Dorothy GRIST

Dorothy GRIST

Female 1892 - 1985  (92 years)

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  • Name Dorothy GRIST 
    Born 18 Nov 1892  Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1895  Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Age 2, lives with parents, John and Grace, brother, Franklin, and a domestic, Nellie Smith.
    Census 1900  Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Age 8, lives with parents, John and Grace, and brother, Franklin.
    Census 1905  Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Age 13, lives with parents, John and Grace, and brother, Franklin
    Census 1910  Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Age 17, lives with parents, John and Grace, and brother, Franklin. John will be born this year.
    Residence 1910  Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 727 E. 16th Ave.; student; living with Franklin and John
    Residence 1912  Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 727 E. 16th Ave.; student
    Residence 1915  Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 3453 4th Ave. S.; living with her father and Franklin
    Residence 1918  Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 280 McKay St. Apt. I
    Census 1921  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • House number is 212; can’t read street “Driveway”?
    Census 1930  Pasadena, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Living Pasadena, age 37, at 1100 S. Los Robles [?] Ave. She was a housekeeper for Louise C. Whipple [54] and Julia G. Whipple [90], who was Louise’s stepmother.
    Residence 1936  Santa Ana, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 1101 W. Washington Ave.
    Census 1940  Santa Ana, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 802 S. Flower St.; lodger with Mary Hertert
    Occupation 1921: clerk; 1940: teacher at public school; Teacher; 1947: teacher, Lowell School, Santa Ana  [5, 6, 7, 8
    Residence 1940  Santa Ana, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 802 S. Flower St.
    Residence 1947  Santa Ana, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • teacher, 802 S. Flower St.
    Residence 1950  Santa Ana, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 802 S. Flower St.
    Residence 1958  Santa Ana, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 312 W. 19th St.
    Residence 1960  Santa Ana, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 312 W. 19th St.
    Died 13 Jul 1985  Santa Ana, Calif Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    Notes 
    • Letter from her grandfather, John S. Grist:
      Ottawa, Canada
      November 19th, 1892
      My dear Grandchild:
      Your papa’s telegram informing me of your arrival I received as the clock on the tower of the Parliament Building was striking ten this morning. Of course I was very glad to receive the news as were all your relations in Ottawa. You must be a good little girl and not give your papa & mama any more trouble than can be avoided. And they must not give you any thing to eat that will effect your digestive organs. And as the cold weather is coming on, they must not take you out to get your little nose frozen. I shall not expect an answer to this letter for some time. In the meantime, I trust you may gain weight and grow in stature and be a comfort to both papa & mama.
      Aunt Emma sends her love to you and hopes some day you will come to see her or she to see you.
      Your great-Grandmother, who is now in the ninety-sixth year of her age, sends her congratulations. She is quite interested by your arrival. Wishing you every blessing that God can give.
      Your loving Grandpa
      John Grist
    • From Virginia Grist: Dorothy died sometime in the 1980s. She was in a coma for years in a nursing home in Los Angeles after she retired as a primary teacher in California. She spent many summers with us at Winona Court (in Appleton, WI) and I loved her a lot!

      Tall & thin. Red hair.
    Person ID I72  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2013 

    Father John Samuel GRIST,   b. 22 Apr 1859, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1938, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Grace Elizabeth BURHANS,   b. 5 Dec 1871, Bennington, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1915, Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 26 Aug 1891  St. Paul, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • They eloped
    Photos
    John Phippen Grist and John S. Grist
    John Phippen Grist and John S. Grist
    On the back: December, 1927. John - 17, Dad - 69.
    The Two Orphans!
    Dorothy Grist and Franklin with a dog
    Dorothy Grist and Franklin with a dog
    Unmarked photo, but appears to include Dorothy Grist (taller girl) and Franklin Grist (with dog).
    Dorothy Grist with her brothers, John and Franklin
    Dorothy Grist with her brothers, John and Franklin
    Family ID F46  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Dorothy Grist at Gethsemane Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, MN
    Dorothy Grist at Gethsemane Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, MN
    Dorothy Grist with Dress
    Dorothy Grist with Dress
    "This dress I wore to Franklin's wedding. Nov. 18, 1917" Franklin and Gladys were married on 27 JUN 1917 at the Gethsemane Episcopal Church in Minneapolis.
    Letter to Dorothy Grist and John S. Grist from Franklin Grist
    Letter to Dorothy Grist and John S. Grist from Franklin Grist
    Friday 3:30 p.m. [Nov. 2, 1918]

    Dear Dorothy & Dad

    I am at the sub guard #1 station and have time to write a letter. I came on guard at noon today, and will be off at noon tomorrow. That will suit me fine, for now I can spend my Saturday and Sunday with Gladys. I have asked for a pass over Sunday, so will not have to stand any formations until Monday at 6:10.
    This may be my last time to act at Corporal of the Guard. No, I have not been "busted" but I am to be promoted to a sergeant. My name with two others went over to the Col. Offices to be signed, and will be back in a day or so. Then I will discard my two stripes for three. I feel pretty good over that, as there were two corporals set back to the ranks as privates this month so to be promoted means a little more to me.
    The next big happening is the news Gladys just brought to me about 30 minutes ago. She said she couldn't keep from telling me so came down to this substation as I had told her I would be here.
    She said that she had a job at the Embarkation Hdqts. In the Finance Dept. as bookkeeper at $100 a month. Her hours are to be 8 till 5 and one hour at noon. Now that's what I call a pretty good job to start at anyway. She looked all around at different places, including the shipyards & it wasn't a case of getting work, for there seems to be oodles of it for girls, but just a question of who would pay the most and give the best hours. It is a government job, and a very busy place. As soon as she told them her experiences and where she worked, etc., she was hired. It all only took about two minutes, she said. I feel very proud of her.
    Now with my pay & her allotment, it will mean a monthly income of $152.40 for the two of us. That sounds good, but when you figure our living expenses, it knocks all the joy out of the big figures. We are now paying $10 a week for a room. At the same place (private family). Gladys will be able to take her breakfast & supper. Her breakfasts will cost 50 and her supper 75. Then her lunch she thinks will average 30 to 40 each (light) so her chow each day will be about $1.60. Then by adding her car fare, 10, and the room rent $1.43 a day. We have a grand total of $3.13 for living expenses per day. That does not include laundry or clothes. She is buying a liberty bond, also. So in all, it will easily take the $100 to live on. Then her clothing will come out of the rest of what I get.
    I am so glad that she did so well. It will mean she can be very comfortable, and will get good home-cooked meals. She has already had one super at the new place (Wilsons) and said it was wonderful. It isn't a boarding house. The man of the house is a commissioned man at Camp Stewart and their home is a beauty. We have French windows in our room; they are really doors and open on a cute little porch. The furniture all matches in our room. The bath is just across the hall and very nice and modern. We just moved into the Wilson place this morning. The people are very refined and so nice to us.
    At the first place we had 3 nights. It was all right, but the room wasn't very up to date and it was downstairs while the bath was up. She could get no meals there, and the price was the same as the Wilson room. The Wilsons have a very sweet daughter with whom Gladys has taken a liking.
    Mr. Wilson serves at the table and its all very home like. Didn't want her to go eating at different places, it would cost as much I think and it wouldn't be as well-cooked or as clean. The surroundings of a place make a difference, you know.
    Wilsons is only a 15-minute walk from my barrack, just outside the camp. The car line is right at the corner and the same car runs right to her new place of business.
    She starts tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock. I am to meet her at 5:30 downtown and go home with her. I get off guard at noon, & have a pass for over Sunday. Last night we went tot the "Y" & heard a few stunts put on by boys around the camp. Then we went over to the dance and it being Halloween night, a big crowd was out and we had a good time. It also was pay day at our camp and all the boys were celebrating. Gladys sure was the popular girl. I had a hard time getting in a dance with her myself. She sure loves to dance. I wish you could see the wardrobe she has. Dorothy knows most of it. Well, I'll say she has it on all these southern girls for dress. So many have asked if she wasn't from N.Y. City.
    We were honored last night bye a singer (professional) at the dance. He gave two selections and after the encore, he made a beeline for Gladys & asked her for a dance & hoped to land one with her. So many have told me what a fine dancer she was. I'm beginning to think I have some wife. What say?
    The nice gift you send came today from Mpls. She was very pleased with it. Was all out of talcum [?].
    Must go to chow now. Hope you are both well. Write when you can.
    Franklin


    Dorothy and Franklin Grist
    Dorothy and Franklin Grist
    In a carriage on July 4, 1899
    Dorothy Grist and Friend
    Dorothy Grist and Friend
    On the back:
    Dorris Owens
    Dorothy Grist
    Aug. 1904

    [Dorothy Grist]: My mother wrote this. D.G.
    Gladys Strite and Dorothy Grist
    Gladys Strite and Dorothy Grist
    In front of Gladys' mother's house (Louise Coffits).
    John S. Grist and his daughter, Dorothy Grist
    John S. Grist and his daughter, Dorothy Grist
    Up at Aunt Laura's Lakes in Canada
    Dorothy Grist and her sister-in-law, Gladys Strite
    Dorothy Grist and her sister-in-law, Gladys Strite
    Dorothy Grist writes on the back: "Gladys Grist (right) and Dorothy Grist (left). How fat I look! I must have been bursting with joy at Gladys being in California with me. In front of Lillian Griswold's home in Alhambra, Calif. Apr. 1938.
    Dorothy Grist
    Dorothy Grist
    Dorothy writes on back:
    Taken at graduation from Broadoaks-Whittier College, California
    June 1935
    Dorothy Grist
    Dorothy Grist
    Dorothy has written on back:

    Dorothy Grist
    Taken the day of Jim and Mary Grist's wedding in June 1952 [in the yard at 24 Winona Ct.]

    How long the dresses were then!
    Dorothy Grist with baby John Phippen Grist
    Dorothy Grist with baby John Phippen Grist
    John was 6 months old. On the back it says:

    Dorothy took John Phippen down town and had this taken for my birthday.

    Jack [John Grist, her father]
    Dorothy with orange tree
    Dorothy with orange tree
    On the back, Dorothy has written:

    Funny dresses we wore in those days! Looks like I had wings on my shoulders and was about to take off!
    Gladys Strite and her sister-in-law, Dorothy Grist
    Gladys Strite and her sister-in-law, Dorothy Grist
    On back, Dorothy writes:

    See my new green felt hat?
    John Phippen Grist, Dorothy Grist and Franklin James Grist
    John Phippen Grist, Dorothy Grist and Franklin James Grist
    At 24 Winona Ct.
    Dorothy, Gladys and Jack
    Dorothy, Gladys and Jack
    Dorothy Grist, Gladys Strite and John Roger (Jack) Grist at 24 Winona Ct.

    Gladys Strite writes on back:
    Dorothy and Gladys Grist and Jack
    Nov. 1959
    Appleton, Wis.
    at 24 Winona Court
    (note butterflies in grease wall paper)
    Velma Strite, Gladys Strite and Dorothy Grist
    Velma Strite, Gladys Strite and Dorothy Grist
    Gladys Strite and Dorothy Grist at 4811 Park Ave. South in Minneapolis
    Gladys Strite and Dorothy Grist at 4811 Park Ave. South in Minneapolis
    On the back, Dorothy writes:
    "Yes we are here
    Gladys is broad but
    I'm thick thru

    Hear Gladys Strite describe the house on Park Avenue in Minneapolis (7 minutes).



    Mar 1925"

    Infant Virginia Grist, being held by Dorothy Grist
    Infant Virginia Grist, being held by Dorothy Grist

    Hear Gladys Strite tell the story of Vigrinia Grist's birth (10 minutes).

    From left: Virginia Ann Grist, Franklin James Grist Jr. and Dorothy Grist
    From left: Virginia Ann Grist, Franklin James Grist Jr. and Dorothy Grist
    Dorothy Grist, Gladys Strite and Louise Coffits
    Dorothy Grist, Gladys Strite and Louise Coffits
    Gladys Strite and Dorothy Grist
    Gladys Strite and Dorothy Grist
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Dorothy Grist, Virginia Grist, John S. Grist and John P. Grist in Minneapolis, 1921
    Dorothy Grist, Virginia Grist, John S. Grist and John P. Grist in Minneapolis, 1921
    Dorothy Grist writes on back:

    Very poor of me, but good of the rest. Notice John is up to his dad's shoulders.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Dorothy Grist and John S. Grist
    Dorothy Grist and John S. Grist
    Letter from John Samuel Grist, on the birth of his granddaughter, Dorothy Grist
    Letter from John Samuel Grist, on the birth of his granddaughter, Dorothy Grist
    Photo only shows first page of the letter. Full text is as follows:

    Ottawa, Canada
    November 19th, 1892
    My dear Grandchild:
    Your papas telegram informing me of your arrival I received as the clock on the tower of the Parliament Building was striking ten this morning. Of course I was very glad to receive the news as were all your relations in Ottawa. You must be a good little girl and not give your papa & mama any more trouble than can be avoided. And they must not give you any thing to eat that will effect your digestive organs. And as the cold weather is coming on, they must not take you out to get your little nose frozen. I shall not expect an answer to this letter for some time. In the meantime, I trust you may gain weight and grow in stature and be a comfort to both papa & mama.
    Aunt Emma sends her love to you and hopes some day you will come to see her or she to see you.
    Your great-Grandmother [Emma Ogilvy], who is now in the ninety-sixth year of her age, sends her congratulations. She is quite interested by your arrival. Wishing you every blessing that God can give.
    Your loving Grandpa,
    John Grist
    Dorothy Grist
    Dorothy Grist
    Back row, from left: Unknown Uncle, Franklin James Grist, Hattie Powers
Front: Dorothy Grist, Eliza Powers
    Back row, from left: Unknown Uncle, Franklin James Grist, Hattie Powers Front: Dorothy Grist, Eliza Powers
    On the back, Dorothy Grist writes to Virginia Grist:

    This snap is sixty-one years old this June 1964. You may keep it, Ginny, if you want it.

    Uncle ? (Forgot his name. It might be great-grandpa Powers), Franklin Grist, Grandma B. [Hattie Powers] (widow), Dorothy Grist, great-grandma Powers [Eliza Brimmer].

    Taken in 1903 in New York State [Virginia Grist thinks it was possibly near Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Census records from 1900 confirm that Hattie was living in Petersburg, NY with her mother, Eliza, who was 74.]

    Grandma B. is Grandma Burhans. She's my mother's mother.

    Great-grandmother Powers was the owner of the paisley shawl sent you. She was 90 years old when this was taken. She lived some time after this as taken but I don't recall how long. My mother, Grace Grist, took this snap. Sunshine was very bright, so we frown.

    -Aunt Dorothy


    Dorothy Grist
    Dorothy Grist
    Dorothy Grist and Franklin Grist
    Dorothy Grist and Franklin Grist
    Written on the back:

    Dorothy & Franklin on our front porch

    Dec. 22nd 1895
    John Samuel Grist and his daughter, Dorothy Grist
    John Samuel Grist and his daughter, Dorothy Grist
    Dorothy Grist
    Dorothy Grist
    Dorothy Grist
    Dorothy Grist
    Dorothy and Franklin Grist
    Dorothy and Franklin Grist
    About 1894
    From left: Grace Burhans, Dorothy Grist, Franklin Grist and John Samuel Grist
    From left: Grace Burhans, Dorothy Grist, Franklin Grist and John Samuel Grist
    1895

    On the back, it says: Merry Xmas
    Dorothy and John Phippen Grist
    Dorothy and John Phippen Grist
    Writing on front: Dorothy Grist and her Brother
    John Phippen Grist
    6 mos. old Apr. 23.11
    Dorothy Grist's 5th Birthday
    Dorothy Grist's 5th Birthday
    Invitation says:

    Kiss her once for the year
    that is done

    And once for the year
    that has just begun

    And softly sing
    the years that are coming

    So fast -- so fast
    Each brighter and happier be
    than the last


    Newspaper clipping says:

    Little Dorothy Grist celebrated her fifth birthday, with twenty-five of her little friends, Thursday. Misses Birch and Moody assisted Mrs. Grist in entertaining the little folks in true kindergarten style.
    Dorothy and John Phippen Grist
    Dorothy and John Phippen Grist
    Dorothy Grist and Hattie Powers [Grandma Burhans]
    Dorothy Grist and Hattie Powers [Grandma Burhans]
    April 30, 1895
    Dorothy Grist
    Dorothy Grist
    8th grade graduation dress
    Notes to Dorothy
    Notes to Dorothy
    Pages from an autograph book that Dorothy Grist had. Seems she tore out some of the pages and annotated them with descriptions. Her distinctive, neat script can be seen on most of the pages
    Dorothy and Franklin Grist
    Dorothy and Franklin Grist
    Notes to Dorothy
    Notes to Dorothy
    More pages from Dorothy Grist's autograph book. See her annotations written in pen.
    Grace and Dorothy
    Grace and Dorothy
    Grace Burhans and her daughter, Dorothy Grist

    Written on the back is a note from John S. Grist, Dorothy's father:

    Father -- This poor picture was taken on 26th and Aldrich Ave. South [Minneapolis]. Grace & Dorothy -- I send it as it gives some idea of the houses out there -- so you can see the styles -- they are all rented houses -- Note the gables, valleys, etc. -- all frame houses.
    Dorothy Grist when she had scarlet fever
    Dorothy Grist when she had scarlet fever
    At 269 Dupont Ave N. Minneapolis
    Grace Burhans, Franklin Grist, Dorothy and Franklin Grist
    Grace Burhans, Franklin Grist, Dorothy and Franklin Grist
    Mother, Dad, Dorothy & Franklin and their dolls.
    Dorothy Grist
    Dorothy Grist
    1901
    Dorothy Grist
    Dorothy Grist
    Age 6. On the back it says, "Merry Christmas to Grandma From Dorothy Grist. Aged 6 years. Dec. 25th 1898
    Letter from Dorothy Grist to Gladys Strite
    Letter from Dorothy Grist to Gladys Strite
    Sent to Gladys in South Dakota from Dorothy in Minneapolis.

    To Gladys

    For weeks the papers have been full
    Of Lindberg and his flight
    And what is more his character
    With force has come to light

    They set to going a contest
    For boys fourteen you see
    To have them write and essay on
    "What Lindbergh Means to Me.

    Somehow this started me to think
    (I very seldom do)
    That we as individuals
    Each have our meaning, too.

    The folks I know come to my mind
    But out of all I see
    So few express God's loveand that's
    What you dear mean to me.

    (Written sometime in Aug. 1927 but never sent so will send on now for your birthday. D. Grist)
    Good Times in the Camp
    Good Times in the Camp
    Postcard from Franklin Grist to Dorothy Grist and John S. Grist in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Postcard from Franklin Grist to Dorothy Grist and John S. Grist in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Camp Hill, Va.
    Wed. a.m.

    Dear D&D [Dorothy and Dad].

    Your card came yesterday. I was so excited over Gladys' arriving that I rammed it in my pocket with two other letters and forgot all about it until I went to bed.
    G. arrived at 11 a.m. Tuesday, had a very enjoyable trip. Met sailor boy headed for Norfolk and had a good chat. He bought her a box of candy. She looks just fine. Am so proud of her. Looks like a million dolllars. Have had so many T.L's [?] for her. We looked up rooms after getting lunch at the Red Circle Club. Went to a movie in the afternoon and out to camp for retreat. Took her around places of interest here. Was very warm when she arrived. Left Mpls. in a snow storm. Didn't bring any summer clothes with her. We have a room about 2 blocks outside the camp limits cost $10 a week. We took it for the present, as it was best we could do. Hope to find something better this week (in price). We are going to dance tonight. Boys anxious to meet her. Believe me, a looking girl is a curiosity in N.N. [Newport News]. I can see envy in the fellows' eyes. Will write letter later.
    Love, Franklin
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    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Grace Burhans, John S. Grist and Dorothy Grist, 1892
    Grace Burhans, John S. Grist and Dorothy Grist, 1892

    Documents
    Marriage Announcement
    Marriage Announcement
    Franklin Grist and Gladys Strite

    Histories
    A letter from Gladys Strite
    A letter from Gladys Strite
    This was written to Dorothy Grist, who was in Ottawa, Canada; written five days before Virginia Grist was born. They were expecting a boy to be named "Jimmie".
    Dorothy to Appleton
    Dorothy to Appleton
    Letter to Dorothy Grist from Hattie R. Powers
    Letter to Dorothy Grist from Hattie R. Powers

    My dear little Dorothy:


    You are six years old today. I would like to be there to give you six kisses. I send you a handkerchief to keep your little nose clean and a pair of mittens to keep the little fingers warm. I miss you more and more every day and am quite sure you miss me. How happy I would be to have you here with me. You must learn to write so you can write me a letter. I hope you will be a very happy little girl today. You remember last year I was with you. I suppose you wear the white silk I gave you today. I can imagine how sweet you look. Accept much love and many wishes for a happy birthday.


    Yours lovingly,

    Grandma

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  • Sources 
    1. [S35] California, Death Index, 1940-1997.

    2. [S56] Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905.

    3. [S37] 1900 U.S. Federal Census.

    4. [S20] 1910 U.S. Federal Census.

    5. [S90] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.

    6. [S212] 1921 Census of Canada Record.

    7. [S91] California Voter Registrations, 1900-1968.

    8. [S175] 1940 U.S. Federal Census.

    9. [S3] Social Security Death Index.

    10. [S129] Minnesota, Marriages Index, 1849-1950.


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