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Charles Owen Rice

Born: Nov 21, 1908

Death: Nov 13, 2005

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Nationality: United States

Charles Owen Rice

Date of Birth : Nov 21, 1908
Date of Death : Nov 13, 2005
Birth Place : Brooklyn

Monsignor Charles Owen Rice was a Roman Catholic priest and an American labor activist. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA to Irish immigrants. His mother died when he was four, and he and his brother were sent to Ireland to be raised by his paternal grandmother, in a large extended family home along the seafront in Bellurgan, County Louth. Seven years later he returned to the United States. In 1934, after studies at Duquesne University and Saint Vincent Seminary, he was ordained into the priesthood in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he served for seven decades. His brother Patrick was also an ordained priest in Pittsburgh and a canon lawyer. His cousin, also called Patrick Rice, was an ordained priest in Dublin and similarly elevated to the Canonry.

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