Friday, September 11, 2009

Edith Evelyn Lange Grife 1915-1995

Edith Evelyn Lange was born December 28, 1915 in Rugby, North Dakota, and she moved with her family to Itasca County in Minnesota as a child. She was a graduate of Greenway High School in Coleraine. Minnesota. In 1945, they moved to the family farm near Ball Club. She was a charter member of North Grange Hall and served several years as grand master. She was a chaperone for the Deer River Parent Teachers Association, an eight-year member of the Deer River School Board serving two years as chairperson, and a member of the Cass County Nursing Services Board, and the Mississippi Headwaters Advisory Board. Edith passed away on February 14 1995.

Edith Lange was married the first time to Hans Toumala on September 22, 1934. They had one son.

Edith Lange was married the second time to Glen Albert Grife, the son of John and Luella Grife. He was born on May 24, 1914 in Barnes City, Iowa. The family moved to Minnesota in 1920, and Glen attended the Barnes School on Leech River. His first marriage was to Lucille Margaret Hemphill, and he was widowed in March 4, 1941. Glen then married Edith Evelyn Lange on September 20, 1943. He went to work as an independent logger and operated a sawmill in the early 1960s. He worked for the Minnesota Department of Game and Fish and then went to work at the Danube Mines, retiring in 1973. Glen passed away on October 12, 1997 in Duluth, Minnesota.

My Sources are from my database, Lange Book 1917, birth, marriage, and death certificates.

Copyright © 2009 by Gus J. Marsh

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