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George Albert Bressler

George Albert Bressler[1, 2]

Male 1890 - 1958

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  • Born  21 Feb 1890  Salem, Marion, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Buried  Apr 1958  Belcrest Memorial Cemetery, Salem, Marion, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  22 Apr 1958  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Sources:

      03) BRESSLER, Gatha Viola: Certificate of Birth; Registered No. 32; Oregon State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics.



      Narrative History:
      Born in Livesley Section, Salem, Oregon. He was a mechanic for the Oregon State Highway Department, Salem Oregon. Was a Methodist. Died at a nursing home in Portland Oregon. George is buried in a cemetary in Salem Oregon.
    Person ID  I1721  Devin Timber | David Devin Pedigree
    Last Modified  9 May 2014 

    Father  Joseph Perman Bressler,   b. 03 Nov 1870, Saloma, Pennsylvania U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1937, Salem, Marion, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Francis Elizabeth Matheny,   b. 27 Jun 1871,   d. 28 Jun 1944 
    Married  17 Apr 1889  Marion County, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1522  Group Sheet

    Family  Ruth Elizabeth Hitchcock,   b. 17 May 1895, Aberdeen, Edmonds, South Dakota U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1957, Salem, Marion, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Apr 1915  Salem, Marion, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Notes 
    • Married at the "Residence of Mrs. Hitchcock" per Marriage Certificate.
    • Newspaper clipping [date unknown, publisher unknown]
      "Personals.
      George Bressler, one of Livesley promising young men, was married to Miss Ruth Hitchcock of Salem last Saturday at the home of the bride's parents in Highland. Rev. William Nicholl officiated. Immediately after the ceremony the young couple left for Portland. After a short honeymoon they took up their residence at Livesley where they will make their home. Their friends wish them many happy successful years."
    Children 
    >1. Gatha Viola Bressler,   b. 02 Feb 1916, Salem, Marion, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1999, Salem, Marion, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  30 Dec 2008 
    Family ID  F0528  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Dressler George A. (c1917)
    Dressler George A. (c1917)

    Heirlooms
    Shaving Kit
    Shaving Kit
    Owned by George Bressler. Handed down to his daughter, Gatha. Then, passed on to his great-grandson, David.

  • Sources 
    1. [S67831] Salem City Directory 1935.
      Bressler, George A (Ruth E) 1635 N Cottage
      betwn Norway & Jefferson

    2. [S04253] Holdeman Descendants Vol. I, Weaver, Edwin L., (E. V. Publishing House; Indiana; 1937), Page 246.

    3. [S04266] Bressler, George Albert : Certificate of Death.

    4. [S04063] Bressler-Hitchcock : Certificate of Marriage.
      This certifies that on the 10th day of April 1915 in the year of our Lord G. A. Bressler and Ruth Hitchcock were by me united in Holy Matrimony at Salem Oregon According to the Ordinance of God and the laws of Oregon.
      Witnesses,
      Frances Bressler

      William Nicholl
      pastor M. E. Church

    5. [S04064] Bressler-Hitchcock : Marriage Certificate.
      Marriage Certificate State of Oregon County of Marion,
      This is to certify that the undresigned, a Methodist by authority of a License bearing date the 10 day of April 1915 and issued by the County Clerk of the County of Marion, did, on the 10th day of April 1915 at the Residence of Mrs. Hitchcock in the County and State aforesaid, join in lawful wedlock G. A. Bressler (name of male) of the County of Marion Stae of Oregon, and Ruth Hitchcock (name of female) of the County of Marion State of Oregon, with their mutual assent in the presence of J. P. Bressler, FE, Bressler Witnesses.

      Witness my hand Wm. Nicholl
      My certificate of authority to solemnize marriage is recorded in Marion County, Oregon.