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Sr Mary Finbar Creedon
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Birth: 1877
Death: Sep. 8, 1900
Galveston
Galveston County
Texas, USA

At the time of "the storm" (hurricane) of 1900, which completely destroyed
Galveston, Texas, St. Mary's Orphanage was home to 93 children and 10 Catholic
nuns. It stood between the Gulf of Mexico and Green's Bayou, just off the beach
and, was "one of the first buildings to succumb to the storm". When the storm hit,
waters from the Gulf and bayou met and swallowed the orphanage. This brave
‘Bride of Christ', along with her nine colleagues, perished in their attempts to save their young wards. Only three of the children survived. Galveston Island residents
buried the deceased at sea or placed them upon great funeral pyres. God bless
them all.

 
 
Burial:
Calvary Catholic Cemetery
Galveston
Galveston County
Texas, USA
Plot: Sisters of Charity Memorial
 
Created by: Row Walker
Record added: Jul 24, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6634051
Sr Mary Finbar Creedon
Added by: Floyd Lanny Martin
 
Sr Mary Finbar Creedon
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Added by: John Christeson
 
 
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Rest In Peace, Dearest Sister Mary Finbar!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Mar. 20, 2012

- Row Walker
 Added: Jul. 3, 2009
Thank you Sister.
- tom
 Added: Sep. 24, 2008
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