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Grace Vivian McCreedy

Grace Vivian McCreedy

Tampico Memorial Cemetery Section F-12 Grace Vivian 1899-1963 Information provided by Dorrie Simon Children of Dorothy “Dollie” (Neill) & William J. McCreedy: 1 Grace Vivan McCreedy, b. 9 July 1899 in Tampico, Whiteside County, IL, d. 13 March 1953 in Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Cook County, IL, cause of death suicide, buried 16 March 1953 in Tampico Memorial Cemetery, Tampico, Whiteside County, IL Grace’s story is quite tragic. She seems to have been a very well-educated woman as you can see in the attached Intimate Inklings article on Grace McCreedy completing her Master of Science in Education in 1938, from the scrapbook of her aunt Nellie Neill. She committed suicide by plunging from the Conrad Hilton hotel in Chicago as you’ll see in the attached suicide article of Grace McCreedy from the scrapbook of my grandmother Gertrude (Gronbach) McKee. The obituary of Grace McCreedy attached is from her Aunt Nellie Neill's scrapbook. My mother remembers her funeral (Mrs. Ivan Walter in her obituary) and how sad it was sine she taught High School English for some 20 years and was in her 50s when she committed suicide. She had some kind of nervous breakdown.

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