Belgian immigrant Charles Seghers is considered the Apostle to Alaska because of his many missionary trips to that isolated land. He was bishop of Vancouver, then archbishop of Oregon City, but his heart was always with the mission territory further north. Eventually he died tragically at the hands of a mentally unstable man whom he was trying to help.
- Archbishop Seghers, Pacific Coast Missionary (PDF)
- Biography – SEGHERS, CHARLES JOHN – Volume XI (1881-1890) – Dictionary of Canadian Biography
- Charles John Seghers – Wikipedia
- CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Charles John Seghers
- The Apostle of Alaska, Archbishop Charles Seghers – Crisis Magazine
- The Life and Death of Missionary Bishop Seghers
- The bishop, the madman, and murder – Yukon News
- The Apostle Of Alaska: Life Of The Most Reverend Charles John Seghers
- Charles John Seghers Pioneer in Alaska
- Charles John Seghers: Priest and Bishop in the Pacific Northwest 1839-1886 : A Biography
- The True Account Of the Murder of Archbishop Seghers
- Sketch of the Alaska missions : with an account of the death of the late Most Rev. Charles J. Seghers, Archbishop-Bishop of Vancouver Island, B.C 1887 [Leather Bound]
- The American Catholic Almanac
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