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Elsie Katherine WALDE1894 - 1996 (101 years)
Name Elsie Katherine WALDE Born 10 or 11 November 1894 Gender Female Died 25 Feb 1996 Person ID I8254 Our Family History Last Modified 27 Mar 2012
Father Rudolf Emil WALDE, b. 25 Mar 1869, d. 14 Dec 1925 (Age 56 years) Mother Wilhelmina STRIANSKY, b. May 1867, d. 23 Oct 1903 (Age ~ 36 years) Married 16 Aug 1890 Family ID F15313 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Charles William FITZPATRICK, b. 25 Jul 1889, d. 28 Dec 1946 (Age 57 years) Married 6 May 1915 Children 1. Gloria Leona FITZPATRICK, b. 23 Jul 1917, Yonkers, Westchester County, NY, USA , d. 9 Apr 2001, Thornwood, Westchester County, NY, USA (Age 83 years) 2. Charles William FITZPATRICK, b. 30 Dec 1922, Yonkers, Westchester County, NY, USA , d. 1 Mar 2003 (Age 80 years) Last Modified 21 Jun 2016 Family ID F6089 Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Elsie’s narrative:
As a child lived in Queens-North Beach and attended school in Flatbush, Brooklyn. First grade was a one room country school. It was a long walk thru the woods. Joe and Joe Jr. would drop her off and then went to larger school. After Mother died at age 36 in 1903 Joe, Elsie and Louise lived with Aunt Nora and Uncle Otto Jenner - a family in the country. They operated an Inn and on weekends held picnics. After a few years father remarried Marie Guarder who had a daughter, Gertrude, the same age as Louise. Father bought his own business, a confectionary store and ice cream parlor and also sold cigars and newspapers (on Elsie’s birth certificate his occupation is printer). We all lived there and went to school 31 on Eagle St, Queens. I was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church. When I was 14 I could no longer stay in school and helped in the store. Father also bought a store in Yonkers. He and I ran the store of Bakery and Confectionary. Met Charles Fitzpatrick who clerked next door in grocery and after marriage in 1915 bought the place for ourselves. Had the store for 5 years and sold to Heinberger and moved to Sherwood Park, a nice community and I got very active in PTA and church.
My grandfather, Charles William Fitzpatrick was in the US Navy as a teenager and went around the world with Admiral Dewey’s fleet. He always told Fitz (his son) “Do not get a tattoo - they don’t wash off.” He had one...a skull with a knife down through it dripping blood.
Elsie liked to embellish things, as reported by Jeanne Jackson Fitzpatrick. “In New York City one year she had us go to a lunch party at the place she lived (senior housing). One lady came up to me and wanted to know ‘when are you taking Elsie on your yacht toMontreal and the World’s Fair?’ I was stunned and I told her we didn’t have a yacht, only a work boat to load sheep going to market. No bed- no toilet- not a place to sit but for the one steering. It would take 3 weeks to go that far.”
- Elsie’s narrative: