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John Archibald MCNULTY

John Archibald MCNULTY

Male 1883 - 1970  (87 years)

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  • Name John Archibald MCNULTY 
    Born 14 Apr 1883  Yonkers, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    EDUC General Theological Seminary, Columbia Univ, City College of NY 
    OCCU Minister, Episcopal Church 
    RELI Minister, Episcopal 
    Died 5 Dec 1970  New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I653  The Turses
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2015 

    Father Albert MCNULTY, Jr,   b. 5 Apr 1840, Bedford, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Mary KNEELAND,   b. 16 Mar 1845, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1912  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1867  [2
    Family ID F1356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth (Bessie) Crescentia RITTER,   b. 28 May 1898, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1990, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1916  Montvale, Bergen, Nj Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Dr. John Kneeland MCNULTY,   b. 14 May 1923, Alamosa, CO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1998, Highland, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +2. Living
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F429  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Apr 1883 - Yonkers, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Jun 1916 - Montvale, Bergen, NJ Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • According to cousins, John Archibald McNulty served as minister at St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Montvale, NJ. I’ve found no record, but it is likely that is where he met Bessie Ritter.

      Missionary in Colorado

      1919 Rector, St. Mary’s Mott Haven, Alexander & 142nd Street, NY, NY
      1951, Rector, St. Andrews, New Haven, CT

      Excerpt from obit The Bridgeport Post »»»» 1970 »»»» December »»»» 6 Dec 1970, Sun »»»» Page 2

      McNulty, 87. Colorful Prison Chaplain, Dies HARTFORD (AP) -- The Rev.John Archibald McNulty of Wethersfield, a colorful Episcopal clergyman who once talked several prisoners out of escaping from the state jail in New Haven, died here Saturday at; Hartford Hospital. He was 87. .;. Father McNulty was a chap-lain at the jail from 1941, when! of the demilitarized zone, but he came to Connecticut, until - - - - 1966, when he retired. He also. served at St. Andrew's Church in New Haven from 1941 to 1957,; when he was named rector emeritus. Before 1941, he served in churches in New York State, Michigan, Colorado and South Dakota, Born in Yonkers, N.Y., he was educated at Columbia University and the City College of New. York. He left a business association with a sucessful linen export house in New York to attend the; General Theological Seminary there and was awarded his bachelor of divinity degree in 1915. The cleryman's successful attempt to stop the escape before it began occurred in April, 1962. He learned of the plot while visiting a prisoner in his cell block, and pleaded with the conspirators to give it up. By the time he Was through talking, they had turned over tf him the kitchen forks they had hidden to use as weapons. ; The incident earned him a commendation from state corrections officials, and when He retired, he was named chaplain emeritus of the jail. Father McNulty is survived by his wife Elizabeth of Wethersfield, a son, a daughter and sue grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were not complete.

  • Sources 
    1. [S403] George Ritter Descendants.

    2. [S758] The Sacketts in America, Charles Weygant - Sackett Family Association.