Andrew Balfour

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  • ID: I0746
  • Name: Genevieve Catherine RIBORDY
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: in Rock Falls, Illinois
  • Fact 1: NIU (teachers college)
  • Note:

    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.


    "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
    navy blue.
    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
    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.

    Dear Richard,

    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)

    Marriage 1 Perrie Forrest BRANDON b: 30 SEP 1909 in Crossett, Ashely County, Arkansas
    • Married: 13 OCT 1928 in Sterling, Illinois

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