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From: Catherine Sherry <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Longwood Academy and St Margaret of Scotland
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 23:00:13 -0500
In-Reply-To: <f63ab1f22be6d.47a0e37a@insightbb.com>


Patti and Bill,

Both my mother, Ann Andrews, and my grandmother, Blanche Smith, attended
Longwood for high school. My mother graduated in cir.1954 and my
grandmother, cir. 1930.

My mother may remember some information if you are interested.

Cathy


On 1/30/08 9:52 PM, "" <> wrote:

> Patti,
>
> That's great, thank you.
>
> Bill
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: patricia meyers <>
> Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 22:04
> Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Longwood Academy and St Margaret of Scotland
> To:
>
>> 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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