CATHERINE L. (GRIMM) FRENCH

B. 1906 born in Illinois
D. 1963
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  • Husband: John Ambrose French born June 3, 1902 in Odell, Livingston County, IL, son of Charles Lew French (1867-1944) and Emma A. (Cotterell) French (1877-1967); married Catherine L. Grimm about 1929; John died November 4, 1987 (See section pertaining to John Ambrose French buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Richard Warren French born January 14, 1932 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; last residence in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Richard died May 18, 2006 in New London, MO; According to the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007:

” Name: Richard W. French; Gender: Male; Race: White; Birth Date: 14 Jan 1932; Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois; Death Date: 18 May 2006; Father: John A French; Mother: Catherine Grimm; SSN: 357245475; Notes: June 1947: Name listed as RICHARD W FRENCH”

According to the Pantagraph (Bloomington IL) Friday, January 22, 1932, page 12:

“DWIGHT

   Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose French of Chicago are parents of a son, named Richard Warren.  This is their first child.  Mr. French was a former Dwight resident.”

Additional Information:

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 7411 N. Damen Ave., the household members were: John Ambrose French, head, age 27, married at age 27, born in Illinois, father born in Illinois, mother born in Iowa, occupation: electrician – refrigeration; Catherine G. French, wife, age 23, married at age 22, born in Illinois, father born in Germany, mother born in Iowa, occupation: teacher – public school.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 3330 Berteau Street, the household members were: John French, head, age 38, married, highest grade completed: H-4, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: service & repair – electrical; Katherine French, wife, age 34, married, highest grade completed: C-2, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Richard French, son, age 8, single, highest grade completed: 1, born in Illinois.