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Celebrating Olive Meach Hope

July 26, 2013
Olive Hope on the right with her sister, Florence.

Olive Hope on the right with her sister, Florence.

Today is the birthday of Olive Meach Hope, my maternal grand aunt. She was born in Little Grant, Grant County, WI in 1879 and was the oldest of the four children of Michael William and Mary Ellen (Fralick) Hope.

Olive never married and spent most of her adult life in Salem, Kenosha County, Wisconsin where she was a teacher. My mother remembers she and her sister visiting their aunt in Salem during the summers between school years. Aunt Olive was very generous with Christmas gifts for her two nieces and bought Mom a trombone so she could play in the band.

Olive died on March 14, 1958 and was buried back in Little Grant Union Cemetery.

From → Hope/Fralick

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