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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Spratt Westlund Miller
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 00:24:41 -0500


1958-07-24
Chicago Tribune (IL) A LONG DESIRED HOMELAND TRIP ENDS IN DEATH

An Irish born Chicagoan, who wanted to see his homeland again before
he died, dropped dead of a heart attack at the Shannon, Ireland,
airport Wednesday just before he was to board a plane returning to
the United States after a month's vacation in Ireland.

He was William Spratt, 67, of 814 W. 50th pl., a former stock
broker's clerk at Doyle O'Connor & Co., 135 S. La Salle st. It was
his first trip to Ireland since he came to Chicago when he was 18.
His wife, Mary, accompanied him.

Spratt, in 1928, won THE TRIBUNE'S politeness award of $50, conferred
ordinary citizens who were polite to strangers.

Survivors, in addition to his widow, include two daughters, Mrs.
Eileen Westlund and Mrs. Laura Jane Miller, and four sons, Thomas,
Stephen, Gerald, and William Spratt Jr.


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