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MaryFran Meekison

MaryFran Meekison, American writer. Recipient Special citation Courier Alumnae magazine, others, President's medal, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1991; named Citizen of Year, Napoleain Area Chamber of Commerce, 1990; named to St. Mary's College Athletic Hall of Fame Notre Dame, 2001.


  • Meekison, MaryFran was born on April 9, 1919 in Napoleon, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Frank J. and Elizabeth (Keyes) Shaff.

  • Education

    • Student, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1939.


    • History writer, photographer, Napoleon, since 1963, St. Augustine Church, since 1983. Citizen committee Napoleon Area High School Award, since 2005.


    • Author: (photographer or many written articles, plus awards at juried shows) Canal Days to Modern Ways Revisited, 1984, History of St. Augustine's 1882-1982, History of St. Augustine Church, 1983, centennial edition. (brochure) Canal Days to Modern Ways, 1963. Member editorial advisory board Courier magazine, 1989-1991.

      Class reporter, Courier Alumnae Magazine, since 1944, contributor articles to magazines.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Steering committee Napoleon Susquicentennial, 1984. Trustee Napoleon Public library, 1976-1901. Member Alumnae Association St. Mary's College (board directors 1985-1991), Literary Club.



    Tennis, sailing.


    • Married David Meekison, June 17, 1939. Children: Maureen Meekison Houppert, David Francis, Beth Annual.
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    Born April 9, 1919
    • 1939
      St. Mary's College