Fran's children

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parents: Frances Stevens (nee Wachdorf) and Frank Stevens

maternal grandparents: Anton Wachdorf and Anna Klein Wachdorf

1966 Dec 10 Galligan is a letter by Marge Stevens Galligan full of family news

I know the label at the top of the wedding photo is cut off. Getting to it. In the 1970 photo Audria is referred to by her nickname, Pinky.

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Dickie Stevens beside his cousin Dolores Wachdorf, with Shirley in back, at their grandmother Wachdorf's back steps July 1932

Audria Stevens and her cousin Leona Wachdorf (Joe's daughter)

Ronald and Audria Stevens on their grandmother Wachdorf's back porch steps

Labeled on the back "5-16-43 Marge and Wally." Sis Stevens Cameron says Wally = Wally Barr, old boyfriend of Marge Stevens

Marge Stevens (Galligan)?

Fran, Ray and Ronnie, and Fran's sister Lettie. Not sure who the old lady bookends are

double wedding of Fran's daughters Shirley (Novak) and Marge (Galligan), labeled if you click on it

the new Mr. & Mrs. Galligan and Mr. & Mrs. Novak

the Galligans and the Novaks, and their Uncle Edward, and Aunt Lettie (and cousin Francis "Bunky" Wachdorf just visible, far left in back)

Ben Galligan & Marge, Shirley & George Novak, their aunt Lettie, Uncle Edward, sister Audrey between, and Aunt Irene with arrow

From left (labeled by Sis Stevens Cameron): Frank, Richard, Sis/Lorraine holding daughter Doreen, Raymond, Fran

the Stevens kids and Fran, 1970

Richard Stevens' tombstone, St. Mary's, Evergreen Park

Florence Stevens mass card 1986 (Bud's wife)

Frank Stevens Jr. mass card 1994

Mom's address book from the 1970s had Mr. & Mrs. D.A. Cameron in Prospect Heights; Mr. & Mrs. Ben Galligan on Luna in Chicago; Mrs. Frank Stevens & Ray on S. Central in Chicago.

Frank Jr, called Bud, born 7-7-1921, died 3-5-1994. His wife Florence preceded him in death in 1986.

Lorraine Stevens, called Sis, married Donald Cameron.

Article (probably clipped from Daily Southtown, unfortunately without a date): Sisters Wed At Same Service: "Shirley Mae Stevens was married to George A. Novak, while her sister, Margaret Mary, became the bride of Bernard L. Galligan in a double ceremony August 23 in St. Martin Church. The brides are the daughters of Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Stevens Sr., 313 W. 58th st. Mr. Novak is the son of Mrs. Johanna Novak, 5831 Sangamon st., and Mr. Galligan is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Galligan. For the ceremony performed by the Rev. P.A. Englin, the sisters were dressed identically in egg-shell satin with fingertip veils caught to seed pearl crowns. They carried bouquets of white roses and stephanotis. Mrs. Donald Cameron attended both brides as matron of honor while bridesmaids were Mrs. Lawrence Novak, Leona and Dolores Wachdorf, cousins of the brides, and Mrs. Daniel Galligan. All wore white nylon, silk and lace with net tiaras and carried American beauty roses. Audria Stevens, sister of the brides, and Judy Novak, Mr. Novak's niece, were the flower girls, while Ronald Stevens, the brides' 10-year-old brother, was the ring bearer. Frank Stevens Jr., brother of the brides, attended Mr. Novak as best man and John Murray attended Mr. Galligan Other attendants were Lawrence Novak and Dan Galligan. Breakfast was served to 30 guests in Mickelberry's Log cabin and dinner was served to 200 relatives in the Odd Fellows temple. Both couples spent their honeymoon at Tippecanoe River Lodge, Winamac Indiana. The Novaks are at home at 5831 Sangamon st., and the Galligans are at home at 434 W. 59th st. All attended Englewood High School.

Richard's tombstone at St. Mary's in Evergreen Park gives his birth date as 10-6-1928 (though he is somehow omitted from the family in the 1930 census) and his death as 5-2-1971. He had married and divorced and served in Korea before his death. In the Florida death index his middle name is given as Edward.

Sort of mass card/pamphlet for Margaret R. Galligan, entered into rest August 27, 1979. Lying in State at Richard Funeral Home...until time of service Wednesday August 29, 1979 at 9:00 A.M. Mass of the Resurrection St. Camillus Church at 9:30 a.m., interment St. Mary Cemetery, lot 7, Block 34, Grave 6, sec. KK.

Informant on 1989 death certificate for Madge Wachdorf was Lorraine Cameron.