Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mary Caroline Menzie (Omacht)

Mary Caroline Omacht (1922-1999)
Born: 22 August 1922, South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States 
Died:  22 October 1999   
Spouses:  John T Cunningham    Married: 27 Jun 1942/Lester E Menzie 12 Dec 1981
Parents:  George William Omacht (1887-1964)/Julia E. Ritchey (1893-1995)

Mary Caroline Menzie (Omacht) Obituary

Mary Menzie
Aug. 22, 1992 - Oct. 22, 1999
Mrs. Mary (Omacht) Menzie, 77, was born in South Bend, Ind., on Aug. 22, 1922.  She died on Oct . 22, 1999.

She attended Stephens College and Northwestern University where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority.

On June 27, 1942, she married John T. Cunningham, and on Aug. 15, 1958, she married Lester E. Menzie, who died on Dec. 12, 1981.

Mrs. Menzie was a member of the Junior League of South Bend, was an honorary member of the Antiquarian Society of South Bend, South Bend Hoosier Art Patrons Association, adn The First Presbyterian Church.  She was a past member of the Staff Assistant Program of the Snite Museum of Art, and was a past board member of the Friends of the Museum.

She is survived by a daughter, Julie Cunningham Hudkins, and by two grandsons, Patrick G. Boulac and Matthew David Boulac.

Services for Mrs. Menzie will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct 25, in the Welsheimer Funeral Home, 521 N. William Street, with Rev. David Marrow officiating.  Friends are invited to call one hour prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Joseph County.

Mary D Johnson (Omacht)

Mary D. Johnson (1863-1917) 
Born: 1863
Died: 6 February 1917, South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States 
Spouse:  George F. Omacht (1858-1939)     Married: 1886, South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States

Mary D Omacht Obituary

Mrs. George F. Omacht
Mrs. Mary D. Omacht, wife of George Omacht, well known retired cigar manufacturer, died at her home, 436 North Lafayette street, at 6 o'clock last night.  She was 53 years old.  The death of Mrs. Omacht was sudden and was due to heart trouble.  During the day she was in excellent spirits and had attended to her shopping during the afternoon.  Shortly after 6 o'clock she stepped into the kitchen to prepare the evening meal and entirely without warning she fell to the floor, expiring before medical aid could be summoned.  She is survived by her husband and a son, George W. Omacht, who is attending Chicago university.

George W Omacht

George William Omacht (1887-1964)
Born: 8 July 1893, South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States
Died:  15 August 1964, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States   
Spouse:  Julia Elizabeth Ritchey (1893-1995)     Married: 1 March 1892, Lafayette, Tip., IN
Parents: George F. Omacht (1858-1939)/Mary D. Johnson (1863-1917)
Children: Mary Caroline Omacht (1922-1999) 

George William Omacht Obituary

G. W. Omacht Died at 71; Ex-Associate Counsel
George W. Omacht of South Bend and Chicago, former vice-president and senior counsel for Associates Investment Co, here died of a heart attach at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago.  He was 71.

A nationally known authority on finance law, Mr. Omacht retired from Associates on Dec 31, 1962, and  became senior counsel for the American Finance Conference, of which Associates is a leading member.  he retired as counsel for the conference last March 15.

Mr. Omacht was named vice-president and senior counsel for Associates in November, 1958.  He was elected to the board of directors in 1961.  he joined the local finance firm as general counsel in 1923.

Writes Financing Law
He and two other attorneys formed the local law firm of Seebirt, Oare and Omacht in 1926, but he left the firm in 1933 to work full time for Associates.

Mr. Omacht wrote the first law regulating time sales financing.  It was adopted by the Indiana legislature in 1935.  His writings on finance regulations became a guide for legislators in many states.

He also helped write the financial section of the National Recovery Act passed by Congress in 1933.  The legislation was passed to prevent business firms cutting prices below production costs.

Mr. Omacht played an important role in the merger of the First National and Indiana Trust Banks which became the First Bank and Trust Co. of South Bend.  He served as a city judge here in 1921 and 1922.

Graduate of I.U.
He was a former chairman of the legal committee of the American Finance Conference and was a member of the law committee of the National Consumer Finance Assn.

Born in South Bend on July 8, 1893, he graduated in 1916 from the Indiana University Law School.  He was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.  He received a doctorate in jurisprudence from the University of Chicago Law School in 1918.

During the last year he was engaged in writing a book on consumer financing.  Mr. Omacht was a member of the Indiana, Illinois and American Bar Assns.

He is survived by his wife, Julia R., of South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Mary O. Menzie, of South Bend, and a granddaughter.

Friends may call at the Russell Funeral Chapel from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Services will be held there at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Daniel W. Fowler, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Julia Elizabeth Omacht (Ritchey)

Julia Elizabeth Ritchey (1893-1995) 
Born: 27 November 1893
Died: 2 February 1995, South Bend, Saint Joseph, Indiana, USA 
Spouse: George William Omacht   Married: 1 March 1892, Lafayette, Tip., IN
Parents: William Henry Ritchey (1869-1953)/ America Caroline Chizum (1869-1962)
Sibling: Bruce C Ritchey (1898-1918) 
Children: Mary Caroline Omacht (1922-1999) 

Julia E Omacht (Ritchey) Obituary

DAR's Julia Omacht ex-teacher, dies at 101
South Bend - Julia E Omacht, well-known for civic involvement, including more than a half-century with Daughters of the American Revolution, has died at age 101.

Mrs. Omacht of Healthwin Hospital and Nursing Home and formerly of Marion Street and Lafayette Boulevard, died at 8:15 am today in the nursing home.

She was active in promoting national defense issues on behalf of the Schuyler Colfax Chapter of the DAR.  In 1983 she was honored for having served the organization for 50 years.

Mrs. Omacht was a former teacher in Tippecanoe and Fountain counties.  She was born Nov. 27, 1893, in Crescent City, Ill., and lived in South Bend since 1920.  On Jan. 19, 1919, in Attica, Ind., as Julia E. Ritchey, she married George W Omacht.  He died Aug.15, 1964.  She is survived by a daughter, Mary O. Menzie of Granger, a granddaughter JulieC Hudkins of South Bend; and two great-grandsons.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.  Daughters of 1812, Pioneer Women of Indiana and a life member of Antiquarian Society of St. Joseph Valley, Hoosier Art Patrons Salon, and Northern Indiana Historical Society.  She was awarded the Ssagamore of the Wabash by former Gov. Robert D Orr.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Welsheimer Funeral Home.  521 N. Williams St.  Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.  Friends may call one hour before services on Saturday in the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

George F Omacht

BIRTH 29 April 1858, Rome, Oneida, New York, United States  
30 July 1939, South Bend, Saint Joseph, Indiana, USA 

Wife:  Mary D. Johnson
  • MARRIAGE 1886, South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States
  1. George W. Omacht
Parents: Christian Omacht/Katherine Kluegal

South Bend Tribune 31 July 1939

Former Cigar Maker Here Ill Four Years

George F. Omacht aged 81, of 436 North Lafayette boulevard, father of Attorney George W. Omacht, died at 8:45 p. m. Sunday in Epworth hospital after four years illness.  He was born in Rome, N. Y. April 29, 1858, and came here from that city 60 years ago.  He was married here in 1886 to Miss Mary Johnson.  She died in 1917.  Surviving besides his son are a granddaughter, Miss Mary Caroline Omacht, South Bend, and sister, Mrs. Catherine Keller, South Bend.  He was a member of South Bend chapter No. 235, Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks.

For many years Mr. Omacht was engaged in the manufacture of cigars, associated with F. L. Stedman in the firm Omacht & Stedman, and retired from active business 30 years ago.  He was a member of the Woodmen of the World, and while he had never held civic office he always showed a keen interest in civic affairs, particularly those which concerned themselves with the betterment of South Bend.

Friends will be received in the A. M. Russell chapel where the funeral with take place at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday.  Rev. Charles Tupper Baillie, D. D. pastor of First Presbyterian church will officiate and interment will be in Riverview cemetery.