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Joseph Francis Smith

Clergyman

Joseph Francis Smith, American clergyman. member Papal Household by Pope Pius XI, 1921.

Background

Smith, Joseph Francis was born on February 7, 1865 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Son of Thomas and Johanna (Asple) Smith.

Education

Student Am; studied philosophy, St. Mary’s Sem.

Career

Ordained priest R.C. Church, 1889. Pastor Ashtabula, O., 1894-1901, St. Philomena’s Church, Cleveland, 1901-1928. Pastor St. John’s Cathedral, Cleveland, since 1928.

Appointed diocesan consultor, 1921, Chairman of the Board, 1921. Created monsignor and member Papal Household by Pope Pius XI, 1921. Appointed vicar general Cleveland Diocese, 1922, prothonotary apostolic, 1927.

Celebrated golden jubilee to the priesthood, June 15, 1939.

Membership

Member Papal Household by Pope Pius XI, 1921.

Connections

father:
Thomas Smith

mother:
Johanna (Asple) Smith