Mommy and Poppy

Mary Mayme Emma Coyle (Mommy) and Franklin Arthur Bredimus (Poppy)

Mommy died in 1948, the year before I was born. Poppy died in 1954 when I was 4 to 5 years old. I wish they had lived much longer so I could have truly known them. I’m comforted by what I have learned in my research, however.

They married on June 4, 1906; Poppy was 24 and Mommy was 21. She worked for the telephone company and he worked for Underwood Typewriter Co. Those jobs would be considered the Technology Industry of that era. Poppy had only an 8th grade education, yet he was the Manager of the typewriter company in 1915 where he made $2,700 per year. He stated no church affiliation. Poppy was pushed aside at the typewrite company when he got older. Typical then and now.

They both traveled a bit; he to New York and her to Chicago and Denver. They entertained and belonged to a Dance Club.

We all know they were good parents and grandparents.

The Life Summary of Mary Mayme Emma

When Mary Mayme Emma Coyle was born in 1887, in Polk, Iowa, United States, her father, Cornelius Coyle, was 29 and her mother, Christine Sheridan, was 24. She married Franklin Arthur Bredimus on 4 June 1906, in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Waterloo Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died in 1948, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 61.

The Life Summary of Franklin Arthur

When Franklin Arthur Bredimus was born on 26 June 1881, in East Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, his father, Frank Bredimus, was 31 and his mother, Henrietta Anita Bloom, was 28. He married Mary Mayme Emma Coyle on 4 June 1906, in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Polk, Iowa, United States in 1915 and Waterloo Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died in 1954, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

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