Name: Genevieve Catherine RIBORDY
Birth: in Rock Falls, Illinois
Fact 1: NIU (teachers college)
BIOGRAPHY OF GENEVIEVE CATHERINE RIBORDY
Teacher at St. Marys in Sterling, Whiteside County Schools and Tampico. Attended Sturtz (rural grade school ) and St. Marys, NIU,. LPO Junior College
and Sauk Valley Community College. Her childhood ambition was to
teach, and her hobbies were reading and sewing. Belonged to the PTA
and Altar and Rosary.
YOUNG COUPLE TOOK WEDDING VOWS
MISS GENEVIEVE RIBORDY AND FORREST BRANDON
WERE MARRIED LAST WEEK
"Miss Genevieve Ribordy of Sterling and Mr. Forrest Brandon of Tampico
were united in marriage at St. Mary's parsonage in Sterling at high
noon, Saturday, October 13. Father A.J. Burns performed the single
ring ceremony in the presence of a few relatives.
They were attended by Miss Edna Weckesser of Maywood and Mr. Warren
McKenzie of Tampico, friends of the Bride and Groom. The bride wore a
very becoming gown of black satin with accessories to match, while the
groom was attired in a navy blue suit. The bridesmaid wore a dark
blue georgette with black hat and slippers, and the best man a suit of
The bride is a pleasant young lady of many accomplishments and has
followed the vocation of teaching, now teaching the second year in the
Champion school northeast of Tampico.
The groom is the son of Mrs. Otto Quaintamce and a young man who has a
large number of friends who are extending congratulations. He is at
present working in the International plant at Rock Falls.
Mr and Mrs Brandon went at once to housekeeping at 815 1/2 First Ave.
Sterling, where thay have a furnished room. Mrs Brandon will finish
her year of school at Champion."
From Community Newman News
Summer 1995, Volume 6, No. 11
TIME HASN'T STOPPED FOR MRS. BRANDON
Genevieve Brandon, Class of 1926, spends her spare time writing
poetry and short stories. She recently submitted a poem to the
National Organization of Poetry called "Eternity", she has been
selected to have her poem published this year. She has tried her hand
at short stories and Reminisce Magazine has selected and published
her short story on Christmas.
Genevieve credits her love of writing to Sr. Margaret Reed, SL
who taught at St. Mary's in Sterling. Sister encouraged her students
to write and entered them in many essay contests. Genevieve tells me
that John McCormick of the class of 1939 who has authored a book and
other documents was also one of her students.
Mrs. Brandon had a love for education and she became a teacher
and taught at St. Mary's Grade School for many years. After her
retirement, up until recent years she was involved in the Literacy
Program at Sauk Valley College.
How are you? I thought these little booklets may help you some,
so I'm sending them to you.
Also, I have another project in mind. I'm trying to compile a
book of the Brandons starting with Forrest and I, going back to a
summary of our antecedents, but mainly about our family. I have a few
newspaper clippings and stories written by various members of the
family. So I got an idea, from a magazine I get, to obtain some input
form all the children of Forrest and Genevieve. I've cut out the
title or headline and am enclosing it.
This is what I want each of you to do: I want each of you to
write a brief description of a memory you have of something that
happened in your childhood (or two or three if you wish). I should get
a variety of places, times, etc., stretching from depression days up
to 1971-1974 when Angela left home. I hope there will be some
pleasant memories, but if you have no pleasant ones the other kind
will have to do.
So, I'm starting with your, Rich. When you have written or typed
yous, then send this letter, your written or typed recollections and
the title to the sibling just younger than you in a businiess sized
envelope. I hope each of you will do this quickly as I hope to have
all of them back in three or four months. Do not send them to me
until the last (but not least) Angela completes hers and returns all
of them to me. It should be interesting with Tampico, Sterling, Rock
Falls, Dixon, Morrison, Milledgeville, and the Como areas as possible
settings & different times & and mores reflected.
Lots of love & prayers & thoughts to all my obstreperous family.
(This project took over two years to cycle through the whole family)
Perrie Forrest BRANDON b: 30 SEP 1909 in Crossett, Ashely County, Arkansas
13 OCT 1928
in Sterling, Illinois