Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/Henry Cosgrove

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Second Bishop of Davenport, Iowa, U.S.A., born 19 December, 1834, at Williamsport, Pennsylvania; died at Davenport, 23 December, 1906. He was the first native of the United States appointed to a see west of the Mississippi. In 1845 he emigrated to Iowa with his parents from Pennsylvania. He was ordained a priest 27 August, 1857, and became pastor of St. Marguerite's church, Davenport, in 1861. After the death of Bishop McMullen of Davenport he was administrator of the see, for which he was consecrated 20 July, 1884.

REUSS, Biog. Encyc. of the Cath. Hierarchy of U.S. (Milwaukee, 1898); The Messenger (New York, Jan., 1907).