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Ethel May Brach Walch
Birth: Sep. 16, 1885
Blue Island
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 10, 1972
Saginaw
Saginaw County
Michigan, USA

Ethel was the daughter of Charles William Brach and Julia Ann Cisne Brach. Ethel had three brothers and one sister. Ethel's brothers were Albert Morris ("Mox"), Charles W., and Roger C., and her sister was named Leona or Edna Leona. Ethel was raised in Morgan Park, Illinois. Ethel graduated from Morgan Park High School. Ethel's Father, Charles, worked for the Blue Island Line, as the Stationmaster at Morgan Park, Illinois. Charles, Julia, and their family lived on the second floor of the train station at Morgan Park. Ethel and her siblings enjoyed living above the train station because it was exciting to see the people and the trains coming and going. Ethel met Stephen Walch in Morgan Park, Illinois, probably at the Blue Island Line train station. Ethel and Stephen were married on September 18, 1909 in Illinois. Ethel and Stephen lived in Bay City, Michigan and Detroit, Michigan before moving to Saginaw, Michigan where they lived for the rest of their lives. Ethel and Stephen had four children, one of whom named Charles deceased at three months of age. All of their children were born before Ethel and Stephen moved to Saginaw. Ethel and Stephen were active in the Michigan Avenue Baptist Church and Ethel was a member of the Michigan Branch of the International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons. Ethel and Stephen had seventeen Grandchildren. Ethel was a very loving Grandmother who was very proud of her Grandchildren. Ethel enjoyed babysitting and entertaining her Grandchildren as well as teaching the Grandchildren morals, manners, honesty, and truthfulness. Grandfather Stephen usually had a laid back personality but Grandmother Ethel was strict and "proper". Loved by her Grandchildren, Ethel encouraged them to be good and do their best. Grandmother did not smoke, dance, consume alcohol or curse and she expected that of others. If Grandma had a vice, it was playing cards. Grandma enjoyed playing cards but not as a gambler. Little did Grandma know that Stephen enjoyed a drink in the kitchen with his Grandkids before holiday meals. Both Stephen and Ethel are remembered as wonderful, loving Grandparents by their Grandchildren. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles William Brach (1859 - 1926)
  Julia Ann Cisne Brach (1862 - 1933)
 
 Spouse:
  Stephen Fletcher Walch (1887 - 1970)
 
 Children:
  Geraldine May Walch DeFord (1913 - 1994)*
  Phyllis Barbara Walch Stork (1915 - 2010)*
  Stephen Fletcher Walch (1921 - 1990)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ethel May Brach Walch (1885 - 1972)
  Roger C Brach (1888 - 1937)*
  Charles William Brach (1889 - 1960)*
  Leona Brach Steinfeld (1893 - 1980)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Saginaw
Saginaw County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Resurrection Section, Lot 140-c
 
Created by: Suzanne and Fred S.
Record added: Aug 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75729806
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Grandma, you are remembered always for all of our special times together. With love,
- Fred and Suzanne Stork
 Added: Oct. 5, 2014
 
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