Once Upon a Town 47: Mary Elizabeth, Stephen Stanley, James Finkbinder, and Barbara Lou SECHRIST

Mary Elizabeth & Stephen Stanley SECHRIST circa 1918
Mary Elizabeth & Stephen Stanley SECHRIST circa 1918

 

Oh, you must've been a beautiful baby...

 

Here a some very sweet photos of a few of my distant relatives, and their pertinent life details.  

 

They may mean nothing to you now, but in upcoming posts, you'll see that they spent a lot of photogenic moments with their cousins.

 

To think that they were alive during my lifetime, and I hardly knew them.  I have so many things I wish I'd asked them!

Mary Elizabeth SECHRIST

Birth: 19121

Death: 15 Feb 19981

Burial: Red Lion Cemetery, Gay St., York Twp., York Co., PA

Father: James Bayard SECHRIST (1885-1971)

Mother: Mary Edith FINKBINDER (1883-1971)

 

Spouse:Chalmers L. ENSMINGER Sr., M.D.

Alias/AKA: Charles D. ENSMEGER2

 

Children:

Susan

Chalmers L.

Mary Elizabeth


Sources

1. tombstone inscription, Red Lion Union Cemetery, York Co, PA

2. Mary E Rutt, The Five Sisters:  Our Sechrist Heritage 1705-1999, Walter Shaub, Gordonville, PA.

Stephen Stanley Sechrist II
Stephen Stanley Sechrist II

Stephen Stanley SECHRIST II

Birth: 12 Mar 1916, Red Lion, York Co., PA1

Death: 22 Jan 2008, York Co., PA2,1

Occupation: Worked On Family Farm In Chanceford Twp.; 16 Yrs As Teacher In Dallastown, Red Lion & Windsor

Father: James Bayard SECHRIST (1885-1971)

Mother: Mary Edith FINKBINDER (1883-1971)

 

Stephen Stanley Sechrist II ’39

Published in the July 16, 2008, issue

Steve died Jan. 22, 2008, at his home in York, Pa., following a brief illness.

After college Steve joined the Red Lion Cabinet Co., a family business that manufactured cabinets for the radio and TV industry. In 1979, the business changed from woodworking to Revco Corp., making metal automotive parts, and he was board chairman.  

Through the years Steve served on numerous boards in York, including the York Symphony Orchestra, the York Historical Society, and the York Country Day School. He was a past president of the York Council of Social Agencies and was actively involved in the York Literacy Council, teaching adults to read. His interests included gardening — flowers, shrubs, and trees — in York and at a house the family acquired in Grafton, Vt. A highlight since graduation was Steve’s 1977 trip with the Princeton Club of New York on the Orient Express.

Steve married Mary Louise Wilton in 1952. They had a son, Stephen S. III ’76, and daughters Mary and Hannah, both of whom attended Smith like their mother. Mary Louise died in 1994. To Steve’s children and two grandchildren, we extend our sympathy.2

 

Spouse: Mary Louise WILTON

Death: 11 Jul 19945

Marriage: 1952, Wrightsville, York Co., PA2

 

Sources

1. Intelligencer Journal Lancaster New Era, “Lancaster Online,” http://lancasteronline.com/obituaries/local/525070_Stephen-Stanley-Sechrist.html, 28 Jan 2008.

2. “Princeton Alumni Weekly,” http://paw.princeton.edu/issues/2008/07/16/sections/memorials/2426/index.xml, 16 july 2008.

5. Mary E Rutt, The Five Sisters:  Our Sechrist Heritage 1705-1999, Walter Shaub, Gordonville, PA.

 

Stephen Stanley & James Finkbinder SECHRIST
Stephen Stanley & James Finkbinder SECHRIST by AprylZA
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James Finkbinder SECHRIST

Birth: 10 Jul 1922

Death: 6 May 1999

Burial: Red Lion Cemetery, Gay St., York Twp., York Co., PA

Father: James Bayard SECHRIST (1885-1971)

Mother: Mary Edith FINKBINDER (1883-1971)

 

Spouse:Virginia DAVIS

 

Children:

Jennifer

Penelope (1948-2009)

James B.

Barbara Lou SECHRIST

Birth:1924

Death:2007

Burial:Red Lion Cemetery, Gay St., York Twp., York Co., PA

Father:James Bayard SECHRIST (1885-1971)

Mother:Mary Edith FINKBINDER (1883-1971)

 

Spouse: Walter H. MERCY 

Birth: 19141

Death: 19961

Burial: Red Lion Cemetery, Gay St., York Twp., York Co., PA1

 

Children:

Christopher

Son

Elizabeth

 

Sources

1. tombstone inscription, Red Lion Union Cemetery, York Co, PA


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