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Byron Bruce GILCHRIST

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  1. 1.  Byron Bruce GILCHRIST was born 27 Jan 1903, Fulton County, IN; died 7 Jan 1998, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN; was buried , Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Fishers, Hamilton County, IN.

    Other Events:

    • Social Security No.: 717-05-7450

    Notes:

    (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

    NOTES:

    Byron GILCHRIST was the younger of two brothers born and raised on the farm of their grandfather, Thomas GILCHRIST, in Fulton County, IN. Thomas had farmed the land owned by his father, an immigrant from SCOTLAND, until about 1902. The original GILCHRIST land was situated on the south bank of the Tippecanoe River in Rochester Township. After the death of Thomas's wife in 1895 and the 1900 birth of Byron's brother, Virgil, Thomas sold the GILCHRIST farm, and purchased new farm land on the north side of the River. This farm was located in a community called South Germany in Richland Township.

    This Richland Twp. farm was the birthplace of Byron in January, 1903. During his childhood and early youth, Byron's father, William and his grandfather taught Virgil and Byron the skills of farming and of carpentry. Much of the two-story log house was built by the hands of the four GILCHRIST men. Later a large and up-to-date barn built by this family was an object of great pride and admired by the whole community. This barn was later destroyed by a devastating fire.

    "Barney," as Byron was called by some of his friends, was a lively and mischievous young man! A neighbor girl, who would later marry Byron's brother, was often the brunt of Byron's pranks. "Lizzie" O'DELL later told her children of how "ornery Byron" teased and aggravated her as they walked to and from school. She readily admitted that he was not one of her favorite classmates!

    His brother told stories of how he could learn of some of Byron's "adventures" as a young man by waiting for Byron to go to sleep in the room they shared, then asking questions about his activities that evening. It seems that Byron had a tendency to talk in his sleep, and would even answer questions...quite honestly! The next morning Virgil would mention some detail of Byron's activities while "out on the town" the evening before, and Byron would be shocked to find that Virgil had knowledge of the event!

    Byron was with his mother on the terrible day of her death. His story to compiler was that he had taken water and towels for her to wash herself that morning. He later returned to take the water away to empty it, when suddenly his mother sat up very tall, grabbed her head with both hands, and cried, "OH!" Immediately she fell back and was dead. What a lasting impression that memory must have made in the mind of a 17-year-old son!

    Byron, like his older brother, made his living in the construction business. Both men were very skilled in carpentry; both maintained their love of farming. Byron remained in the South Bend area and worked many years for the Christman Construction Company. Upon retiring, he and Emma moved from their home at 412 Woodside in South Bend (a house that Byron had built for his young family) to a farm near Argos, IN in Marshall County. Byron remodeled and improved the existing farm house, a large old home built largely of field stone. This home was destroyed by a fire which began in the middle of the night while Byron and Emma were sleeping. Luckily they were able to escape unharmed.

    After losing their house on the farm, the GILCHRISTs had a new home built on State Road 10 outside Argos. They remained there until 1995 when they moved to the American Village Retirement complex near their daughter, Mary, in Indianapolis.

    Compiler will remember "Uncle Byron" as a handsome and distinguished-looking man of medium height and strong build, with hair that is almost totally white, as was his brother's. Apparently this is a trait inherited from their mother; her hair was said to have been "snowy white" at the time of her death, at age 40. Compiler can not remember ever seeing either of these men with other than gray-to-white hair.

    Byron's eyes are framed in what compiler calls "laugh lines;" he seems to always be on the verge of a smile. Both he and his brother had very pleasant speaking voices, but Virgil's was deeper in pitch than Byron's; both men enjoyed singing, and both participated in quartet singing in their youth. These brothers looked very much alike and used many of the same mannerisms. They both bear strong resemblance to pictures of their father.

    REFERENCES:

    1. Byron GILCHRIST; 1790 E. 54th St. #225; Indianapolis, IN 46220

    2. Emma (PFEIFFER) GILCHRIST, his wife.

    3. Compiler's personal knowledge

    4. Family tradition and lore handed down to compiler by members of the extended family

    5. Virgil J. GILCHRIST, decd., brother of Byron GILCHRIST.

    6. U.S. Census 1910, IN; Fulton Co.; Richland Twp.; E.D. #56; Sheet 12-B; #219/#219. Microfilm #T624-350.

    7. Wilma (MOW) FOLTZ; Rochester, IN; second cousin to Byron GILCHRIST and genealogy researcher.

    8. INDIANA School Census, 1896-1925: Fulton County, IN; 1909-1923. Printed record on file: Fulton Co. Pub. Library; Rochester, IN. (copies furnished to compiler by W. FOLTZ.)

    9. Obit: William J. GILCHRIST; Dec. 20, 1943.

    10. Obit: Mrs. William GILCHRIST (Artiemicia MOW): Sept. 19, 1920.

    (2) A household headed by Byron GILCHRIST is listed in the 1930 census of South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN, at 1718 Fellow Street.

    According to the 1930 census, Byron was a carpenter who was then 27 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1903. According to the 1930 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN.

    Listed with Byron is his wife, Emma, who was then 23 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, she was born in about 1907. According to the 1930 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in IN.

    Also listed with Byron is his daughter, Mary Alice, who was then three months old; therefore, according to the 1930 census, she was born in about 1930. According to the 1930 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in IN.

    Also listed with Byron is his father, William, a laborer and widower who was then 60 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1870. According to the 1930 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN.

    (3) A household headed by Bryan GILCHRIST is listed in the 1940 census of South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN. [The compiler believes that "Bryan's" first name was really Byron.] The official enumeration date of this household is April 1, 1940; the actual enumeration date of this household is April 18, 1940.

    "Bryan's" household is listed at 412 Woodside.

    "Bryan" is listed in the 1940 census as a carpenter who was then 37 years of age; therefore, according to the 1940 census, he was born in about 1903. According to the 1940 census, he was born in IN. According to the 1940 census, his residence as of April 1, 1935 was at the same place as it was as of April 1, 1940.

    Listed with "Bryan" is his wife, Emma, who was then 33 years of age; therefore, according to the 1940 census, she was born in about 1907. According to the 1940 census, she was born in IN. According to the 1940 census, her residence as of April 1, 1935 was at the same place as it was as of April 1, 1940.

    Also listed with "Bryan" is his daughter, Mary Alice, who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1940 census, she was born in about 1930. According to the 1940 census, she was born in IN. According to the 1940 census, her residence as of April 1, 1935 was at the same place as it was as of April 1, 1940.

    Also listed with "Bryan" is his daughter, Janet, who was then 1 year of age; therefore, according to the 1940 census, she was born in about 1939. According to the 1940 census, she was born in IN.

    (4) Obituary that appeared on p. D4 of the January 8, 1998 issue of The Indianapolis Star:

    BYRON B. GILCHRIST, 94, Indianapolis, formerly of Argos and South Bend, died Jan. 7. He retired from farming in 1976. Mr. Gilchrist also was a construction superintendent for Charles Aulm & Co., retiring in 1965. He was a member of Plymouth (Ind.) First Presbyterian Church and Carpenters Union Local 413. Services: 11 a.m. Jan. 10 in Flanner & Buchanan Broad Ripple Mortuary, with calling from 10:30 a.m. Burial: Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Fishers. He was the widower of Emma Pfeiffer Gilchrist. Survivors: daughters Janet A. Frost, Dr. Mary A. Gilchrist: two granddaughters.

    (5) Tombaugh, Jean C. and Wendell C., Fulton County Indiana Obituaries 1998?Rochester Sentinel, Rochester, IN: 1999:

    Thursday, January 8, 1998

    Byron B. Gilchrist

    Jan. 27, 1903-Jan. 7, 1998

    Byron B. GILCHRIST, 94, Indianapolis, formerly from South Bend, Argos and Rochester areas, died Wednesday at Forum at the Crossing., Indianapolis.

    Born in Rochester to William and Artemica MOW GILCHRIST, he married Emma PFEIFFER in 1928 in South Bend.

    Gilchrist was a retired Superfritendant for Charles Aulm and Company (construction) and also a retired farmer. He was the oldest surviving member of the Carpenters Union Local 413, South Bend. He was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Plymouth.

    Survivors include two daughters, Dr. Mary A. GILCHRIST, Indianapolis, and Janet A. and husband J. Michael FROST, Indianapolis: two granddaughters, Susan ROJAS, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Catherine NICHOLS, Chandler, Ariz.

    Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at F&B Broad Ripple Funeral Home, Indianapolis. Dr. Donald DURRETT will officiate. Burial is in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Indianapolis. Visitation is one half hour prior to services.

    (6) Funeral card:

    In Remembrance

    The Twenty-Third Psalm

    The Lord is my shepherd: I shall not want.
    He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
    He leadeth me beside the still waters.
    He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the
    paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the
    shadow of death, I will fear no evil:
    for thou art with me; thy rod and
    thy staff they comfort me.
    Thou preparest a table before me in the
    presence of mine enemies:
    thou annointest my head with oil;
    my cup runneth over.
    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow
    me all the days of my life:
    and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

    In Loving Memory of
    Byron B. Gilchrist

    Date of Birth
    January 27, 1903
    Rochester, Indiana

    Date of Death
    January 7, 1998
    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Funeral Services
    11:00a.m. Saturday
    January 10, 1998
    Flanner & Buchanan
    Broad Ripple Mortuary

    Officiating
    Dr. Donald Durrett

    Interment
    Oaklawn Memorial Gardens
    Fishers, Indiana

    (7) Social Security Death Index:

    Name: Byron Gilchrist
    SSN: 317-05-7450
    Last Residence: 46220 Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States of America
    Born: 27 Jan 1903
    Died: 7 Jan 1998
    State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951)

    (8) www.findagrave.com:

    Byron Bruce Gilchrist
    Birth: Jan. 27, 1903
    Death: Jan. 7, 1998

    Note: S/o Wm. J. and Artimicia Gilchrist

    Burial: Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Indianapolis, Hamilton County, Indiana, USA

    [Note by compiler: This cemetery has a post-office address of 9700 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 46250, but it is physically located immediately north of Marion County in Hamilton County, IN.]

    Byron married Emma Berniece PFEIFFER 18 Aug 1928, South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN. Emma (daughter of John C. PFEIFFER and Eliscinda STANLEY) was born 15 Dec 1906, Marshall County, IN; died 15 Jan 1997, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN; was buried , Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Fishers, Hamilton County, IN. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Living  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 3. Mary Alice GILCHRIST  Descendancy chart to this point was born 8 Jan 1930, South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN; died 18 Mar 2008, Sherman Home Hospice, Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ; was buried 22 Mar 2008, Desert Hills Memorial Park, Scottsdale, Maricopa County, AZ.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Living Descendancy chart to this point (1.Byron1)

    Living married Living (son of Victor Leroy FROST and Jennie Lucile STARNS) [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 4. Living  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 5. Living  Descendancy chart to this point

  2. 3.  Mary Alice GILCHRIST Descendancy chart to this point (1.Byron1) was born 8 Jan 1930, South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN; died 18 Mar 2008, Sherman Home Hospice, Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ; was buried 22 Mar 2008, Desert Hills Memorial Park, Scottsdale, Maricopa County, AZ.

    Other Events:

    • Social Security No.: 306-28-5340

    Notes:


    (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

    NOTES:

    Compiler really did not get to know Mary Alice GILCHRIST until after 1965; Mary was nearer to the age of compiler's older siblings. Compiler and Mary's younger sister were considered "the little kids" when the two families had the opportunity to visit each other.

    Mary completed her elementary, junior high and high school years in South Bend public schools. She then attended Franklin College, Indiana University and University of Colorado, majoring in language and education areas. After teaching in public schools for a few years, Mary earned her Ph.D. in Education, and began teaching for I.U. at I.U.-P.U. in Indianapolis. By the time compiler moved away from Indianapolis in June, 1989, Mary was Dean of Academic Affairs at the School of Education there.

    Mary has had a very interesting career and personal life. She owns her home in Indianapolis and spends much of her time gardening. She has traveled to interesting places, e.g. Alaska; through the Panama Canal, etc. She has studied extensively and done research, writing and program design in the areas of early childhood education, language education and the use of computers in teaching.

    During her busy career, Mary also managed to carry a great amount of the responsibility for helping her aging parents. Frequent trips back and forth between Indianapolis and Argos consumed many of her weekends and vacations. She has arranged medical, optical and dental appointments for them in Indianapolis, and provided them with transportation and lodging as needed. In 1995 it became prudent to find living arrangements that would offer her elderly parents assisted living while maintaining their privacy and independence to the extent possible. At that time, Mary and Janet helped them to arrange their move to the American Village in Indianapolis, where they could have private living quarters along with amenities such as meals and medical assistance as needed. Their two-bedroom apartment is only minutes from Mary's home, and even in her own retirement, she continues to watch out for her parents' needs.

    REFERENCES:

    1. Emma (PFEIFFER) GILCHRIST; 1790 E. 54th St. #225; Indianapolis, IN 46220. (Mother)

    2. Mary Alice GILCHRIST; 3830 E. 75th St., Indianapolis, IN 46240.

    3. Compiler's personal knowledge.

    4. Business card: Dr. Mary A. GILCHRIST, Director Academic Affairs; Indiana University School of Education, Indianapolis, IN.

    (2) Argos Tribune, Argos, IN, December 11, 1980:

    Prof. Mary A. Gilchrist

    Professor Mary A. Gilchrist was invited recently along with ten other university professors from all over the United States, to participate in the "Human Uses of Technology" Seminar at Princeton, New Jersey. Dr. Gilchrist is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Gilchrist, 10895 State Road 10, Argos, IN 46501.

    The seminar, sponsored by the Bell System Laboratories, brings together non-science university professors and Bell System scientists to discuss the impact of technology on people.

    The two day meeting featured visits to the Bell Research Laboratory at Murray Hill, New Jersey, case studies and group discussions. Professor Marvin Bressler, head of the sociology department, Princeton University, served as moderator.

    Dr. Gilchrist is an associate professor at Indiana University School of Education at Indianapolis. She was the guest of Bell Laboratories-Indianapolis.

    (3) R??sum?? 1:

    PERSONAL DATA SHEET

    Name: Gilchrist, Mary Alice

    Local Address: Apt. 12, 1320 24th St., Boulder, Colorado; Telephone: 443-7408

    Home Address: 412 E. Woodside, South Bend, Indiana, Telephone: AT9-1721

    Place and Date of Birth: South Bend, Indiana; January 8,1930

    Educational Preparation:
    Riley High School, South Bend, Indiana, 1947
    Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana, A.B. Economics, 1951
    University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, Special Student, Feb.'55-Feb.'56
    University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, M.A. Elem. Educ., 1961

    Employment Record:
    1. Grocery clerk, part time, in high school
    2. H. D. Lee & Co., South Bend, Indiana, Summer 1947
    3. First Band & Trust, South Bend, Indiana, Summer 1948
    4. Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana, 1950
    5. U.S. Rubber Co., Mishawaka, Indiana, 1951-1954
    6. School City of South Bend, Indiana, 1956-
    Teaching experience:
    Grades 5-6, Social Studies, 1 semester
    Grade 3, Self-contained, 5 years
    Grade 4, Self-contained, 1 year
    Grade 5, Language Arts, 2 years
    Cooperating Teacher, St. Mary's College, 7 years
    7. Graduate Assistant, University of Colo., Summers 1957-1965
    8. Teaching Associate, University of Colo., Summers 1965-1966

    Professional Activities and Responsibilities:
    1. Arithmetic Curriculum Guide Committee
    a. Wrote third grade section
    b. Middle grade in-service leader for introduction of guide
    2. Arithmetic chairman, system-wide Fall Workshop
    3. Third grade chairman, school committee
    4. South Bend Teacher's Association
    a. Salary Committee, 2 years
    b. Building Representative, 2 years
    c. Grievance Committee, 1 year
    d. Alternate to state convention, 1 year

    Community Activities:
    1. American Association of University Women
    a. Pres. Recent Graduates, 1 year
    b. Pres. Investment Club, 3 years
    c. Editor, Bulletin, 4 years
    2. South Bend Panhellenic Association
    a. Rush Chairman
    b. Treasurer

    (4) R??sum?? 2:

    INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AT IUPUI

    Faculty Data Summary Sheet
    Name: Mary A. Gilchrist
    Title: Associate Professor
    Appointed: 1973

    1. Academic Degrees
    Ed. D., University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1968, Teacher Education
    M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder,CO, 1960, Elementary Education
    A.B., Franklin College, Franklin, IN, 1951, Economics

    2. Professional Experience
    1989 - 1992, Director of Academic Affairs
    1985 - 1988, Director of Office of Instructional Computing
    1983 - 1985, Associate Director of Instructional Computing
    1973 - 1994, Associate Professor
    1972 - 1973, Codirector, Model Cities Project
    1970 - 1973, Assistant Professor, IUPUI
    1968 - 1970, Assistant Professor, IUSB
    1967 - 1968, Lecturer, IUSB
    1955 - 1964, Classroom teacher, elementary, South Bend Community School Corporation

    3. Teaching and Administrative Load
    E 339, Language Arts Methods for Elementary Teachers
    M 301, Field Experience for E 339
    E 590, Independent Study for T. E. S. A. (elementary)
    S 590, Independent Study for T. E. S. A. (secondary)
    J 538, Master of Science Project for Elementary Education

    4. Current Professional and Academic Association Membership
    Indiana State Teacher Educators
    National Council of Teachers of English
    Indiana Computer Educators
    Indiana Reading Professors
    Kappa Delta Pi
    Phi Delta Kappa

    5. Current Professional Assignments and Activities (non-teaching)
    Academic Affairs Committee of the IUPUI Faculty Council, chair
    Academic Policies and Procedures Committee
    Campus Planning Committee
    Council for Undergraduate Learning
    Faculty Representative for Reserve Officer Training Corps

    6. Retired, June 30, 1994

    (5) Pamphlet issued in 1997 in connection with the 50th reunion of the 1947 class of James Whitcomb Riley High School, South Bend, IN:

    MARY ALICE GILCHRIST
    WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING ALL THIS TIME?

    MARY A. GILCHRIST
    3830 EAST 75TH STREET
    INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA 46240
    ( 317) 842-4332

    SIGNIFICANT OTHERS:
    Skeeter is my bachelor cat with the ginger tail.

    JOBS: After graduating from Franklin College I worked for Ball Band until that was enough of that. I taught at Lincoln in South Bend and then had my first real college teaching job at IUSB. In 1970 I was sent to Indianapolis to IUPUI when it became a four year program and was there until retirement. It was a good ride. Not everyone gets to help invent a university.

    WHAT WAS GOING ON IN THE 50'S? I was at Ball Band for four years. A degree in economics for a female in the 50's was a bit ahead of time. I, then, took a year off to get a teacher's license at the University of Colorado after which I returned to South Bend and taught at Lincoln for nine years. During that time I did my master's at CU in the summer time.

    ANYTHING IN THE 60'S? I completed a doctorate in education at Colorado in 1967/8 after spending a year in residency there. That was when I went to IUSB where I stayed until 1970 when I came to IUPUI. My first trip to Europe was in 1969 for a month and now I wonder how I afforded it! It was an experience and a half.

    AND NOW? I retired in 1994, as soon as I could since the school business "ain't what it used to be!" I love retirement! I don't know how I had time to work. I've been able to take a trip to Alaska and one through the Panama Canal. Last fall I took a great trip to eastern Europe. My mother died suddenly in January of this year and my father is still living in the retirement home here at age 94. Their care has taken quite a bit of my time.

    WHEN I'M ALONE I LIKE TO . . . read or watch TV. I don't have Internet or e-mail yet.

    MY FAVORITE PIGOUT FOOD IS . . . probably pizza with everything but anchovies, and I've never met a carbohydrate I didn't like.

    THE BEST MOVIE I EVER SAW . . . was ''Rear Window," at least it is probably one of my all time top ten.

    MY FAVORITE READING IS . . . mysteries, often British, biographies.

    I LIKE TO SPEND TIME . . . reading, doing yard work, and watching TV. I own a set of golf clubs and two bicycles. I go to the symphony, Pops, water aerobics, and Civic Theater on a regular basis. I did a Bible study class this year and do some volunteer work.

    AND NOW CAN YOU BELIEVE 50 YEARS? I remember when my mother had her 50th high school reunion and how old I thought those folks were! I seem to think of myself as I was about 20 years ago, but my knees and mirror tell me that is 'virtual reality.'

    (6) Obituary, The Indianapolis Star, March 25, 2008:

    Mary Alice Gilchrist 78, Cave Creek, Arizona, passed away March 18, 2008 at Sherman Home Hospice, Phoenix, Arizona. She was born in South Bend, Indiana on January 8, 1930, the elder of two daughters of Byron Bruce Gilchrist and Emma Berneice (Pfeiffer) Gilchrist. Mary obtained an A.B. degree from Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana, and M.A. and Ed.D. degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. She taught in the South Bend public schools and at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana. She later served as Dean of Academic Affairs at the School of Education at Indiana University-Purdue University. Mary is survived by her sister, Janet Ann (Gilchrist) Frost; two nieces, Susan Diane (Frost) Rojas and Catherine Ann (Frost) Nichols; and three grand-nephews and one grand-niece. A graveside funeral service and interment were held March 22, 2008 at Desert Hills Memorial Park in Scottsdale, Arizona.

    (7) Social Security Death Index:

    Name: Mary A. Gilchrist
    SSN: 306-28-5340
    Last Residence: 85331 Cave Creek, Maricopa, Arizona
    Born: 8 Jan 1930
    Died: 18 Mar 2008
    State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951)



Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Living Descendancy chart to this point (2.Living2, 1.Byron1)

    Living married Living (son of Living and Living) [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. Living  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 7. Living  Descendancy chart to this point

  2. 5.  Living Descendancy chart to this point (2.Living2, 1.Byron1)

    Living married Living (son of Mariano Reyes ROJAS and Manuela ARÁMBULA) [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 8. Living  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 9. Living  Descendancy chart to this point


Generation: 4

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