|Birth: ||Mar., 1886|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 30, 1956|
Mary "Mame" Bustard (Condie) was born to Mary Eliza Daniels and Joseph W. Bustard. Mary was quite a musician. She received her certificate to teach music in 1902. She was only 16 years old.
Mary and Walter met through some friends who called themselves the Lemon Bunch. Several other couples met this way also.
Mary married Walter Joseph Condie on July 25, 1912 in Paterson, New Jersey. While in Paterson they had five children: Joseph Walter Condie, Francis W.(Frank) Condie, Carolyn Elizabeth (Carrie) Condie, Robert Victor (Bob) Condie, Marion L. Condie.
She was in many public performances including "Mighty Midgets" where she played the leading role of Prince Obdillous. She even played piano on the radio station WIP in 1928 at Philadelphia.
Walter procured a job as master electrician in sunny Florida working on the big ships designing and putting all the electronics on them. Marion, being the youngest daughter, went with her parents and spent four long humid years on the gulf side of Tampa. Remember there was no air-conditioning in the 1940's.
In 1942 they relocated to the cooler North where they lived at 205 Poplar St., Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut and Walter worked for Acme Shear Company at 82 Hicks St. at Bridgeport, Connecticut. At some point he switched over to working at the Lock Steel Chain.
It was at this time they moved into the second floor apartment on Laurel Court. His daughter, Carrie and her two sons lived downstairs.
-Some info obtained from granddaughter Jill Galbicsek
MRS. WALTER J. CONDIE
MRS. WALTER J. CONDIE, 70, of 1550 Laurel Avenue, widow of Walter J. Condie, died at 1:35 a.m. today in Bridgeport Hospital where she was admitted Monday for medical treatment. The Henry E. Bishop and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Fairfield Avenue, is in charge of services.
-Carrie Knudrath collection
MRS. WALTER J. CONDIE
Services for Mrs. Mary Bustard Condie, 70, of 1550 Laurel Avenue, widow of Walter J. Condie, sho died Friday in Bridgeport Hospital, will take place tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. in the Henry E. Bishop and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Fairfield Avenue and at 9 o'clock in St. Peter's Church. Burial will be in the Mountain Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Condie is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Mehlhouse amd Mrs. Marion Galbecsek, of bridgeport; three sons, Francis, of Bridgeport; Robert V. of Fairfield and Joseph Condie, of Milford; one sister, Mrs. William Lauer, one brother, John Bustard, both of Paterson, N. J. and 10 grandchildren.
-From Carrie Kundrath collection
Joseph Walter Bustard (1850 - 1918)
Mary Eliza Daniels Bustard (1854 - 1888)
Walter Joseph Condie (1891 - 1951)*
Joseph Walter Condie (1913 - 1983)*
Francis J Condie (1915 - 1977)*
Carolyn Elizabeth Condie Kundrath (1917 - 2013)*
Robert Victor Condie (1918 - 2005)*
Marion L Condie Galbicsek (1923 - 2012)*
Caroline Bustard (1875 - 1908)*
John J Bustard (1879 - 1968)*
Mary Bustard Condie (1886 - 1956)
Mountain Grove Cemetery and Mausoleum
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: Jun 18, 2007
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