biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
FATHER M. O'CARROLL was born in Ireland. He was reared in the lower walks of life. His parents were farmers, and he was educated in his native country and spent nearly fifteen years in his studies. He was ordained a priest by Bishop Whalen of Bombay, at Dublin, Ireland, June 24, 1871. Shortly after his ordination as priest he came to America, and was located in Fayette County, Iowa, until 1876, thence to Clayton County, where he remained uhtil 1879, and in the fall of that year was assigned to the church at Oskaloosa. Under his care his church has prospered greatly, more so than under the pastorate of any of his predecessors.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy