Indiana McCaslins

Elizabeth Anna TepsichAge: 88 years19162005

Elizabeth Anna Tepsich
Married name
Elizabeth Anna Ryder
Birth November 24, 1916 26 20
Source: Find a Grave
Death of a motherHelen Jane McCaslin
January 7, 1919 (Age 2 years)
Census 1920 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a half-brotherTheodore J Tepsich
April 22, 1926 (Age 9 years)
Census 1930 (Age 13 years)
Census 1940 (Age 23 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherLillian B Cramer
October 12, 1949 (Age 32 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherEzra Wosson McCaslin
January 8, 1952 (Age 35 years)
Death of a fatherTheodore Marcus Tepsich
January 1965 (Age 48 years)
Death of a half-brotherTheodore J Tepsich
April 25, 2003 (Age 86 years)
Death March 17, 2005 (Age 88 years)
Note: ZIP code of last residence 49770
Burial May 19, 2005 (2 months after death)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Elmwood Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 89873558)
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Marriage: March 4, 1916Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
9 months
Father’s family with Merle J Huston - View this family
Theodore J Tepsich
Birth: April 22, 1926 36 35Michigan
Death: April 25, 2003Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada
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ZIP code of last residence 49770


Elmwood Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 89873558)

Shared note

On 5 Jun 1917, when Theodore Mark Tepisich registered for the WWI draft, he stated that he was living at 392 Newport Ave, Detroit, Michigan with a wife and six month old child. This is the first reference to Helen and Elizabeth as part of the Tepsich family that I have found.

In the 1920 US Federal Census for Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan, Theodore Teprich [Tepsich] (age 30 and a widower - his wife Helen having died in 1919) and his daughter, Elizabeth N [Elizabeth A Tepsich] (age 3-1/2) are living with his parents-in-law Ezra and Lillian (Cramer) McCaslin and his brother-in-law Richard at 3114 John Street in a rented house.

In the 1930 US Federal Census for Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, 13-year-old Elizabeth A Tepsich is living with her father 39-year-old minister Theodore M Tepsich and his second family at 20137 Petoskey. Her father has married 37-year-old wife, Merle (maiden name unknown by me) and they have two children, 5-year-old Lois M and 3-year and 11 months old Theodore M Jr.

In the 1940 US Federal Census for Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, 45-year-old Canada-born divorce Merle [Huston] Tepsich is head of a household containing her 23-year-old Michigan-born step-daughter Betty [Elizabeth Anna, recorded as daughter] and her two Michigan-born children, 15-year-old Lois and 14-year-old Theodore. Merle has completed grade four, Elizabeth has completed three years of college, Lois has completed two years of high school, and Theodore has completed the eighth grade. Merle is a naturalized citizen. This family is living at 12440 Mendota where they were living in 1935. Merle has income other than wages or salary. Elizabeth is a candy sales lady, has worked 26 weeks of the past year, has worked 54 hours in the past week and has earned $380. Lois and Theodore have not worked in the past year.

Letter from Elizabeth Anna Tepsich Ryder to her first cousin once removed, Christine McCaslin Brown. "Jan 8, 1951 Dear Cousin Christine, I am Helen's girl and I would like to write to you for Grandpa [Ezra Wosson McCaslin] and also to tell you a little of myself. Grandpa indeed was so happy to hear from you and he asked me to drop you [a] line and also to send you the McCaslin history. Grandma [Lillian Cramer McCaslin] and Grandpa [Ezra Wosson McCaslin] moved from Dailey Sept. 1948 & moved out of Det. about 12 miles. It was a small home but big enough for the two of them. They seemed to enjoy it so immensely. Oct. 3, 1949 they were married 56 years, then on the 8th she had a stroke of which she never came out of and on the 12th passed away to join her many loved ones. She was 75. Then Grandpa sold his home and moved in with us but June 1st 1950 he decided he would moved [sic] to the Arnold Home, 18520 West 7 Mi. Rd., Detroit, Mich. This is an old folks home. His reason of going was because he figured our children had all their sickness last winter because of him (which of course isnt true as children always have their time of being sick). He too wanted to get where people were so he could help them (spiritually) but in this home they are all mostly too far gone (mentally). He does have a nice clean room (ground floor), 3 good meals a day he Is fairly good in health has weak spells but he has had a very full life so I believe he has this rest time coming at this time. He gets to our place occassionally [sic] we are about 5 miles distance, but as my husband works the afternoon shift, 6 days a week so we go nowhere nor see any one all week. I am 34 years old and am 5 ft 3-1/2 in. weigh about 130 lbs. have brown hair & eyes. Am married to Burwell Ryder who is 36 yrs old 5 ft 9-1/2 and 210 lbs. We were married Nov 15, 41 then in Apr 1942 he went in he Army and after 3-1/2 yrs over-seas (all 7 major battles with 1st Dev of 1st Army) he came back all in one piece except that he had malaria many times. While he was over there our little Carolyn Joyce was born (now 8), then Paul Douglas born 1946 and Mark Emery 1948 when he came home. We have built our own home. It is a ranch style 46 by 30 and on a 100 by 176 ft lot. We have 20 standing oaks. Of course we havent it finished inside yet, but we are warm & [sic] home to us. My husbands folks live about 70 miles north of us. He is an only child so his folks try to get down here as often as they can. They have a big farm, cattle, stock, chickens & land so it keeps them busy. Writing my first letter to you at such a length may have been too long, but I have heard of you many times from grandma, so it makes me feel as though I really knew you. I just recd a lovely letter from Aunt Ann, Cousins Cora & Elizabeth, Cousin Lida Pruitt so now I would like to include you in my correspondence When I can get a snap of our little family I shall send it to you. Do you have one of you & ours? Love to have one. Would like to hear from you & I know Grandpa will enjoy the letter too. Lovingly, Elizabeth"

Social Security number issued in Michigan before 1951

Obituary - The Times Herald, Port Huron, Michigan-18 March 2005 PETOSKEY [Emmett, Michigan]-- Elizabeth Ryder, 88, died Thursday, March 17, 2005. Survived by husband, Burwell. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Kaatz Funeral Directors, Yale. Visitation: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Memorial from by Barbara Lambert (Find A Grave Memorial# 89873558): Birth: Nov. 24, 1916 Detroit Wayne County Michigan, USA Death: Mar. 17, 2005 Petoskey Emmet County Michigan, USA

Elizabeth Ryder 88, of Petosky, MI died March 17. 2005. She was born November 24, 1916 in Detroit the daughter of the late Theodore and Helen McCaslin Tepsick.

She married Burwell Emery Ryder on November 15, 1941 in Detroit.

Elizabeth was a homemaker and was also employed by American Savings & Loan in the Detroit area for 19 years. She was a former member of Yale Trinity Missionary Church.

She is survived by her husband, Burwell, a son and daughter-in-law Paul D. and Priscilla Ryder and grandchildren Jason and Marla Ryder all of Petoskey.

Funeral services were held at Kaatz Funeral Home, Yale, Michigan with Rev. Willard Williams officiating. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Yale, MI.