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poet

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, First Presbyterian Church, East Aurora, New York, 1964-1967; associate president, president Women's Association, First Presbyterian Church, East Aurora, New York, 1960-1964; president, Western New York Presbyterial Organisation, Buffalo, 1960-1963; vice president, trustee, Western New York Presbyterial Nursing Homes, Buffalo, 1956-1971; church historian, Western New York Presbyterial Nursing Homes, Buffalo, 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.

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: 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