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John Vodak
(1854-1942)
Josephine Charvat
(1864-1934)
Joseph Vleck
(Abt 1883-1975)
Bertha Vodak
(1887-After 1975)

Sylvia Vleck
(Abt 1909-)

 

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Harold Frank Moroney

Sylvia Vleck 12,579

  • Born: Abt 1909, Illinois 3
  • Marriage: Harold Frank Moroney on 8 Jun 1930 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 100,141
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bullet  General Notes:

Sylvia was, according to the newspaper clipping regarding her engagement, "an attractive young woman and (was) the winner of a popularity contest a few years ago sponsored by the Eighth Ward Business Men's Association. She has appeard in a number of amateur theatricals and is a member of the Mask and Curtain Club of Ogden Park. ... The parents of Miss Vleck were host and hostess in their honor at a family dinner last Sunday, October 13. Fifteen relatives of the Vleck and Moroney families were guests. The young people were the recipients of the well-wishes of their many friends. This was the first of a number of affairs planned for the young couple." -- Southtown Economist, Chicago, 6-10-1930, p. 9.

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bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Residence, 25 Apr 1910, 1344 18th Place, Chicago, Cook, IL. 13 Living here were Joseph as head, Bertha his wife, and "Sliva" their daughter. Also had a boarder. Looks like it probably was an apartment building.

Residence, 8 Jan 1920, 7611 St. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 14 Living here are Joseph as head, Bertha his wife, Sylvia his daughter, and son Raymond. Also living here are John Vodak and Josephine Vodak, Bertha's parents.

Residence, 2 Apr 1930, 7418 Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 3 Living here were Joseph as head, wife Bertha, daughter Sylvia and son Raymond. Also living here are John Vodak, listed as father and Josephine as mother.

Occupation: comptometer at an auto dealership, 2 Apr 1930. 3


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Sylvia married Harold Frank Moroney, son of Michael P. Moroney and Elizabeth Bertha Bilek, on 8 Jun 1930 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 100.,141 (Harold Frank Moroney was born on 13 Apr 1908 in Chicago, Cook, IL, USA,92,104 died on 10 Mar 1967 in Olympia Fields, Cook, IL, USA 81 and was buried on 13 Mar 1967 in Assumption, Cook County, IL, USA 142.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage, 8 Jun 1930, Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 68th & Emerald, Chicago. 12


bullet  Marriage Notes:

Wedding announcement in the Southtown Economist, Tues., June 10, 1930, page 5:

"Against a background of palms, white roses and peonies, Miss Sylvia Vleck, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Vleck, 7418 Cottage Grove ave., exchanged vows with Harold F. Moroney, son of Mrs. Elizabeth F. Moroney, 8016 St. Lawrence ave.

The ceremony took place Saturday afternoon in the Salem Evangelical Lutheran church, 68th st. and Emerald ave.

Miss Irene Vleck, 5152 Whipple St., attended the bride as maid of honor, while the bridesmaids were Miss Doris Gregory, 8323 Dorchester ave., Miss Violet Semerak, 139 N. Pine ave., and Miss Clarabelle Moroney, 8016 St. Lawrence ave.
Charles McCarty, 3507 Washtenaw ave., served as best man. Ushers at the ceremony were Raymond Vleck, brother of the bride, Otto Chvoy, 2448 Harvey st., and Belvourne Chapp, 8111 Champlain ave.
Music for the nuptials was furnished by the Southern Vagabond orchestra, of which the bridegroom is the director. A special program of bridal music was presented in his honor. Martha Charvat, 4129 W. 25th st. sang "Syliva" and "Because."
When the bride was presented in marriage by her father, she was gowned in white pussywillow taffeta, made with a long bodice and full skirt. Two ruffles of white satin, falling in a cascade, were caught at the back with a white rose. Her veil of chantilly lace and tulle was made cap-style and beaded with pearls. She carried a sheaf of lilies.
Miss Vleck, the maid of honor, wore flowered net over cream taffeta, fashioned with a fitted bodice and a flare skirt, and a picture hat of rose silk straw. She carried briar roses.
Miss Gregory was frocked in nile green silk net over green taffeta, with a picture hat of green silk straw, and Miss Semerak wore orchid net over orchid taffeta, with a matching straw picture hat. Peach net over peach taffeta was chosen by Miss Moroney, whose hat also matched her gown. All carried colonial bouquets of roses and lilies of the valley.
Mrs. Vleck, mother of the bride, wore beige lace and her corsage was fashioned of pink roses and lilies of the valley.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Mother's restaurant, 735 Englewood ave. Among the out-of-town guests present were Miss Laura Baumbach of Cincinnati, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blazek or Riverside and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Chvoy of Berwyn.
When they return from a wedding trip throught the west, Mr. and Mrs. Moroney will make their home with the bride's parents.
Among those who entertained for Miss Vleck prior to her marriage were Miss Irene Vleck, Miss Moroney and Miss Semerak.
The bride is a winner of a popularity contest sponsored several years ago by the Eighth Ward Business Men's association. She has appeared in a number of amateur theatricals and is a member of the Mask and Curtain club of Ogden park."

Sylvia's engagement photo appeared in the Southtown Economist, 11-22-1929. Caption read: "The engagement of Miss Vleck, who is the daughter of Mr and Mrs. Joseph Vleck, 418 Cottage Grove ave., to Harold F. Moroney, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Moroney, 8016 St. Lawrence ave., was announced recently." The photo is dark.

Another article about their engagement: "Engagment of Sylvia Vleck Announced" -- An engagement which will be of interest to scores of local people is that of Miss Sylvia Vleck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vleck, 7418 Cottage Grove avenue, and Harold F. Moroney, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Moroney, 8016 St. Lawrence avenue. The bride-to-be is an attractive young woman and was the winner of a popularity contest a few years ago sponsored by the Eighth Ward Business Men's Association. She has appeared in a number of amateur theatricals and is a member of the Mask and Curtain Club of Ogden Park. Mr. Moroney is associated with the Jackson Motor Sales Company. The nuptials will take place in June. No definite plans have yet been formulated. The parents of Miss Vleck were host and hostess in their honor at a family dinner Last Sunday, October 13th. Fifteen relatives of the Vleck and Moroney families were guests. The young people were the recipients of the well-wishes of their many friends. This was the first of a number of affairs planned for the young couple. Mr. Vleck is the owner of the Auto Trim and Painting Company at 7215 Cottage Grove avenue.



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