In 1930 Rachel and her parents lived at 811 West Franklin in Taylorville, Illinois, and her father was a coal miner. She was a senior at Taylorville High School in 1940. The Drift school yearbook described Rachel as "ambitious...persistent...Rachel has consistently made good grades during her four high school years. Commercial work is her particular field."
|Rachel Hutchison, Class of 1940; image from the Taylorville High School|
yearbook, The Drift, page 84
Rachel was also a member of the Girls' Athletic Association in high school. The purpose of the organization was to develop better lives by learning how to be "square" and how to be good losers as well as good winners.
During her senior year in high school, she continued to live with her parents at 718 West Franklin in Taylorville. According to my Grandmother, Rachel married about the time World War II began. Her social security application indicated she changed surname to Montgomery in December 1942. I assume this was her first husband, who was killed during the war.
After his death she married John Otto Sauerwein by 1951. The couple lived at 123 High Street in Iowa City, Iowa, in 1951. Her husband remained with the same company, but moved to Keokuk, Iowa, by 1955 when the coupled lived at 1902 Orleans Avenue. They were at the same address in 1957. It does not appear that Rachel worked during her marriage.
By 1959 her husband worked for the Illinois state government and the couple lived at 1034 Dayton Street in Jackson, Illinois. The next year they had moved to 906 Grove Street and her husband worked at a power plant.
John Sauerwein died in 1985 and Rachel in 1995. Her residence at the time was Danville, Virginia, which is where her daughter lived. Rachel Ilene (Hutchison) Sauerwein was buried in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Jacksonville, Illinois.
1930 US Federal Census, Census Place: Taylorville, Christian, Illinois; Roll: 411; Page: 6A Enumeration District: 0035; Image: 413.0; FHL microfilm: 2340146
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Taylorville, Christian, Illinois; Roll: T627_767; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 11-37
Alice (Muir) Jennings' Genealogy Notebook, page 5
US, City Directories, 1821-1989, Iowa City, 1951
US, City Directories, 1821-1989, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1959
US, City Directories, 1821-1989, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1960
US, City Directories, 1821-1989, Keokuk, Iowa, 1955
US, City Directories, 1821-1989, Keokuk, Iowa, 1957
US, Illinois, Jacksonville Obituary Extracts, 1976-1996, 1995 Sauerwein, Rachel
US, School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, 1940 The Drift, page 34
US, School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, 1940 The Drift, page 81
US, School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, 1940 The Drift, page 90
US Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, 333-16-5554
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Number: 333-16-5554; Issue State: Illinois