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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Ridge Historical Society
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 15:06:01 -0500
References: <C2C61885.2B6F%cathsherry@mac.com>
In-Reply-To: <C2C61885.2B6F%cathsherry@mac.com>


Probably the Ridge Historical Society.
http://www.ridgehistoricalsociety.org/


On Jul 20, 2007, at 6:45 AM, Catherine Sherry wrote:

> Nan,
>
> My Grandma was Blanche Smith, later Blanche Andrews. My mother was Ann
> Andrews, later Ann Meagher. They both spoke highly of their days at
> school
> there.
>
> The Smith family were founders of the Baptist academy in the area.
> I've
> actually combed through the historical society located near
> Longwood Drive,
> although I don't recall the exact address. It is a great place and the
> personnel very helpful. I found lots of information on the Smiths
> there.
>
> Cathy
>
>
> On 7/19/07 11:33 PM, "Nan Brennan" <> wrote:
>
>> Cathy,
>> Small world. What were your mom and gramma's names?
>>
>> Nan
>>
>> I hope you took notes on that drive with your Dad!
>>
>> On Jul 19, 2007, at 10:27 PM, Catherine Sherry wrote:
>>
>>> Nan,
>>>
>>> My mother grew up in the Beverly area. She and my grandmother
>>> attended
>>> Longwood Academy.
>>>
>>> My father grew up a bit further north, but still on the south side,
>>> in St.
>>> Gabriel's parish. I recently attended a wake with him in the old
>>> neighborhood. It was fun to drive up and down the streets and have
>>> him
>>> reminisce about who had lived where. Good thing, that long term
>>> memory!
>>>
>>> I grew up in the southeast suburbs. White Sox fan territory!
>>>
>>> Cathy
>>>
>>>
>>> On 7/19/07 11:16 PM, "Nan Brennan" <>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Sharon,
>>>>
>>>> I thought you were in the midwest, did you move recently.
>>>>
>>>> I think it would be better and faster if we started a thread now on
>>>> the "roll call" list on parishes and neigborhoods.
>>>> More people would benefit from it and immediately, too.
>>>>
>>>> I'll start now.
>>>>
>>>> Nan
>>>> On Jul 17, 2007, at 4:36 PM, Sharon Kavanagh wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Maureen & lunch bunch - One of these days I'm going to be in town
>>>>> (from out
>>>>> here in Oregon) when you have one of your lunches. The Garden
>>>>> Restaurant at
>>>>> the AI is a favorite of mine, so I'm going to be picturing you
>>>>> there.
>>>>>
>>>>> Of course, I'm wishing I could hear some of the stories...if there
>>>>> is a
>>>>> scribe in the group, perhaps it could be possible to publish some
>>>>> of the
>>>>> highlights of the conversation on the list....just hoping :o)
>>>>>
>>>>> An idea: poll the list for RC parishes-attended-by and
>>>>> neighborhoods-lived-in by our ancestors. Some cannot find church
>>>>> records for
>>>>> BMD's (records lost in the Great Fire of 1871, for example) -
>>>>> perhaps
>>>>> another lister also had family in the same parish/neighborhood
>>>>> (maybe a few
>>>>> years later, after the Fire, for example) and maybe written
>>>>> records
>>>>> they
>>>>> have could provide names of parishioners/ neighbors that might
>>>>> provide
>>>>> confirmation that an ancestor lived in a certain place at a
>>>>> certain
>>>>> time.
>>>>> Just a thought.
>>>>>
>>>>> Have a great lunch!
>>>>>
>>>>> Sharon K.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>> From: <>
>>>>> To: <>
>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 1:59 PM
>>>>> Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] July 22 Irish-In-Chicago lunch
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi gang,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> At last count there will be 9 of us for lunch at the Garden
>>>>>> Restaurant in
>>>>>> the Art Institute of Chicago.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> If there is anyone else who wants to come, please let me know
>>>>>> soon
>>>>>> so I
>>>>>> can
>>>>>> adjust the reservation.
>>>>>> We had a great time during our last lunch. We talked, shared,
>>>>>> and
>>>>>> laughed
>>>>>> for over 2 hours.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Those of us attending the lunch will be deciding when/where/
>>>>>> agendas for
>>>>>> future luncheons, so anyone who would like to attend future
>>>>>> lunches,
>>>>>> please send
>>>>>> me your ideas, locations, etc. so we e can consider your ideas.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Maureen N
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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