Monday, May 20, 2013

Creator: F.J. Trezise


Frederick James Trezise
February 13, 1875, Joliet, Illinois – April 3, 1950, Ravenswood, Illinois

Lettering Artist


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…Mr. Trezise’s work is illuminative and inspiring...Mr. Trezise is the most successful and most practical instructor of printers in the whole history of the craft. He numbers his enrolled paying pupils by the thousands, while others, like this writer, are firing in the air more or less, or teaching a few dozens here and there. His instruction has added greatly to the earning capacity of his pupils. Those who are benefited indirectly by Mr. Trezise’s articles and books are also very numerous. By all means read everything Mr. Trezise writes, because he has the inborn faculty of teaching. With his whole heart in the work, a graduate himself from the type-case, modest and diligent, this young man who acquired his advanced knowledge in the night art and technical classes of Chicago—one of those who, “while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night”—is laying the foundation of a great fame for himself in the histories of printing and of industrial education. —Henry Lewis Bullen

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The Oregonian, February 8, 1914


1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Freddie J. Trezise
Age: 5
Birth Year: abt 1875
Birthplace: England [sic]
Home: Joliet, Will, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father’s Name: James Trezise
Father’s Birthplace: England
Mother’s Name: Martha Trezise
Mother’s Birthplace: England
Household Members:
Name / Age
James Trezise, 35 (Stair Builder)
Martha Trezise, 26
Freddie J. Trezise, 5
Mary I Trezise, 2

Joliet, Illinois, City Directory, 1891
Name: Fred Trezise
Street Address: r 707 2d av
Occupation: Printer, Joliet Press

Joliet, Illinois, City Directory, 1892
Name: Fred Trezise
Street Address: bds 807 Second av
Occupation: Printer, Signal

Joliet, Illinois, City Directory, 1893
Name: Fred J Trezise
Street Address: 807 Second av
Occupation: Printer C.B. Hayward Co.

Joliet, Illinois, City Directory, 1898
Name: Fred J Trezise
Street Address: 707 Second ave
Occupation: J.E. Williams & Co.

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Fred J Trezise
Age: 25
Birth Date: Feb 1875
Birthplace: Illinois
Home: Chicago Ward 13, Cook, Illinois
Address: 50 North Francisco
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Edna Trezise
Marriage Year: 1898
Years Married: 2
Father’s Birthplace: England
Mother’s Birthplace: England
Occupation: Printer
Household Members:
Name / Age
Fred J Trezise, 25
Edna Trezise, 22
Wm Trezise, 2 months

Inland Printing, 1907

Inland Printer, 1909

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Fred J Trezise
Age in 1910: 35
Birth Year: 1875
Birthplace: Illinois
Home: New Lenox, Will, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Edna M Trezise
Father’s Birthplace: England
Mother’s Birthplace: England
Household Members:
Name / Age
Fred J Trezise, 35
Edna M Trezise, 33
William J Trezise, 10

Letters & Letter Construction: With Chapters on Design & Decoration
Inland Printer Company, 1910

Inland Printer, 1911

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Fred James Trezise
Address: 4654 Beacon Street
City: Chicago
County: Cook
State: Illinois
Birth Date: 13 Feb 1875
Race: White
Draft Board: 55
Age: 43
Occupation: Manager, Bert L. White Co.
Nearest Relative: Jennie F. Trezise (wife)
Height/Build: Medium/Medium
Color of Eyes/Hair: Gray/Brown
Signature: September 12, 1917

Cook County, Illinois Marriage Indexes, 1912-1942
Name: Fred J Trezise
Gender: Male
Spouse Name: Jennie Gilmour
Spouse Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 15 Sep 1917

1920 United States Federal Census
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1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Fred J Trezise
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Illinois
Race: White
Home: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Address: 4652 Beacon Street
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse’s Name: Jean T Trezise
Father’s Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Occupation: Distributor/Printing
Education:
Military service: No
Rent/home value: $10,000
Age at first marriage: 23
Household Members:
Name / Age
Fred J Trezise, 55
Jean T Trezise, 38
Fred J Trezise, 15 months

1940 United States Federal Census
Name: Fred Trezise
Age: 65
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Illinois
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Address: 4657 Beacon Street
Residence in 1935: Same House
Occupation: Pressman/Newspaper
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 75
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 1st year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 40
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 1400
Income Other Sources: Yes
Household Members:Name / Age
Fred Trezise, 65
Jean Trezise, 48
Fred Trezise, 11

Chicago Tribune
April 4, 1950
Fred J. Trezise of 4652 Beacon st., died in the Ravenswood hospital yesterday of injuries received when he was struck by an automobile....

The Inland Printer
May 1950
Fred J. Trezise, who had been associated with the printing trade for forty years in Chicago, died April 3 of injuries received when he was struck by an automobile on March 30. Mr. Trezise was an instructor in The Inland Printer Technical School established by the late A.H. McQuilkin, former editor of The Inland Printer. He also conducted Specimen and Job Composition departments and designed covers for this magazine.

Cook County, Illinois Death Index, 1908-1988
Name: Fred James Trezise
Death Date: 3 Apr 1950
Death Location: Cook County, IL
File Number: 6024163
Archive Collection Name: Cook County Genealogy Records (Deaths)
Archive repository location: Chicago, IL
Archive repository name: Cook County Clerk


(Updated September 3, 2013; next post May 25: Star Wars)

1 comment:

  1. I want to thank you, profusely, for your dogged pursuit of facts and stories about oft-forgotten craftsmen of graphic design like Mr. Trezise, here. His excellent books were my motivation to research him online and, already a fan of the Inland Printer, found your work illuminating and very helpful in grasping the man behind the art. Equal thanks to the earlier treatment you afforded Samuel Welo. I will certainly watch your site here and hopefully link to it as I expand the "Stacks" section of my website where many covers in my possession of the books authored by designers such as these two are on display. Yours is a giant task, obviously handled with enthusiasm, and I appreciate it! Best, Ted Haigh

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