|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1887|
La Porte County
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 1973|
New Jersey, USA
Amanda Charlotte Renspie Braddy was the daughter of German born parents Christian Renspie and Augusta Schenke Renspie. Her 1st husband Rev. Tillman Ross Braddy Sr, (divorced). They had three children; Yvonne Harrison), Charlotte "Carol" (Brendal), and Tillman Ross Braddy Jr. She would call him "Junior" when he was younger. Tillman Sr (she called him Tilly) was a Baptist Minister and was constintly traveling the country in the 20's and 30's. This proved to be to difficult for her and the kids so the marriage ended. Her 2nd husband Clint Anglemire was 65 when they married and she was 48, lasted only alittle over 2 1/2 years leaving her a widow. It was his second marriage also. He had 4 children from his first marriage. Amanda had 5 grandchildren, 2 by Yvonne are Michelle Harrison Godfrey and Steven Harrison. Three by Tillman R Braddy Jr or "Brad" are Ann M Braddy Pasque, Susan J Braddy, and Scott D Braddy. Her daughter Carol Brendal had no children.
I discovered pictures of Amanda on the internet through the Chicago Tribune of her playing, (of all things basketball) in 1906! (see pictures)Evidently with a church all girls team. They are shown on the right. I am grateful to the Chicago Tribune for archiving them. They kept them as period pieces for early 20th century Chicago. I never would have guessed that Amanda who I always knew as an older woman was at one time young and full of pep and played sports! I bet she was good at it too!
Another interesting photo of her that blew me away is this one of her and President Taft at the train depot. I wish I knew the story behind it but I don't. Amanda was an Artist, and owner of an art supply/gallery where she and daughter Carol displayed and sold their art consisting of oils, and water colors. She was also a writer and lover of animals.
Most importantly, I think was the fact that she documented genealogy information on our family that passed down to me through my father. I can't thank her enough for that.
Christian Renspie (1828 - 1895)
Augusta Schenke Renspie (1843 - 1916)
Clinton Howard Anglemire (1870 - 1938)
Tillman Ross Braddy (1890 - 1974)*
Charlotte Braddy Brendal (1919 - 2001)*
Yvonne Braddy Harrison (1922 - 1986)*
Rosa Renspies Retseck (1858 - 1933)**
Steven Christian Renspie (1866 - 1908)*
Gustav Oehlke (1869 - 1890)**
Frederick Roenspie (1877 - 1953)*
Frank Renspie (1882 - 1959)*
Leopold Renspie (1884 - 1884)*
Amanda Charlotte Renspie Braddy (1887 - 1973)
Prospect Hill Cemetery
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Section TS3, Grave F14
Created by: SD Braddy
Record added: Apr 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35670697