Tuesday, March 8, 2016 Mary Elizabeth Burglechner (1937- )

Mary Burglechner was born in 1937 in Illinois, likely in East St. Louis, to Frank Burglechner and Verna Muir. She was their only child. She grew up in Illinois just across the Mississippi river from St. Louis, Missouri, and attended Cahokia High School in Cahokia, Illinois, graduating in 1955. She was a member of the school bank throughout her high school years and as a senior was a member of the Council Ring and the Pep Club.

Mary Elizabeth Burglechner's senior class photograph;
1955 Cohochron, page 13

In 1959 she lived in East St. Louis at 438 North 80th Street, next door to the house her grandfather had owned, and worked as a clerk for Metropolitan Life. She married Donald Leon Fears in 1960 and they had one daughter. The couple divorced in 1976 in Los Angeles County.

On 29 July 1982 Mary married Eugene A. Proctor in Clark County, Nevada, though both were California residents. About 2001, according to information Mary provided to one of her cousins, she moved to New York and lived in Brooklyn. She moved to Ravenswood, West Virginia, about 2003.

'Mary Elizabeth Burglechner Senior Class Photograph,' 1955 Cohochron
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Signal Hill, St Clair, Illinois; Roll: T627_879; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 82-35
Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, page 13
US, California Divorce Index, 1966-1984, 1976 Fears, Donald L - Burglechner, Mary E
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1959 East St. Louis, IL (Burglechner, Mary)
US, Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005, 1982 Proctor, Eugene A - Fears, Mary Elizabeth
US, School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, 1955 Cahokia High School Cohochron, pages 13, 34, 38 and 70

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