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Title
Fr. Taggart's and Sister Gertrude's graves at Yangjiang, China, 1933
Date Created and/or Issued
1933
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
Maryknoll Mission Archives
Maryknoll Mission Archives, P.O. Box 305, Maryknoll, N.Y. 10545-0305; http://maryknollmissionarchives.org/
archives@maryknoll.org ; http://maryknollmissionarchives.org/?page_id=1669
http://maryknollmissionarchives.org/?page_id=17
http://maryknollmissionarchives.org/?page_id=1917 ; Maryknoll Mission Archives.
Description
This is a photograph of Fr. Taggart's and Sister Gertrude's graves side by side in a Catholic cemetery at Yangjiang. The head stone is carved in Chinese on the left tablet and English on the right one. The areas where they are buried is surrounded by a small brick wall border.
Born in New York, Fr. Taggart came to Maryknoll in 1914 and was ordained to the priesthood on May 21, 1921. He sailed for the Orient that same autumn. His first mission was Yeungkong under the guidance of Fr. Francis Ford. Later, he became pastor of the town of Tungchen and remained there until 1927. Returning home to the United States in 1927, he raised funds for his missions and returned in 1929 to Yeungkong and renovated the mission compound. He opened a home for blind girls and older women. In 1931 Fr. Taggart became ill and died in Yeungkong. He was buried in a hillside cemetery at Yeungkong.
Type
image
Format
Photographic prints 13 x 9.7 cm.
Identifier
impa-m4558 [Legacy record ID]
IMP-MKL-China-008-06-0009
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m4558
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-MKL-China-008-06-0009.jpg
Subject
Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America
Religious communities
Sacred sites
Close-up views
Time Period
1933
Place
China
Yangjiang
Source
MKL/China/008/06/0009 [File]
Relation
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Maryknoll Mission Archives
Photographs of the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, Maryknoll, New York, 1912-1945
impa-m338

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