Person:Royce Dellinger (1)

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Royce John DELLINGER
b.31 Jul 1897 White Pigeon, MI
d.8 Nov 1966 Chicago, IL
  1. Llewelyn DELLINGER1891 -
  2. Royce John DELLINGER1897 - 1966
  3. Anna DellingerAbt 1906 -
m. 2 May 1917
  1. Margery Lillian Dellinger1918 - 2007
  2. Royce John DELLINGER1919 - 1919
  3. Dolores Jean Dellinger1926 - 2006
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Royce John DELLINGER
Gender Male
Birth[3] 31 Jul 1897 White Pigeon, MI
Marriage 2 May 1917 to Lillian Susan SOUDRIETTE
Reference Number Lillian Susan SOUDRIETTE
Death[4] 8 Nov 1966 Chicago, IL
Burial[5] 11 Nov 1966 Mt Emblem Cemetery
Reference Number? 2808


Royce John Dellinger was born in 1897 He went two years to Kalamazoo College D ivinity School to become a Baptist minister. He met Lillian Soudriette after t hat. They had three children. Margery Lillian born in 1918, Royce John Jr, bo rn in 1919 and Dolores Jean, born in 1926. Royce John Jr died in 1919 or 1920 to the flu or pneumonia epidimic. Royce Sr. quit the ministry and became a ra te clerk for the railroad. He also took a correspondence course in law from La Saille University. They moved to Mommoth, IL and Royce was hired by a Mr. Dane s who was the president of Western Stonewar. Royce worked in Traffice Law and eventually worked his way up to President of the company. Eventually the compa ny moved into the Merchandise Mart in Chicago and Royce and Lillian moved to Ch icago. Royce is credited with inventing the wire snap crock that cheese was so ld in. He worked for Great Western Stoneware until 1966 when he passed away. Royce was a very tall man with a deep bass voice. His granddaughter, Wilhelmin a, has many fond memories of sitting on his lap with her head resting on his ch est and loving the deep rumble of his voice. When they lived in Chicago, Wilhe lmina would visit and the first thing he would do was to go out and buy bing ch eeries for her since they were her favorite. Royce was a great whittler of wo od. They was nothing he couldn't make out of wood. He was always with his pen knife and a piece of wood. He carved birds, roadrunners, owls. He also like to paint on carving boards and made a beautiful nine drawer jewerly box for his daughter Margery. Royce was a talented, quiet and strong man and much loved b y his family.

References
  1. GEDCOM File: Wilhelmina Briggs.
  2. James A and Faith Elaine (Winters) MacGregor. Waber Family the First Nine Generations.
  3. GEDCOM File: Wilhelmina Briggs.
  4. GEDCOM File: Wilhelmina Briggs.
  5. GEDCOM File: Wilhelmina Briggs.