The story of Nathaniel McHorney's 1901 trip to Ecuador.

January 7th, 1901

The page for Monday, January 7th, says:

Entertained 45 club members
at "Limbacks"
10 oclock p.m. until 2
oclock A.M.
Andrew Kerin, Chairman

No Meeting of Club -
Postponed on account of
Bishop Wigger's death -

Father L.C.M. Carroll
gave me his pastoral blessing
in my leave taking to-night.
Asked me to write him -
Gave him my photograph -
Was surprised and pleased -
Told A Kerrin and self of
Bishop Wigger's sickness -
Said good bye to Fr Keogh
Fr Monaghan on a leave of
absence for a month - heart

(as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)


January 7th

Questions and comments:

  • Winand Wigger was the Bishop of Newark. He died on Jaunary 6th, 1901
  • I found a reference to L.C.M. Carroll in an Feb 12, 1900 NYT article.
    “However, mass was celebrated by Bishop Wigger at Bethlehem on New Year’s Day. Bishop Wigger acting as celebrant; the Rev. L. C. M. Carroll as deacon, and the Rev. John Poels, as sub-deacon.
  • I found mentions of a Rev. John W. Keogh in New Jersey about the right time in the “Catholic Educational Review” (1918) (and also a James W. Keogh who was a lawyer).
  • I could not find any references to “Limbacks”.

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