1880 Priest Patrick D Stone Photo, Chicopee, Springfield MA (PD Stone)
On reverse: "Reverend P.D. Stone" is handwritten on reverse in pencil. Photo Type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, circa 1870-80's. Photographer: Moore, Gill Art Building, Springfield, Massachusetts, Hampden County. (known to be photographer Chauncey Lovell Moore, Chauncey L. Moore)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Rev. Patrick D. Stone in the 1880 US Federal Census
Name: Patrick D. Stone (Patrick Stone, P.D. Stone)
Birth Year: abt 1845
Home in 1880: Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Occupation: Catholic Priest
Patrick D. Stone age 35, born 1845
Chicopee Falls in detail, Chicopee City Directory, 1875-1876: "ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH, Roman Catholic-Granby street. Founded December 15, 1872. Pastor, Rev. P.D. Stone; assistant priest, Rev. Michael Murphy. Sunday services-Low mass, 8½ A.M., high mass, 10½ A. M; Sunday School at 2 P.M.; vespers, 3 P. M. There are about 1500 souls in the parish, and 400 children in the Sunday School. St. Patrick's Library Association has recently been started for the benefit of members of the parish. It has about 350 volumes."
From 1884 King's handbook of Springfield, Massachusetts 1884: "St. Matthew's Roman-Catholic Church at Indian Orchard, at the corner of Worcester and Pine Streets, was organized in 1863, under Father William Blenkensop. The next year Bishop O'Reilly officiated at the laying of the corner-stone. Father Patrick Healy then took charge, and during his term the church was completed. The successive pastors have been P.D. Stone, D.F. McGrath, James Fitzgerald, and John Kenney. The parish now numbers about 900."
The Sacred Heart Review, Volume 33, Number 16, 15 April 1905: "The Rev. Patrick Stone, pastor of St. Patrick's Church in Chicopee Falls, whose death occurred last week, was buried on Saturday, April 8 1095. Pontifical requiem Mass was celebrated at 10 o'clock by Bishop Beaven of Springfield, and the eulogy was delivered by the Key. Dr. J.J. McCoy, P.R., of Chicopee. A large number of clergymen attended the Mass, and the church was crowded with the laity. As a mark of respect to the dead priest, all the business places of the city closed during the hours of the funeral. The Springfield News declares that never in the history of Chicopee Falls has there been such a memorable funeral as that of Father Stone. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace."
A wonderful old photo of a beloved Irish Catholic Priest, found in Northampton, Hampshire County MA. Many references to Rev. Stone can be found in online searches. A beautiful old piece of a loved member of the church community for years.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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