Gruchy, Lydia Emelie

Identity area

Type of entity

Person

Authorized form of name

Gruchy, Lydia Emelie

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Gruchy, Rev. Lydia

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1894–1992

History

Lydia Emelie Gruchy (1894-1992) was the first woman to be ordained in the United Church of Canada. She was born in France and studied at the University of Saskatchewan, and Presbyterian Theological College (Saskatchewan). Working under the Home Missions Board of the Presbyterian and United Churches from 1923 to 1936, she taught recent immigrants in Saskatchewan. She was ordained in 1936 and served charges in Saskatchewan until her retirement in 1962.

Places

Strasbourg (1913-?), Saskatoon (191?-1923), Moose Jaw (1936-1937), Naicam (1944-1947), Simpson (1948-1951), Cupar (1952-1956), Neville and Vanguard (1957-1961), Saskatchewan; Toronto, Ontario (1938-1943); White Rock, B.C. (1962-1992).

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

United Church lay minister (ca.1925-1936), ordained minister (1936-1992), retired 1962.

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Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Neville-Vanguard Pastoral Charge (ca.1942–1969)

Identifier of the related entity

SCAA-UCCS-0320

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1957–1961

Description of relationship

Minister

Related entity

Five Oaks Pastoral Charge (1925–)

Identifier of the related entity

SCAA-UCCS-0210

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1943–1947

Description of relationship

Minister

Related entity

Moose Jaw St. Andrew's Pastoral Charge (1925–)

Identifier of the related entity

SCAA-UCCS-0128

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1935-1936

Description of relationship

Minister (ordained 1935)

Related entity

United Church of Canada, Saskatchewan Conference (1925–2018)

Identifier of the related entity

SCAA-UCCS-0001

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

ca.1925–1992

Description of relationship

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

SCAA-UCCS-0144

Institution identifier

SCNUCSC

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Draft

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2018-February: drafted for SAIN from UCC Archives (Toronto) entry.
2021: revised in MemorySask.

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

Douglas Walkington, United Church Ministers 1925-1980, p.290; UCC Archives (Toronto) entry "Gruchy, Lydia Emelie, 1894-1992," in Archeion database (Archives Association of Ontario); Saskatchewan and Prairie Church History papers (A.381.XI.F), UCC Sask. Conference Archives.

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