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Aileen (Helen) Margaret Gress

Aileen (Helen) Margaret Gress

Female 1914 - 1978  (64 years)

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  • Name Aileen (Helen) Margaret Gress 
    Born 5 Feb 1914  Jasper, Dubois Co. Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 8 Feb 1914  St. Joseph Church, Jasper, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Opis fizyczny 5'7", slender, dark hair and eyes 
    Died 3 Sep 1978  Huntingburg, Dubois Co. Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age 64 years 
    Buried 5 Sep 1978  Fairview Cemetery,Jasper,Dubois Co.Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Baptismal sponsors were Joseph Gress and Angela Stratman. Aileen Gress Melchior received a bachelor's degree from St. Benedict College in Ferdinand, IN and had completed most of the work toward a master's degree at the time of her death. She had worked as a teacher and was the author of a column about antiques in the Dubois County Herald. She had also written two unpublished novels, as well as poetry and non-fiction. She was interested in everything and knew something about everything and summed herself up in a sampler she made as a young girl: "I cannot play, I cannot sing, But I can do Most anything." She was a wonderful mother who always had time for her children and grandchildren, reading to them, making them things, and talking to them. From the Daily Herald, Friday, Feb. 4, 1972: "New Weekly Column Introduced Today - Beginning today, the Daily Herald introduces a new weekly column, 'From Attics and Auctions.' dealing with collectors and the art of collecting. The column, which will appear each Friday, is written by Aileen G. Melchior of Huntingburg, a free lance writer who has written for a number of publications through the past forty or more years. Mrs. Melchior explains that her interest in collectibles and antiques is of much more recent origin and probably stems from some sociological research she worked on for a graduate class some years ago. As she puts it, "The scope of the phenomenon and the excitement generated by almost all phases of the hobby or avocation was surprising." Among the achievements of which she is most proud is earning a B.S. degree in Elementary Education at St. Benedict College after her family was grown. She now hopes to add a master's degree in the near future. Mrs. Melchior's interests include coin and china collecting, writing, politics, furniture refinishing, gardening, and (together with her grandson) rock collecting. At the present time she is doing substitute teaching, volunteer work with the O.E.O.'s Right to Read project, and is working on a children's book which tentatively is entitled 'Adventures at Pigeon Switch.' . . " From the Dubois County Herald: "Funeral services were conducted today for Mrs. Aline Gress Melchior, 64, of Huntingburg, who died at 7:20 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was a columnist, author of "Attics to Auctions," for The Herald for the past six years. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Minnie Gress of Huntingburg,two daughters, Mrs. Julie Leinenbach of Georgetown and Mrs. Jeanne Adler of Huntingburg; a brother, Louis Gress of Albuquereque, NM; and four grandchildren. Schmutzler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."
    Person ID I6  Mierzwiński
    Last Modified 15 May 2010 

    Family Ancestors Richard Bernard Melchior,   b. 4 Oct 1910, Ireland,Dubois Co. Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1956, Jasper, Dubois Co. Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1934  Jasper, Dubois Co. Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • From the Jasper Herald: "Miss Eileen Gress and Richard Melchior were united in marriage at a five-thirty o'clock mass in St. Joseph's church Tuesday morning. Father Basil Heusler performed the ceremony. The attendants were Miss Florence Otto and Godfrey M. Lampert. The bride is the attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Gress. She is a graduate of Jasper High School, class of '31. The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Urban Melchior. He is a graduate of Jasper High School, class of '27, a member of the Kundek Literary Society, and has had two years of engineering at Purdue University. He is employed with Carl Heim as a surveyor. The couple will make their home in this city."
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] St. Joseph's Parish Records, Jasper, Indiana.

    2. [S5] Dubois Co. Daily Herald (Obituary).


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