- Marcoux, Joseph
- Marcoux, Joseph• A missionary among the Iroquois, b. in Canada, 16 March, 1791; d. there 29 May, 1855
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- Marcoux, Joseph† Catholic_Encyclopedia ► Joseph MarcouxA missionary among the Iroquois, b. in Canada, 16 March, 1791; d. there 29 May, 1855. He was ordained 12 January, 1813, and spent the remaining forty-two years of his life evangelizing the Iroquois, first at St. Regis and later at Caughnawaga, or Sault-St-Louis. In addition to his fruitful efforts towards the betterment of the spiritual and social condition of the Indians, he acquired such proficiency in the Iroquois tongue as to attain a high rank among philologists through his Iroquois grammar and his French-Iroquois dictionary. For his flock, whom he had provided with church and schools (1845), he translated into Iroquois Pere de Ligny's "Life of Christ", and published in their own language, a collection of prayers, hymns, and canticles (1852), a catechism (1854), a calendar of Catholic ritual, and a number of sermons. He died in 1855 of typhoid fever, at that time epidemic among the Iroquois.APPLETON, Cyclopaedia ot American Biography, s. v.; TANGUAY, Rep. general du clerge canadien.FLORENCE REDGE MCGAHANTranscribed by Joseph P. Thomas Dedicated to the Catholics of Ontario
The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. Nihil Obstat. 1910.
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