Ann Arbor News, November 6, 1977
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Sharon Gillespie was born in 1945 and raised by her grandmother in Oklahoma before moving to Ann Arbor with her mother at age nine. She remembers redlining in Ann Arbor and the breakup of the historically Black neighborhood she grew up in. She helped raise two younger sisters while her mother attended ophthalmology school at the University of Michigan. Gillespie excelled in her career as a typesetter at local businesses. After retiring, she has been active in volunteering at homeless shelters and hospice programs. She was married to Raymond Gillespie for 21 years.
Ann Arbor News, May 28, 1952
Shown with a few of the more than 4,000 pounds of candy she has distributed to patients at Ypsilanti State Hospital during the past year is Mrs. Arthur Hildinger of 120 1/2 W. Liberty St. The table is loaded with treats for just one weekly visit.
Ann Arbor News, January 30, 1956
RECEIVES AWARD FOR SERVICE: Mrs. Clara Hildinger of W. Liberty St. was presented a citation for "meritorius service" Saturday by the post of the Erwin Prieskorn Unit of the American Legion. Mrs. Hildinger began distributing candy year-round to patients at the Ypsilanti State Hospital several years ago when her husband was a patient there. She still makes weekly trips to the hospital and also makes weekly trips with candy for patients at Battle Creek Hospital where her husband is now.
Clara Hildinger - Recipient Of Service Award From The Erwin Prieskorn Unit Of The American Legion, January 1956
Ann Arbor News, December 17, 1965
Mrs. Clara Hildinger Displays Goodwill Fudge