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From: patricia meyers <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Longwood Academy and St Margaret of Scotland
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 19:56:50 -0800 (PST)


Bill,
I see grammar school friends who went to Longwood. I didn't see anything online but you never know about these things...like maybe there's something "underground" like the Mercy-Mendel Forum. I'll email a friend....

Patti


----- Original Message ----
From: Nan Brennan <>
To:
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 9:45:49 PM
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Longwood Academy and St Margaret of Scotland

Hi Bill,

We always called it Longwood, too, Bill.
The official name was AOL-Academy of our Lady.

It's a Chicago Public School Charter School now.
I can't find a website for alumni or anything, but I didn't put a lot
of effort into it.
The St Margaret of Scotland website history page mentions it:
http://www.stmargaretofscotland.com/history.htm

Any Longwood or St Margaret of Scotland alums on our list?

Nan





On Jan 29, 2008, at 9:30 PM, wrote:

> Nan and Patti,
>
> Thanks for the site. I found my dad in the 1942 Yearbook as a
> senior. His brother, Tom, was a class vice-president as a senior in
> 1941. They have my dad's surname is Carr in 1941 junior class, but
> Karr in 1942. My uncle Tom's surname is okay in 1941 and they were
> brothers?!!! Weird.
>
> I had forgotten my dad was in band. I even forgot he played an
> instrument until my cousin reminded me he played the tuba.
>
> My brother was not in the 1964 freshman class, as I reiterated, he
> was expelled for hitting a Brother. I'm not sure why, but they did
> not take that too well.
>
> Does anyone know if there is a similar site for Longwood Academy?
> It was called Longwood because it was on or near Longwood Street,
> if I remember correctly, but the actual name was something else,
> was it not? My mom went there, while my dad went to Leo.
>
> Bill
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: patricia meyers <>
> Date: Sunday, January 27, 2008 19:32
> Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] St Leo HS yearbooks online help for
> parish origins
> To:
>
>> Hi, Nan,
>> I saw the Leo H.S. web page and I agree it's one of the
>> best. My high school (Mercy) is the sister school to St
>> Leo and my late husband graduated from Leo. This would
>> have been his 50th reunion. Many of the boys I went to
>> grammar school with (Sabina's) went to Leo. An excellent
>> boys school.
>>
>> Patti
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Nan Brennan <>
>> To:
>> Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 7:25:00 PM
>> Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] St Leo HS yearbooks online help for
>> parish origins
>>
>> 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.
>> http://www.leohsalumniassoc.com/home.htm
>>
>> 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:
>> http://home.att.net/~stleo/slgschf.html
>>
>> 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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