James Patrick Taken
Taken, James Patrick; Clergyman; born Dubuque, Iowa June 4, 1863; son of Bernard Taken & Alice Savage; education: Dubuque High School, 1883; St. Joseph's Dubuque, 1889; Grand Seminary, Montreal Canada, 1893; given title Right Rev. Monsignor; 1893-1899 priest, Forest City, mission included Lake Mills, Northwood, Thompson, Buffalo Center, Swea City, Armstrong, Nevil; 1899-1917 Eagle Grove; 1917- Elkader; member Elkader Golf Club; Knights of Columbus, charter member Waterloo council; hobbies: baseball, hunting, golf, tennis, fishing; office and residence Elkader.
~source: The Iowa Press Association's Who's Who in Iowa, a Biographical Record of Iowa's Leaders in Business, Professional and Public Life; Pub. by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines, Iowa; 1940
~transcribed by S. Ferrall
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