Cathedral Donors

While thousands of men, women, and children donated to the construction of the cathedral, it was through the generosity of several persons who donated very large sums that the final completion of the cathedral was made possible. In recognition of their generosity, this list of "known" donors has been compiled.


High altar: Children of Mr. Charles W. Hamilton

Altar railing: Mr. and Mrs. Willard D. Hosford

Pulpit: Mr. and Mrs. Willard D. Hosford

Bishop's throne: Mrs. Ben Gallagher

Our Lady of Grace statue: Mrs. Edward P. Meyers

Stations of the Cross: Mr. and Mrs. Willard D. Hosford

Marble for the pillars: Thomas G. and Marguerite Barbeau and the Cathedral builders

Organ: Burkley family in memory of the late Francis J. Burkley

Bells: Edward C. Epsen in memory of his late son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. (Helen) Epsen

Bronze doors: Hayden family

Saint Jude statue: Francis and Vera Hetherington family

Christ the King shrine: Mr. and Mrs. Willard D. Hosford

Nash memorial chapel: Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Nash

Our Lady of Nebraska chapel (much of the construction cost): Mrs. Thomas Flynn

Altar in Our Lady of Nebraska statue: children of the Archdiocese

Windows in Our Lady of Nebraska chapel: Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Gallagher in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Gallagher

Clerestory windows:

      Magnificat: Mr. and Mrs. Willard D. Hosford

      Gloria in Excelsis Deo: Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Epsen

      Stabat Mater: Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Meyers

      Victimae Paschali: the Cathedral builders

      Veni Santi Spiritus: Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Melia

      Pange Lingua Gloriosi: Mr. and Mrs. Francis P. Matthews

      Dies Irae: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Ryan

      Te Deum Laudamus: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gallagher

Ambulatory windows:

      Saint Madeline Sophie Barat: in memory of Virginia Keenan Melia

      Saint Ignatius Loyola: in memory of parents Michael and Magdaline Kalamaja, and Emmet and Emma McCreary

Rose Window, Center Window and three semi-circular windows in the west entrance: Mrs. J.M. Harding and Mrs. Lawrence Brinker, in memory of their father, Francis J. Burkley

Sacristy windows: assistant priests of the Cathedral