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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] more on Col John F. Finerty
Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2007 20:43:43 -0600


May 29, 1908Chicago Tribune

ILLNESS OF JOHN F FINERTY
ALARMS FRIENDS OF IRISHMAN

Chicago Leader in Celtic Affairs Has Been
Confined to His Residence Since Last December

JOHN F FINERTY, one of Chicago's foremost Irish citizens,
is dangerously ill. He has been confined to his residence,
3562 Grand Blvd, since December of last year. Several times
his life has been despaired of, but each time he has rallied.
During the last few days, however, he has been failing rapidly.
A member of his family said last night that Mr Finerty had had
a good day and that it was felft he had a chance to live.
However, his friends are fearful of the outcome.

Mr. Finerty is 62 years of age and has been prominent
in Irish circles in Chicago since shortly after the civil war.
In 1882 he was elected to congress from Chicago.
He is an orator and a writer as well as a politician.
He saw service not only in the civil war, but in two
Fenian raids on Canada and under Gen Miles in the
campaign against the Sioux Indians.

Mr Finerty's advanced views on Irish national affairs
are known all over this country as well as on the continent
of Europe. He inherits his proclivities in this direction
from his father, who was M.J. FINERTY, at one time
editor of the GALWAY VINDICATOR. Mr Finerty was
president for many years of the UNITED IRISH LEAGUE
of CHICAGO.


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