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Frieda Augusta Bair

Frieda Augusta Bair, American poet. Recipient award Presbyterian National Headquarters, East Aurora, 1957, Woman of Year award Presbyterian Church, East Aurora, 1963, Blue Bonnett award Buffalo Salvaiton Army, 1963, Plaque of Appreciation award University North Dakota Foundation, 1990.

Background

  • Bair, Frieda Augusta was born on October 22, 1904 in Bowbells, North Dakota, United States. Daughter of Rinehold Frederick and Bertha Marie (Ruhnke) Migge.

  • Education

    • Student, Drake University, Des Moines, 1925. Bachelor of Science, University North Dakota, 1928.

    Career

    • Teacher nursing Lutheran Hospital, Hampton, Iowa, 1923-1924. Teacher English and Latin Donnybrook (North Dakota) High School, 1928-1930. Elementary teacher North Versailles Township, East McKeesport, Pennsylvania, 1944-1948.

      Elder First Presbyterian Church, East Aurora, New York, 1952-1955, clerk, 1964-1967, associate president, president Women's Association, 1960-1964. President Western New York Presbyterial Organization, Buffalo, 1960-1963. Vice president, trustee Western New York Presbyterial Nursing Homes, 1956-1971, church historian, 1963-1986.

      Secretary Golden Agers Salvation Army, Tonawanda, New York, 1986-1991. Member League of Mercy, Salvation Army, Tonawanda, 1983-1992. Representative Council of Aging, Erie County, 1987-1990.

      Member, secretary, chairman Salvation Army Youth and Camp Commission, Buffalo, 1974-1991.

    Works

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Volunteer United States War Bonds and Ration Board, East McKeesport, Pennsylvania, 1945-1947. Inspector elections, East Aurora, New York, 1949-1959. President Parent-Teachers Association, East McKeesport, 1942-1943, East Aurora, 1949-1950.

    Member National Education Association (life, award 1947), American Association of University Women (charter East Aurora, chairman tour of homes), American Bell Association, Order Eastern Star.

    Personality

    Interests

    Ceramics, reading, crafts.

    Connections

    • Married F. Burke Bair, June 4, l930 (deceased September l97l). L child, Byron Burke.
    • father: Rinehold Frederick Migge
    • mother: Bertha Marie (Ruhnke) Migge
    • spouse: F. Burke Bair
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    Died September 14, 1993
    (aged 88)
    Nationality
    • 1925
      Drake University
    • 1928
      University North Dakota
    • 1923 - 1924
      Teacher, nursing Lutheran Hospital
      Hampton, Virginia, United States
    • 1928 - 1930
      teacher, English and Latin Donnybrook (North Dakota) High School
    • 1944 - 1948
      elementary teacher, North Versailles Township
      East Mckeesport, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1952 - 1955
      elder First Presbyterian Church
      East Aurora, New York, United States
    • 1956 - 1971
      vice president, Western New York Presbyterial Nursing Homes
    • 1956 - 1971
      trustee, Western New York Presbyterial Nursing Homes
    • 1960 - 1963
      president, Western New York Presbyterial Organization
      Buffalo, New York, United States
    • 1963 - 1986
      vice president, Western New York Presbyterial Nursing Homes
    • 1963 - 1986
      trustee, Western New York Presbyterial Nursing Homes
    • 1986 - 1991
      secretary, Golden Agers Salvation Army
      Tonawanda, New York, United States
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