomas of Villanova. 

Besides the community present at this Mass were the 
housekeeper, the two Mouldens and a few Catholics of the 
neighborhood, viz., Thomas McNally and his wife Mary, 
their son and his wife, James McKeever and his wife, 
James Dougherty and a few others, whose names are for- 
gotten, numbering in all about a dozen souls. 

The selection of St. Thomas of Villanova as chief 
patron of the institution was a most appropriate and a 
singularly happy choice of the Fathers. For early in the 
sixteenth century the Augustinian province of Castille, in 
Spain, was ruled by Thomas of Villanueva, — in Latin — 
Villanova, a man of saintly character, distinguished even 
at that day, when Spain was so rich in great men, for his 
prudence and skill in managing affairs, and especially for 
his kindheartedness toward the poor. For these he estab- 
lished hospices, schools, and at Valencia a college, and it 
was to honor this predominant trait of the Saint that 
Spanish piety bestowed on him the title — Almsgiver, while 
the famous Murillo has immortalized it on canvas by his 

"Mount Misery," a name that since then it has always gone by among 
college folk. This is recorded that posterity may understand the now 
meaningless term given by their ancestors to the hill above the spring 
house. 

* During the riots of '44, in Philadelphia, along with the destruction of 
the church and convent of St. Augustine, perished nearly all the records 
belonging to the archives of the province. 




Plate III.— VERY REV. PATRICK E. MOKIAKTY, D.D., O.S.A., PRESIDENT OF 

VILLAXOVA COLLEGE. 
[From a drawing in 1840, by A. Newsam. 



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HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VIUvANOVA. 1 7 

picture — La Caridad dc San Tomds — in the Cathedral at 
Seville.* 

During St. Thomas' provincialship, the first band of 
Augnstinian missionaries — seven in number — under the 
leadership of Fr. Francis de la Cruz, came to Mexico in 
1533, and were followed by four other colonies of their 
Order sent by the same holy provincial. With these 
spiritual children of St. Thomas begins the history of the 
Aueustinian Order in the Americas. One of them — Alonzo, 
Gottieres, or Guttierez, or — as more commonly known — of 
Vera Cruz, where he received the habit of the Order — the 
first of his brotherhood to be vested in the New World, was 
chiefly instrumental in establishing in the city of Mexico, 
a university — the first of its kind in North America. 

With the Mass and dedication ceremonies of the 28th of 
August, Villanova, no longer to be known as Belle-Air, 
was launched on its religious and educational career. In 
the following year, when Bishop Kenrick blessed the 
new chapel at Villanova, he dedicated it to the same holy 
Saint. 

The next formal and solemn act of religion was the vesti- 
tion of the two Brothers Gallagher and McDonnell, 
who under the names of John and Thomas were received 
into the Order on All Saints' Day, 1843. 

Yet one thing chiefly was wanting to place the new mon- 
astery on firm and canonical basis namely, the sanction of 
the Holy See. Accordingly in this same year, Fr. Philip 
Angelucci, Vicar General of the Order, in a petition to the 
then reigning Sovereign Pontiff — Pope Gregory XVI, 
represents the desires and aspirations of his brethren of the 
American province, and says that they are unanimous in 
supplicating His Holiness for leave to establish a novice- 
house of the Order at their monastery of St. Thomas of 
Villanova. In reply, His Holiness, by a brief — issued on 
December 22, 1843, through the Congregation of Bishops 

* At Villanova are two copies of this picture, one in stained glass over 
the main door of the church, and the other in oil in the Dramatic Hall. 



1 8 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 

and Regulars — deigns benignantly to accede to the prayer 
of the Fathers. Because of its importance, the brief is- 
given in the original as follows : 

[Brief of Foundation.] 

1 ' Ex Audientia SSmi habita a Duo Sub-Secretario Sacrae 
Congnis Episcoporum et Regularium sub die 22 Decembris- 

1843- 

Sanctitas sua benigne annuit, et propterea mandavit 
committi Patri Vicario Generali Oratori, seu Religioso ab 
eo subdelegando, ut attentis narratis, facultatem, qua con- 
corditer cum Episcopo Philadelphiae uti debeat, erigendi 
praefatum Conventum in Novitiatus domum, ibique reci- 
piendi Novitios, eosque admittendi ad professionem juxta 
preces, pro suo arbitrio, et conscientia concedat, dummodo 
tamen in eodem Conventu vigeat claustralis, et regularis 
observantia, adsit locus separatus pro recludendis Novitiis 
seorsum ab aliis Religiosis professis. Ceterum super prae- 
missis servari debeant Conditiones, et cautelae per Sacros 
Canones, Sacrum Concilium Tridentinum, et Apostolicas 
Constitutiones praescriptae. Contrariis quibuscumque non 
obstantibus. Romae. P. Card. Ostinius, Praef. 

[l. S.] F. Archiep. [?] Secretarius:' 1 

Mass continued to be said in the old south-west parlor. 
For the convenience of the students, and of the people, 
Fr. O'Dwyer had folding doors put between the oratory 
and the room back of it, then the study hall, and now a 
pantry ; in this back room the congregation met to hear 
Mass. In the fall of 1843, another room on the east side 
of the house, now the Fathers' refectory, was fitted up as 
community oratory. Here the altar was set up against the 
wall opposite the window ; here the community assembled 
for religious exercises, as prayers, meditation, Mass and 
Divine Office, and here were vested the two Brothers 
Gallagher and McDonnell. In Holy Week of 1849, tne 
ceremonies of the last three days were performed in this 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 



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room ; the repository for Holy Thursday was erected in 
the old oratory, whither Fr. O'Dwyer, celebrant, bore the 
Blessed Eucharist in procession. 

Classes were opened a few days after the blessing of the 
monastery. The only official data relating to the collegians 
at this time are in a register of accounts, marked "V," 
wherein, at page 206, Fr. James O'Donnell has written the 
names and addresses of the students of the first two years. 
His list is headed as follows : — " No. of Students from Sept. 
17th, '43 until Feb. 20th' 45", and is given below with 
no other change than merely to set the names in alpha- 
betical order, and the addition of the names of nine stu- 
dents, who are said to have been among the first comers. 
These are marked in the following list with an asterisk, 
thus (*) :— 

[students from 1843 TO l8 45-] 





Pr 


liladelphia, 


Pa. 




Ph 


iladelphia, 


Pa. 






do 


do 






do 


do 






do 


do 






do 


do 


*Barr, Robert 




do 


do 


McBarron, James ... 




Pottsville, 


Pa. 






do 


do 


McCaully, Cornelius . . 


Philadelphia 


Pa. 


Bogue, John . . 




do 


do 


*McCaully, Thomas . . , 




do 


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Burke John [or Thomas 


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McCormack, Eugene ['or 








Chamberlain, Antony . 




do 


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Nicetowu, 


Pa. 


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do 


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Pa. 


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do 


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do 


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McGettigan, John ... 




do 


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do 


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Downs, Michael , 




do 


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do 


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*Doyle, James . . 




Detroit, Mich. 


Nowlan, Miles [C] . . 




do 


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, Canada 


Nowlan, William . . . . 




do 


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Egan, Thomas [A.] . . . 


Philadelphia. 


Pa. 






do 


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Ewing, Thomas [S.] . . 




do 


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Robinson, Samuel . . . 


Montg'y Co., 


Pa. 


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*Rogan, Michael . . . . 


New York, N 


. Y. 












Ph 


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do 


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, Ohio 


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do 


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Pa. 


Magee, James Henry . 




do 


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Turner, William [J.] . , 




do 


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Ward, 


John [D.] 




. Leesburg, Pa. [N. J.?] 









Among the first students enrolled were William J. 
Turner, Charles F. Kelly, Michael J. Downs, Thomas A. 
Egan, James Henry Magee and John R. Downing. These 
came the first day school was opened, which, it seems, was 
Monday, September 18, 1843. Shortly after came three 



20 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 

others namely, James P.,* John S. and Robert P. Barr — 
sons of Mr. Hugh Barr, of Philadelphia. In an account 
of the commencement day exercises, in 1855, published in 
"The Catholic," of Pittsburgh, Pa., it is stated that "in 
1843, the college began its career," and that "thirteen 
youths opened the establishment." 

Studies were opened in the room back of the oratory. 
Mr. William P. Dalton was study master. During the 
first two years the teachers associated with Fr. O'Dwyer 
were : Fr. Ashe ; Brother William Harnett ; a Rev. Father 
Bonduel, whose Christian name seems to have been 
Florimond ; Mr. Dalton ; Mr. E. A. Ainsley, or Ansiey ; 
Mr. Joseph O'Donnell and Mr. Rogan. Fr. O'Dwyer 
taught Greek and Latin ; Fr. Bonduel, who had been a 
missionary for some seven years among the Indians in 
Michigan, taught a French class ; Mr. Ainsley, a convert 
from the Episcopalians, is remembered as being a quiet 
and gentlemanly person, very scholarly in his tastes, a 
good teacher, and a performer on the clarinet. He joined 
the teaching staff in 1844, and left in '48 ; he' taught 
•Greek and English. Mr. O'Donnell, who came in 1844, 
was a graduate of Mt. St. Mary's, and subsequently 
■entered into the practice of medicine in Baltimore. Mr. 
Dalton had been associated as teacher in St. Augustine's 
Classical Academy with Mr. Peter Madigan — headmaster. 
Subsequently he joined' the ranks of the secular clergy 
and died on the mission in Virginia ; at Villanova he 
taught English and mathematics. Mr. Rogan is remem- 
bered only as a very athletic young Irishman ; he, too, 
like Mr. Dalton, became a secular priest, and was drowned 
" out West," while crossing a river. 

Classes were taught partly in the study hall and partly 
in the parlors. Little is known about the course of studies. 

* This James P. Barr had been a student at Mt. St. Mary's College, at 
Emmitsburg, Md., from Jan. 22, 1S38, to about July 22, 1843. See Letter 
dated "March 2, 1893," from Rev. Edw. P. Allen, D.D., President of 
Mt. St. Mary's, to the compiler. 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 21 

Some of the boys read Cicero's Orations and Virgil ; there 
was a Greek class, and Master James P. Barr followed an 
advanced course in the classics. 

Up lo the late fall of 1843, tne refectory was held in the 
room opposite the study hall, now the Fathers' refectory, 
and then in the basement of the monastery, where it contin- 
ued until 1852. Back of the basement refectory was the 
kitchen, now a boiler-room, and the pantry. With the 
removal of the refectory downstairs, the study hall was 
opened in the former big kitchen — a nice, cheerful place, 
with plenty of light from three windows on the east and 
two on the west side. 

The Fathers and teachers lodged in the second story of 
the monastery ; the collegians in the attics and the 
Brothers over the kitchen. The President's room was at 
the south-east corner of the second floor. 

Until the erection of the chapel in 1844, the students' 
lavatory was in Rudolph's old wagon shed. Here a long 
wooden trough to hold the basins was set up along the far 
side of the shed ; it was open in front, and water was pro- 
cured from the pumps some 100 feet away ; over the 
trough and against the wall were hung towels, glasses, etc. 

So things ran on until the completion of the new college 
building in the late summer of 1844, when the students — 
with bag and baggage — were removed from the monastery, 
leaving it wholly to the community and teachers. 

During the first year the play-ground was the field on the 
Road, now the church lawn, and in the following year the 
large field, then known as "the meadow," the present 
base-ball grounds. 

In the spring of 1844, appeared the first prospectus of 
Villanova ; it was published in the " Catholic Herald ", of 
Philadelphia, and read as follows : 

Prospectus. 

"St. Thomas of Villanova' s College, Pennsylvania — 
This institution under the direction of clergymen of the 



22 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 

order of St. Augustine, has been established for the pur- 
pose of affording the Catholic community a means of giving 
their children a thorough Catholic education. None but 
Catholics are received. In accordance with wishes ot 
parents or guardians a classical and scientific, or purely 
mercantile education will be given to their children, or the 
one will be so blended with the other, as to qualify the pupil 
to embrace any of the learned professions, or to apply him- 
self to business. It is hoped that experience will show 
that proper attention is paid to the young gentlemen who 
may be sent to this institution. 

The College is situated in the midst of a highly culti- 
vated and salubrious country, close by the Columbia Rail 
Road, and about eleven miles from Philadelphia. The 
scholastic year begins in September and terminates in July. 
No leave of absence is given to any pupil during that time, 
except at the express request of parents or guardians. 

Terms. 

For pupils over twelve years $125. per annum, payable 
half yearly in advance. Under that age $100. Further 
particulars may be learned on application at St. August- 
ine's church, Philadelphia, or to the Rev. Mr. O'Dwyer, 
president of the College." 

During the troubled times of 1844, Fr. O'Dwyer was 
at college, Fr. Nicholas O'Donnell at St. Paul's church, 
Brooklyn, Fathers Kyle, James O'Donnell and Ashe 
at St. Augustine's, Philadelphia, and Dr. Moriarty, 
superior in chief, down South, engaged in lecturing and 
collecting for his church ; at the time of the riots, he was 
at Charleston, South Carolina, and Fr. Kyle was in 
charge of St. Augustine's, in Philadelphia. 

Naturally at Villanova deep anxiety reigned all along. 
For weeks, after the burning of St. Augustine's, the com- 
munity and students were kept in almost continual alarm 
and panic. On three separate occasions were the college 
authorities warned by friends in town that they were to be 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLA NOVA. 23 

burned out. But ample precautions were taken for 
the defence of the property ; the doors and windows 
of the lower stories of the monastery were kept heavily 
barricaded at night, and the Brothers did sentry duty on 
the grounds. 

During this troubled period, the younger lads were not 
allowed to stay on the premises at night ; every evening — 
after supper — they were sent in charge of Mr. Dalton to 
stay for the night at Mrs. Rudolph's, about a mile away 
from the college, precisely the old stone mansion on the 
Lancaster Road, the first to the right on passing the toll- 
gate at Rosemont. Here the youngsters were somehow 
or other housed till morning, when they were marched 
back to college for breakfast and class. So amid frequent 
alarms passed the long weeks from the 8th of May, until 
the commencement season in July. But prudent counsels 
prevailed ; there was no public display ; the students 
made their examinations, were awarded their prizes and 
sent home until the re-opening of classes in September. 
Thus passed year one of college life. These had been 
stirring times. In the interim — during the summer vaca- 
tion, Fr. O'Dwyer was employed in caring for the churchless 
congregation of St. Augustine's. With the departure — 
shortly after the fire — of Dr. Moriarty and Father Kyle 
for Europe, he was left superior in chief of the missions, 
an office he held continuously up to his death in 1850. 
All responsibility now was resting on him. 

Alongside the ruined church Fr. O'Dwyer began, early 
in June, to build a chapel, known for many a year after as 
the Chapel of Our Mother of Consolation ; it was opened 
on Sunday, October the 27th, 1844. At the same time he 
began the erection of a chapel at Villanova, precisely on 
the site of Rudolph's carriage house. But in order to 
provide first for farm needs he had two wings added to the 
barn, one on the east for corn, etc., and the other, on the 
west side, for wagons, carts, etc., and partly for a gymna- 
sium for the students in bad weather. The carriage house 



24 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 

was then torn down, its east line extended, and on some 
day in May, (the precise date is not remembered,) at about 
5 o'clock in the afternoon, Fr. O'Dwyer laid the corner 
stone (of the future church) at the southeast angle of the 
new building ; in it he deposited some documents. Work 
was pushed forward rapidly ; stone was taken from the old 
barn on " Mount Misery," dismantled for the purpose, and 
sand gathered from the highways. The builder at first in 
charge was Thomas O'Rourke, then, on his departure, 
Brother Thomas McDonnell, who completed the chapel. 
The building is 68 by 30 feet in size. The larger part of 
the ground floor formed one large hall, having at its rear 
two small rooms, one in each corner, the south room for 
class purposes, and the north for a sacristy ; between 
these two — in the recess — an altar was built and back 
of it was placed the organ. Sliding doors cut off the 
sanctuary. 

On Sunday, September 1, 1844, feast of Our Lady of 
Consolation, the large hall was blessed and opened to the 
uses of religion by the Right Rev. Francis Patrick Ken- 
rick, Ordinary of the diocese. Notice of this solemnity 
appeared in "The Catholic Herald", of Philadelphia, as 
follows: — "The annual celebration of St. Augustine's 
Feast next Sunday, the 1st of September, in the new 
Chapel at Villanova. The panegyric by Bishop Kenrick, 
a solemn Te Deum before Mass, which will begin at 
\oy 2 o'clock. The College is within a few paces of 
the Columbian Rail Road. The Harrisburgh cars run 
from Eighth and Market at 7 A. M. on that morning: 
and will let off visitors at the College gate and take 
them up on their return about 6 P. M. A collection 
will be taken up towards defraying the expenses in 
finishing the chapel." 

During the dedication services, Miss Cassandra Holmes, 
now Mrs. M. F. Aledo, who was organist at St. Augus- 
tine's, played the organ, which was placed back of the 
altar. 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 



25 



The collection taken up during the services amounted 
to $131. 

On the completion of the chapel, the collegians were 
transferred thither. On week-days the main hall served 
them for study room ; the desks were ranged along the 
south side, while benches nsed at class hours, and, on Sun- 
days, by the people at Mass, took up the rest of the floor. 




Plate IV.— VIEW OF THK CHAPEL OF 1844— with ice house in the foreground 
and the college bell in the locust tree. From a photograph by J. McL,ees, about 1856. 



On Saturday nights the desks were ranged against the 
wall, and the place put in order for the morrow's ser- 
vices. 

Until about New Year's Day of 1845, the students' dor- 
mitory was in the attic, it was then removed down-stairs, 
and the Brothers sent thither from the house. The south- 
west room on the second floor was Mr. Ainsley's, and later 



26 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 

on Fr. Meagher's. In 1849, on the completion of the col- 
lege wing, the boys were transferred thither, and their old 
study hall devoted thenceforth wholly to the uses of 
religion, and the house oratory removed from the east 
side of the monastery building. 

Thus did Fr. O'Dwyer pass his summer vacation in '44. 
In September classes opened as usual, and the school-year 
of 1844-45 began not inauspiciously. Brother Harnett was 
ordained priest by Bishop Kenrick on Ember Saturday, 
September 21, in St. John's church, Philadelphia, and 
with Mr. Ainsleyand the others continued on the teaching 
staff. Nothing relating to the course of studies, during 
this time, has come down to our day. 

With the opening of the second term" in February, 1845, 
Fr. O'Dwyer began apparently to feel the reaction conse- 
quent on the ordeal of the past year. Moreover, he had 
to erect a new church building at St. Augustine's, and 
conduct suits at law for damages against the city of Phila- 
delphia. Fr. James O'Donnell now surrendered his mis- 
sions on Long Island to Bishop Dubois ; Fr. Ashe was in 
delicate health ; he died March 13, 1848, and Fr. Harnett, 
just ordained, was convalescent from an affliction — a scro- 
fulous eruption, that had troubled him many years. These 
four Fathers with Fr. Nicholas were the only priests of 
the Order in the country. So some time in February 1845, 
Father O'Dwyer determined to close the college tempor- 
arily, and, on February 20, published the following an- 
nouncement in "The Catholic Herald", of Philadelphia, 
namely : "In consequence of the losses sustained during 
the May riots in the destruction of their church and 
property, the members of the Order of St. Augustine are 
compelled to close the college lately opened at St. Thomas 
of Villanova near Philadelphia. It is hoped that the 
justice of their fellow-citizens by awarding a fair compensa- 
tion for the losses sustained will soon enable the Augaistin- 
ians to re-open the college." 

On the same day, it is said, after supper, Fr. O'Dwyer 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 



27 



called the collegians together, and, to their astonishment 
and regret, told them that the college was closed. The 
following day the lads went home ; they had been a con- 
tented and happy set. 

Thus, after less than two years of a rather chequered 
existence, during which time it had harbored some 45 
aspirants after Christian instruction, did the infant insti- 
tution close its portals, not to be re-opened until the fall 
of 1846. 




CHAPTER III. 

VILLANOVA FROM 1 846 TO 1 865. 

In the interval the monastic and missionary labors of 
the community gave them ample scope for their zeal and 
industry. During the summer of '46, the Fathers deter- 
mined to re-open the college, and published the following 
announcement — here somewhat condensed namely : St. 
Thomas of Villanova's College . . . is now re-opened 
. . Bach pupil should be provided with three suits 
for winter and three for summer ; three pairs of shoes and 
one pair of strong boots ; a cloak or overcoat ; six towels ; 
the same number of napkins and handkerchiefs, and at 
least a half dozen of the different articles of under dress 
which require a frequent washing, and a large silver 

spoon duly marked The terms are $150 a 

year, with a discount of 10 per cent, for prepayment. 

Sunday, September the 6th, was set as the opening day. 
With Fr. O'Dwyer, president, were associated Fathers 
Ashe and Harnett, and, about a mouth later, Fr. Kyle 
just returned from Ireland. Mr. Ainsley was re-engaged 
at a salary on a graduated scale namely, $150 a year, if 
the students did not number 40, and $200 if they exceeded 
it. Mr. John Gibney comes as teacher at $150 per annum. 

On Wednesday, July 21, 1847, were held the closing 
exercises of the year, on the green — just north of the col- 
lege building, a charming spot for a mid-summer's festival. 
Here for the convenience and comfort of the guests, a 
large canvas canopy had been stretched from hooks in the 
second story window frames to the apple trees on the cam- 
pus, and underneath this grateful shelter were seats for 
all. In its account of the day's festival "The Catholic 
Herald ", says that the cars arrived at the college about 10 
o'clock; Mr. J. D. Bryant read an essay on "Education," 
(28) 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 29 

and Rev. James O'Donnell presided. This was Villano- 
va's first public commencement. 

The tide of hope for the young college now began to fill. 
Fresh blood was infused into its teaching corps. Early in 
September, 1847, arrived from Europe, three clerics of the 
Order, namely, the two brothers Edward M. and Ambrose 
A. Mullen, the first a deacon and the latter an acolyte, and 
Patrick A. Stanton, sub-deacon, who in the early fall of 
1842 had been sent to Italy to study. On Ember Saturday, 
December the 18th, 1847, Brother Edward Mullen was 
ordained by Bishop Kenrick to the priesthood, and Brother 
Stanton, on July the 30th, of the following year. 

On November 18, 1847, Mr. George J. Corrie, who had 
been the organist at the Lady Chapel at St. Augustine's, 
Philadelphia, since September the 1st, 1846, entered in 
charge of the music classes at Villanova. He is the first 
lay teacher of music at the college. 

The pipe organ, that by its dulcet tones has added to the 
solemnity of church services for so many years, was built 
by Henry Corrie, Professor Corrie's father, about 1837, for 
St. Mary's Episcopal Seminary for Young Ladies, at Bur- 
lington, N.J. ; after using it for a while, they returned it to 
the builder for a large organ, and it was sold to the 
Augustinian Fathers for their Lady Chapel on Crown 
Street, where it served until their new church was built, 
when it was sent out to Villanova. This was about 1847. 

The present college bell, cast by J. Bernhard, of Phila- 
delphia, was purchased by Fr. James O'Donnell, in 1847, 
to replace the old black metal bell that was cracked. It is 
made partly from the metal of St. Augustine's church bell 
that was destroyed during the riots of 1844. 

In 1847 a lavatory — a one-story frame structure — was 
erected at the north-west corner of the chapel, and a 
stove put in on December 15th. It served until the erec- 
tion of the wing in 1849.* 

In the early spring of 1848, the Fathers petitioned the 

*Plate VI shows the lavatory of 1847. 



30 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 

Legislate e for a charter, and on Friday, March 10, of that 
year, Francis R. Shrink, Governor of the State, signs "An 
Act to incorporate the Augnstinian College of Villanova, 
in the County of Delaware and State of Pennsylvania." 

The extracts from the college charter, that serve the 
purpose of this sketch, are as follows : 

Section I. — " Be it enacted by the Senate and House 
of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
in General Assembly met and it is hereby enacted by the 
authority of the same That there be and hereby is 
erected and established at Villanova in the County of 
Delaware in this Commonwealth a college for the educa- 
tion of persons in the various branches of science litera- 
ture and ancient and modern languages by the name 
style and title of The Augustinian College of Villanova in 
the State of Pennsylvania," 

Section II. — " . . . that the trustees shall be seven in 
number, members of the Roman Catholic Church, citizens 
of the United States and conforming to the rules and disci- 
pline of the said Church," and 

Section VI. — "That the President and professors for 
the time being shall have power to grant and confirm such 
degrees in the arts and sciences to such students of 
the college and others when by their proficiency in learn- 
ing professional eminence or other meritorious distinc- 
tion they shall be entitled thereto as they may see fit or 
as are granted in other colleges or universities in the 
United States and to grant to graduates or persons 
on whom such degrees may be conferred diplomas or cer- 
tificates as is usual in colleges and universities." 

The seven gentlemen designated as incorporators were 
Right Rev. Francis P. Kenrick, ordinary of the diocese ; 
Rev. John P. O'Dwyer, Rev. William Harnett, Rev. 
James O'Donnell and Rev. Edward M. Mullen, members 
of the Order, and Messrs. Daniel Barr, merchant, and 
William Axon Stokes, member of the Philadelphia Bar. 
On Monday, May the ist, 1848, at St. Augustine's, the 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 



3 1 



trustees hold their first formal meeting and elect Fr. 
O'Dwyer, president ; Mr. Stokes, secretary, and Fr. Har- 
nett, treasurer of the Board. At the same meeting are 
chosen the officers and instructors for the ensuing year, 
namely, Fr. O'Dwyer, president; Fr. Harnett, "vice- 
president and professor of theology and moral phil- 
osophy" ; Fr. James O'Donnell, "prefect of studies and 




Plate V. — VILXANOVA — from the south ; in the centre the monastery, formerly 
the Rudolph mansion ; to the right, the college wing of 1849, and to the left, thechapel 
of 1844. From a drawing made in April, 1849. 



professor of English literature and history"; Fr. Edward 
M. Mullen, "professor of Latin"; Fr. Stanton, "of 
Greek" ; Brother Ambrose A. Mullen, " of natural phil- 
osophy and chemistry"; Mr. John Gibney, "of mathe- 
matics", and Mr. Charles A. Egan— a candidate for the 
Order — , " professor of modern languages ". 



32 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 

Some months later, viz., on December 30, of the same 
year, the trustees adopted a seal for the corporation, con- 
sisting of this device, namely : a Bible, cross, crozier, 
cincture and a flaming heart pierced with an arrow ; this 
seal was without any inscription. During the Centennial 
Year, the form of seal now used by the college, of which 
a fac-simile is given in this sketch, was adopted on Decem- 
ber 15, 1876. 

A word or so relating to the ecclesiastical department 
may here be in order. Villanova was established for the 
dual purpose of educating candidates for the church and 
for the world. Up to this year all cleric members of the 
province, with only one exception, had been sent to Europe 
to make their studies. Now they were to be kept at home to 
pursue their ecclesiastical course at Villanova. Rev. James 
O'Donnell, who entered the Order in 1832, made his 
studies at Mt. St. Mary's and at St. Augustine's. In 1848, 
Mr. Charles Egan, a native of Cork, Ireland, about 27 
years of age, was received into the novitiate on May the 
18th. He is the first cleric novice at Villanova. A few 
months later, on August the 15th, Rev. Michael F. Galla- 
gher is vested with the same holy habit of religion. Fr. 
Harnett, prior, was also novice-master. The ecclesiastical, 
or scholastic department, has always been distinct and sepa- 
rate from the collegiate, with different text books, classes 
and teachers. 

According to the description of the commencement fes- 
tivities of Wednesday, July 19, 1848, given in " The Catholic 
Herald ", the exercises, as in the preceding year, were held 
on the green. At least 1,000 persons were present ; Masters 

Michael Rooney, Eagle, John Knight and Thomas 

McGeoy were the speakers of the day. Rev. Edward J. 
Sourin gave out the premiums and at the close addressed 
the audience.* 

The prospects for 1848-49 were bright and hopeful. 

* The premium list for this commencement is published at page 240 of 
" The Catholic Herald ", of the day. 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 



33 



Rev. George A. Meagher, who had just arrived from 
Europe, where he had studied in houses of the Order at 
Lucca, Perugia and Rome, was added to the faculty. 

In 1848, the Fathers began the erection of another col- 
lege building ; their plan was to put up a wing only, 
enough for their present needs, and let their successors 




Plate VI — VILI.AXOVA — from the north ; in the centre, the kitchen and the rear 
of the monastery ; to the right, the chapel of 1844 and the lavatory of 1847 ; to the left 
the college wing of 1849, and at the lower left hand corner the railroad station. From 
a drawing made in April, 1849. 



complete the main building. This wing, begun in 1848, 
was completed by February, 1849 ; it is 80 by 55 feet in 
dimensions, and cost $11,958.77. 

At the same time Fr. O'Dwyer had a small one-story 
building of stone erected at the railroad for a college sta- 
tion. 



34 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 

With the completion of the wing, the students were 
removed from the chapel ; their former dormitory given to 
the Brothers, and the attic turned into a clothes room. The 
chapel — on the ground floor — was now devoted wholly to 
church purposes and the house oratory dismantled. 

In 1848, the parish registers open with a baptism, the 
earliest of record at Villauova. On August 15, of that 
year, the day he entered the novitiate, Fr. Gallagher bap- 
tized Michael Horten, born a few days before. The earliest 
marriage recorded is dated April 17, 1854. Up to 1848, 
Villanova mission was attached to St. Augustine's, in 
Philadelphia, where all earlier registrations must be 
sought. 

The closing exercises of '49, held on Wednesday, July 18, 
are thus referred to by " The Catholic Herald ", namely : — 
" The Exhibition," — such was the name not unfrequently 
given to school commencements at that time — , " opened at 
10 o'clock in the morning; the speakers were Vincent 
Harold Hutchinson, on ' Poetry'; Paul Murray, on 'The 
Blessings of a Good Government ' ; James F. Bradley, on 
'Pius IX'; Florence McCarthy, on 'The present condi- 
tion and gloomy prospects of Ireland ' ; and James Chry- 
sostom Noon, on ' The Advantages of a Religious Educa- 
tion'; President [O'Dwyer] made some remarks; stated 
that the college was free of debt, and the company then 
adjourned to the woods, south of the Lancaster Road, for 
cakes, ice-cream, mineral water, and candy".* 

The year 1849-50 verified the hopes of the authorities. 
According to the prospectus, issued by Fr. Harnett, ''the 
regular course of studies, requisite for graduation, com- 
prises the Greek, Latin and English languages, History, 
Geography, the Mathematics, Logic, Rhetoric, Poetry, 
Natural and Moral Philosophy and Chemistry"; "the 
modern languages — French, Spanish, German and Italian", 
were taught at $15.00 each per annum ; each student was 

*The premium list for this commencement is published on page 240 of 
" The Catholic Herald ", of the day. 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLA NOVA. 35 



1 1 



required to bring with him three suits for winter and 
three for summer, six shirts, six towels, six handkerchiefs, 
six pairs of stockings and drawers, three pairs of boots or 
shoes, a cloak or overcoat for winter, and a knife, fork and 
tablespoon, all marked with his name", and " every six 
months a Bulletin, it says, would be forwarded to parents 
and guardians, informing them of the health, progress, 
general conduct, etc., of their children or wards". A Mr. 
Bouguereau was engaged as teacher of French and drawing. 

A large and beautiful hall was opened in the second story 
of the wing for library and reading room. Most of the 
treasures rescued from St. Augustine's library, during the 
riots of '44, found their way here. The hall was open to 
students during free hours and all day on Sundays and 
holidays. Each member of the reading room paid $1.00 
a year. 

In 1850 the Fathers — with the approval of Bishop Ken- 
rick — open a Manual Labor School at Villanova for 
orphans, over 16 years of age, from St. John's Orphan 
Asylum. The Asylum paid $25.00 a year for each one 
besides supplying bed and bedding. A year or so after — 
in 1 85 1 — Dr. Moriarty, with Mr. Henry A. Fleming, 
takes charge of a similar institution at Govanstown, in 
Maryland. 

But Fr. O'Dwyer did not live long enough to wit- 
ness more than the first steps towards providing the 
orphans with a country home. He had been ailing for 
some three months ; nothing in particular seemed to be 
the matter with him ; he was simply worn out ; all his 
life he had been an untiring and energetic man ; besides 
his labors on the missions of his Order, he was ever 
ready to lend assistance in the confessional and pulpit 
to the hard-worked clergy of the diocese. In the hope 
that a change of air might benefit him he was taken to 
Mt. Hope, near Baltimore. The chaplain in charge at 
the time, Rev. John A. Neumann, C.SS.R., afterwards 
venerable bishop of Phil delphia, told Fr. Stanton, of 



36 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 

St. Augustine's, that in his last illness, Fr. O'Dwyer, in 
his humble reverence for his Saviour, insisted on not 
receiving the Holy Eucharist in bed, but would get out, 
and kneeling on the floor, thus received his Viaticum- 
Fr. O'Dwyer died on Friday, May 24, 1850, at the age of 
36 years. He was a native of Callan, in Ireland. 

On his death Fr. Harnett was chosen president. 

The following is a copy of college rules that were 
drawn up about this time : 

" College regulations. 

Boys to rise at 5^ ; Studies to 4^ ; 

Prayer at 6 ; Recreation to 5 ; 

Mass at 6}i ; Studies from 5 — 6 ; 

Breakfast at 7% ; Spiritual reading from 6 — 6^ ; 

Recreation to 8^ ; Augelus and supper at €>]/ 2 ; 

Studies to 12 ; Recreation to 7 ; 

Examen at 12 ; Studies from 7 — 8 ; 

Angelus and Prayer to 8^ ; 

Dinner ; Bed by 9." 



Recreation to 2 



1 i 



Silence [in] 



Refectory ; Study Hall ; 

Dormitory; Wash Room. " 

" Privations. 

No liquor ; No absence ; 

No tobacco ; No idleness ; 

No snuff; No negligence ; 

No bad conduct ; No injustice. " 

In 1850, on Sunday, June 16, Right Rev. Francis P. 
Kenrick administered Confirmation to 35 persons, of whom 
2^ were collegians, 6 of them having made their First 
Communion that same morning. This is the first time 
the sacrament was conferred at Villanova. In all Con- 
firmation has been administered fourteen times at Villa- 
nova, as follows : — on June 15, 1851, by Rt. Rev. Francis 
P. Kenrick to 39 ; on April 23, 1854, by Rt. Rev. John N. 
Neumann, C.SS.R., to 35 ; on June 1, 1856, by the same, 
to 20 ; on June 13, 1858, by Rt. Rev. James F. Wood, to 
25 ; on May 13, i860, by the same, to 20; on May — , 




Rev.William Harnett, O.S.A. 



r^*/\mbrose^ Mullen, 



Rev. John p. Q'D WYER . D- 5 A 



Plate VII.— PRESIDENTS OF VILLANOVA COLLEGE— Rev. John P. O'Dwyer, 
O.S.A.: Rev. William Harnett, O.S.A.; Rev. Ambsose A. Mullen, O.S.A. 




niton. 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 3/ 

1S67, by the same, to 43 ; on September 15, 1872, by the 
same, to 80 ; on July 2, 1876, by Rt. Rev. Thomas Gal- 
berry, O.S.A., to 93 ; on November 14, 1881, by Rt. Rev. 
Jeremiah F. Shanahan, to 106 ; on June 3, 1883, by the 
same, to 106 ; on September 19, 1886, by Most Rev. 
Patrick J. Ryan, to 130 ; on November 24, 1889, by the 
same, to 149, and on October 30, 1892, by the same, to 123. 

At the exercises on commencement day, Wednesday, 
July 17th, "The Catholic Herald", from which this 
description is condensed, says : — " the American Flag was 
thrown to the breeze ; Right Rev. Bishop Kenrick pre- 
sided ; the Fathers all wore their habit ; James Hutchin- 
son delivered the "Salutatory"; Theodore McCalla, the 
German speech ; Achille Laroque, the Spanish ; Auguste 
Archambaudiere, the French ; Thomas Galberry spoke on 
"Our Country"; Charles Bowlby on " Utilitarianism "; 
Philip Noon on "Literature" and Charles Hart on 
" Eloquence " — the Valedictory. 

The Right Rev. Dr. Barron was present; Professor 
William A. Newland directed the music ; Master Allen, 
aged 12, son of Professor George Allen, of the University 
of Pennsylvania, gave a solo on the violin. 

About the year 1850, the collegians make a swimming 
pond at the lower end of the south woods. 

In 1850, Brothers Ambrose A. Mullen and Charles 
Egan were ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Ken- 
rick, on December 17th. 

Mr. William A. Newland, instructor of music since 
1849, was re-engaged. 

The Program for commencement day, July 16th, 1851, 
reads as follows : March from La Favorita (Donizetti) — 
College Band, led by Professor Wm. A. Newland. 

" Introductory ", — by Master Francis Lancaster. 
"Oh ! would I were a boy again !" {Quickstep by Gra- 
fulla.) " One of the heroes of the American navy, 
(1812) " German Speech by Master Hutchinson. Violin 
Solo, — De Beriot's Tremolo, {Variation on a Thema of 
Beethoven,) by a young gentleman amateur, pupil of C. F. 



38 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 

Hupfeld. "Ireland and her Rulers",— by Master 
Thomas Stanton. Elfin Waltz, (Labitzky) and Evening 
Star Walts, (Lanner.) "The Present Age", Master 
Thomas Galberry. Shepherd's Quickstep by Grafulla. 
" Portrait of Washington," French speech, by Master 
Henry Alexander. 

Overture to Elisa e Claudia, by Mercadante. "Amer- 
ica"; — Master William Boone. Violin Solo, by the ama- 
teur (above,) Yankee Doodle, {Introduction and Burlesque 
Variations by Vieuxtemps.) 

"Valedictory ", — Master Charles O'Donnell. Galop 
from the Opera of Leonora, by Fry. Distribution of Pre- 
miums. Villanova Quickstep, with National Airs.'" 

In 1852, the monastery was enlarged by the addition of 
a stone building making it altogether 89 feet long and 45 
wide. With its completion, the refectory, kitchen and 
pantry were moved up stairs. At the same time, a large 
two story house of stone, 49 by 24 feet in size, was erected 
about 100 yards east of the barn, for laundry and baking 
departments. 

On Sunday night, March 14, 1852, while the commun- 
ity was at night prayers in the chapel, the monastery was 
by the Providence of God and the watchfulness of its holy 
patron saved from destruction by fire from a hanging lamp 
in the basement refectory that had ignited the ceiling. 

The order of exercises on commencement day, Wednes- 
day, July 14, 1852, was as follows : — Coronation March, 
from the Prophet, by Meyerbeer. ' ' Introductory' ' — Master 
James Murray. Kathinka Polka, by Strauss. " Colum- 
bus" — Master Philip Noon. Duetto, from Linda di 
Chamouni, by Donizetti. "Kosciusko" (French) — Mas- 
ter William Gigon. Violin Solo (Amateur) — Air, with 
Introduction and Variations, by De Beriot. " The Middle 
Ages" — Master Thomas Stanton. AunaPolka,by Lumbye. 

" Patriotism" Master Henry Alexander. Rondo, on a 
The ma from Donizetti's Belisario, by Brunner. 

"Valedictory" — Master Francis Harper. 

The Oriental JValtzes, by Labitzky. 

Distribution of Premiums. 

Postillion Polka. 

Villanova Quickstep and National Airs". 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 



39 



In 1853, the Fathers open their theological department 
to candidates for the secular priesthood. Among the first 
applicants were Mr. Farren, of Boston, Mass., and Mr. 
Stack, of Pittsburg, Pa. Dr. Moriarty had the class of 
Sacred Eloquence. 

Commencement day exercises of 1853, were held on the 




Plate VIII. — VILLANOVA — from the south ; to the left, the monastery as enlarged 
in 1852 ; in the centre, the college, and to the right, the barn. From a photograph by 
J. McLees about 1856. 



last Wednesday of June, and the July commencements 
abandoned. 

In 1853, the Fathers regain their old mission of St. 
Denis '. 

In 1855, the college used, for the first time, the powers 
granted to it by the State of conferring degrees. On com- 
mencement day of this year, Wednesday, June 27, the 



4-0 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 

bachelorship of arts was granted to James F. Dooley and 
Henry C. Alexander. Two years later, Mr. Dooley 
received from Villanova the mastership of arts. 

The speakers at this commencement, were : Mr. Dooley, 
on "Moral Education", Mr. Alexander, on "Physical 
Science", James Plunkett, George H. Sayen, and John J. 
Boyle. The music was under the direction of Professors 

Henry G. Thunder and Cunnington. The Rt. Rev. 

Bishop Neumann, CSS. R. presided, and, assisted by Dr. 
Moriarty and Father Meagher, distributed the prizes. The 
premium list, published in the Pittsburgh "Catholic " of 
the day, names the prize-winners in Natural Philosophy, 
Mathematics, Geometry, Algebra, Arithmetic, Ancient and 
Modern Geography, History — ancient and modern, Latin, 
Greek, French, English, Book-keeping — single and double, 
Ornamental Writing, Drawing, Piano, Violin, Elocution 
and Christian Doctrine. At the close of the exercises, " the 
Bishop delivered a paternal and appropriate address, in 
which he congratulated the students, their parents and 
professors, on the proficiency, industry and good conduct 
of the students of Villanova College. " 

The scholastic year — 1855-56 — opened with Father Har- 
nett, president of the college ; among the teachers were 
Fathers Ambrose, Lewis Matthew Edge, and Revs. John 
Kelly and Patrick Duffy, two secular priests, who had 
come to the college, the first, in the preceding year, and 
the latter, some time in May. 

In 1856, the premium list of commencement day men- 
tions prizes in logic, surveying, rhetoric, Spanish, archi- 
tectural drawing and the flute. * 

In 1857, the Fathers, after long deliberation, conclude 
that their interests would be best served bv closing the 
college department at Villanova, and devoting their zeal 
and energies wholly to their missions at Philadelphia ; 
Chestnut Hill, opened in 1855; Atlantic City, N. J., 

*The list is published in "The Catholic Herald ", for Saturday, July 
12, 1S56. 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VHXANOVA. 41 

opened in the same year ; St. Denis and Villanova. The 
Fathers were ten in number. So on commencement day, 
Wednesday, June 24, 1857, the boys were called together 
for their last assembly ; awarded their prizes for the year's 
work ; bade farewell, and the college was closed. This 
was the second crisis in Villanova's college life. 

During the eight years' suspension of college duties at 
Villanova, the Fathers realized their hopes ; new missions 
were given to them in New York and Massachusetts ; Fr. 
Peter Crane was in charge of Doe Run, Parkesburg and 
Dromore, missions on the line of the Pennsylvania railroad, 
from January, 1859, until his appointment as prior of 
Villanova at the close of that year. 

In the late fall of 1857, by invitation of Fr. Stanton, 
commissary, the Bishop of Philadelphia held a clergy 
retreat at Villanova, and, on All Saints' Day, conferred 
sacred orders on Brother Peter Crane ; this was the first 
ordination held at Villanova. In the spring of '65, a 
second clergy retreat was held at the college. 

Between 1857 and '65, when the college was re-opened, 
27 young men were taught at Villanova, some of them 
members of the Order ; the others laics. 

In 1862, two Mexican Fathers of the Order — Maximus 
Jurado and Cyril Castro — on their way homeward from 
Italy, where they had been studying, remained at college 
for awhile. 




®-<^^m'i^^^& 



CHAPTER IV. 

VILLANOVA FROM 1865 TO- 1 883. 

In 1865, the Fathers determined on re-opening the 
college. In September of that year, with Fr. Ambrose A. 
Mullen as president, classes, were again formed. With him 
were associated Fathers Pacificus A. Neno, Philip Izzo, 
Francis M. Sheeran, the new vice-president, and Thomas 
C. Middleton, members of the Order, who had just arrived 
from Italy ; Rev. Dr. P. J. Madden, a secular priest, and 
Messrs. Michael O'Farrell, Timothy Donovan, Charles 
Marsden, John Devir and Thomas Cullen — candidates for 
the Order, and Mr. John K. McGuire, an alumnus of '57. 
The next year, Mr. Angelo F. dos Santos was instructor 
in music, and after a year or two was succeeded by Mr. 
George J. Corrie. 

The course of college studies was, with little change, the 
same as of old namely, Greek, Latin, English, mathemat- 
ics, natural philosophy, book-keeping, history, poetry, 
French, German and music. The next year drawing was 
added to the course, under direction of Mr. Reed ; from 
1867-69, Mr. Robert Brooks was drawing master. 

The ecclesiastical department was in charge of Fr. Neno, 
and Fr. Izzo was novice-master. With Fr. Neno, who in 
1869, received the doctorship, were allied during his 16 
years of regency in the studies, Fathers Augustine 
Iy'Anaro, Middleton, O'Farrell, Fleming, Nazzareno Pro- 
posta, Joseph A. Locke and Maurice M. Ryan. Under him 
the church course embraced logic, metaphysics, ethics, 
natural religion, moral and dogmatic theology, canon law, 
church history ,*Sacred Scriptures, and liturgy. 

On Palm Sunday of 1866, the Passion was sung for the 
first time at Villanova ; Fathers Izzo, Neno and Middleton 
being the chanters. 
(42) 




REV.|HOMAS[.|jlDDLET0N.5;, 



0?OS$CUP&iV£ST£NG (CfH/l* 



[}ev Patrick /\. Stanton, [J.5.A. 



Plate IX.- PRESIDENTS OF VII.I.ANOVA COLLEGE— Rev. Patrick A. Stanton, 
i ).S.A., Rev. Thomas C. Middleton, I). I)., O.S.A.; and Rev. John J. Fedigan, O.S.A. 



THE 

NEW YORK 

^PUBLIC LIBRARY' 



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1810 




HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 43 

The play ground was, for a couple of years or so, what is 
now the church lawn ; then, for one year, the field beyond 
the Spring Mill Road, and, since about 1869, the present 
campus. 

In 1866, Mons. Pierre M. Arnii — a Heidelberg and Ge- 
neva graduate — was added to the teaching corps, as in- 
structor in French and German. In this same year, a 
course of military drill — broad sword exercise, under 
direction of Major Beatty, an ex-U. S. army officer, was 
introduced, but the year after, it was dropped from the 
course. In 1867, Mr. Thomas O'Reilly was engaged as 
instructor of German ; he remained two years. 

During the summer vacation of 1869, on Thursday, 
July 29, Fr. Neno was invested with the master's cap and 
ring, by Dr. Moriarty acting as delegate of the Father 
General. This was the first ceremony of its kind in the 
province. On only four occasions since then, has a similar 
honor been granted to members of the province namely, on 
November 25th, 1874, to Fr. Thomas C. Middleton ; on 
October 29th, 1877, to Fr. Patrick A. Stanton ; on January 
26, 1881, to Fr. Nazzareno Proposta, and on May 30th. 
1889, to Fr. Joseph A. Locke. 

The degree of lectorship of sacred theology was con- 
ferred on the following professors in the ecclesiastical 
department : — in 1867, on Fathers Francis M. Sheeran 
and Thomas C. Middleton ; in 1874, on Fathers Michael 
M. O'Farrell and Henry A. Fleming, and in 1888, on Fr. 
Charles M. Driscoll. In 1885, Fr. Michael J. Locke 
received the same degree at Rome, Italy. 

In 1869, Fr. Stanton was installed as president in succes- 
sion to Fr. Ambrose, transferred to Andover, a mission of 
the Order in Massachusetts. Under Fr. Stanton things pros- 
pered greatly. In 1869, a gymnasium was erected, a frame 
building 81 by 40 in size, with all the needed equipments 
as : ten-pin alleys, horizontal and inclined ladders, trapezes, 
a vaulting horse, swinging and parallel bars, climbing pole, 
bouncing board, breast bars, striking bag, etc. 



44 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 

In 1869, Mr. Miles Tempany was engaged as teacher 
of classics and English, and Mr. Maximilien Clave, as 
German teacher. 

In 1870, debating and dramatic societies, and the 
Sodality of the Blessed Virgin, were reorganized; and in 
December, of the same year, a cornet s band formed, with 
eight members ; Mr. Corrie being its director. Since 1876, 
the college catalogue has published the animal com- 
mencement exercises of the Sodality, in that year desig- 
nated as the "Ninth Annual Commencement." The 
Sodality was originally started in 1867 by Mr. McGuire, 
of the teaching staff. 

Under President Stanton catalogues of the college 
were issued for the first time, — the first appearing in 
1871. 

In 1871 Charles S. Gauntt, M.D., comes as professor of 
chemistry and physics. 

In the same year water works to supply to the various 
departments, college, monastery, and stables, were erected 
at the foot of "Mount Misery." The first jet of water 
reached the college reservoir on Wednesday, December 6th, 
of that year. 

A couple of months before, on Saturday night, October 
the 7th, Villanova, aided by its great patron, succeeded, 
after more than four hours' battling with the flames, that 
"had been started by the ignition of coal oil in the mon- 
astery cellar, in saving the buildings from dreaded destruc- 
tion. 

After being three years in office, Fr. Stanton is succeeded 
hy Very Rev. Thomas Galberry, as president. 

The new president begins the erection of the main col- 
lege building, that had been the dream of his predecessors 
for twenty years and more. As a preliminary work the 
college bell is dislodged from its old home in the locust 
tree, and raised to its present position. 

Work on the new college was begun in 1873. On Tues- 
day, April 1st, of that year, the first stone was laid in the 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VIIXANOVA. 



45 



trenches ; on Thursday, September 4th, the cross — 100 
feet from the ground — was raised over the college, and on 
Tuesday, February 3, 1874, the building was occupied by 
teachers and students. It has a frontage of 174 feet. 

The former study hall was fitted up for public assem- 
blies. In 1,879, President Fedigan had it neatly decorated 
with paintings of Saints Augustine and Monica and " The 
Charity of St. Thomas, of Villanova" ; during the closing 
months of 1892, President McEvoy had it adorned with 




Plate X.— VILLANOVA IN 1872- from the south ; in the centre, the monastery ; 
to the right, the college ; to the left the chapel and the gymnasium of 1S72. From a 
lithograph of 1872. 



new mural paintings of St. Augustine, the Prophet Isaias 
and St. Cecily. 

In order to meet the requirements of the Faithful, the 
gymnasium was dismantled and the hall fitted up for 
church purposes ; three altars were erected at its north end 
and a choir gallery built at the south. Mass was said, for 
the first time, in the new church, on Sunday, July 14, 1872 ; 
and on Sunday, the 15th of the following September, 



46 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 

Bishop Wood blessed the edifice. The old chapel of '44 
was reserved as a community oratory, and served too dur- 
ing Holy Week for the Repository. 

In 1872, a post office was opened in the new station at 
the foot of the college hill, and mail delivered for the first 
time on Wednesday, the 6th of November. Up to the late 
'40s, the nearest mailing place was an old country store — 
a frame building some two miles away, between the VIII 
and IX milestones on the Lancaster Road, and then, for a 
generation or so, at Henderson's, a country store at West 
Haverford. 

In 1873-74, Mr. Charles Oscar de Juville is engaged as 
instructor in French, and Mr. Joseph A. Kene, in German. 
Mr. Juville painted for one of the Fathers the exquisite 
"Mother of Good Counsel", that for many years was 
the altar piece in the old chapel, and now hangs in the 
monastery parlor. 

Mr. x\lfred C. Wernicke taught drawing and German 
from 1874 to 1878. 

During this year, on Sunday, October 19th, 1874, the 
college and parish of Villanova was solemnly dedicated to 
the Sacred Heart of Jesus. 

Under Fr. Galberry was introduced at Villanova the de- 
votion of the Forty Hours. 

On the eve of commencement day in 1875, Tuesday, 
June 29, the college alumni met in the house parlor and, 
with Very Rev. President Galberry — bishop-elect of Hart- 
ford — in the chair, formed an Alumni Association. 

During the school year of 1876, the college lost the offi- 
cial services of one to whose industry and though tfulness 
it owed many improvements. Very Rev. Father Galberry, 
president since 1872, having received from the Sovereign 
Pontiff his appointment to the vacant see of Hartford, 
Conn., leaves Villanova, on Tuesday, March 7, 1876, and 
Fr. Thomas C. Middleton is chosen president for the re- 
mainder of his term. 

On commencement day in 1876, the degree of master of 




Plate XI.— rt. REV. thomas galbkrry. d.d., O.S.A., PRESIDENT OF 

VILXANOVA COLLEGE. 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 47 

arts was awarded to Thomas F. Milby, of Philadelphia, 
and to Lucien F. Prud'homme, teacher of drawing and 
French at Villanova in the early '50s, and some years after- 
wards professor at the Naval Academy at Annapolis. Gold 
medals, the first to be distributed by Villanova, were 
awarded to John E. Cronley and John J. Ryan, for " General 
Excellence " and for " Mathematics " respectively. 

During the following year nothing of especial note took 
place. The straight avenue leading from the campus to 
the railroad was laid out, and trees planted. 

On Sunday, January 14th, 1877, was established at Vil- 
lanova for the parishioners a Total Abstinence Society, 
under the special protection of the holy patron of the 
church. At their first meeting, sixty-three members gave 
in their names to Rev. Fr. Fleming — rector in charge, 
through whose efforts chiefly the Society was founded. 

Fr. Fleming, who was ever active in good works, estab- 
lished also a society to look after the adornment of the church 
altars. This was entitled St. Monica's Altar Society. 

During the long vacation of '78, Rev. John J. Fedigan 
was elected college president. During his two years of 
office many improvements were made. In 1879, a fourth 
story was added to the monastery, and steam introduced 
throughout the building. On November 25th, St. 
Catharine's Day, the new quarters, having been blessed 
by Very Rev. Father Provincial Neno, were occupied by 
the cleric members of the community. 

On the preceding Wednesday, November 20th, the 
monastery graveyard just north of the church was blessed 
by the same Father, and on the same day interment made 
of the remains of Brother Thomas M. Darragh, deceased 
on the preceding Saturday. 

In the early part of 1879, namely, Tuesday, January 7th, 
the Most Rev. Archbishop of the diocese gave the Fathers 
leave to say Mass on alternate Sundays at Reeseville, now 
Berwyn, a station about 6 miles west of the college. For 
many years, in fact ever since their residence at Villanova 



48 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 

the Fathers had ministered to the spiritual needs of the 
Faithful in this region. Now the Divine Mysteries are 
offered for the first time in their midst. Prior Fedigan 
celebrated this Mass in the public hall at Reeseville. In 
1887, the present Most Reverend Ordinary of the diocese 
gave the Fathers permission to celebrate two Masses 
there every Sunday. Sunday, August 14th, witnessed for 
the first time this double celebration, Fr. Blake, rector of 
Villanova parish, saying the early Mass at 6.30, and Fr. 
Sheeran, president of the College, the late Mass at 10 
o'clock. Two years after — in 1889, on Sunday afternoon, 
June 30th, Feast of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, with 
sanction of the same venerable prelate, the corner stone of 
Berwyn's first Catholic Church, to be dedicated to holy St. 
Monica, is laid — with all the ceremonies prescribed by rit- 
ual — in the presence of a large and respectful audience ; 
Prior McEvoy, of Villanova, officiating, and Fr. Fedigan, 
of Atlantic City, delivering the dedicatory address. The 
foundations of the building had been laid on Wednesday, 
the 1 6th of the preceding January, and on Christmas Day, 
1889, Mass was sung in the church basement by Rev. Ed- 
ward A. Dailey, of Villanova, rector in charge of Berwyn. 
The church — Gothic in style — is 106 by 40 feet in size with 
a transept 58 feet broad. The two main windows, in the 
transept, by Morgan, of New York, are gems of art. 

At the opening of the first school term in 1879, Fr. 
Maurice M. Ryan, Lector in Theology, and lately a mem- 
ber of the Irish Province, is added to the ecclesiastical 
staff of teachers. 

The next school year opened in September with Fr. 
Joseph A. Coleman, president in place of Father Fedigan, 
transferred to Atlantic City, N. J. During Fr. Coleman's 
six years in the presidency, many improvements were 
made at Villanova. On Friday, December the 1st, 1882, 
he established in the parish a confraternity of the. Sacred 
Heart of Jesus, in which by the 7th of the January follow- 
ing, 103 members were enrolled. 




Plate XII.— PRESIDENTS OF VILLANOVA COLLEGE.— Rev. Joseph A. Coleman, 
O.S.A ,Rev. Francis M. Sheeran, S.T.B., O.S.A, and Very Rev. Christopher A. McFvoy, 

O.S.A. 






HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 



49 



At the commencement exercises of i88r, which opened 
at 10 o'clock in the morning, Very Rev. James A. Corco- 
ran, D.D., of Overbrook Seminary, presided, and Rev. 
Charles F. Kelly, D.D. , of Towanda, Pa., addressed the 
graduates. The college Glee Club re-organized after two 
years' suspension, added to the harmony of the proceed- 
ings. Dinner was served to all. 

During the summer holidays of '81, the custom was 
introduced of chanting the Psalms at Vespers on Sundays 
by a double choir of clerics, one in the organ gallery 
and the other with the rest of the religious inside the 
chancel. It was a pleasing innovation but did not continue 
long. 




CHAPTER V. 

VILLANOVA FROM 1883 TO 1892. 

In 1883, the Fathers began the erection of a church 
worthy of St. Thomas of Villanova, patron of their mon- 
astery, college and mission. In the earlier pages of this 
sketch the reader has seen the little oratory in the mon- 
astery parlor — the church of 1843, then the chapel of 1844 
and the gymnasium church of 1872. 

On Easter Thursday, March 29, 1883, ground for the 
new building was broken by Prior Coleman and the Breth- 
ren, each digging a spadeful ; on St. Mark's Day, April 
25, the first stone was laid in the trenches ; on Sunday after- 
noon, June 3rd, Feast of the Most Pure Heart of Man-, the 
corner stone of the new church was solemnly blessed and 
laid in place by Rt. Rev. Jeremiah F. Shanahan, Bishop 
of Harrisburg ; Dr. Stanton delivering the dedicatory 
oration. In a cavity of the stone, inside a glass jar, are 
enclosed a memoir of the proceedings, and a collection of 
relics, of Agnus Deis and of coins of the United States — pre- 
sented by Mr. Charles McKeone, a member of the parish. 
On Sunday, November 23, 1884, the cross on the front 
gable was blessed by Very Rev. Maurice A. Walsh, vicar 
of the diocese, and the sermon delivered by Rev. John P. 
Gilmore, O.S.A. In 1887, Fr. Coleman having been 
transferred the year before to the Australian missions of 
the Order, the church was completed by Rev. James J. 
Blake — his successor in the parish, and, on Sunday, July 
the 3rd, blessed by Most Rev. Patrick J. Ryan, of Philadel- 
phia ; the Right Rev. Michael J. O'Farrell, of Trenton, 
delivering the benediction sermon. 

The church is Gothic in style, and, exclusive of the 
sacristy, measures 143^ feet in length, and 60 in breadth; 
the facade of the building is flanked by two towers, each 18 
(50) 




Plate XIII- CHURCH OF ST. THOMAS OF VILLANOVA, from the south. 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 5 1 

feet square and 63 feet high, surmounted by eight-sided 
spires that make their total height, 126 feet. Over the cen- 
tral gable of the church is a corbelled niche with a pedestal 
for a statue of St. Thomas of Villanova. Three front door- 
ways,reached by 8 granite steps, give entrance to the church 
from the south ; the ground plan of the church embraces in 
its inner arrangement a singular feature, common enough 
in Europe, but rarely seen in this country, a prolongation 
of the sanctuary, terminating in a large and deep apsidal 
choir for the use of the religious. There are seven altars 
in the church, four of them for the congregation, one be- 
ing in the beautiful side chapel of Our Lady of Good 
Counsel, and the other two in the retro choir. The mural 
decoration of the church — in distemper, the altar-pieces — 
"The Assumption of St. Joseph " and " Our Mother of 
Consolation", in the choir, and the seven figures — the four 
Evangelists in medallions, and Saints Augustine, Pat- 
rick and Thomas of Villanova, in panels — on the choir 
vault, are by the Venitian artists Achille Gobbato and 
Ferdinando Baraldi. 

In the Lady Chapel, decorated at the expense of the 
Total Abstinence. Society, in memory of Rev. Father 
Fleming, their founder, is a beautiful altar-piece — a 
"Mother of Good Counsel" — in oil, that was touched to 
the original at Genazzano ; and in the rose window over 
the altar a charming little copy— in glass — of Raphael's 
<c Madonna della Seggia. " 

The stalls, pews and chancel railings are of oak. Mr. 
Edwin F. Durang was architect in charge. 

With the opening of the new and the dismantling of the 
old church, the gymnasium was refitted in accordance 
with its original plan, and the chapel of '44 reserved for the 
collegians' week-day Mass, meetings of church societies and 
Christian Doctrine classes for the children of the parish. 

In 1885 the Fathers, after a fruitless attempt some 
thirteen years before, succeeded in opening a mission at 
Bryn Mawr, about two miles east of the monastery. On 



52 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 

Sunday, July 26th, of that year, Feast of the blessed St. 
Anne, mother of the Holy Virgin, Prior Coleman said Mass 
in the school building, back of the Presbyterian Church. 
This was the first Mass said within the limits of that settle- 
ment. In the following year, on May the 15th, ground for 
a church was broken by Prior Coleman, and on the Fourth 
of July following, the church building — in honor of Our 
Lady of Good Counsel — was blessed by Right Rev. Edward 
Fitzgerald, of Little Rock ; Rev. Francis X. McGowan, of 
the college faculty, delivering the dedicatory sermon on 
" The Triumphs of the Church." 

The dimensions of the building were 67 by 35 feet. 
Three years after — in 1889, the building was moved over 
the bridge across the railroad to its present site on Penn 
Street, and enlarged, and Mass said in it on Easter Sunday, 
April 21st, by Rector Blake, who had succeeded Fr. Cole- 
man in the charge of the mission. 

In the fall of the same year, Monday, October 14th, a 
school for the parish children at Bryn Mawr, under charge 
of the Sisters of Mercy, was opened in the church base- 
ment, with 119 pupils — namely, 69 boys and 50 girls. 
This was the second parish school established in Villa- 
nova's mission, the first having been founded sometime in 
the early '60s at St. Denis', through the generosity of 
Mr. Dennis Kelly, on a lot not far from his residence. A 
Catholic lay teacher was employed, but after some years 
the school was discontinued. 

In 1885, Fr. Sheeran, for many years professor and vice- 
president of the college, receives the degree of Bachelor- 
ship of Sacred Theology, and, in 1886, on the transfer of Fr. 
Coleman to Australia, is elected President of Villanova. 

In this same year, Fr. Joseph A. Locke, professor in the 
ecclesiastical department since 1875, is honored with the 
Bachelorship of Theology, and Fr. Dominic Filacciani, 
D.D., who had been on the South American missions of 
the Order for 17 years, is added to the teaching corps of 
the same department. 




Plate XIV.— VERY REV. JAMES D. WALDRON, O.S.A., PROVINCIAL. 



THE 
NEW YORK 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 1 




1910 




HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 53 

In 1888, a St. Vincent de Paul's Conference is estab- 
lished in the parish on Sunday, April the 22nd. 

During 1889, the chief material improvement, due 
mainly to the efforts of Fr. Blake, monastery procurator, 
was the rebuilding of the old Rudolph barn, that had 
been erected sometime in the early part of the century. 
Mr. Duraug drew up the plans of the new structure. 

During the long vacation in 1890, Very Rev. Christo- 
pher A. McKvoy was elected president of the college, with 
Rev. Richard A. Gleeson vice-president, who, in the year 
after, was succeeded by Rev. Laurence A. Delurey. 

During 1891, on December 15, the college lost by death 
the services of its amiable and very efficient instructor of 
elocution and oratory, Samuel K. Murdoch, of Philadel- 
phia, who had been on the staff since 1881. 

Since, with the year 1892, closed the fiftieth anniversary 
of Villanova's foundation, here, as a memorial of the 
event, are recorded the names of the Fathers in residence 
and of the officers and teachers, who, during that year, 
were connected with the monastery, the college and the 
missions of Villanova. They were as follows : Very Rev. 
Christopher A. McEvoy, O. S. A. , prior of the monastery, 
president of the college and parish rector; Rev. Thomas 
C. Middleton, D.D., O.S.A., prefect of the ecclesiastical 
department and professor of moral theology, church 
history, canon law and homiletics ; Rev. Francis M. Shee- 
ran, S.T.B., O.S.A. , subprior of the monastery, cleric- 
master and professor of liturgy ; Rev. Michael J. Locke, 
S.T.L. , O.S. A., professor of dogmatic theology, sacred 
scriptures, and mental and moral philosophy ; Rev. Edward 
A. Dailey, O.S. A., rector of St. Monica's mission at Berwyn ; 
Rev. John H. Devir, O.S. A., rector of Our Lady of Good 
Counsel mission at Bryn Mawr ; Rev. John J. Ryan, B.S., 
O.S. A., sacristan ; Rev. Daniel J. Murphy, A.B., O.S.A. ; 
Rev. Timothy F. Herlihy, O.S.A., professor of Latin, 
English literature, rhetoric and history ; Rev. Daniel 
J. Leonard, A. B., O.S.A. ; Rev. Charles J. McFadden, 



54 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 

O.S. A., professor of Latin, English grammar, mathe- 
matics, reading and spelling ; Rev. Richard A. Gleeson, 
O.S. A., professor of Latin, Greek, rhetoric and mathe- 
matics; Rev. Laurence A. Delurey, B.S., O.S.A., vice- 
president of the college and professor of elocution and 
oratory, book-keeping, writing, English, orthography, 
arithmetic and modern history ; Rev. Patrick H. O'Don- 
nell, O.S. A., rector of St. Denis' mission at Cobb's Creek, 
and professor of physics ; Rev. Richard F. Harris, A.B.,. 
O.S. A., professor of Latin, Greek, English grammar and 
arithmetic; Brother Walter A. Coar, O.S. A., professor 
of United States history and of geography; Mons. Pierre M. 
Arnu, A.M., professor of French and German ; Mr. Dennis 
O'Sullivan, professor of higher mathematics ; Charles 
Stockton Gauntt, M.D., professor of chemistry ; Samuel 
K. Murdoch, M.D., professor of elocution and oratory; and 
Mr. George J. Corrie, professor of music ; the latter four 
instructors being non-residents. 

The college disciplinarians were : Bro. James E. 
Vaughan, O.S.A.; Bro. James T. Collins, O.S. A.; Bro. 
James F. Green, O.S.A.; Bro. Edward P. Flynn, O.S. A.; 
Bro. Walter A. Coar, O.S.A. ; and the physician in charge 
was George S. Gerhard, M.D., of Ardmore. 

The religious connected with the monastery and mis- 
sions of Villanova, St. Denis at Cobb's Creek, St. Monica 
at Berwyn, and Our Lady of Good Counsel at Bryn Mawr, 
and the college, numbered 45, namely : 16 priests, 10 pro- 
fessed clerics, 5 novice clerics, 4 professed lay brothers, 6 
novice lay brothers and 4 postulants. 

The societies connected with Villanova parish were : 
the Sacred Heart, with 80 members ; the Pious Union of 
Our Lady of Good Counsel, with 130; the Rosary, with 
60, and the T. A. B. Society, with 130. 

The number of souls in the parish — exclusive of the 
above-named missions — was about 1,750. 

The students numbered 90, namely : 15 in the ecclesias- 
tical and 75 in the collegiate department. 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 



55 



The college societies were : Holy Rosary, with 46 
members, Rev. John J. Ryan, O. S.A. , spiritual director ; 
Debating, with 23 members, Rev. Laurence A. Delurey, 
O. S.A., president; Dramatic, with 18 members, Brother 
Walter A. Coar, O.S.A., president ; Literary, with 36 
members, Brother James F. Green, O.S.A., president ; 
Athletic Association, with 34 members, Rev. Laurence A. 
Delurey, O. S.A. , president, and the Glee Club, with 19 
members, Brother Walter A. Coar, O.S. A., direclor. 




Plate XV.— YII,LAX(JVA— MAIN COIXEGK BUILDING, from the east. 

With these statistics of 1891-92, closes the main pur- 
pose for which this historical skeleton of Villanova has 
been jointed together. In the preceding pages have been 
related with more or less detail, according to their promi- 
nence, the chief events in its story. 

Yet, as will be apparent, all that has been told of the 
Fathers, Brothers, professors, students, and the Faithful 
associated with Villanova, during these 50 years, has 
related merely to their outer or social being. Nothing 



56 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 



has, or properly could be said, of the inner or spiritual 
life of these faithful servants of the Most High ; of their 
many good deeds ; of their exercises in virtue ; of their 
trials, sufferings, hardships and sacrifices — quickened by 
the spirit of religion ; or of the innumerable Masses said, 
and graces received at this shrine of St. Thomas of 
Villanova. Let their good works speak for them. 



Since September of 1892, preparations are in hand for 
the celebration of Villanova's Golden Jubilee during the 
commencement season of the present year. A large and 
powerful organ h lilt by Roosevelt, of New York, with 
1,530 pipes, 38 stops and three manuals, has been placed 
in the church ; the Dramatic Hall freshly decorated and 
Villanova's first periodical — "The Villanova Monthly" — 
published. 

The lay students received from September, 1892, to the 
opening of the present school term, February 1st, 1893, 
number 94; the sum of their ages is 1,472 years and the 
average age of each student is 15 years, 7 months and 27 
days. 



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SEAL OF VILLANOVA COLLEGE. 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 57 

APPENDIX I. 

SUMMARY OK CHIEF EVENTS IN VITJCANOVA'S HISTORY. 

Villanova founded, 1842 

First religious vestition ") 

Papal sanction, r 1843 

Classes formed, * 

Chapel blessed 1844 

College closed, 1845 

College re-opened, 1846 

First public commencement 1847 

East college wing built, \ 

Baptismal Register opened, >- 1848 

College incorporated, J 

Confirmation administered, 1850 

Monastery extended, 1852 

Marriage Register opened, 1854 

Bachelorship of Arts, 1855 

Mastership of Arts, \ 

College closed, r 1857 

First Ordination held * 

College re-opened, 1865 

College Catalogues first issued, \ I g 7I 

Commercial diplomas granted, -• 

Bachelorship of Science granted, . -v 

Gymnasium opened, >■ 1872 

Second Church opened J 

Main college building begun 1873 

Alumni Association formed, 1875 

Gold Medals awarded, 1876 

First Mass at Berwyn, 1879 

Third Church founded 1883 

First Mass at Bryn Mawr 1885 

Church at Bryn Mawr founded, 1886 

Church at Berwyn founded, \ jgg 

Parish School opened at Bryn Mawr, -I 

" The Villanova Monthly" founded, 1893 

Baptisms since 184S, 1,630 

Marriages since 1854 385 

Confirmations since 1850, 1,004 

Students taught at Villanova since 1843, i,548 



58 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 



I. 


Rev. 


2. 


Rev. 


3- 


Rev. 


4- 


Rev. 


5- 


Rev 


6. 


Rev. 


7- 


Rev. 


8. 


Rev. 


9- 


Rev. 


IO 


Rev. 


ii. 


Rev. 


12. 


Rev. 


IV 


Rev. 



14. Rev. 



APPENDIX II. 

LIST OF PRESIDENTS OF VILLANOVA COLLEGE. 

John P. O'Dwyer, O.S. A., 1843-47 

William Harnett, O.S.A., 1847-48 

John P. O'Dwyer, O S A 184S-50 

William Harnett, O.S. A, 1850-51 

Patrick E. Moriarty, D.D., O.S. A 1851-55 

William Harnett, O.S.A., 1855-57 

Ambrose A. Mullen, O.S. A., 1865-69 

Patrick A. Stanton, O.S A., 1869-72 

Thomas Galberry, O.S. A., • ... 1872-76 

Thomas C. Middleton, D D., O.S. A 1876-78 

John J. Fedigan, O.S A 1878-80 

Joseph A. Coleman, O S A 18S0-86 

Francis M. Sheeran, S.T.B., O.S.A 18S6-90 

Christopher A. McEvoy, O.S. A 1890 



APPENDIX III. 



NUMBER OF STUDENTS — ECCCLESIASTICAL AND LAY — AT VILLANOVA 
FOR EACH YEAR FROM 1843 — FEB. I, 1893. 





ECCLESI- 




TOTAL 




ECCLESI- 




TOTAL 


YEARS. 


ASTICAL. 


LAY. 


STUDENTS. 


YEARS. 


ASTICAL. 


LAY. 


STUDENTS. 


1843-45 





45 


45 


1873-74 


15 


77 


92 


1846-47 





24 


24 


1874-75 


12 


76 


88 


I847-4S 


4 


47 


5i 


1875-76 


12 


66 


78 


US4S-49 


7 


39 


46 


I876-77 


M 


54 


68 


I849-5O 


5 


62 


67 


I877-78 


12 


5i 


63 


I85O-5 I 


4 


77 


Si 


I878-79 


16 


83 


99 


I85I-52 


1 




90 


93 


I879-80 


22 


97 


119 


1852-53 


6 


65 


7i 


ISSO-SI 


26 


no 


136 


1853-54 


7 


67 


74 


l88l-82 


24 


112 


136 


1854-55 


5 


86 


9i 


IS82-S3 


27 


75 


102 


1855-56 


4 


72 


76 


I 883-84 


20 


66 


86 


IS56-57 


5 


55 


60 


I884-85 


21 


7i 


92 


IS57-65 


7 


20 


27 


I885-S6 


24 


73 


97 


1S65-66 


5 


45 


50 


I886-87 


23 


7i 


94 


I866-67 


9 


79 


88 


I8S7-S8 


22 


56 


78 


IS67-6S 


14 


94 


108 


I888-89 


21 


5i 


72 


I86S-69 


12 


7i 


S3 


I889-9O 


17 


52 


69 


I869-7O 


19 


74 


93 


I89O-9I 


14 


59 


73 


IS7O-7I 


18 


70 


88 


I89I-92 


15 


75 


90 


I87I-72 


14 


90 


104 


l892-Feb 


1, '93 10 


94* 


104 


1872-73 


16 


92 


108 










Total number of ecclesiastical stu 


ients, by y 


jars,— 531 


; of 


lay do., — 



2,833 ; of both,— 3,364. 

* From February i, when the above lists were drawn up. to date eleven lay students 
have entered College, making the total number received since September, 1892, 105. 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 59 

APPENDIX IV. 

ROLL OF STUDENTS— ECCLESIASTICAL AND LAY, WHO HAVE BEEN 

EDUCATED AT VILLANOVA, FROM 1843 TO FEBRUARY I, 

1893, TOGETHER WITH THEIR RESIDENCE AND 

THE YEARS OF THEIR ENTRY 

AND DEPARTURE. 

In the list are also mentioned the degrees, as " A. M.," "A. B." and 
" B S.," that have been awarded to the same by the College. 

The total number of Students in the list is one thousand, live hundred 
and forty-eight (1,548)- 



Name. Residence. 






Agard, L£on , France 1847-48 

Archambaudiere, Augustus, . . . New Orleans, La., 1848-50 

Alexander, Henry Crabbe, A. B. '55, Philadelphia, Pa. 1848-55 

Ahcrn, William John, Baltimore, Md., 1S49-51 

Acebo, Joaquin del, .Spain, 1851-51 

Agromonte, Francisco, , Cuba, 1851-52 

Arnold, William E., Lebanon, Pa., 1S53-54 

Aulenbach, John G., " " 1853-54 

Amer, William A., Philadelphia, Pa., 1S53-54 

Acheson, Bernard, Troy, N. Y., 1867-68 

Alsina, Joaquin, . . Matanzas, Cuba, 1868-70 

Atkinson, Tiburtius Michael, . . Berkeley Springs, W. Va., . . 1875-77 

Atlee, John Maximilian Walter, . Philadelphia, Pa., 1875-76 

A tlee, Louis William Mary, . . . " " 1875-76 

Altunaga, Tomas , Trinidad, 1878-80 

Agero, Carmelo, Avila, Spain, 1881-81 

Adler, Benjamin David, .... Philadelphia, Pa., 1888-89 

Armond, Charles J. N., " " ...... 1892-92 

Barr, John J., . '. " " 1843-45 

Barr, James P., " " 1843-45 

Barr, James, • " " iS43~45 

Barr, Robert, " " 1843-45 

Burke, John, " " 1843-45 

Bogue.John " 1843-45 

Batson, John [or Thomas], .... " 1843-45 

Barr, John " " 1846-47 

Bernadou, Francis P. , " " 1846-48 

Burke, John, Harrisburgh, Pa., 1846-47 

Barr, William, , Pa., 1846-48 

Barr, James W., Philadelphia, Pa., 1846-47 

Barr, William, " " 1847-48 



6o HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 



Name. Residence. fc 

w j 

Burrough, John Augustus, . . . . Philadelphia, Pa., 1848-50 

Brightly, Charles Joseph, .... " " 1848-51 

Bradley, James F., .Ireland, 1849-50 

Bowlby, Charles Thomas Philadelphia, Pa., 1849-50 

Barr, Hugh, " " 1849-51 

Byrne, Terence, Baltimore, Md., 1849-50 

Betts, Thomas James, " " 1849-51 

Boone, William Marshall, .... Philadelphia, Pa., 1851-52 

Byrnes, James, New York, N. Y., 1851-52 

Baker, Greenbury Mathias, . . . Baltimore, Md., 1851-51 

Barnard, Thomas Edward, . . . . Tallahassee, Fla., 1851-51 

Brown, Cornelius, Philadelphia, Pa., 1851-55 

Baker, George Augustine Baltimore, Md., 1851-52 

Boyle, John J., Haverford, Pa., 1851-56 

Bdtancourt, Gaspar , Cuba, 1852-53 

Baker, Caspar John, Philadelphia, Pa 1853-54 

Buck, Jerome " " 1853-54 

Benet, Pedro, , , 1853-54 

Bacon, , Philadelphia, Pa. 1853-54 

Burke, Washington, Harrisburgh, Pa., 1853-54 

Benavides, Francisco, A. B.,'56 . Puerto Principe, Cuba .... 1853-56 

Butler, William, Washington, D. C, 1854-55 

Barr, Hugh, Philadelphia, Pa 1854-55 

Brooks, William, " " 1855-56 

Ballisty, Francis James Manayunk, Pa., 1855-57 

Buck, Augustus, Philadelphia, Pa , 1855-57 

Brooke, Albert, Upper Marlborough, Md., . . 1855-57 

Bates, Louis William Philadelphia, Pa., 1855-56 

Brown, James, Ascension Parish,-La., .... 1855-57 

B£tancourt, Dionisio, , Cuba, ........ 1856-57 

Brown, Charles, . , ? ? 

Bright, Jacob, , , 1856-57 

Brooks, Thomas, , , ■ . . . 1857-57 

Bloomer, James John, Philadelphia, Pa., ?-6i 

Brennan, John, Boston, Mass., ?-62 

Brennan, Michael, Roxbury, Mass., 1865-66 

Bloomer, Joseph, Philadelphia, Pa., 1865-66 

Boylan, Francis " " 1866-67 

Bowles, John Joseph, ' Limerick, Ireland, 1866-71 

Bradford, David Taylor, Wilmington, Del , 1866-67 

Bradford, George Stephen, . ... " " 1866-67 

Bauman, Henry Augustine, . . . Wilmington, N. C, 1866-67 

Buggy, Robert Francis, Leiperville, Pa., 1866-70 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 6 1 



Name. Residence. 



C at 

W a 



Bessman, William Augusta, Ga., 1866-68 

Brady, Charles Patrick Augustine, Buffalo Forge, Va., 1866-67 

Blake, Francis R., Port Richmond, Pa., . . . .1867-68 

Brennan, Henry, Wilmington, Del., 1867-69 

Bell, Daniel Webster, Philadelphia, Pa., 1867-6S 

Buckley, John A., Port Carbon, Pa., 1868-69 

Berry, ( Philadelphia, Pa., 1868-69 

Byrne, Hugh C, Manayunk, Pa., 1868-69 

Blunden, Boyle N., Philadelphia, Pa., 1868-72 

Bustillo, Manuel Havana, Cuba, 1869-71 

Barrett, John J., B.S- '72, . . . . Towanda, Pa., 1869-72 

Burns, Lawrence, Philadelphia, Pa , • . 1869-70 

Brady, Francis Philadelphia, Pa., 1869-70 

Bin, Louis, St. -Sauveur, France, 1868-73 

Blake, James Joseph, Clonaslee, Ireland, .... 1870-75 

Benner, James M., Philadelphia, Pa., 1870-71 

Bickta, Francis, Wilmington, Del., 1870-71 

Bergan, William Henry, A.B. '72, Philadelphia, Pa., 1871-72 

Barr, James M., " " 1871-72 

Boyle, William F., New York, N. Y., 1871-75 

Burns, Martin, Pottsville, Pa., 1871-72 

Blackburne, William P., Philadelphia, Pa., 1871-72 

Brown, William, Philadelphia, Pa., 1871-73 

Barry, James F., A.B. '74 . . . . Lawrence, Mass., 1872-74 

Boyle, George W., New York, N. Y., 1873-79 

Bussinger, John, Philadelphia, Pa , 1873-74 

Brown, John J., Lansingburgh, N. Y., . . . .1874-79 

Bogan, MarkT./ Henry Clay, Del., 1874-76 

Bridgman, Patrick A., Williamstown, Mass., .... 1874-76 

Boyer, Robert Stilton, Philadelphia, Pa., 1875-76 

Burke, John F., " " 1875-76 

Boarman, John E., Allen's Fresh, Md., 1876-80 

Bradley, Francis J-, Philadelphia, Pa., 1877-78 

Bradley, Frank A., " " 1878-79 

Brennock, William P., Albany, X. Y., 1878-80 

Brooks, John J. T., Boston, Mass., 187S-82 

Bazan, Joseph Z., Cape May, N. J., 1879-79 

Barry, Thomas Philadelphia, Pa., 1880-81 

Barry, James " 1880-81 

Bermudez, Salvador Nicaragua, 1880-80 

Bermudez, Francisco, 1880-80 

Boylan, James B., . . New York, N. Y , 1880-S1 

Buck, Joseph E., Philadelphia, Pa., 1880-81 

Barrantes, Gregorio Segovia, Nicaragua, 1881-81 



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Name. Residence. 

Brady, William Gordon, Pa., 1881-81 

Boney, Maurice A., Philadelphia, Pa., 1881-86 

Brennan, James J., Heckscherville, Pa., 1882-83 

Birch, Francis, Philadelphia, Pa., 1882-83 

Burr, Joseph Ancrum, New Brunswick, N. J , . . .1882-85 

Barros, Bernardo de Philadelphia, Pa., 1883-84 

Baratta, Antonio, " '' 1884-86 

Brennan, James Shenandoah, Pa , 18S5-86 

Battis, John Edward, Little Falls, N. Y., 1886-8K 

Barry, Daniel Sylvester, Lawrence, Mass., 1886-87 

Blake, Tames Joseph, B.S. '89 . . Philadelphia, Pa 1886-89 

Bradley, John F., Shenandoah, Pa 1886-87 

Balsells, Jose\ Barcelona, Spain, 1888-89 

Byrnes, Thomas Aloysius, .... Hartford, Conn , 1889-92 

Boney, Michael Hazleton, Pa., 1889-90 

Brown, Michael Joseph, Carthage, N. Y , 1889-92 

Buffington, Lee Woodward, . . . Philadelphia, Pa., 1890-93 

Byrnes, Francis Thomas, .... Rosemont. Pa., 1891-91 

Buchannan, Robert, Philadelphia, Pa., 1891-92 

Brennan, John G., Shenandoah, Pa., 1892-92 

Bonner, William J., Philadelphia, Pa., 11892-92 

Buckley, George Aloysius, . . . . Baltimore, Md., 1892-93 

Chisel, James Nicetown, Pa., 1843-44 

Chamberlain, Anthony, Philadelphia, Pa., 1843-45 

Crane, Mark Wexford, Ireland 1848-55 

Crane, Peter, " " 1848-57 

Cody, Wilham, Callan, " 184S-50 

Cummiskey, James, Chester County, Pa., .... 1849-51 

Cannon, Joseph, Dublin, Ireland, 1850-51 

Clemens, Andrew , N. J., 1850-51 

Conway, James William Philadelphia, Pa., 1850-51 

Carroll, Francis J., East Brooklyn, N. Y 1851-52 

Conway, Francis, Philadelphia, Pa., 1851-52 

Cummiskey, Eugene, " " 1851-52 

Curley, John, Baltimore, Md., 1851-55 

Carroll, Philip, , " 1851-57 

Conrad, Henry, Newry, Pa., 1852-53 

Cahill, William, Philadelphia, Pa., 1853-54 

Cire, Bienvenu, Donaldsonville, La., 1853-55 

Cusack, William, Philadelphia, Pa , 1853-56 

Caballero, Jose\ .Cuba, 1854-56 

Caballero, Mariano, , " 1854-56 

Cassady, Henry, Philadelphia, Pa., 1854-55 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 63 



Name. Residence. S 

K 3 

Chaves, Erasmo, Fort Antonio, Tex 1855-57 

Cullen, Patrick H., Mobile, Ala., 1855-57 

Carlin, Edward, Philadelphia, Pa., 1855- ? 

Caslin, Charles, , , 1855-56 

Cum-, Martin Cornelius, . . . . Phcenixville, Pa., 1855-56 

Chastant, John, Ascension Parish, La., . . . . 1S55-57 

Collins, Michael Joseph, . . . . Baltimore, Md., 1857-59 

Cullen, Thomas, Lawrence, Mass., 1865-66 

Caslin, Daniel, Philadelphia, Pa., 1865-66 

Cabello, Felix, , Cuba, 1865-69 

Cabello, Joseph, , " 1865-69 

Caslin, Joseph, Philadelphia, Pa., 1865-66 

Campbell, Charles, Wilmington, Del., 1866-67 

Crowley, James John, Schaghticoke, N. Y., .... 1866-70 

Curran, Christopher, Mauch Chunk, Pa., 1S67-69 

Carney, John F., Lawrence, Mass., 1867-72 

Conway, James Strowbridge, . . Philadelphia, Pa., 1867-68 

Casey, John, Lawrence, Mass., 1S67-67 

Clinton, Anthony, Schuylkill Haven, Pa., . . . 1868-69 

Carr, Bernard, , . Philadelphia, Pa , 1S6S-69 

Cottilla, Edward F. , " " 1869-70 

Clinton James, Schuylkill Haven, Pa 1870-71 

Clarke, Edward, Wilkesbarre, Pa., 1870-72 

Crowley, James, , , 1870-71 

Callahan, Michael D., Conshohocken, Pa., 1870-71 

Caule, Marcellino E-, Vigo, Spain, 1871-73 

Callaly, John, Roscommon, Ireland, .... 1S71-72 

Connaghan, Patrick, Summit Hill, Pa., 1871-73 

Cotter, M.J. , Philadelphia, Pa., 1871-72 

Cole, John W., Baltimore, Md., 1871-74 

Casanova, Ricardo, Havana, Cuba, 1872-73 

Crosson, James C, Philadelphia, Pa 1S72-77 

Cole, Joshua, Baltimore, Md., 1872-74 

Cotter, John, Philadelphia, Pa., 1872-73 

Calvert, James . " " 1872-74 

Calvert, Henry, " " 1872-74 

Campbell/William J., " " 1873-74 

Cullen, William D., " " 1873-75 

Crowley, R., Montgomery Co., Pa., . . . .1873-74 

Cullen, Henry A., Philadelphia, Pa. , 1874-75 

Connelly, Michael, Lansingburgh, NY,.... 1875-75 

Cronley.John E., B.S. '76; A.B. '77North Andover, Mass., . . . 1875-77 
Colgan, Peter A., - — , Ireland iS75~75 



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Christy, Francis M., Altoona, Pa., . . . 

Cassidy, Patrick, Troy, N. Y., ... 

Cunningham, George A., . . . . Richmond, Va., . . 

Clark, James Henry, Washington, D. C. 

Carr, Patrick Augustine, .... Amesbury, Mass., . 

Cremin, Lawrence, New Britain, Conn., 

Cremiu, John " 

Conway, John J., Lawrence, Mass., . 

Clarke, James H., Washington, D. C, 

Cassidy, John, Gulf Mills, Pa., . . 

Carr, Wm. Alex. Francis, A.B. '82,Salem, N. Y., . . . 
Cavanaugh, Mathew D., , . . . . 



Coleman, Richard H New York, N. Y., 

Claypoole, Cornelius, Philadelphia, Pa., . . 

Cahill, William H., Hoosick Falls, N. Y, 

Cavanagh, Martin, Amesbury, Mass., . . 

Connolly, John M., B.S. '81, . . . Philipsburg, Mont., . 

Curran, James Patrick, Lynn, Mass., . . . . 

Carroll, Thomas E Brooklyn, N. Y., . . 

Carr, Archibald F Troy, . . 

Carr, William C, " 

Carragher, James A. L. , . . . . Flushing, " 

Ceudoya, Juliano, Tolosa, Spain, . . . 

Carrau, Desiderio, Sagua, Cuba 

Cox Peter J., Lawrence, Mass., 

Corcoran, James J., " " 

Casey, John Bernard, Latrobe, Pa., 

Corrie, Percy, Wayne, " . . 

Casey, Michael J. Philadelphia, " . . 

Cole, George, Baltimore, Md., . . . 

Cole Edward, " " . . . 

Clarke, John Andrew, Philadelphia, Pa., . . 

Castro, Arturo del, Cardenas, Cuba, . . . 

Conway, Michael Philadelphia, Pa., . . 

Cummings, James J., Olyphant, " . . 

Cuneo, Augustine, Philadelphia, " . . 

Clark, John, Chestnut Hill, " . . 

Cullinaue, Chas. Henry Augustine, Andover, Mass., . . 

Collins, James Timothy, Salem, X. Y. 

Coulon, Mathew, Lawrence, Mass., . . 

Carroll, Hugh, Bethesda, Pa., . . . 

Cotter, Maurice Edward, .... Lawrence, Mass., . . 

Chamberlain, Joseph Scott, . . . Philadelphia, Pa., . . 



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HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 65 



Name. Residence. 

Callan, John Daniel, " " 1886-88 

Conroy, Michael, Shenandoah, Pa., 1886-86 

Callanan, James Charles, . . . . Bryn Mawr, Pa 1886-88 

Castillo, Carlo del, Cartagena, Colombia, . . . 1887-88 

Carter, Charles, Norristown, Pa., 1887-88 

Coar, Walter Augustine Mary, . . Jersey City, N. J., 1888-93 

Cleary, John Francis, Lost Creek, Pa., 1S88-90 

Cummings, Peter Joseph Scranton, Pa., 1888-88 

Collins, William George, . . . . Salem, N. Y., 1889-90 

Commins, Frederick Francis, B.S. 

91 ; A.B '92, Carthage, N. Y., 1889-93 

Carey, John Thomas, Andover, Mass., 1890-91 

Corr, Bernard John, Philadelphia, Pa., 1890-93 

Carey, William Edward, .... Girardville, Pa., 1891-92 

Campbell, William J., Gennantown, Pa 1891-92 

Collins, Philip, Philadelphia, Pa., 1891-91 

Cumisky, Joseph, New York, N. Y., 1892-92 

Crowe, Martin Elzirus, Minersville, Pa., 1892-93 

Crowe, Charles James, " " 1S92-93 

Closson, Wilson Paul, Bristol, Pa., 1892-93 

Crowley, Jeremiah Joseph, . . . Whitman, Mass., 1892-93 

Callahan, Timothy Patrick, . . . North Andover, Mass., . . . 1892-93 

Dalton, John, , , 1843-45 

Downs, Michael, Philadelphia, Pa., 1843-44 

Downing. John R., '. " " 1843-44 

Dohan, John, " " 1843-45 

Doyle, James, Detroit, Mich., 1843-45 

Doyle, Michael, , Canada 1843-44 

Doherty, Constantine Timmins, . Philadelphia, Pa., 1847-49 

Duke, Bernard Ambrose Villanova, " 1849-54 

De Silver, Thomas Ambrose, . .Philadelphia, " 1849-51 

Duffey, Francis Augustine, ... " " 1850-50 

Davis, Edward James " " 1850-53 

Davis, Edward, McYeytown, " 1851-54 

Donnelly, Edward Charles, . . .Philadelphia, " 1851-62 

Daily, John Fayetteville, N. Ca 1S51-55 

Daily, Edward, " " 1851-55 

Diamond, Henderson Charles, . . Philadelphia, Pa., 1851-53 

Dobson.John, P^ast Brooklyn. N. Y., . . . .1852-53 

Doyen, James, New York, N. Y., 1852-53 

Duffel, Frederick, A.B. '56, . . . Donaldsonville, La., 1852-56 

Donahoe, Benedict Boston, Mass., J853-55 

Donahoe, Chrysostom Patrick, . " " i853"55 



66 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 



Name. Residence. £ 

— -~ 

~ a 
Dooley, James Francis, A.B. '55 ; 

A.M. '57 Washington, D. C, 1853-55 

Dolan, William Philadelphia, Pa. 1854-55 

Dougherty, Daniel " '■ 1854-50 

Dougherty, Constantine, .... Ouineyville, " 1854-55 

Darragh, James V., New York, N. Y. , 1855-57 

Darragh, James Alexander, ... " " 1855-61 

Desnoyer, Peter J Detroit, Mich. 1855-56 

Desnoyer. Louis P., " ' 1855-56 

Darragh, John Henry, New York, X Y 1855-57 

Donegan, Augustine F., Philadelphia, Pa 1S55-56 

Doherty, Edward " ' .... 1856-57 

Dailey, Edward Augustine, ... " " 1856-62 

Dooley, Silas Washington, D. C, 1860-62 

Donnelly, John F Philadelphia, Pa., ? -6r 

Donovan, Timothy Lawrence, Mass 1S65-70 

Devir, John Hugh, Stranorlar, Ireland, 1865-70 

Donnelly Peter A., Philadelphia Pa., 1865-68 

Dunn. Paul Wilkesbarre, Pa., 1865-67 

Drum, William Lansingburgh, N. Y., .... 1866-68 

Dougherty, Joseph J Philadelphia, Pa., 1866-67 

De Courcey, James Lawrence, Mass ,...'... 1866-68 

Darragh, Thomas Mark, A.B. '71, New York, N.Y. 

1866-68; '70-71 ; '77-78 

Diverty, Sebastian, Dorchester, N.J 1866-67 

Dailey, William, Philadelphia, Pa., 1866-68 

Dailey, James '• " 1 866-66 

Donovan, John Baltimore, Md., 1866-67 

Dalton, John James Wilkesbarre, Pa, 1866-68 

Dalton, Thomas, " " 1866-68 

Dunn, Thomas South Bethlehem, Pa., . . . 1867-68 

Deehan. James Philadelphia, Pa. 1867-67 

Dovvling, Frank P., " " 1S6S-69 

Duncan George, . Baltimore Md 1868-69 

Darby, Thomas, Wilmington, N. Ca., . . . '. 1868-69 

Darby, Francis '• *• . . . 186S-69 

Donnelly, Michael A., Philadelphia, Pa., . . 1868-70 ; '73-75 

Donnelly, Cliarles " " 1869-70 

Dailey, Anthony W , Waverley Heights Pa , ... 1869-70 

Devine, James Armagh, Ireland 1871-72 

Dailey, Francis James M., .... Philadelphia, Pa., 1871-72 

Dennehy, John S., Lawrence, Mass., ...... 1871-73 

Donahoe, Patrick, Tuscarora, Pa., 1871-73 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 6j 



Name. Residence. 



<u 



u 



Dawson, Clement Lawrence, Mass 1871-73 

Dolan, Terence, " " l8 7i~75 

Daly, Bernard F., " " 1873-80 

Doherty, Andrew P., " " 1873-76 

Danahy, Thomas H., Troy, N. Y., 1874-75 

Dougherty, James E., A. B. '8o . . Bryn Mawr Pa , 1877-80 

Driscoll, Charles Mary, .... '. Lawrence, Mass.,, 1878-81 

Delaney, Thomas A Troy, N. Y 1878-83 

Dal ton. Edward J. Lower Merion. Pa 1878-79 

Daly, Philip J Philadelphia, Pa., 1879-80 

Dooley, Thomas A " " 1879-80 

Dooley, Thomas " " 1879-S0 

Desmond, Timothy J., Salem, Mass., 1879-82 

Doran, Thomas A., Valley Falls, N. Y., 1879-80 

Daly, Richard J. Philadelphia Pa., 1880-81 

Daley, Henry S., " " 1880-84 

Daley, James P., " " 1880-82 

Doran, Edward J., Valley Falls, N. Y., 1880-82 

Donovan, Daniel Philadelphia, Pa., 1880-80 

Daly, Thomas Augustine " " 1880-87 

Daly, Joseph W. F., " " 1881-82 

Daley. James S., " " 1881-82 

Delurey, Laurence Augustine Thos.,Schaghticoke, N. Y., .... 1881-90 

Donnelly, Henry, Philadelphia, Pa., 1881-82 

Devlin, Cornelius, Ardmore, Pa., 1882-82 

Dunphy, William Joseph, . . . . Easton, N. Y., 1882-91 

Daly, James William, Philadelphia, Pa., 1882-S3 

Desmond, Jeremiah John, . . Lawrence, Mass., 1883-86 

Donnelly, Rich'd Aloysius.B.S. '88, Philadelphia, Pa., 1884-88 

Donnelly, Michael, Pittston, Pa., ....... .1884-85 

Donnelly, Francis, " " 1884-85 

Donegan, Bartholomew, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1884-87 

Desmond, Cornelius Joseph , . . . Lawrence, Mass., 1884-86 

Donnelly, Patrick Joseph, .... Mechanicsville, N. Y., _ . . . 1884-92 

Deegau, John, Rosemont, Pa 1885-87 

Donegan, George, Waterford, N. Y., 1886-87 

Daly, Thomas James, ..... . Bald Mountain, N. Y., .... 18S9-92 

Donovan, William Wallace, . . . Andover, Mass., 1889-93 

Dunn, Thomas Joseph, Troy, N. Y 1889-90 

Donovan, Joseph, Lawrence, Mass., 1889-90 

Dealy, Francis Anthony, Philadelphia, Pa., 1890-91 

Deacon, Henry Walker, " " 1890-91 

Dunley, William Edward, .... Hoosick Falls, N. Y., . . . . 1890-91 



68 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VTLLANOVA. 



Name. Residence. £ 

Dempsie, Francis Vincent, . . . Philadelphia, Pa., 1890-93 

Da Costa, Charles, Villanova, Pa., 1890-91 

Dickinson, William C, Renovo, Pa., 1891-92 

Dore, Daniel Joseph, New Haven, Conn., 1891-93 

Dnque, Luciano Gabriel Los Angeles, Cal., 1891-93 

Dougherty, Francis William, . . Wilmington, Del. , 1892-93 

Dugan, Cornelius Aloysius, . . . Jeddo, Pa., 1S92-93 

Darragh, Alonzo Stanislaus, . . . Philadelphia, Pa., 1892-93 

Donlin, William Michael, .... Scranton, Pa., 1892-93 

Dinan, Francis Thomas, Philadelphia, Pa 1892-92 

Egan, Thomas A., " " 1843-44 

Ewing. Thomas S., " " 1843-50 

Ewing. John " " 1846-47 

Egan, Charles Augustine Cork, Ireland 1847-50 

Eagle, William Philadelphia, Pa., 1847-48 

Eagle, Joseph, " " 1847-51 

Eagle, Sylvester, " " 1848-49 

Edelen, Raphael Benedict, .... Piscataway, Md., 1850-50 

Eyre, Mauuel Francis, Wilmington, Del 1850-51 

Edge, Louis Matthew, , Ireland 1852-54 

Edelen, William Joseph, Prince George Co., Md., . . 1852-54 

Edelen, Walter A., " " " . .1853-54 

Ecker, Woolvert L. William, . . Darien, Ga., 1855-56 

Evans, William, Philadelphia, Pa., 1S60-63 

Ellicott, Salvador Baltimore, Md., 1867-69 

Escandon, Marcellino, , Cuba 1869-69 

Ellinger, Bernard G. Baltimore, Md., 1S75-76 

Emmett, John Thomas, Johnsonville, N. Y., . . . .1875-82 

Erneman, William S , Roxborough, Pa., 1883-84 

Egan, Thomas, Eagle, Pa. 1883-85 

Eisner, George, Philadelphia, Pa., 18S5-87 

Errickson, Joseph Andrew, ... " " 1891-93 

Errickson, William Augustine, . . " " 1S92-93 

Early, George Joseph, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1892-93 

Flood, Edward H., Philadelphia, Pa 1S43-45 

Flood, John " " 1843-45 

Fenlon, John, " " 1S46-48 

Flanigan. Hugh " " 1S46-48 

Fenlon, Thomas P., " " 1847-48 

Fritot, Alfonso, Matanzas, Cuba, 1847-48 

Flannery, Henry Michael, .... Douglassville, Pa., 1848-48 

Flannery, Jacob Aloysius, .... " " 184S-48 

Fitzgerald, Thomas Aloysius, . . Norfolk, Va., 1849-51 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 69 



Name. Residence. £ 

P flj 

W 

Fenlon, Edward Pittsburgh Pa., 1851-52 

Fallon, Daniel, .Ireland 1851-52 

Fleming, Henry Ambrose, . . . . New York, N. Y., . .1851-54; '69-74 

Fitzpatriek, George, East Brooklyn N. Y 1851-52 

Farley, Edward, , Ireland 1851-52 

Fletcher, James, Washington, D. C, 1852-53 

Fenlon, Thomas P., Pittsburgh, Pa. 1852-53 

Flinn, William Norristown, Pa., 1853-54 

Fritot, Henry Matanzas, Cuba, ...... 1853-55 

Farren, , Boston, Mass., 1853- ? 

Fitzpatriek, Tohn, Port Richmond, Pa., . . . .1854-55 

Flood, Thomas, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1854-55 

Ferguson, William H., New York, N. Y., 1855-56 

Fayn, William, Bedford, Pa., 1855-56 

Ferry, John, Philadelphia, Pa., 1855-57 

Fisher, Thomas, " " . 1860-61; '65-67 

Fisher, Joseph, " " . 1860-61; '66-69 

Fenlon, Joseph Pittsburgh, Pa. 1865-66 

Flannery, Daniel K., Douglassville, Pa 1866-69 

Field, Thomas Augustine, .... Kilreen, Ireland, 1866-71 

Foster, Joseph D. , Pottsville, Pa 1866-68 

Finnegan, Patrick A., , Ireland, 1867-68 

Filan John, Hazleton, Pa 1867-69 

Forrestal, Charles, Philadelphia, Pa., 1867-6S 

Furlong, John Peter, Wexford, Ireland 1869-72 

Fay, Francis Patrick, Philadelphia, Pa., 1870-75 

Faulkner, P., " " 1872-73 

French. Charles C, B.S. '75, . . . Germantown, " 1872-75 

Fitzgerald, Henry E., Lansingburgh, N. Y., .... 1873-76 

Fitzgerald, Michael, Troy, N. Y., 1874-76 

Fitzsimmons, Francis J., .... Carbondale, Pa., 1874-75 

Fogarty, Michael Mark, Rosemont, " 1875-82 

Fahey, John Patrick, ..... . Johnsonville, N. Y., ... .1875-81 

Fitzpatriek, Joseph H. New York, " 1878-80 

Fogarty, Mathew, Rosemont, Pa 1878-81 

Farrell, James, Gulf Mills, " 1878-79 

Ford, Thomas, Shenandoah, Pa., 1879-80 

Fouque, Frank A., Philadelphia, Pa., 1879-80 

Forney, Patrick John, Carthage, N. Y., 1881-85 

Ferguson, Charles, Philadelphia, Pa. 1882-83 

Finley, Maurice, Holmesburg, Pa., 1882-83 

Fullen, Lawrence, Philadelphia, Pa., 1883-85 

Fahey, Lawrence, Shenandoah, Pa., 1884-85 



70 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 



■d 

CI 

Name. Residence. fc 

w ,-r 

Flynn, Edward Philip, Mechanicsville, N. Y., . . . 1884-92 

Foy, James Mount Holly, N.J 1884-84 

Friel, Daniel Church Hill, Md. 1884-85 

Fleming, John Michael Joseph, . . Dundas Ontario, 1885-89 

Flood, George, Philadelphia, Pa., 1S85-S7 

Fennessey, Thomas, " " 18S6-87 

Fyan, Robert Bedford, Pa., 1886-87 

Fisher, Edward Patrick Hoosick Falls, N. Y. 1887-90 

Farrell, John James, Philadelphia, Pa., ..... 1887-88 

Finnegan, Joseph James, '• " 1888-92 

Fagan, James Henry, Lansingburgh, N. Y., .... 1888-88 

Fisher, Richard John Hoosick Falls, N. Y., . . . .1889-90 

Farrell, Lester William, Philadelphia, Pa., 1890-91 

Farley, Robert Louis, " " 1890-93 

Ford. Walter John, Elwyn, Pa., 1891-93 

Finnigan, Joseph J, West Chester, Pa., 1S91-91 

Flood, James Benedict, Philadelphia, Pa., 1892-93 

Fitzgerald, Thomas John .... New Haven, Conn. 1892-93 

Fitzpatrick, Stephen Peter, . . . Black Rock, Conn., 1892-93 

Galberry, Thomas, Philadelphia, Pa., 1849-56 

Galbraith, John '• " 1851-52 

Gibbons, Henry Boyce , , 1851-52 

Gilligan, William, , Ireland, 1852-53 

Gough, James St. Mary's Co., Md., 1851-52 

Gigon, Floret W., Philadelphia, Pa., 1852-52 

GueMron Alexander, Charleston, S. Ca., 1852-54 

Gallen, Edward, Philadelphia, Pa., 1852-53 

Gamble, Joseph, " " 1853-54 

Gannon, Thomas Port Richmond, Phila., Pa., . 1S54-55 

Gallagher, , , , 1856- ? 

Gilmore, John Phillips, Philadelphia, Pa., 1S60-63 

Gallagher, Patrick A Haverford, Pa., 1865-67 

Gallagher, Patrick M " " 1865-66 

Gill, Thomas, Philadelphia, Pa., 1865-67 

Gallagher, Patrick J Hazleton, Pa 1866-68 

Gallagher, Peter Dennis, .... Philadelphia, Pa., 1S67-68 

Garden, Alexander " " 1867-68 

Gorman, Joseph H., Port Carbon, Pa. ; 1868-69 

Geraghty, James A New York, N. Y., 1869-70 

Gleason, Daniel F., Brooklyn, N. Y., 1869-70 

Graeber, Edward N. , Tuscarora, Pa., 1869-73 

Geraghty, John Joseph, New York, N. Y., 1869-70 

Gallagher, Thomas, Haverford, Pa., 1S70-72 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 71 

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v 

Name. Residence. fc 

W i-I 

Gough, James A., Chester, Pa., 1870-72 

Giltinau, William, Philadelphia, Pa., 1S70-71 

Gonzales, Gonzalo, Arecibo, Puerto Rico, .... 1 87 1-72 

Gaynor, John F., Waterbury Conn., 1871-73 

Gabaneho, Felix, Bilbao, Spain, 1871-73 

Grady Jas. F., B.S. '74 ; A.B. '75, . Mahanoy City, Pa , 1871-75 

Gallagher; Edward P., Gloucester, N. J., 1871-75 

Golden, William H., Wilkesbarre, Pa., 1871-75 

Garcia Abelardo, Havana, Cuba, . * 1872-73 

Garcia Arturo, Arecibo, Puerto Rico 1872-74 

Geegan, John Waterbury, Conn., 1873-74 

Guzman, Juan J., Caracas, Venezuela, 1S74-76 

Grimm, Francis J., .... Philadelphia, Pa., 1874-75 

Gaughan, Patrick A., Shenandoah, Pa., 1874-75 

Gregg. William R Somerville Mass 1877-79 

Gibbons, William H., A.B. '79, . Hazzardville, Conn., . . . .1877-79 

Gleeson, Richard Anthony, . . . Villanova Pa. , 1877-88 

Gormly, John, Philadelphia, Pa., 1877-80 

Gill, William J " «' 1878-81 

Gill, Thomas J " " 1878-82 

Gilson, Philip R., A.B. '81, . . .Lawrence, Mass., 1878-81 

Gallagher, Thomas A., Philadelphia, Pa , . . . . 1878-81 

Gallagher. John V., " " 1878-81 

Gillan, James J " " 1879-80 

Gough. Daniel J., Hartford, Conn., 1879-S3 

Gallagher, John J., A.B. '81, . . . Lawrence, Mass., 1879-81 

Gardiner, Joseph D Baltimore, Md., 1879-82 

Gartland, Daniel, Philadelphia, Pa., 1879-80 

Gurin, Jos6 Martin, Yanci, Spain 1880-81 

Gaynor, John Joseph, Cambridge, N. Y., 1880-84 

Gannon, John J. Albany, N. Y., ...... .1880-82 

Gill Charles J Philadelphia, Pa., 1880-82 

Gormley, Michael, Port Richmond, Pa., .... 1880-81 

Gravelle, Andrew J., Charleston, S. Ca., 1880-82 

Griffin, William H., Lynn, Mass., 1881-83 

Gordon, John H., Albany, N. Y., 1881-81 

Gallagher, Hugh Augustine, . . . Philadelphia, Pa., 1881-87 

Gallagher, John " "..-... .1881-84 

Gorman, Martin J., Mahanoy City, Pa , 1882-84 

Griffith, Paul Augustine, Philadelphia, Pa , 1882-83 

Geraghty, Martin John Aloysius, . Carthage, N. Y. 1882-90 

Greagan, Francis Augustine, . . . Albany, N. Y 1883-87 

Gimbel, Louis A. Philadelphia Pa., 18S4-85 



72 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 



Name. Residence. £ 

Gebbie, George, Darby, Pa., 1884-85 

Gallagher, Francis H., Philadelphia, Pa., 1884-85 

Green, James Francis, Chestnut Hill, Pa 1884-92 

Gimbel, Benjamin, Philadelphia, Pa., 1885-86 

Graeber, Frederick, Shamokin, Pa 1885-87 

Gallagher, Gerald Patrick, .... Williamsport, Pa., 1886-90 

Gallagher, Eugene, Philadelphia, Pa., 18S6-S7 

George, Henry, Latrobe, Pa., 1886-86 

Gallagher, William, Berwyu, Pa., 1886-88 

Geary, Benjamin Jennings, . . . . West Philadelphia, Pa., . . .1888-90 

Gibney, Michael Stanislaus, . . . Philadelphia, Pa 1888-93 

Gangotena, Victor Manuel, . . . Quito, Ecquador, 1888-88 

Gangotena, Enrique, " " 1888-90 

Gilpin, Charles Monteith, . . . . Atlantic City, N. J., 1891-91 

Griffin, Nicholas John, Philadelphia, Pa., 1891-93 

Gallagher, Joseph Henry, . . . . Brooklyn, N. Y., 1S91-93 

Higgins, George, County Derry, Ireland, . . . 1847-4S 

Hutchinson, James, Delaware Co., Pa., 1847-49 

Harrington, John , 184S-49 

Hart, Charles New Orleans, La., 1848-50 

Hutchinson, Hai'old Vincent, . . Haver ford, Pa., 1849-50 

Harding, James County Kilkenny, Ireland, . 1849-50 

Harker, William Henry Augustine, Baltimore. Md., 1S51-52 

Harper, Francis J., East Brooklyn, N. Y. 1S51-52 

Hewitt, James Philadelphia, Pa., 1851-52 

Hewitt, Henry, " " 1851-52 

Horner, William, " " 1852-53 

Hartery, John Augustine, .... Pernambuco, Brazil 1852-56 

Haldeman, Carsten Niebuhr, . . . Columbia, Pa., 1853-54 

Hutchinson, Thomas H., Baltimore, Md., 1853-54 

Hart} 7 , John, West Philadelphia, Pa., . . . 1S53-54 

Hooper, Samuel, Baltimore, Md., 1854-55 

Hooper, Edward, ........ " 1854-55 

Higdon, Benedict Leonard, . . . Charles Co., Md., 1854-55 

Hevia, Manuel Gil de Havana, Cuba 1855-56 

Hughes, James, Phcenixville, Pa., 1855-57 

Howell, William Thomas, .... Baltimore, Md 1856-57 

Holly, William, Boston, Mass., 1856-56 

Hebert, Clement, , La., 1856-57 

Harley, John, Philadelphia, Pa., 1856-57 

Hunneker, John, " " i860-? 

Hayes, Marion, West Philadelphia, Pa 1865-66 

Haldeman, Victor Molchutsky, . Columbia, Pa., 1866-67 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. J$ 



Name. Residence. 



W J 



Hirst, Stephen Felix Philadelphia, Pa., 1866-67 

Hirst, James William, " " 1866-67 

Hagan, Michael P " " .... 1867-69 

Hacker, Thomas, " " 1867-68 

Hacker, Frank " " 1S67-68 

Hindemeyer, Philip, Rohrerstown, Pa., 1867-68 

Hindemeyer, George, 1867-68 

Hammer, Jacob, Philadelphia, Pa., . . . . . .1868-69 

Hobson, Clarence E-, Baltimore, Md., . . .1870-76; '79-79 

Hobson, Frank Vincent, " " 1S70-80 

Hughes, Martin Castlebar, Ireland, 1870-71 

Hannigan, John, Philadelphia, Pa., 1871-72 

Hannigan, Thomas, Unionville, Pa., 1871-73 

Harley, John J Mahanoy City, Pa., 1871-75 

Hart, Malachy, Lawrence, Mass., 1871-72 

Hart, Patrick Francis, " " 1871-78 

Hamburger, Carlos, Barrauquilla, Colombia, . . . 1872-74 

Hart, Daniel F Waterbury, Conn., 1872-73 

Harley, Henry, Montgomery Co., Pa., .... 1873-73 

Hemphill, Robert Coleman, . . . West Chester, Pa., 1873-75 

Hasson, Henry S., Glasgow, Scotland, 1873-74 

Hartnett, John J., Dover, Del., 1874-76 

Hickey, John J. , . ■. Shenandoah, Pa., 1875-77 

Higgins, Thomas J., " " 1875-76 

Hughes, Francis Patrick, . . . . Thompsonville, Conn., . . .1876-83 

Herlihy, Timothy Francis, . . . Lawrence, Mass., 1878-85 

Halley, Patrick W., B.S. '81 . . . " " 1879-81 

Hickey, William H., Stamford, Conn., 1879-81 

Hayes, James Radnor, Pa., 1879-80 

Halloran, Thomas F., Stamford, Conn., 1879-79 

Harrah, William A. C. Rio Janeiro, Brazil, 1880-81 

Higgins, William James Shenandoah, Pa., 1S80-81 

Holton, Thomas P., Waterford, N. Y., 1880-81 

Harper, John, Garrettville, Pa., 18S0-82 

Holahau, Joseph F. Waterbury, Conn., 1SS1-S1 

Hanlon, James A., Norwalk, Conn., 1881-84 

Hernandez, Joseph Everal, B.S. '85SL Augustine, Fla., 1881-85 

Hannigan, Joseph J., Douglassville, Pa., 1882-83 

Hartnett, William, Dover, Del., 1882-82 

Hennessey, Joseph, Middletown, Conn 1882-83 

Hogan, John Augustine,- .... Callan, Ireland, 1883-88 

Hannan, Daniel, Philadelphia, Pa. 1883-84 

Hernandez, Henry E., St. Augustine, Fla 1883-87 



74 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 



Name. Residence. fc 

a v 

W ,4 

Hennon, Charles Joseph, .... Lawrence, Mass., 1884-86 

Hart, William £rainard, NY., 1884-85 

Hewlett, John Joseph, Philadelphia, Pa 1884-89 

Head, Raymond C, Latrobe, Pa., 1884-86 

Higgins, John Pittston, Pa 1885-86 

Harkins, James, Atlantic City, N. J., 1885-86 

Hodges, Thomas Francis, . . . . Baltimore. Md., 1885-86 

Herron, Thomas, Milnesville, Pa., 1885-S6 

Harrigan, Michael Vincent, . . . Paoli, Pa., 1885-86 

Hunter. Jacob, ..Reading, Pa 1S85-85 

Hunt, John, Mechanicsville. N. Y., .... 1885-87 

Harris, Richard Francis Kinsale, Ireland, 1886-90 

Hirsh, Samuel, Philadelphia, Pa., 1886-87 

Hart, John, Bryn Mawr, Pa 1886-87 

Hilleary, John Francis, B.S. '92, . Cumberland, Md., 1S87-93 

Healey, George William, .... Newburyport, Mass 1888-89 

Hanrehan, Dennis Lansingburgh, N. Y., .... 1888-88 

Hale, Joseph Newburyport, Mass 1888-88 

Herron, Patrick Francis Milnesville, Pa., 1889-92 

Horcasitas, J., Chihuahua, Mexico 1889-91 

Harkin, Daniel Francis Allentown, Pa., 1890-93 

Herron, Cornelius Milnesville, Pa., 1891-92 

Hogan, John Patrick Philadelphia, Pa., 1892-93 

Herron, Daniel Francis Freeland, Pa. 1892-93 

Howlett. Michael Patrick Philadelphia, Pa., 1892-92 

Hart, Alexis Joseph, Wilmington. Del 1892-93 

Immendcerffer, Theodore C. . . Philadelphia, Pa., 1S43-44 

Israel, Clement Donaldson ville, La 1855-57 

Ihmsen, Christian, ...... .Pittsburgh Pa 1856-57 

James, John Joseph, Baltimore, Md 1850-51 

Jennings, Charles, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1852-53 

Jameson, Francis, Bedford, Pa , 1854-56 

Jameson, William, " " 1854-57 

Johnson, Edward Aloysius Wilmington, N. Ca., . . . .1866-67 

Jones, George S., Philadelphia, Pa. 1866-67 

Johann, Stephen, " " 1866-67 

Jimenez, Adolfo, Havana, Cuba, 1867-68 

Johnson, Bernard A., Darby, Pa , 1867-70 

Johnson, John J., West Philadelphia, Pa., . . . 1870-75 

Johann, John J., Philadelphia, Pa., 1874-75 

Jackson, William Alonzo New York, N. Y., 1879-84 

Jones, William Augustine, . . / . Cambridge, NY., 1883-90 

Jordan, Thomas Joseph, Sr., . . . Olyphant, Pa 1886-87 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 75 



Name. Residence. £ 

a *S 
W 

Jordan, Thomas Joseph, Jr., . . . Olyphaut, Pa. , ....... 1887-88 

Jordan, James Francis, " 1S87-90 

Jones, Timothy Edward, B.S. '89 Cambridge, N. Y 1887-89 

Jennings, John Joseph Philadelphia, Pa., 1892-93 

Kelly, Charles " " 1843-45 

Knight, John, " " 1847-48 

Kelleher, James Thomas, .• . . . Washington, D. C. 1849-51 

Kerns, Thomas, Pottsville, Pa., 1851-52 

Kelly, Reuben, Camden, N. J., 1852-53 

Kane, James, — , , 1853-54 

King, John Augustine, , , 54 

Kennedy, Daniel Philadelphia, Pa 1854-55 

Kelly, Daniel Manayunk, Pa., . . 1856-57 

Kelly, Lucius " " 1857-57 

Kelly, John Templetuohy, Ireland. . . . 1867-72 

Kelleher, Charles Washington, D. C, 1867-68 

Keenan, Julian, Philadelphia, Pa., 1868-69 

Keenan, John " " 1868-69 

Kelly, James " " 1868-70 

Keegan, Stephen, Lawrence, Mass., 1868-70 

Kidney, Dennis . . - — , , 1869-70 

Kennedy, John Nicholas - — , , ...... 1870-71 

Kelly, Edward J., Philadelphia, Pa., 1870-74 

Keegan. James J., A.B. '72, . . . Lawrence, Mass., 1870-72 

Kennedy, Nicholas J., Philadelphia, Pa., 1870- ? 

Kelly, JohnS " " 1870- ? 

Killoran, I)., New York, N. Y., ..... . 1870- ? 

Kavenaugh, John J., ..... . West Philadelphia, Pa., . . . 1871-72 

Ketner. F.J. Mahanoy City, Pa., 1871-72 

Kelly. John J Brooklyn, N. Y., 1871-73 

Kiernan, Bernard J., Philadelphia, Pa., 1872-73 

Kelly, Thomas J., Philadelphia, Pa., 1872-73 

Kremp. Joseph P., Reading, Pa., 1872-73 

Kearney, Daniel F., ...... . Scranton, Pa , 1872-74 

Kelleher, Joseph Buchanan, . . . Washington. D. C 1873-76 

Kene, Joseph A., New York, N. Y., 1873-75 

Keller, William II., Lock Haven, Pa., 1874-75 

Kelly, Francis J Phcenixville, Pa., 1875-77 

Kernan, Thomas' J., B.S. '78; A.B. 

'79, • . . Brookfield, Mass., 1876-80 

Kelleher, Daniel J., Lawrence, Mass., 1876-80 

Kelly, Bernard J., Stamford, Conn. , 1876-81 

Kelly, Thomas J., Philadelphia, Pa., 1877-81 



76 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 



•a 
Name. Residence. h 

Kelly, William F Philadelphia, Pa., 1878-79 

Kelly, Edward J., Berwyn, Pa 1880-86 

Kelly, Michael J., Hartford, Conn. 1880-82 

Kotzebue, Richard, Malaga,*)., 1881-83 

Keville, Thomas Amesbury, Mass., 1881-82 

Kenney, James Thomas, .... .Lawrence. Mass., 1882-86 

Kelly, Thomas, Philadelphia, Pa , 1882-82 

Kelly. Michael, • • ■ Phcenixville, Pa 1882-83 

Kelly, John New Haven, Conn., 1882-S3 

Keenan, John Joseph Hollidaysburg, Pa., 1882-83 

Kieran Thomas, Philadelphia, Pa , 1882-83 

Kerns, Joseph, Pottsvillc, Pa. 188^-86 

Keen, John , . Norwalk, Conn. 1884-87 

Ketterer, Francis William, B.S.'88 ; Woodsfield, O., 1886-SS 

Kelly, Emmett Berwyn, Pa 1886-87 

Kane, James Averill Park N. Y., 1886-87 

Kennedy. John Francis Lawrence, Mass., 1887-93 

Kiernan, Charles Francis, .... Bethlehem, Pa. 1888-89 

Kennedy, John Augustine, . . . Lawrence, Mass., 1890-90 

Keaveny, John Thomas, .... Wilmington, Del 1890-90 

King, Victor Manayunk, Pa 1890-91 

King, Hubert Joseph " " 1890-91 

Kelley, Charles Francis, West Philadelphia, Pa 1891-93 

Kavenaugh, William James, . . . Brooklyn, N. Y., 1891-93 

Keleher, John Francis, B.S. '92 ; . Lawrence, Mass 1S91-93 

Kiernan, Thomas R . Bridgeport, Conn., .... 1891-92 

Kelley, Joseph John, West Philadelphia, Pa 1891-93 

Kirsch, James Radnor, Pa 1892-93 

Kitnes, Frederick J Washington, I). C 1892-92 

Kerr, Richard George, Annandale, N. J., 1S92-93 

Kennedy, Michael Thomas, . . . Philadelphia, Pa., 1S92-93 

Longstreth, Joseph Cooke, . . . Whitemarsh, Pa., 1847-50 

Lancaster, Henry Clay Philadelphia, Pa 1848-50 

Lancaster, Francis Aloysius, ... " " 1848-50 

Loughborough, Alexander James, Georgetown, D. C 1849-50 

Laroque, Charles Gabriel, .... Baltimore, Md 1849-51 

Laroque, Francis Louis, " " 1849-50 

Levy, William, Philadelphia, Pa 1851-52 

Larkin, George, New York, N. Y 1851-52 

Lecompte, Benjamin, Norfolk, Va., 1851-53 

Lopez, Joseph, Philadelphia, Pa., 1852-53 

Loughery, Bernard, ........ Haverford, Pa., I S53~57 

Loughran, William, Philadelphia, Pa 1854-55 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLA NOVA. JJ 






Name. Residence. fc 

W J 

Lacoste, Charles Henry Philadelphia, Pa. , 1855-56 

Levering, Abraham White Hall, Pa., 1857-57 

Lambert, Joseph, Philadelphia, Pa., 1865-66 

Lee John Peter, ......... Easton, Pa., • 1865-68 

Lee, William George " " 1865-68 

Logue. John, Philadelphia, Pa., 1S66-68 

Litzinger, Bernard W., ■ .... Loretto, Pa , 1866-68 

Lenahan, John Thomas Mauch Chunk, Pa , 1866-70 

Lynch, John H Lawrence, Mass., 1867-70 

Lynch, Patrick II Douglassville, Pa., 1867-71 

Lynch. John J., " " 1867-72 

Lee, Edward New Orleans, La., 1868-69 

Larrieu, Gennaro, Cardenas, Cuba, 1870-74 

Larrieu, Francisco, " 1870-74 

Lefevre, L£on Philadelphia, Pa 1870-73 

Lacoste, Perfecto, Kingston, Jamaica, 1871-73 

Laroque, Achille Baltimore, Md., 1871-72 

Lynch, Patrick Augustine, .... Amesbury, Mass., 1872-79 

Leary, Francis J., Frie, Pa., 1872-74 

Latour, Auguste, Philadelphia, Pa. , 1872-75 

Levis, Samuel, Lawrence, Mass., 1874-77 

Locke, Joseph Augustine, .... Callan, Ireland, 1875-80 

Lara, Carlos Pueblo, Mexico 1S75-76 

Lacey, Joseph W Lawrence, Mass 1875-76 

Locke, Michael Joseph, Callan, Ireland, 1878-81 

Lucas, Harry C Scranton, Pa 1878-80 

Lanuing, Edward A., Philadelphia, Pa., 1878-80 

Leach, Thomas J., Boston, Mass., 1879-82 

Leonard, William Aloysius . . . Lawrence, Mass., 1880-81 

Leonard, Daniel Joseph, A. B. 'Si, " " 1S80-85 

Lancaster, Edward J., Hartford, Conn., 1880-81 

Lynch, David S., Amesbury, Mass., 18S0-80 

Leonard, James Augustine Am- 
brose Mary . Lawrence, Mass., 1880-84 

Luhn, William Luke, Fort Bridger, Wy., 1881-84 

Luhn, Henry Bernard, " " " 1881-85 

Lanahan, William, Coopertowu, Pa., 1S81-82 

Losada, Jose\ Havana, Cuba, 1882-83 

Loftis, Samuel, Philadelphia, Pa., 1882-84 

Loftis, Joseph M., 1 " " 1883-84 

Leonard, John Bernard, Lawrence, Mass., 1885-91 

Leonard Thomas Francis, .... " " ...... 1885-S6 

Loughran, William, Philadelphia, Pa., 1886-86 



78 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 



Name. Residence. 



a 



Linehan.Cor'liusEdw'd, B.S. '89, Buskirk's Bridge, N. Y 1S86-89 

I^y uch, John, Ardmore, Pa., 1886-87 

Lucena, Mateo — , Venezuela, 1887-87 

Leuney, John Jaines, Media, Pa. , 1887-8S 

Leonard, Andrew Michael, . . . Lawrence, Mass., 1889-91 

Lenormand, Joseph Augustine, . Philadelphia, Pa., .... .1889-91 

Loeb, Benjamin, Du Bois, Pa., 1890-91 

Loeb, Clarence, " 1890-91 

Labe, Irwin, Philadelphia, Pa., 1892-92 

Lafaurie, Jos^ Vicente Barranquilla, Colombia, . . . 1892-93 

Loretto, Joseph George, Philadelphia, Pa., 1892-93 

Lincoln, Matthias John, Bristol, Pa. , 1S92-93 

Lee, Thomas Joseph Lawrence, Mass., 1892-93 

Magee, James Henry, A.M. '81 . . Philadelphia, Pa., 1843-45 

Martin, George, " " 1843-45 

McCaullv, Cornelius, " 1843-45 

McCaully, Thomas " " 1843-45 

Martin, James, " 1843-45 

McCosker, Francis, " " 1843-48 

Martin, John " " 1843-45 

McGettigau, Edward, " " 1843-45 

McGettigan, John, " " 1843-45 

Murphy, Eusebius A. " " 1843-45 

Moran, Thomas, " 1843-45 

McCormack, Eugene [or Frank,] " 1843-45 

McBarron, James, Pottsville, Pa., 1S43-45 

McGrath, William Philadelphia, Pa 1846-47 

McGrath, Fennell, " " 1846-47 

McGeoy, Thomas " 1846-48 

McCourt, William, " • " 1846-48 

McCarthy, Florence, " " 1847-49 

Maguire, John, Wexford, Ireland 1847-50 

McGettigan, James, Philadelphia, Pa., 1847-48 

Mulgrew, Francis, " " 1847-48 

Maker, J. C. • Boston, Mass., 1847-47 

McGuire, Francis, , , 1847-48 

Murray, Paul Byberry P. O., Pa 1847-50 

McManus, William, Philadelphia, Pa., 1848-48 

Murray, John " 1848-49 

McNerny, Christopher, " " 1848-48 

McCredy, Jeremiah " " 1848-48 

Marshall, William Frederick, . . "...... 1849-57 

Murray, John Patrick, Byberry P.O., Pa., .... .1849-49 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 79 



Name. Residence. 






McCahey, John P. Philadelphia, Pa., 1849-51 

McSweeney, Patrick, Limerick, Ireland, 1849-49 

Murray, James, Dublin, Ireland, 1(849-50 

McHugh, William Charles, . . . Philadelphia, Pa., 1849-59 ? 

McCalla, Theodore, '" " 1849-51 

Moore, James Ambrose, Delaware Co., Pa., 1849-51 

Martin, Thomas George, .... Philadelphia, Pa., 1849-51 

Murray, Edward, Byberry P. O., Pa., 1850-50 

Maitland, William, Philadelphia, Pa., 1850-51 

Morse, William, , 1850-51 

Maguire. John Philadelphia, Pa., 1850-51 

Martin, Thomas, " " 1850-51 

Martin, James J., " " ? ? 

McGlinsey, William Joseph, . ,l " 1850-51 

McNeal, James, Baltimore, Md., 1850-51 

McWilliams, James John, .... St. Clement's Bay, Md 1850-51 

Mc Williams, Thomas Joseph, . . " " ... 1850-51 

Maguire, John Bernard, Philadelphia, Md., 1850-54 

Murphy, William " 1850-50 

Mack, Michael J., , Ireland 1850-51 

Mullen, James Edward, Philadelphia, Pa., 1851-52 

Murray, James " " 1851-52 

Murray, Michael J Harrisburgh, Pa., 1851-52 

M Manus, Frederick James, . . . Baltimore, Md., 1851-54 

Marty, Callixtus, , Cuba, ...;.... 1851-51 

M -Cawley, Daniel, South Easton, Pa. 1851-52 

MeElroy, James Philadelphia, Pa., 1851-52 

Markland, Henry, " " 1851-52 

Mitchell, John D., Baltimore, M d 1851-52 

McCloskey, Francis, Philadelphia, Pa., 1852-53 

Meichel, John, " " 1852-54 

Miildleton, Thomas Burke, . . . , Ireland, 1852-54 

Moliun, Peter, East Brooklyn, N.Y., .... 1852-54 

Mathers, John Alphonsus, .... West Philadelphia, Pa., . . . 1852-53 

Megonegal, Michael, Philadelphia, Pa., 1852-56 

Morris, Francis, " 1852-53 

Morgan, Jacob F., St. Mary's Co., Md., . . . .1852-52 

Morgan, Joseph Edward, .... " " " 1852-53 

.Morris, George, Philadelphia, Pa., 1852-53 

Miller, Valentine G., Port Richmond, Pa. '853-54 

McDowell, John King Charleston, S. Ca., 1853-56 

McNenny, William, Philadelphia, Pa., '853-54 

Mitchell, James, Baltimore, Md., x S53-54 



8o HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 



<u 

Name. Residence. fe 

"£ •*- 
c oj 

W ,4 

McCarthy, Francis, Philadelphia, Pa., 1853-56 

McGuire, John Kelly, A.M. '71 . Fayetteville, N. Ca., . . . .1853-57 

McColgan, Michael Ebensburg, Pa., 1854-55 

Murtaugh, Bartholomew Thomas, Lanbachville, Pa., 1854-56 

McCormick. William John, . . . Philadelphia, Pa., 1854-56 

McKenzie, James, New York, N. Y., 1854-56 

McKenzie, John " " 1854-56 

McKenzie, William " " 1854-56 

McKenzie, George Tohn, New York, N. Y., 1854-56 

McGarrity, Charles Ambrose, . . Philadelphia, Pa., .... .1854-57 

Mollere, Cnmille, , La., 1854-57 

Middleton, Thomas Cooke, . . . Chestnut Hill, Pa., 1854-58 

McBride, Joseph, Philadelphia, Pa., 1855-56 

McCarthy, Frank, " 1855-56 

Mazo, Antonio , Spain, 1855-57 

McGrath, Thomas, Philadelphia, Pa. , 1855-56 

Maguire, Joseph Baltimore, Md., . . . .1855-57 

McHugh, James, Philadelphia, Pa 1855-56 

McOuaid, John, " 1856-57 

McDonnell, , " 1856-57 

Morris, William, Washington, D. C, 1856-57 

Magrann, John J., Lancaster, Pa., 1857-57 

McHugh, Charles Patrick Henry, Philadelphia, Pa., 1857-58 

McCoy, William Pat'k Joseph, . . " " 1859-60 

Moore, John C, Waterford, N. Y., 1861-62 

Marsden, Charles Augustine, . . . Lansiugburgh, N. Y., . . . .1865-70 

McKeon, Peter, New York, N. Y., 1865-68 

McNeilis, Edward, Buck Mountain, Pa , .... 1865-66 

Mooney, John, West Philadelphia, Pa., . . . 1S65-68 

Mooney, Joseph, " ... 1865-67 

Mooney, William " " " . . .1865-68 

Magee, James, Lvnchburgh, Va., 1865 66 

Megonegal, Frank Joseph White Hall, Pa. , 1865-68 

McGovern, Frank, Frankford, Pa., 1865-66 

Mulhearn, Edward, Mauch Chunk, Pa., 1866-70 

McGee, Dennis, " " " 1866-70 

McFadden, Patrick, Parkesburg, Pa., 1866-67 

McFadden. John W., Philadelphia, Pa., 1866-68 

Moloney, Thomas, Douglassville, Pa., 1866-69 

McBvoy, Christopher Augustine, Waterbury, Conn., 1866-71 

McShane, Francis Joseph, . . . Philadelphia, Pa., 1866-72 

McDevitt, James, " 1866-67 

McGuire, Hugh, Wilmington, Del., ... . 1866-69 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 8r 



Name. Residence. 



01 

W 



McChrystal, Henry, Philadelphia, Pa., 1866-68 

McPhilomey, Francis, " 1866-67 

Maghery Charles, Haverford, Pa., 1866-67 

Murray, Edward Philadelphia, Pa., 1866-67 

McCaffrey, John B., " " 1866-68 

Meline, Louis Washington, D. C, 1866-67 

Martin, George Joseph, Philadelphia, Pa., 1867-6S 

Moriarty, M. , Ireland, 1867-68 

McKeon, Laurence, Philadelphia, Pa., 1867-68. 

McMahon, John, South Bethlehem, Pa., . . . 1867-71 

McCollum, Thomas, Hawley, Pa., 1867-68 

Marchal, Charles, South Bethlehem, Pa., . . . 1867-69 

McAuliffe, William, Plymouth, Pa., 1868-69 

Murphy, Nicholas Jo! n, B S., '72 ; 

A.B. '73, New York, N. Y., 1868-77 

Mottet Walter — — , Pa., 1868-69 

Moran James E., Savannah, Ga., 1868-72 

McDonongh, William C, .... " " 1868-70 

Magarahan, James F., Augusta, G a 1868-71 

Murphy, Maurice Joseph, .... Bordentown, N. J., 1868-75 

Meade, Francis, . ( , Pa., 1869-70 

Martin, William, Haverford, Pa., 1869-70 

McGovern, Peter Charles, . . . . Jeansville, N. Ca., 1869-75 

Marsden, John Augustine, .... Lansingburgh, N. Y., . . . . 1869-75 

McCully, Charles P., A.B. '71, Athensville, Pa., 1869-71 

Murphy, Robert, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1869-70 

Murphy, John " 1869-70 

Meagher, William, ....... County Wexford, Ireland, . . 1869-70 

McCarty, Daniel F., Lawrence, Mass., 1869-71 

McCarty, Michael, " " 1869-71 

McGowan, Francis Xavier, B.S.'72; 

A.B. '73, " " 1869-77 

McDonough, John Pottsville, Pa., 1869-71 

McConnell, Isaac Rosemont, Pa., 1869-70 

Martin, Henry, Whitehall, Pa., . 1869-70 

McCartney, Edward, Philadelphia, Pa., 1870-71 

McKinney, Cornelius, Alexandria, Va., 1870-73 

McHale, James, Philadelphia, Pa., 1870-72 

Moran, Thomas, Rockville, Pa., 1870-71 

McGiuley, William, Lawrence, Mass., 1870-72 

McFaul, John, ... . . . Londonderry, Ireland, . . .1871-72 

Moran, William J., A.B. '75, . . Rockville, Pa., 1871-75 

Mahlon, Walter, Philadelphia, Pa., 1871-73 



82 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF YILLANOYA. 



Name. Residence. & 

S 

McCounell, William E., New Orleans, La., 1871-73 

McCormick, Francis, Philadelphia, Pa., 1871-73 

McCranor, Arthur Peter, B.S. '72 ; 

A.B. '73, Lawrence, Mass. 1S71-78 

McCully, Henry G., A.B. '74, . . Athensville, Pa., 1871-74 

McGrath, John, Mahanoy City, Pa., 1871-73 

McLoon, Eugene A., Wilkesbarre, Pa., 1S71-73 

McManus, James V., Philadelphia, Pa , 1871-72 

Murphy, James D., B.S. '74, . . . Williamsport, Pa., 1S72-74 

Miller, Philip, Philadelphia, Pa., 1872-74 

McDevitt, John J., B.S. '79, ... " " 1872-79 

McGovern, Francis J., Lawrence, Mass., 1872-75 

Marsden.Wm. Augustine, A.B. '74,Lansingburgh, N. Y., .... 1872-77 

McLoughlin, John J., Mahanoy City, Pa 1873-74 

McDonough, Francis, Savannah, Ga., 1873-73 

Murphy, John F., Philadelphia, Pa., 1873-74 

Maginn, M. M., New York, N. Y. 1873-74 

McGovern, Francis J., Pottsville, Pa., 1873-76 

Mover, Robert R., Philadelphia, Pa., 1873-75 

McCloskey, John, " " 1873-74 

McCormack, F. " " 1873-74 

Murphy, James F., " " 1873-74 

Murphy, T " " 1873-74 

Marry, B Kelly ville, Pa., 1873-74 

Muldowney, John, Shenandoah, Pa., 1874-79 

Meredith, Edmund, Chestnut Hill, Pa., 1874-75 

Murphy, Dennis, Pottstown, Pa., 1874-75 

Murphy, Sylvester A., New York, N. Y., .1874-76; '79-80 

Morrison, William Joseph, .... Shenandoah, Pa., 1S74-81 

Mo./lan, Thomas Amesbury. Mass., . . . 1874-75 

.McGnwan, ThomasW., ... . Lawrence, Mass., i874-75;';7-7S; '80-82 

Monaghan, Peter, Shenandoah, Pa. 1874-75 

Monaghan, Bernard, " " 1S74-75 

McCue, Stephen J., Foster's Mills, Pa. 1874-75 

Monahan, James, A.B. '78, . . . Providence, R. I., 1875-78 

Murphy, Daniel Joseph, A.B. '77, . Maiden, Mass.,. ..... .1875-81 

Murphy Daniel J. " " 1875-76 

Magee, Edwin, Chester Co., Pa., 1875-7 6 

Murphy, Francis , Vt., 1S75-76 

McCusker, John, .Salem, Mass., 1875-76 

Myhan, Thomas E. Lawrence, Mass., 1S75-79 

Martinez, Martino, Havana, Cuba 1S75-76 

McCranor, Francis Augustine, . . Lawrence, Mass., 1875-81 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 83 



Name. Residence. {5 . 

w J 

Mangan, Joseph H., A.B. '78, . . Albany, N. Y., 1876-78 

Megargee, Bernard Byrne, A.B. '81, Philadelphia, Pa., 1876-81 

McManus Clarence M., Titusville, Pa., 1876-78 

McArdle, Francis J., Thompsonville, Conn., . . .1875-80 

Moloney, Thomas J., Hartford, Conn. 1877-79 

McFadden, Chas. Jos. Aloysius, . Chestnut Hill, Pa 1877-86 

McAteer, Harry F., Houtzdale, Pa., 1877-78 

Morrissey, John J., A.B. '8r, . . . Hartford, Conn., 1878-81 

Morton, Edward Patrick, .... Lawrence, Mass., 1878-80 

McArdle, Francis J., Philadelphia, Pa. 1878-80 

Moriarty, Jos. Thos. Aloysius, . . Lawrence, Mass., 1878-87 

McKenna, William J., Philadelphia, Pa 1878-81 

McGarvey, Daniel J., B.S. '81, . . Byberry P. O., Pa 1878-81 

Mulligan, James E. Philadelphia, Pa., '. . . . .1878-82 

Murray Thomas Bryn Mawr, Pa 1878-79 

McCartney, Edward L-, .... Philadelphia, Pa., 1878-80 

Maguire, Thomas J., 1878-80 

Martin, John P., Peekskill, N. Y. 1879-80 

McEvoy, Patrick Germantown, Pa., 1879-79 

McCloskey, Joseph Vincent, . . . Gulf Mills, Pa., 1879-80 

McCloskey, JnmesF., " " " 1879-80 

McCartney, William Philadelphia, Pa., 1880-81 

Molloy, William J., Kellyville, Pa., 1880-81 

Martin, Andrew J., Waterford, N. Y., 1880-81 

Martin. Farrell J. G., South Norwalk, Conn., . . .1880-83 

McAvoy, John J., Lawrence, Mass., 1880-85 

Muldoon, Thomas James, B S. '84, Brooklyn, N. Y., . . 1880-84; '86-87 

McGee, Edward J. Syracuse, N. Y., 1880-81 

McMonigle, Daniel J Bustleton, Pa., 1880-81 

McCauley, William, Roscmont, Pa., 1880-81 

McDermott, William C, ! . . Letterkenny, Ireland, . . . .1880-82 

Maugan, Thomas E., Brooklyn, N. Y., 1880-81 

McNichol, Daniel J., Philadelphia, Pa. 1880-82 

Manning, Thomas E., Lowell, Mass., 1880-82 

McGowan, James Francis, .... Carthage, N. Y., 1881-84 

Medina, Francis John, Philadelphia, Pa 1881-83 

Medina, Frederick John " " 1881-83 

Myers Thomas E-, New Hartford, Conn., .... 1881-S2 

McGovern, Francis P., Philadelphia, Pa 1881-83 

McCaun, Christopher T., . . . . Saugatuck, Conn., 1881-83 

Murphy, Edward Mary Joseph, . . North Andover, Mass 1881-85 

McCullough, John James, . . . . St. Clair, Pa., . . . .1881-82:85-86 
Miller Francis, Philadelphia, Pa., 1881-81 



84 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 



Name. Residence. j; 

"t^ *— 
ft. _• 

Maguire, John A " " i88r-84 

McDade, James A Wilkesbarre, Pa., 1881-82 

Mortimer William Philadelphia, Pa., 1881-81 

Murray, William H., Danbury, Conn., 1882-84 

Murray, Edward W , 1882- ? 

McLoughlin, Andrew Mark A.. . Philadelphia. Pa 1882-88. 

McCarran John A New York, N. Y 1882-84 

Mahoney, William Patrick, . . . Philadelphia. Pa 1882-85 

Maguire, George Era cis! . . . Providence, R. I., 1882-83 

Mahon, Thomas, Providence, R. I., 1882-83 

Morley, Michael J Philadelphia, Pa 1882-84 

Maguire, John, " " 1883-84 

Maguire, Henry, " 1884-86 

Molloy, Peter, * " " 1884-85 

Murphy. William New York, N. Y., 1884-85 

McKenna, Charles Gregory, . . . Haverford, Pa., 1884-93 

McNamara, John Pittstou, Pa 1884 85 

McLaughlin, Bartholomew, . . . Cohoes, N. Y. 1884-S5 

Morrow, Thomas Joseph A Albany, N. Y., 1884-89 

Maloney, Patrick Philadelphia, Pa., 1884-85 

McFadden, John Patrick Chestnut Hill, Pa., .... .1884-86 

Monaghan, Patrick F., Shenandoah, Pa., 1884-86 

Maloney, Michael Pittston, Pa., 1884-85 

McGarry, Eugene P St. Clair, Pa 1885-86 

McErlain, John, Germantown, Pa., 1885-93 

Murry, John B., Conshohocken. Pa 1885-85 

Malatesta, Francesco, Philadelphia, Pa., 1885-87 

Mullen, William John Shamokin, Pa 1885 81 

Mullen, Mark Crane Philadelphia, Pa 1885-92 

McDonough, Daniel Ardmore, Pa., 1885-86 

McMahon, Daniel James Germantown, Pa 1885-88 

McNamara, John Philadelphia, Pa., 1886-87 

Mahan, John, ... • Troy, N. Y 1886-87 

McGovern, James " " 1886-86 

McGettigan, Edward Christopher, Philadelphia, Pa. 1886-89 

McCaun, James F Rryn Mawr, Pa., . . . 1886-87 ; 89-91 

McDermott, Leo New York, N. Y., 1887-87 

McGinley, George Middleport, Pa., 1887-88 

McCloskey, Anthony Chestnut Hill, Pa., 1887-89 

Meyers, Samuel, Philadelphia, Pa., 1887-88 

McWade, Robert Malachy, . . . Wayne, Pa 1887-88 

McWade, John James " " 1887-S9 

McWade, Walter " " 1887-87 



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"McNally, Mark;, Haverford, Pa. 1888-89 

McMahon, David Edward, . . . . Germantown, Pa 1888-89 

McNally, Joseph F., Albany, N. Y., 1888-89 

McDowell, Raymond Atlantic City, N. J., 1889-89 

McDermott, Bernard Shenandoah, Pa., 1889-89 

Murphy, John Aloysius, Brooklyn, Pa., 1889-93 

Mulvihill, Charles B., " N. Y., 1889-90 

McLaughlin, Patrick Francis, . . Boston, Mass., 1889-90 

Meave, Francisco Asia, Cayo Valiente. Cuba 1890-91 

Mallen, James Augustine, . . . . North East, Md., 1890-93 

Melley, Dennis Michael Tamaqua, Pa., 1890-91 

Murphy, Michael John Philadelphia, Pa., 1890-93 

.Murphy, John Joseph, " " 1890-91 

McGroerty, James Francis, ... " " 1890-92 

McKenna, William, West Philadelphia, Pa 1890-90 

Martinez, Albert George, . . . . Philadelphia, Pa., 1891-93 

McDonnell, Michael Henry, . . . Lawrence, Mass. 1891-93 

Murtaugh, Edward James, .... Catasauqua, Pa., 1891-93 

McWilliams, John A., Philadelphia, Pa 1891-92 

McKenna, Frank, Haverford, Pa., 1891-92 

Moreno, Jose M., Chihuahua, Mexico 1891-92 

Moreno, Francisco, . " .... 1891-92 

Murphy, William Joseph, . . . . Renovo, Pa., 1891-93 

McCall, James Joseph, Philadelphia, Pa 1891-93 

Donald, James W., ....... . Freeland, Pa . .1891-92 

Medina, Charies Rice Philadelphia, Pa 1891-93 

McCallan, Bernard J., " " 1891-92 

Mitton, Philip Joseph, " " 1891-93 

Murphy, Joseph Brooklyn, N. Y 1891-93 

Monaghan, Edward Jerome, . . . Shenandoah, Pa., 189293 

Martinez, Victor George, . . . . Philadelphia, Pa., 1S92-92 

■ I ion, Wm. Joseph Aloysius, . . Hartford, Conn., 1S92-93 

McKeough, Edward Patrick, . . . " " 1892-93 

McCullough, Michael Francis, . . New York, N. Y 1892-93 

McCullough, Joseph James, ... 1892-93 

Marsh, William, Philadelphia, Pa 1892-93 

MeBride, Charles Clement, . . . . Beaver Meadows, Pa 1892-93 

Morio, Harry, Philadelphia, Pa 1892-93 

Nowlan, Miles C, Philadelphia, Pa 1843-45 

Nowlan, William " " 1843-45 

Noon, James Chrysostom Ebensburg, Pa., 1848-51 

Noon, Philip, " " 1851-52 

. Nyliam, Alfred A, Lawrence, Mass., 1869-76 



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Ny ham, John B Lawrence, Mass 1870-73 

Nolan, Bernard J Barnhart's Mills, Pa 1874-75 

Newman, Spencer G Church Hill, Md 18S1-.S2 

Nugent, John Augustine Lawrence, Mass 1883-90 

Naulty, John L Philadelphia. Pa 1884-86 

Nardello, Carlo " " 1886-87 

Nelson. Harry Thomas Oakford. Pa 1892-93 

O'Gea, Francis Matauzas, Cuba i847~47 

O'Keeffe, William Philadelphia, Pa., 1848-50 

O'Connor, William Stephen, . . . Manayunk, Pa., 1848-50 

O'Neill, Joseph New York, N. Y 1849-50 

Owens, James Augustine Philadelphia, Pa., 1849-51 

O'Keeffe. William Aloysius, ... " " 1849-52 

O'Neil, Joseph, " " 1849-50 

O'Donnell. Charles " 1849-50 

O'Neill. Edward " '850-51 

O'Brien, John Duross 1851-52 

O'Brien, John Port Richmond, Pa 1852-53 

O'Neil, John New York, N. Y 1855-56 

O'Brien, Michael William, . . . Savannah, Ga 1855-57 

O'Connor. Dennis Monroe, Mich 1855-56 

Owesney, William , 1856-57 

Ortega, Juan, , Cuba 1856-57 

Oliver, Joseph Philadelphia, Pa i860-? 

O'Farrell, Michael Mary Castlebar, Ireland 1865-70 

0' Byrne, John, Philadelphia. Pa., 1865-67 

O'Byrne, George 1865-67 

Ott, Jeremiah, Haverford. Pa 1865-67 

O'Reilly. Michael Francis, . . . West Philadelphia, Pa., . . .1865-68 

O'Reilly, Thomas, . Ireland 1866-67 

O'Connor, Frederick, Monroe. Mich., 1866-67 

O'Reilly, James Thomas, A. B., '71, Lansingburgh. N. Y., . . . .1866-74 

O'Neill. William Francis New York, N. Y 1867 

O'Brien, , N. V 1868-69 

O'Dolohery, John , N.Y., 1868-69 

Oblinger, John B., A.B. '72, . . . Miltonsburg, O. , 1869-72 

O'Rourke, John Philadelphia, Pa. 1869-70 

O'Connor, Charles, : Monroe, Mich., 1869-72 

O'Leary, James Lawrence. Mass., 1869-70 

O'Leary, Timothy, " " 1869-70 

O'Leary, Andrew " " 1869-70 

O'Gara, Thomas F " " 1870-71 

O'Reilly, Edward Augustine, . . Maryborough, Ireland, . . . 1870-75 



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( ) Toole, Michael, Wilkesbarre, Pa 1870-73 

O'Leary, Michael J., Lawrence, Mass., 1870-73 

Oblinger, Clement L Miltonburg, 1871-75 

O'Connor, John P Philadelphia, Pa., . .... [872-72 

O'Rourke, Thomas " "..... 1873-73 

O'Connell, Patrick Joseph, . . . Williamstown, Mass., . . . .1873-80 

Ogden, James B., King of Prussia, Pa. 1873-74 

O'Connor, James P., Lansingburgh, N. Y., 1874-75; '80-81 

O'Neil James Amesbury, Mass., 1874-75 

O'Mahony, Daniel John, .... Lawrence, Mass., 1874-81 

O'Sullivan, John Mary, " " 1874-80 

O'Kane, Daniel Gloucester, N. J., 1874-76 

O'Reilly, John Philadelphia, Pa., 1875-76 

Ortiz, Luis Reyes, San Antonio, Tex., 1877-77 

O'Connor, Thomas H., Tomhannock, N. Y 1877-78 

O'Reilly, Joseph P., Reading, Pa., 1878-79 

O'Brien, John Joseph North Andover, Mass., . . .1878-85 

O'Connor, James P Louella, Pa , 1878-79 

O'Grady, William, A.B. '80, . . . Eastport, Me., 1878-80 

Oyster, Edward A., Washington, D. C, 1879-81 

O'Grady, Dominick Pat'k.A.B. '84, Kelly ville, Pa., 1879-85 

O'Brien, WilliamS., Lynn, Mass., 1879-82 

O'Connell, Daniel Philadelphia, Pa., [880-81 

O, Sullivan, Daniel Jas. Augustine, Lawrence, Mass 1880-86 

O'Shea, Joseph Francis, Lynn, Mass. , [881-83 

O'Hara.John Philadelphia, Pa 1883-85 

O'Connor, Joseph J., Louisville, Ky [884-85 

O'Connor, Gerald John, B. S. '87; 

A.B. '88 Waterford, N. Y., 1884-88 

O'Neill, James Philadelphia, Pa., 1884-86 

O'Brien, Terence Francis Mary, . Carrickbeg, Ireland, 1885-87 

O'Donnell, Patrick Joseph Hugh, Donegal, " 1885-89 

O'Brien, James, Philadelphia, Pa. , 1885-85 

O'Brien, John " " 1886-86 

O'Neill, John J , . " " 1886-87. 

O'Hearn.John Shenandoah, Pa., 1886-87 

O'Leary, Timothy Conshohocken, Pa., 1887-88 

O'Hay, John Joseph, Germantown, Pa 1887-88 

O'Neill, John J., Philadelphia, Pa., 1887-89 

O'Rourke, Charles New York, N. Y., 1887-87 

O'Donnell, John Francis, .... Manavunk, Pa., 1889-90 

O'Connor, Edmund A., Waterford, N. Y., 1891-91 

O'Donnell, Bernard Joseph, . . . Drifton, Pa., 1891-93 



88 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VILLANOVA. 



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■O'Neill, Francis, Chester, Pa., [891-92 

O'Donnell, John Edward, . . . . Heckschersville, Pa., .... 1892-93 
O'Donnell, James Vincent, ... " . . . . 1892-93 

O'Leary, James Francis, Hartford, Conn., 1892-93 

O'Brien, Louis Joseph Philadelphia, Pa. 1892-93 

O'Malley, John Francis, Lansingburgh, N. Y 1892-93 

Parks, Richard Philadelphia, Pa., 1843-45 

Peale, Francis Titian " 1848-49 

Plunkett, James Augustine, . . . Wilmington, Del., 1853-55 

Plunkett, Philip Michael, .... " " .... 1853-55 

Plunkett, Francis Cornelius. . . " " 1S53-55 

Pinto, Remigio Puerto Principe, Cuba, . . . 1853-54 

Phillips, Michael S Pottsville, Pa., 1866-69 

Phillips, Andrew " " 1867-69 

Price, Charles, Wilmington, N. Ca. 1867-69 

Philbin, William J., Wilkesbarre, Pa., 1868-70 

Pettit, William Patrick Philadelphia, Pa., 1869-71 

Peres. Camille L., Havana, Cuba, 1871-73 

Peres, Albert M., " ' 1872-73 

Peres, Marcellino F., " " 1872-73 

Poyser, William J., Canton, O., i' s 73~74 

Patterson, Harry D. ( Philadelphia, Pa., 1875-80 

Palacio, Pedro Antonio, Cienfuegos, Cuba 1S77-79 

Preudergast, James H. Stamford, Conn 1877-78 

Purcell, Mark F., Philadelphia, Pa., . . . . . . 1878-79 

Perea, Jacob San Jose\ New Mexico, . . . iSSo-Sn 

Parker, Edward Philadelphia, Pa 1S85-S5 

Pickett, William Laurence, . . . Bridgeport, Conn. 1891-93 

Parker, William Jeremiah, .... Ouincy, Mass., 1891-93 

Plunkett, Andrew Joseph, . . Stamford, Conn., 1892-93 

Ouigg.John, Philadelphia, Pa., 1847-48 

Ouinlau, John, " " 1847-48 

Quigg, Thomas Stanislaus. ... " 1849-52 

Ouigg, John " " 1849-52 

Ouigley, Edward, Savannah, Ga 1852-53 

Ouin, William, Albany, N. V, iS53"54 

Ouin. Arthur, " " 1853-54 

Quintero, Diego, Havana, Cuba 1S67-69 

Ouinu, Thos. J., B.S. '75; A.B. '77, Lawrence Mass., 1872-77 

Quigley, James B Atlantic City, N.J. , 1873-74 

Ouinn, John J., . Lawrence, Mass. 1875-76 

Quigley, James P., * " " 1879-82 

Quinn, JohuH., Albany, N. Y., 1883-84 



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Ryan, Edward, Philadelphia, Pa., 1843-45 

Robinson, Samuel, Montgomery Co., Pa., . . . .1843-45 

Rogan, Michael, , N.Y., 1S43-45 

Rooney, Michael, Albany, N. Y., 1846-48 

Ryan, John, Philadelphia, Pa. , 1846-48 

Read, Samuel, " " 1849-50 

Rogers, Peter Ambrose, Troy, N. Y., 1850-52 

Rogers, Francis, New York, N. Y., 1851-52 

Rogers, Thomas, " " " ... 1851-52 

Roche, George, . . Baltimore, Md., 1851-52 

Rourke, John, Williamsburgh, N. Y., . . .1852-53 

Rush, Benjamin, Fayetteville, N. Ca. , 1852-54 

Ringold, Walter, Charleston, S. Ca., 1853-54 

Ruch, Joseph, Philadelphia, Pa., 1855-57 

Ryan, Joseph " " 1S58-60 

Rodgers, Edward, Mauch Chunk, Pa., 1866-67 

Regan, Bernard, Lawrence, Mass., 1867-68 

Robinson, Edward, Philadelphia, Pa., 1867-68 

Ryan, Jeremiah Joseph South Bethlehem, Pa., . . . .1867-75 

Rice, James, Philadelphia, Pa., 1867-70 

Roche, , Passage, Ireland 1868-69 

Rogers, Peter, , 1868-69 

Rohe, Henry, Philadelphia, Pa., 1868-70 

Regan, Daniel Dennis, A.B. '72, . Lawrence, Mass., 1868-74 

Ryan, James A., Philadelphia, Pa., 1869-70 

Ryan, John, " " 1870-71 

Ryan, Mathew, Douglassville, Pa., 1870-71 

Rowan, Francis Joseph, A.B. '74, Philadelphia, Pa., 1870-77 

Ryan, John E., " " 1871-72 

Ryan, John A., Mahanoy City, Pa., 1872-73 

Rice, Hugh B., San Antonio, Tex., 1872-73 

Roberts, Thomas L. , Brooklyn, N. Y., 1873-74 

Reilly, William J., Scran ton, Pa., . 1873-74 

Reilly, Charles B Brooklyn, N. Y., 1874-75 

Ryan, John Joseph, B.S. '76, . . . Chestnut Hill, Pa., 1874-81 

Roberts, Charles F., Brooklyn, N. Y., 1874-75 

Roberts, George A., " " 1874-77 

Rasco, Tomas, Sagua, Cuba, 1875-76 

Rasco, Francisco, " 1875-76 

Roberts, Eugene, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1876-77 

Roca, AurelioT., Sagua, Cuba, 1876-79 

Roach, Edward A., Boston, Mass., 1877-78 

Ryle, James P., A.B. '79, . . . . Stamford, Conn 1877-79 



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Ryan, WmJ., Philadelphia, Pa., 187S-79 

Regan, William Patrick, .... Andover, Mass., 1878-84 

Rocca, Daniel Washington, D. C, 1878-79 

Regan, Henry Timothy, A.B., '80, Andover, Mass., 1879-85 

Riordan, John, Castle Island, Ireland, .... 1879-80 

Ryan, John F., Stamford, Conn., 1879-82 

Regan, John Joseph Laurence, . . Lawrence, Mass., 1879-84 

Roberts, Theodore Sudler, .... Centreville, Md. 1879-81 

Roberts, George C, " " 1879-80 

Roberts, Edward J., Brooklyn, N. Y 18S0-81 

Rogers, George A., Troy, N. Y., 1880-81 

Ryan, William J. A., New York, X. Y., 18S0-1 ; 83-5 ; 92-2 

Rice, Owen F Saugatuck, Conn 1881-84 

Ryce, Bernard P., Plainville. Conn 1881-82 

Rychman, Francis J., New York, N. Y 1882-83 

Ryan, James T. '• " " 1883-84; '92-92 

Rafferty, James, Lansingburgh, N. Y., . . 1885-88 

Regan, James F. , Providence, R. I., . ... 1S86-87 

Russell, Francis Charles Haverford, Pa., . 1887-90 

Ryan, Michael Aloysius, . . . . Chestnut Hill, Pa., 1888-93 

Riordan, Frederick Stephen, . . Lawrence, Mass., 1888-93 

Rafe, John William, Gordon, Pa., 1889-90 

Radigau, Edward James, .... Croghan, N. Y 1890-91 

Ryle, John Joseph, Stamford, Conn 1892-93 

Sturdivant, Horatio, Philadelphia, Pa 1847-48 

Sturdivant, John, " " 1847-48 

Stockdale, Lewis Yincent, ... " " 1849-52 

Stanton, Thomas, Castlebar, Ireland 1850-52 

Semmes, Raphael, Washington, D. C 1850-52 

Stockdale, James, Philadelphia, Pa 1S50-51 

Smith, Edward Augustine, ... " 1850-51 

Shiels, Robert , Ireland, 1849-50 

Stewart, Joseph Francis Aloysius, Harrisburgh, Pa., 1S49-51 

Smith, John, Philadelphia, Pa . 1850-51 

Smith, John , Ireland 1851-52 

Silva, Francis, Philadelphia, Pa., 1851-52 

Socorras, Mariano de, , Cuba 1851-52 

Socorras, Macedonio de, . . . . , Cuba, 1851-52 

Stewart, Alexander, Harrisburgh, Pa., 1851-52 

Shaeff, John, Lancaster, Pa 1851-52 

Semmes, Warfield Washington, D. C 1851-52 

Socorras, Tomas de, " , Cuba 1852-53 

Smith, Philip, Philadelphia, Pa., 1852-53 



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Sullivan, William, Lawrence, Mass., 1852-53 

Shoemaker, Edward, Ebensburgh, Pa., 1852-53 

Shoemaker, Francis, A.B. '56 . . " " 1852-56 

vShoemaker, Edward, " • 1852-54 

Sayen, Edward, Philadelphia, Pa., 1852-54 

.Smith, Otho Augustine, Boonsborough, Md. , .... 1852-54 

Smith, Francis James, " " .... 1852-54 

Sweeney, James, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1852-53 

Sharkey, Francis, , Ireland, 1852-53 

Stack, , Pittsburgh, Pa., 1853-? 

Sales, James, Harrisburg, Pa., ....... 1853-54 

.Sales, Francis Augustine, . . . , , ?~54 

Stokes, Charles Borromeo, . . . Philadelphia, Pa., 1853-56 

Sayen George, " 1854-55 

Stanton, John, " " 1855-56 

Solms, Sydney Ambrose, .... " 1855-56 

Scanlan, , , Venezuela, 1S56-57 

Staler, John , , 1856-56 

Sheeran, Francis Michael, . . . Philadelphia, Pa., 1857-58 

.Stanton, Samuel Michael, ... " " 185 7-? 

Stanton, William Augustine, . . " " 1857-? 

Scravendyke, John, " " i860-? 

Scravendyke, James, " i860-? 

Shoemaker, Samuel A., Ebensburg, Pa., 1865-68 

Sheridan, John, Philadelphia, Pa., 1866-67 

Shields, Robert Loretto, Pa., 1866-68 

Siegfried, Adolph, Philadelphia, Pa., 1867-73 

Sieberlich, Thomas M., " " 1S67-69 

Sclueffer, William, " " 1867-68 

Smith, Edward J., New York, N. Y., 1869-72 

.Smith, George R., .... " " 1869-70 

Stang, William, Chester Co., Pa., 1870-70 

Sambalino, William, Philadelphia, Pa 1870-71 

Sieberlich, Edward, " " 1871-72 

Sweeney, John, Summit Hill, Pa., 1871-73 

Sheeran, John H Jersey City, N. Y., 1872-74 

Sherman, Louis C, , , J873-74 

Stanton, Thomas F Pottsville, Pa., 1873-74 

Slattery, James, Jersey City, N. Y., 1873-76 

Suarez, Jose Rafael Cienfuegos Cuba. 1875-77 

Smith, Roberto F., Cardenas Cuba J 875-77 

Sexton. Philip F., Lawrence, Mass 1876-77 

Schultz, Henry J Indianola, Tex., 1877-79 



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Schultz, John Henry Indianola, Tex., 1877-79 

Sullivan, Peter F., Lawrence, Mass 1877-83 

Slamon, John F., Thompsonville, Conn., . . . 1S77-80 

Strong, George J., Windsor Locks Conn., . . . 1878-79 

Sarria, William E. C, Cienfuegos, Cuba, 187S-80 

Sullivan, William J., . 1879-80 

Sarria, John Cienfuegos Cuba .... 1879-81 

Sinnot, James, Upton, Pa 1S79-80 

Schlenk, Edward J Philadelphia, Pa., 18S0-81 

Sheehan, William ' " 1S81-S2 

Stokes, John Still Pond, Md 1881-82 

Stanley, Francis Joseph, Philadelphia, Pa 18S1-86 

Sayers, Michael H Waterbury, Conn 1SS1-82 

Sweeney, John J Philadelphia, Pa., 1SS1-83 

Sweeney, Joseph M., " " 1882-83 

Sullivan, William, , , ... . 1882-83 

Showalter, Henry Latrobe, Pa 18S2-S3 

Shelthorn, Charles N., Reading, Pa., 1S84-87 

Strong, Charles, Villanova, Pa., 1S85-88 

Strong. William •' " 1SS5-S8 

Schmickler, Bartholomew Boni- 
face, Ehlingen, Prussia 1885-89 

Sullivan, John Eugene, Cambridge, N. Y 18S6-89 

Shea, Edward, Radnor, Pa., 18S6-89 

Sheehy, John Augustine, . . . . Valley Falls, N. Y 1887-S9 

Sweeney, Henry Roger, Andover, Mass., 18S7-91 

Skinner Albert Thompson, B.S. 

'88, Hoosick Falls, N. Y., . . 18S7-88 

Skinner, Charles Rufus, B.S. '89, . " " «' ... . 18S7-S9 

Scanlan John Ebensburg, Pa 1887-88 

Shea, John Thomas, Lawrence Mass., 1888-88 

Stevenson, Joseph Henry San Francisco, Cal., 18S8-S9 

Slowitzsky, Adam Hazleton, Pa., 18S9-C0 

South, George Washington, Jr., . Berwyn, Pa., 1889-93 

Steans, Henry Griffith, B.S. '91 . . Valley Falls, N. Y., 1890-91 

South, Edward, . Berwyn, Pa., 1890-91 

Strong, Henry Ubaldus Villanova, Pa., 1S91-93 

Strong Ignatius Joseph, .... " " 1891-93 

Small. Thomas Joseph, Ardmore, Pa., 1S91-93 

Smith, John Stanley, Scranton, Pa., 1891-93 

Sullivan, Daniel Bartholomew, . . Philadelphia, Pa., 1892-93 

Turner, William J., A.M. '81, . . " " 1843-45 

Tobin, James, " " .... 1843-45 



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Tobin, Michael Philadelphia, Pa 1843-45 

Topinard, Paul, " " 1843-45 

Tomkins, Evan, . " "...... 1847-48 

Torriente, Miguel Simforiauo, . . Havana, Cuba, 1850-50 

Thompson Joseph Augustine, . . Baltimore, Md., 1849-51 

Talt, Joseph Michael " " 1854-57 

Talt, John Henry, " " 1854-57 

Tyson Albert Philadelphia, Pa., 1856-57 

Taverner. Joseph, Baltimore, Md., 1S56-57 

Tusson, Rene\ , La., 1856-57 

Tusson, L£once , " 1856-57 

Thompson, George, Philadelphia, Pa., 1865-66 

Turner. William " '• 1866-68 

Tracy, William P., " " 1866-67 

Tiernan, George, " " 1869-71 

Toomey, Daniel B., Boston, Mass., 1870-71 

Tracy, John Thomas, B.S. '75 . . Salisbury, Md 1S71-75 

Thompson, Thomas, Philadelphia Pa., . . ... 1871-72 

Turner, William J., " " 1872-75 

Turner, John A " " 1872-75 

Tischner, Augustus, " ■ 1873-76 

Tischner, Frederick W., " " 1873-76 

Taggart. James E., Wilmington, Del 1873-75 

Tete Frederick T Philadelphia Pa., 1874-75 

Tracy, James J., Salisbury, Md 1874-77 

Tobin. William J., Shenandoah. Pa., 1874-75 

Tierney, John Joseph " " 1875-78 

Tvvibill. William F., Philadelphia, Pa 1877-81 

Tabio Teodoro , Cuba 1880-81 

Teeling, Francis A., Boston, Mass. , 1880-81 

Tellado. Manuel, .... . . Vigo, Spain, 1881-81 

Tierney, Lawrence Edw., B.S. '84, Shenandoah Pa 1SS3-84 

Timothy, Joseph Bryn Mawr. Pa., 1884-87 

Thorpe, John, Carthage, N. Y., 1884-86 

Tunney. David Philadelphia, Pa 1885-86 

Turner, Harvey, Atlantic City, N. J., 1SS6-8S 

Tabio Juan T Cardenas, Cuba, 1886-87 

Turner, Hamilton Atlantic City, N. J 1887-89 

Tierney, Michael Francis, .... Shenandoah. Pa., 1S88-89 

Tucker, Louis Bernard, Philadelphia, Pa , 1889-93 

Tierney, Michael Ambrose, . . . Salem, N. Y 1891-93 

Tague, James Gulf Mills, Pa. , 1S92-92 

Tourscher, Francis Edward, . . . Dushore, Pa , 1892-93 



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Udaeta. A Cochabamba, Bolivia 1871-72 

Upshur, James New Orleans, La 1872-74 

Ugualde, Pedro M Bilbao Spain, 1872-74 

Vida. Martino , " 1847-48 

Varona. Adolfo Eduardo de ... , Cuba, 1853-54 

Vallarino. Bernardo, . , 1857-57 

Villegas Felipe de, Cienfuegos, Cuba, ...... 1877-78 

Valdes, Isidoro, , 1880-80 

Villars. Edmund Carthage, N. Y., 1881-83 

Valiquette, Alfred Henry, .... Ottawa. Canada, 18S5-90 

Vaughan, James Edward, . . . West Philadelphia, Pa., . . . 1887-92 

Vasey, Nicholas Joseph Philadelphia, Pa., 1892-93 

Ward, John D., Leesburg, N.J 1843-45 

Ward, William " " 1846-47 

Wakeham. William, Columbia. Va 1847-48 

Waldron, Daniel, , Fla 1848-51 

Ward, James Francis, Leesburg, N. J., 185 1-5 1 

Wilson Emile, , Cuba 1852-53 

Williams, Patrick, Latrobe, Pa., 1852-53 

Waldron James David London, England 1854-61 

Wernet Alexander, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1855-56 

Walsh, B New York. N. Y., 1855-57 

Wilcox, Michael, Philadelphia Pa 1856-57 

Willoz, Augnste, Donaldsonville. La., 1856-57 

Wynne, James, Buck Mountain. Pa., .... 1865-69 

Wilson. Charles, Princess Anue's Co., Md., . . 1866-68 

Walsh, James H., Troy, N. V 1866-68 

Wall, , , , 1867-68 

Waters, Edward A., ....... Philadelphia. Pa., 1867-70 

Woods, John, " ,l 1867-68 

White, Thomas L., A. B. '71, . . . McKeesport, Fa., 1868-71 

Wynne, Peter, Clifton Pa., 1870-72 

Wade Andrew F., Elizabethtown, Pa 1870-72 

Waters, A., Philadelphia Pa 1871-75 

Watson Laurence J., Beverley Farms, Mass. , I . . . 1874-75 

Wall, Julian A Lawrence Mass., 1876-78 

White James E., McKeesport, Pa., 1878-81 

Ward Thomas Radnor, Pa 1878-85 

Ward, John Edward " ' 1878-83 

Waldron, Thomas J., Pottsville, Pa., 1878-82 

Warren, James, Tralee, Ireland, 1878-79 

Williams. James E Lynn. Mass 1879-81 

Wingard Charles Wesley Washington, D. C 7 9-82 



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White, Michael Joseph Augustine, Islandbawne Ireland 1880-85 

Whelan Jno. Patk. Jos. Augustine, Dublin, Ireland 1880-85 

Wright. Walter Turpin Centreville, Md., 1880-82 

Walsh, Robert J., Norwalk, Conn 1880-82 

Whitfield, George V., New Castle, Del., ...... 1881-82 

White, Edward L-, Baltimore, Md., 1881-82 

Walsh, Thomas A., Amesbury, Mass., 1881-82 

Williamson. James P. Wilkesbarre, Pa., 1882-83 

Walsh, Frederick Carthage, N. Y., . . . 1885-87 

Weisser, Florence S., Allegheny, Pa., 1885-86 

Whitney, Francis Xavier, . . . Wayne, Pa 1889-91 

Walsh, Francis Patrick Carthage, N. Y., 1890-91 

Walsh, John Mark, Schaghticoke, N. Y., . . . 1890 93 

Wills, Henry Stewart, Islip, N. Y., 1891-93 

Whitney, Thomas B., Wayne, Pa. 1891-92 

Walsh John J., Carthage, N. Y., 1891-92 

Wade, Edward James Lawrence, Mass., 1892-93 

Wade, Joseph Peter ' ' 1892-93 

Wade. Edward Towler, Chicago, 111., 1892-93 

Young Jefferson J General Wayne, Pa., . . .1850-50 

Young. Edward " "' " .... 1886-69 

Yrisarri, Jacob, Albuquerque, Mexico, . . . 1876-77 

Yrisarri. Eugenio, " ' - ... 1876-77 

Yarnall, Francis A Philadelphia, Pa., 1891-92 

Zietz, Louis " " 1875-76 




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