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From: patricia meyers <>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 16:06:20 -0700 (PDT)

Hi, Kathleen and Simon,
I went to grammar school with a Tom Shine whose father was also Tom Shine.  St. Sabina's parish on the south side of Chicago.  Tom Jr would have graduated from grammar school in 1952 so he was born about 1938.  Tom Sr has a brother (?) Dan Shine who lives in the Mt. Greenwood area.  Dan is a friend of an Irish cousin of mine, a Garvey, and Dan was married in either Donegal or Mayo.  Any connections?
Patti Meyers
Westmont, IL

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Simon wrote: I've just picked up on one of
your surnames; Shine. I don't know if there is any link...

After my mother died in 1997 and I started my genealogy, I remembered she
told me that she had cousins with the last name of SHINE and FISH, so I have
looked for those connections.  Found that her dad's sister Kate married Nelson
FISH in Cass County Indiana in 1883 -- so have lots of FISH cousin names.  No
luck with the SHINE search.  All I have is a Jean SHINE who signed my
grandfather's funeral home visitor register in January 1941.  Her address was 6557
Harvard Avenue.  I have SHINE obits from the Chicago Tribune archives that shows a
Jean Shine became Jean McKee (husband Hugh who died in 1984).  A 1971 obit for
a Lawrence Wilson has the Jean McKee name as his niece because a late wife was
Gertrude SHINE Wilson.  That's all I have for the moment.

Kathleen Richmond
Oak Forest

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