Rev. James B. Halton, priest of the Church of the Guardian Angels, ia a native of County Meath, Ireland, born
August 4th, 1844. Acquired his preliminary education at a classical school in his native county. In 1861 he came
to America and at once entered St. Charles college, in Baltimore, Maryland, where he remained until graduating
in 1866. Entering St. Vincent's college at Cape Girardeau, Missouri, he studied for the priesthood until 1868,
being then called to St. Paul, Minnesota, by the bishop to prepare for ordination. In June, 1868, he was ordained,
and the next month was sent to Hastings which has been the field of his labors since.
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Dakota County, MN
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