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Jeanette (Hall) Whittle (52 Ancestors #8)

Jeanette Tisdall (Hall) Whittle was born on January 12, 1903 in Newport, Rhode Island to Lillian May (McIntosh) and Charles Alfred Hall.  She had four brothers, Charles, Robert (who died at age 10), Joseph, and Frederick.

1905 Rhode Island State Census

1905 Rhode Island State Census

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1915 Rhode Island State Census

 

In about 1923 at the age of 20 she married Frederick Thomas Whittle at Emmanuel Church in Newport, Rhode Island.  Together they had five children; Leroy, Jeanette, Margaret, and Mary Louise (Twins), and William.1280px-Emmanuel_Church_Newport_RI

She had 21 grandchildren and would start knitting them Christmas presents early in the year.

Jeanette was a Nurse at Reed and Barton Silver in Taunton, Mass. Her daughter Jeanette and MaryLou were also nurses. When she retired from Reed and Barton her daughter MaryLou took over her position.

Jeanette (Hall) Whittle in1923

Jeanette (Hall) Whittle in1923

 

 

 

 

 

 Jeanette (Whittle) Hoeg, Jeanette (Hall) Whittle, and Mary Louise (Whittle) Pellegrino

Jeanette (Whittle) Hoeg, Jeanette (Hall) Whittle, and Mary Louise (Whittle) Pellegrino

 

 

 

 

 

Jeanette died on May 14, 1973 in Taunton, Massachusetts at the age of 70.

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Jeanette liked to have family get togethers with her children and grandchildren, and cousins.  She also liked to visit her brothers in Newport she would take her grandchildren to Newport Beach on weekends in the summer where her brother Roy and his wife Emmy always were.

 

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Mary (McAloon) Seekell (52 Ancestors #7)

Mary “Mae” (McAloon) Seekell was born on May 20, 1899 in Taunton, Massachusetts to Daniel and Annie (Flangheddy) McAloon.Mary May McAloon

She was one of eight children; Francis, Harold (died in 1st year), Harold, Mary, Katherine, Anastasia , Edgar, and Dorothy (Dot).

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Mary’s Birth Record

 

1900 Census

1900 Census

 

1910 Census

1910 Census

 

1920 Census

1920 Census

 

She married Charles Albert Seekell on September 24, 1924 at the age of 25. Together they had two children. Jeannette and Charles Albert.

Mary with her Daughter Jeannette end of 1925 or beginning of 1926

Mary with her Daughter Jeannette end of 1925 or beginning of 1926

1930 Census

1930 Census

 

1940 Census

1940 Census

 

She died on May 28, 1941 at the age of 42 in Taunton, Massachusetts.  She is buried in Saint Francis Old Cemetery.

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Olive Lawrence (Dias) Cunha (52 Ancestors #6)

Olivia (Olive) Lawrence (Dias) Cunha was born on July 10, 1905 in Taunton Massachusetts to Lucianno Lawrence and Julia (Roza) Dias. It has taken me a while to find her actual birth record.  When I did find it it listed her as Olivia Lawrence.

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Olive’s Birth Record

 

She had 9 brothers and sisters.

1910 Census

1910 Census

 

1920 Census

1920 Census

 

In 1926 Olive married John Silvia Cunha the son of Joseph and Maggie Silvia Cunha, in Taunton, Massachusetts. Together they had six children Margaret, Clarence (Buster), John Jr., Russell (died before his 3rd birthday), Gilbert, Roger, and Carol. They were married for 38 years before he died in 1964.

1940 Census

1940 Census

 

I have one picture of Olive and her husband John.  It was taken at the wedding of their son Gilbert (my grandfather) to his wife Margaret Whittle (my grandmother).

Gilbert Cunha, Margaret Whittle (Cunha), Oive (Dias) and John Cunha

Gilbert Cunha, Margaret Whittle (Cunha), Olive (Dias) and John Cunha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olive and John moved around.  Here are just some of the directories I found.

1932 Directory

1932 Directory

 

1938 directory

1938 directory

1963 directory

1963 directory

 

 

Olive died on March 24, 1986 in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.  She is buried in Saint Josephs Cemetery Taunton, Massachusetts.

 

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Paintings by Ruth Gough Murphy

Self Portrait 1940

Self Portrait 1940

I found this piece on an auction site "Fall Landscape  Taunton, Mass"

I found this piece on an auction site “Fall Landscape Taunton, Mass”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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View from front window on Buttermilk Bay.

View from front window on Buttermilk Bay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait of a model from a class in 1940

Portrait of a model from a class in 1940

Model Victoria Shouk also from a class in 1940

Model Victoria Shouk also from a class in 1940

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Still Life by Grandma Murphy Painted in 1955

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2015 in Gough Family, Paintings

 

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Ruth Frances (Gough) Murphy (52 Ancestors #5)

Ruth Frances Gough was born to James Gough and Fanny (Kelly) Gough on February 3, 1888. She was an only child as her father died 5 months later and Fanny never remarried.  She grew up in the home of her Uncle Peter with her mother and his family.

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Ruth Frances Goff birth record

 

Ruth F. Gough, age 1.5 yrs (1)

Ruth at 1 1/2 years

Ruth somewhere between the ages of 10 - 12

Ruth somewhere between the ages of 10 – 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She was a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Art. An art teacher and avid painter. At one time she was a pupil of Artists Margaret Fitzhugh Browne and Charles Lamb.

Ruth F. Gough, Art Supervisor, Willimantic, Conn, about 1912 (1)

Ruth as Art Supervisor in Willimantic, Connecticut about 1912

 

She married Dr. Joseph Leroy Murphy around 1920 and together they had five boys. Joseph, David, Robert, Richard, and John (Jack). They lived at 23 Cedar St. in Taunton where Joseph had an office.

23 Cedar Street

23 Cedar Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She was a member of the Queen’s Daughters, the Taunton’s Women’s Club, and the Morton Hospital Women’s Auxiliary.

 

1930 Census

1930 Census

 

1940 Census

1940 Census

 

She died on May 7, 1976 at the age of 88.  She is buried in Saint Francis Old Cemetery Taunton, Massachusetts.

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Come back tomorrow to see some of Ruth Gough Murphy’s wonderful paintings.

 

 

 

 

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Frederick Whittle in pictures

Frederick Whittle with his father William Wittle and his children Roy and Jeannette

Frederick Whittle with his father William Whittle and his children Roy and Jeannette

Roy Hall holding Jeanette Whittle, Frederick Whittle in the middle and Joe Hall The Halls are Frederick's brother in laws

Roy Hall holding Jeanette Whittle, Frederick Whittle in the middle and Joe Hall
The Halls are Frederick’s brother in laws

Emmy Hall (Wife of Roy), Anne Hall (Wife of Joseph), Jeanette Hall Whittle, Roy Hall, and Frederick Whittle

Emmy Hall (Wife of Roy), Anne Hall (Wife of Joseph), Jeanette Hall Whittle, Roy Hall, and Frederick Whittle

Frederick Whittle with his twins MaryLou and Peggy 1932

Frederick Whittle with his twins MaryLou and Peggy 1932

Frederick Whittle and his daughter Jeanette

Frederick Whittle and his daughter Jeanette

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2015 in Photos, Whittle Family

 

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Frederick Thomas Whittle (52 Ancestors #4)

Frederick Thomas Whittle is my Great Grandfather on my Mother’s side.  He was born on January 12, 1893 in Fall River, Massachusetts to William and Mary Louise (Ryan) Whittle.  The third of six children Agnes, William, Frederick, Walter, Lillian, and Bertram (who died young).

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Frederick’s birth record

 

He was in the US Navy during WWI.

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Frederick Thomas Whittle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He married Jeanette Tisdall Hall about 1923 at Emmanuel Church in New Port Rhode Island.  Together they had five children, Leroy, Jeanette, Margaret and Mary Louise (Twins), and William.

Emmanuel Church New Port Rhode Island

Emmanuel Church New Port Rhode Island

Frederick Whittle with his children. Mary Lou, Roy, Bill, Jeanette, and Peggy

Frederick Whittle with his children. Mary Lou, Roy, Bill, Jeanette, and Peggy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frederick was a Journeyman stone cutter.

1900 Census

1900 Census

 

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1910 Census

 

1920 Census

1920 Census

 

1940 Census

1940 Census

World War II Draft Card

World War II Draft Card

He passed away on June 29, 1947 at the age of 54.  He is buried in Saint Patrick’s Cemetery Fall River, Massachusetts.

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