Talk:George J. Mecherle

Latest comment: 11 years ago by Pawyilee

== Spouse Sylvia Mae Harbaugh Mecherle (m. 1944–1951) (his death) ==**

She was one of the passengers of the RMS Titanic according to the Encyclopedia Titanica:[1]

  1. ^ "Wife of State Farm Founder Dies at 80". Unidentified newspaper published 15 January 1965. Encyclopedia Titanica. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012. Mrs. Sylvia Mecherle, 80, ... was married to Albert Caldwell in 1909. The couple later taught at the Bangkok Christian College for Boys in Siam (now Thailand). En route home from assignment there, they boarded the liner Titanic on the voyage of 1912 ending in disaster. Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell and their 10-month-old son were among the survivors after the line rammed an iceberg and went down at sea. She came to Bloomington in the early 1920's and on January 8, 1944, was married to George J. Mecherle [founder of State Farm Insurance Companies].

--Pawyilee (talk) 08:10, 17 November 2012 (UTC)Reply