Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana
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General Electric Employees Quarter Century Club, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaClub Background
The club had its beginning on Oct. 2, 1914, when 30 employees met to organize a section of the General Electric Quarter Century Club of the Schenectady Works.
The first formal meeting of the club was held at the Anthony Hotel on Jan. 17, 1916, when A. F. Rohrer, president of the club at Schenectady, suggested that the Fort Wayne members form their own chapter. There were 27 members present at this meeting.
Quarter Century Club Background and Charter Member Photos (PDF 628K - Displays Slowly)
This database, compiled by Richard Wells, contains information about General Electric retirees whose service to the company lasted at least 25 years. The data is gleaned from General Electric records, local newspapers, the Social Security Death Index, and other sources.
Norbert, Edward, Louis N., Leonard, and Francis Sordelet at G.E.
These men were brothers, sons of John & Emma Sordelet of Jefferson Twp., Allen Co., Indiana. In the 1930 census, they reported the following occupations:
Four of these brothers would eventually become members of the Quarter Century Club. (See So.)