Catholics on Stage: Blanche Walsh (1873-1915)

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This popular favorite has made herself a prominent place among the actresses whose forte is found in emotional roles. She was born in New York, January 4, 1873, and is the daughter of Thomas and Minnie Savorie Walsh. Miss Walsh made her debut on the professional stage at the age of sixteen, with Marie Wainwright, [Read More...]

Queens Parish First One Named for St. Joan of Arc, 1920

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CHURCH OF ST. JOAN OF ARC. Parish at Jackson Heights First in America to be Named for New Saint. (The New York Times, July 11, 1920)   Ground was broken last Tuesday for the new church of St. Joan of Arc, on Fillmore Avenue, Jackson Heights, Queens. This new parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese [Read More...]

St. Francis Xavier College Entrance Requirements, 1899

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The College of St. Francis Xavier was founded in 1847 by the Jesuits in Manhattan. Until 1912 it operated a high school division and a college division. The college closed in the early 1920′s and the high school still operates today as Xavier High School on West Sixteenth Street. The following is a list of [Read More...]


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