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The Teetotallers Live at Chief O’Neill’s

The Teetotallers live in New York, April 2013, via Rafe Stefani This is an e-mail I wrote to DJ Mary Caraway of WHPK’s Feast of Irish Folk after I got home from the first or two nights the Teetotallers played at Chief O’Neill’s. Since she excerpted some of it on her radio show tonight, I […]

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The Unruly Boy (1911)

In the Youth of a Great City Fr. Maurice J. Dorney The Rev. Father Maurice J Dorney of Chicago said: “When I was a small boy–and I was to talk about the evolution of Chicago schools not city schools generally–there was a great distinction. I was enrolled in the first census I think that was […]

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A brief outline of the life of Fr. Maurice J. Dorney

Fr. Maurice J. Dorney St. Gabriel’s Parish Canaryville, Chicago, IL 1846 – John Dorney emigrates from Tipperary, Ireland to Troy, NY, where he meets and marries Mary Toomey 1851 – Maurice Dorney is born in Springfield, Mass. 1855 – Appears in Chicago city census of schoolchildren (Lived near Cottage Grove & 25th St.) Attends Mosely […]

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