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From: "Beth Walsh" <>
Subject: Re: [Irish in Chicago] Relict! ! ??
Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2006 23:21:03 -0500
Yeah, wouldn't you just love to have been known as a relict? Sounds more
like an archaeological artifact. Actually it's an antiquated term, means
widow. I don't remember seeing it used in US papers too much though, but
have definitely seen it in Irish and English papers (old papers that is
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From: "Nan Brennan" <>
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2006 10:14 PM
Subject: [Irish in Chicago] Relict! ! ??
> Edition: Chicago Tribune
> April 18, at her late residence, 380 Fulton-st., Mrs. Mary Sweeney,
> relict of the late John Sweeney and mother of Mrs. Thomas Brannock
> and Mrs. Mortimer Sullivan, and sister to Sister Patricus of the
> Mercy Hospital, and of John Rierdon, 70 Ohio-st. Mrs. Sweeney was a
> native of Limerick County, Ireland. Funeral from St. Columbkill's
> Church to Calvary by carriages at 10 a. m. Tuesday.
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