Among first grads of Creighton's online doctorate program is descendant of founding family
Susan Russell Toohey, head of school at Marian High and a descendant of the founders of Creighton University, with a book she compiled tracing her family lineage.
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013 12:00 am
One of the first students to complete a popular online doctorate program at Creighton University is a descendant of the family that founded the university 135 years ago.
Susan Russell Toohey is the great-great-granddaughter of James “Long Jim” Creighton, who settled in Omaha in the 1850s to work for his cousin, Edward, the wealthy businessman and civic leader whose widow established Creighton.
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Thursday, May 16, 2013 12:00 am.