John Mullanphy

[John Mullanphy] Philanthropist; born near Enniskillen, Ireland, 1758; died Saint Louis, Missouri, 1833. He fought with Irish Brigade in France, and in Baltimore and New Orleans in the War of 1812. Settled in Saint Louis, 1804, where he proved himself thereafter the chief benefactor of every Catholic institution. He brought the Sisters of Charity to that city. He left a numerous family. One unmarried son, mayor of the city, founded the Mullanphy Fund of over a million dollars for civic charity; his daughters and their descendants inherited his piety and benevolence.

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