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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Peacocks correction
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 23:38:32 -0500
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No, not Edna. It must have been a 2nd wife. Edna died in 1967.

On Aug 16, 2007, at 11:14 PM, Nan Brennan wrote:

> Hi Patricia,
> I remember a lovely aunt taking me to Peacock's for an amethyst
> necklace for my 12th birthday.
> My mother, her older sister, almost made her take it back, thank
> God my Dad intervened!
> It was my favorite store for decades more. Favorite necklace, too!
> I don't think the family owns Peacock's any more though.
> One of the Peacocks were neighbors of mine for a while in the late
> 70s and 80s.
> Her husband was a "C.D." CD the 3rd I think. I think, he died long
> before her. Lovely woman.
> I can't remember her name, maybe Edna? I think he was son of Robert.
> Was your Netty cook out at the River Forest home or on Lake Shore?
> The Peacocks and the Thatchers are an incredible story, among the
> earliest and most prominent settlers in Chicago.
> It's astonishing to me that there isn't a book, "The Peacocks of
> Chicago". There should be.
> Nan
> On Aug 15, 2007, at 10:11 PM, wrote:
>> Hi everyone, gee, it has been a very long time since I have heard
>> or seen
>> the name of Peacock....My great aunt Antionette (Netty) Russy (aka
>> Rusy) was the
>> family cook. I still have a jewerly box from their store and my g
>> grandfather used to get many a piece from C.D. Peacock's for g
>> grandmother. Brings back
>> many memories. Nice......Wishing you all a nice evening. Patricia
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