Egan, Rev David


October 23, 1962

Personal Info

  • Date of Birth:  19 October 1879
  • Place of Birth in Ireland: Midleton
  • County: Cork
  • Education: Buckley’s Academy, Cork City, Ireland; St. Peter’s
  • College, Liverpool, England; St. Joseph’s College, Roosendaal, Holland; Mill Hill, London, England
  • Date of Ordination: 24 April 1904
  • Place of Ordination: St Joseph’s College Chapel – Mill Hill, England
  • Ordained by: Bishop Stanley

Diocesan Appointments:

  • Instructor – St Peter’s College in Liverpool, England – 9/1/1904 to 11/1/1906
  • Archdiocese of Madras in British India – 12/1/1906 to 9/1/1910
  • Leave of absence due to ill health which led him to transfer to Diocese of Wichita
  • Assistant – Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception – Wichita – 8/14/1911 to 11/14/1912
  • Pastor – Sacred Heart in Eureka and St John in Hamilton – 11/15/1912 to 10/14/1921
  • Pastor – St Mary in Moline – 11/15/1912 to 8/19/1921
  • Editor – The Catholic Advance for Chancery Office in Wichita – 9/8/1921 to 7/1/1927
  • Pastor – Sacred Heart in Halstead and Chaplain for Halstead Hospital – 7/8/1927 to 6/23/1950
  • Chaplain – Via Christi St Francis Hospital in Wichita
  • Retired – 7/5/1950

Following his ordination for the Mill Hill Society of Foreign Missions in London, Father Egan taught in Liverpool and served in the missions at Madras, India. Following an illness he came to Wichita where he was assigned to the Cathedral as an assistant.

Father Egan had the honor of marrying the first couple in the newly built Cathedral  of the Immaculate Conception on September 24, 1912. The couple was Charles Smith and Elsie Hanes five days after the dedication of the Cathedral by Cardinal James Gibbons.

In an article published in The Catholic Advance in 1915, the town of Moline was featured during the time Father Egan was pastor of St. Mary’s Parish. According to the author of this article, George H. Turner, he stated “The Catholic Church has a fine building here and a large and loyal membership of two hundred souls, among whom are to be found many of our most prominent people. Father David Egan is in charge of the church here and is very strong and popular with not only his own people but with the entire community.”

It was reported that on April 24, 1954, Father Egan, retired and former editor of the Catholic Advance, celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination.

  • Date of Death: 23 October 1962
  • Place of Death: Halstead Hospital in Halstead, Kansas
  • Age of Death: 83
  • Funeral Celebrant: Bishop Mark K. Carroll with Msgr. Thomas Glynn delivering the sermon
  • Burial: Memorial Park – Hutchinson, Kansas

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