A biography/family history of Right Reverand John Patrick Carroll, second Bishop of Helena, MT, is included in "Montana, Its Story and Biography", Vol 2.
John Patrick Carroll was born, 22 Feb 1864, to Martin and Catherine (O'Farrell) Carroll. He was educated at St. Raphael's parochial school in Dubuque, and at the age of 13 entered St. Joseph's College, Dubuque, graduating with highest honors in 1883. He entered Grand Seminary of Montreal, Canada, graduating in June 1889 with the degree Doctor of Divinity. Was ordained to the priesthood, Jul 1889, and appointed to St. Joseph's College, Dubuque, IA, 12 Sep 1889. Sept 1894, he was made president of St. Joseph's College. On 12 Sep 1904, Right Rev. John Patrick Carroll was chosen to take charge of the See of Helena, MT. The newly appointed bishop was anointed in St. Raphael's in Dubuque, 21 Dec 1904, and installed as second Bishop of Helena, at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, 31 Jan 1905. A lengthy description of RR John P. Carroll's service and many accomplishments is included in this 3-page biography.