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Sr Mary St. Canice Lyng
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Birth: Oct. 11, 1914
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 1, 1958
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Sister Mary St. Canice Lyng was one of many fire victims killed at Our Lady Of The Angels Catholic School fire in Chicago.

On December 1st, 1958 a fire started in a trash can in the basement of Our Lady Of The Angels Catholic school, 3820 W. Iowa St. on the west side of Chicago, killing 92 children and 3 nuns. Sister Kelly and Sister Champagne. The fire and smoke spread quickly through the school because the door to the second floor hallway had been left open trapping the children and nuns in the classrooms on the upper floors.

Sister Mary St. Canice Lyng was born Mary Lyng on October 11, 1914 in Chicago. She entered the BVM Community on November 8, 1932. Previously, she was Sister Superior of St. Mary's School in DeKalb, Illinois, and before that had taught in California. On December 1, 1958, rather than abandon her students she heroically stayed with them to the very end.
BIO By: Steve Edquist

 
 
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 Parents:
  Michael Joseph Lyng (1878 - 1956)
  Bridget K Butler Lyng (1876 - 1956)
 
 Sibling:
  John F Lyng (1905 - 1992)*
  Mary St. Canice Lyng (1914 - 1958)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Carmel Cemetery
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory...
Record added: Oct 25, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12164024
Sr Mary St. Canice Lyng
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Sr Mary St. Canice Lyng
Added by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
 
Sr Mary St. Canice Lyng
Added by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
 
 
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God bless you.
- Finn
 Added: Dec. 1, 2014
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13, KJV.
-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 27, 2014
Gone but not forgotten
- Rita Botkin Bomher
 Added: Dec. 8, 2013
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