Geraldine May Walch

30 March 1913–7 October 1994 (Age 81)
Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States

The Life of Geraldine May

When Geraldine May Walch was born on 30 March 1913, in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States, her father, Stephen Fletcher Walch, was 26 and her mother, Ethel May Brach, was 27. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Nelson Raymond DeFord. She lived in Detroit Ward 21, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 7 October 1994, in Dimondale, Eaton, Michigan, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nelson Raymond DeFord
Geraldine May Walch
Thomas DeFord
Anne DeFord
Peter DeFord

Spouse and Children



    Thomas DeFord


    Peter DeFord


    Anne DeFord


Parents and Siblings



    Charles William Walch



    Phyllis B Walch


    Stephen F Walch


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1920 · The Detroit Wall

Age 7

The Detroit Wall is a half mile long wall that was constructed to serve as a wall of racial separation as a physical barrier between white and black homeowners in northwest Detroit. Today the wall is mostly gone with only a small portion of it located at a local park.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant spelling of Walsh .2 German: from the personal name Walcho.3 German: ethnic name, a variant of Wahl 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Geraldine M Walch in household of Stephen F Walch, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Geraldine M Walch in household of Stephen F Walch, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Geraldine in entry for Nelson Raymond Deford, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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