Posted By:Ellen Easton
Subject:george gipp family members
Post Date:August 14, 2005 at 15:12:21
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My name is Ellen Weeks Easton - my mother is now 84 and I am anxiously trying to find friends or family members of George Gipp (yes, he played for Notre Dame) All my life I heard the story that my mother's mother Eva Bright, South Bend had dated George while he was at Notre Dame. Eva had died at the age of 33 so I had never met her. My mother was only 16 when her mother, Eva passed away. She was raised by Eva's mother (my great grandmother Lena bright). I knew Lena and remember conversations with her regarding my mother's heritage. Lena had told me beyond a doubt that Eva got pregnant with my mother when she was 16. That was 1920. My mother was born Dec. 19, 4 days after Geo. died. My mom was born out of wedlock, obviously, and back in 1920 it was hush-hush. My Great grandmother Lena Bright (Cutter) 2nd marriage when she passed. She was a no nonsense woman and I remember her well!!! I just want to touch base with anyone else that is related to mom by that connection. She has always interested in finding out if there were anymore relatives. She had no siblings. Any info. would be greatly appreciated! Ellen Weeks Easton