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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [Irish in Chicago] 40th Avenue
Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 22:57:25 -0500
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> Self Guided Tour of
> St.James Cemetery
> A Self-Guided Tour of St. James at the Sag Cemetery is a walking
> tour of the historic cemetery that includes descriptions of people
> and the tombstones found there.
> The booklet is a two-part walking tour circuit with each part an
> hour long. The cemetery visitor uses a map to follow 38 written
> entries describing the tombstones and the people who are laid to
> rest there, Thornton said. The booklet does not contain a listing
> of all the burials because there are thousands of people buried
> there, she said. The booklet also contains a general history of the
> cemetery and church and poems about the site Thornton discovered
> while doing the research.
On May 30, 2006, at 9:43 PM, Nan Brennan wrote:
> Bill, I think you are right that 40th Avenue was Crawford/Pulaski.
> There's a 1900 map at "A Look at Cook" website
> 40th ave is clearly marked.
> That address 1503 S 40th would be literally on the border of the
> 10th Wd.
> I assume with the odd number "3" that it would be on the east side
> of 40th, so would be the 10th Ward.
> The adjoining ward to the West would be the 28th Ward.
> On May 30, 2006, at 9:25 PM, <> wrote:
>> I just received my gr gr grandmother's, Catherine Welch, death
>> certificate. It states that she died at 1503 S. 40th Avenue. She
>> died 3 January 1909. I'm sure that was prior to the street name
>> changes. Having lived in Chicago for 50+ years, I know that 4000
>> West is Pulaski/Crawford. Would this be the same as 40th Avenue?
>> She was buried at Sag Cemetery with her son, my gr grandfather,
>> William Walsh. Is this the St. James Cemetery in Lemont? According
>> to one website, this is where many of the workers that built the
>> I&M Canal are buried. This may solve the mystery of the hamlet of
>> Hastings, Illinois.
>> Bill Karr in Peoria, IL., USA
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