Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Dumortier, Rev. Father
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 14 Nov 1895, p. 3, column 2


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Entered Into Rest.
Rev. Father Dumortier, one of the first priests to minister to the congregations of St. Joseph's Church in their old church at Dublin, died at Guelph last Friday evening, after a long illness. The Rev. Father was born in Toulouse, France, Feb. 18th, 1818. Having reached manhood and attained a liberal classical education he came to America about 1850. Several years were spent in Quebec. He was then sent to New York state and entered Fordham college, where he was Professor of Latin for three years, until removed to Guelph on August 6th, 1856, to assist Rev. Father Holtzer who was parish priest, and Rev. Father Matoga in missionary work. The latter priest, however, died the same month and the work of establishing and taking charge of the outside missions fell to Father Demortier. These comprised some twenty-eight different places, including Elora, Fergus, Garafraxa, Arthur, Mt. Forest, Peel, Georgetown, Acton, Rockwood, Preston, Galt, Berlin, Hespeler, Elmira, Drayton, etc. Travelling was mostly by horseback and on foot. On the 17th of May last the golden jubilee of Father Dumortier's ordination was celebrated in Guelph with appropriate ceremonies. The Rev. gentleman was much beloved by the people here and among the Protestants he had many warm friends.


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Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Date of Publication:
14 Nov 1895
Last Name(s):
Dumortier
Local identifier:
Halton.BMD.47192
Language of Item:
English
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Dumortier, Rev. Father