Wordless Wednesday: Ella Louise Chapple Marshall (1923 -1969)

Breast Cancer Awareness MonthWell, almost wordless . . .  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this month I wear pink in honor of my aunt — Ella Louise Chapple Marshall!

Aunt Ella Louise Chapple Marshall

Ella Louise Chapple Marshall

Even though I was a young child when my Aunt Louise died (I was 9 years old), what I remember most about her was her joy and contagious laughter! She could truly light up a room and she had a sense of humor that literally kept people laughing. Family and friends felt at ease with her and genuinely loved being around her. She was a true gem!

Liv turns 3!

To help me celebrate my 3rd birthday, my beautiful aunt was right there! In this photo she’s holding on to my cousin Reginald Marshall. Standing next to her is (from l. to r.) Annie Ray Gilbert (friend), my cousin Ralph Marshall, mom who is helping me cut the cake, and Mary Gilbert (Annie Ray’s sister and friend).

I love this photo and will cherish it for as long as I live because it is the last photo of  my aunt that we have in our collection taken a few years  before she passed away, 2 April 1969, from breast cancer. You can read more about her burial at FindAGrave.

If you have my beloved aunt, Ella Louise (Chapple) Marshall, from Houston, Harris County, Texas (who also lived a few years in Pecos, Reeves County, Texas too) in your family research, let me hear from you because . . . I’m claiming kin!

 

Wordless Wednesday: The Only Chapple Boy

Well, almost wordless . . .

Among those Chapple Girls was one boy . . .

Joseph Lee Chapple

Joseph poses with Lady Friend

My Uncle Joseph was quite a character and definitely considered himself a smooth operator when it came to the fairer sex!

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Wordless Wednesday: The Chapple Girls

Well, almost wordless . . .

My Mom and her beloved sisters!

Ella Louise

Wheatley WildcatPhyllis Wheatley High School, Houston, TX
Wheatley Wildcat Graduate –  Class of 1941

 

Estella

Wheatley WildcatPhyllis Wheatley High School, Houston, TX
Wheatley Wildcat Graduate –  Class of 1944

 

Mom - Carrie

My Mom – Carrie

Wheatley WildcatPhyllis Wheatley High School, Houston, TX
Wheatley Wildcat Graduate –  Class of 1947

 

My aunt Ella Louise passed away on April 2, 1969 and my aunt Estella passed away before I was born on August 30, 1954. You can read more about them by clicking on their photos above or stopping by the Chapple Family Virtual Cemetery at FindAGrave.  As for mom, she’s in her eighties and doing well. We are very blessed to still have her in our lives today.

If you have any of these Chapple girls from the Houston, Harris County, Texas area in your family tree, let me hear from you because –  I’m Claiming Kin!

Tombstone Tuesday: Chapple Family Virtual Cemetery

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Chapple Family Virtual Cemetery
A Virtual Cemetery created by Liv
Description: The Chapple Family virtual cemetery was established Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28, 2012, to link the interments of collateral & lineal family members and their ancestors. Majority, if not all, of these family members are native Texans!

Chapple, Lewis Blanton – b. Oct. 19, 1910 d. Dec. 8, 1910

Chappell, Carrie Blanton – b. Feb. 28, 1883 d. Dec. 16, 1944

Chappell, Dorothey J – b. Sep. 10, 1921 d. Nov. 13, 1921

Chapple, Estella Smith – b. 1903 d. Jul. 3, 1930

Chapple, Joseph – b. Jun. 2, 1902 d. Aug. 23, 1966

Chapple, Joseph Lee – b. Dec. 26, 1924 d. Jul. 5, 1994

Chapple, Josephine E, “Josie” – b. Jan. 11, 1927 d. Apr. 24, 1928

Chapple, Richard Mary – b. May 9, 1930 d. Jun. 3, 1930

Marshall, Ella Louise Chapple – b. Sep. 18, 1923 d. Apr. 2, 1969

Thomas, Estella Chapple – b. Aug. 24, 1926 d. Aug. 30, 1954

Chapple, Ethel Abram – b. Mar 28, 1902 d. Aug. 28, 1983

Tombstone Tuesday: John Willie Taylor (1927-2010)

Golden Gate Cemetery, Houston, TX

 John Willie Taylor
SGT US Army
Feb 22, 1927 ~ Feb 7, 2010
In Loving Memory

Tomorrow (Wed., Feb. 22, ) would have been the 85th birthday of the first man I fell in love with — my father — John Willie Taylor!

Daddy . . .

I thought of you with love today –
but that is nothing new
I thought about you yesterday –
and days before that too
I think of you in silence,
I often speak your name
Now all I have are memories –
and your picture in a frame
Your memory is my keepsake –
with which I’ll never part
God has you in his keeping –
while I’ll always have you in my heart.

(Poet Unknown)