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Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] St Leo HS yearbooks online help for parishorigins
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 05:50:15 +0000


Thanks for passing that along. I found my oldest brother in the Freshman and Sophomore class photographs for 1965 and 1966 resp. What a hoot! He transferred in 1967 to Evergreen Park H.S. because of several racial incidents that happened to the students who waited to take the bus going west on 79th st. Those were different times from the way things are today (I hope), but they were a stark reality of life on the southside as I remember it in the sixties.

--Tom Cook

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From: Nan Brennan <>

> Hats off to St Leo Alumni.
> They have done a terrific job on their webpage.
> This is one of the best ever high school alumni pages I have ever seen.
> And it is a work in progress.
> To view yearbooks, click on the "Your Class" link upper right corner
> of the Home Page.
> One of the benefits for genealogy research is that the parish of the
> student is listed
> in at least some of these yearbooks. This was helpful to me. I knew
> of someone
> who was a cousin, but couldn't remember what parish they were in and
> didn't
> have a address for the years I was searching. His Yearbook picture
> listed
> his grammar school, so I was able to continue my family search on
> that line.
> There is also a link to the Parish and to The History of St Leo the
> Great Parish
> and its origins as a mission church (St Anne's) on Garfield Blvd:
> I didn't know that Mercy High School girls first met for class at St
> Leo.
> The elementary page is under construction.
> If of interest to any of you, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
> Nan
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