The Reverend Richard Baxter, S.J., 1821-1904

The Reverend Richard Baxter, S.J., 1821-1904 (HM20ST)

Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1A8 Thunder Bay District
Country: Canada
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N 48° 26.233', W 89° 13.389'

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Born in Carlisle, England, Baxter came to Canada as a child. He studied in Toronto and at the Sulpician College in Montreal before becoming, reputedly, the first English-speaking Jesuit novice in Canada. After his ordination in New York in 1854, he served at various missions in the United States and Canada and arrived in Fort William in 1872. He quickly became renowned for his selflessness and the legendary stamina he displayed on arduous trips along the Dawson Road and the C.P.R. line. He was responsible for the building of the original St. Andrew's Church (1874-75) and is credited with establishing churches at Fort William, White River and Schreiber. From 1881 until his retirement in 1893 he worked tirelessly as a railroad missionary.
HM NumberHM20ST
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation
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Date Added Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16U E 335573 N 5367284
Decimal Degrees48.43721667, -89.22315000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 26.233', W 89° 13.389'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 26' 13.98" N, 89° 13' 23.34" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 292 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay Ontario P7B 1A8, CA
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