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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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Charles Albert Seekell (52 Ancestors #3)

Charles Albert Seekell is my Great Grandfather on my father’s side.

He was born on September 26, 1899 in Taunton, Massachusetts to Charles Lovell Seekell and Jennie Eugenia (Doucette) Seekell.

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He was the second oldest of four boys, the others being Benjamin, Eugene, and Williams.

Charles Albert Seekell and brothers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On June 19, 1918 he enlisted in the United States Navy and was released on September 30, 1921.

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Charles Albert Seekell US Navy

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Charles Albert Seekell, Mary (McAloon) Seekell with best man Benjamin Seekell and maid of honor Katherine (McAloon) Main

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albert” married Mary (Mae) McAloon on September 24, 1924.  Together they had two children, Jeannette and Charles.  His wife Mae died on May 28, 1941 at the age of 42.

 

Albert was an electrician retiring from a textile finishing plant.

I remember my Great Grandfather fondly.  When we would visit he would show us his orange trees and play his piano.

Myself and Granpa Seekell

Me and Great Grandpa Seekell May of 1997

 

He passed away on September 29, 1997 in Punta Gorda, Florida at the age of 98. He is buried in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Taunton, MA.

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1940 Census

1940 Census

 

 

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Lucianno Dias (52 Ancestors #2)

Lucianno Dias was by Great Great Grandfather on my Mother’s side.

He was born on January 24, 1875 in Faial, Azores, Portugal to Thomas Dias and Maria (Bettencourt) Dias.

On the 5th of April 1890 at the age of 15 he immigrated to the United State aboard the Kennard arriving in the Port of Boston.

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Kennard Passenger List 1890

Immigration Card

Five years later he married Julia Roza on October 26, 1895 in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Marriage Record for Lucianno and Julia

Marriage Record for Lucianno and Julia

Together they had 10 children.  Mary, Olga (died young), Lucennie, Olive, Charles, Hilda (died young), Olga, Hilda, Marguerite and Priscilla.

Lucien held the job of Carpenter in Taunton and lived many years at 229 school street.

This directory includes Lucianno's brothers. Joseph, Manuel and Thomas.

This Taunton directory includes Lucianno’s brothers.
Joseph, Manuel and Thomas.

He lost his wife on August 18, 1930 at the age of 55.

Lucianno (Lucien) Lawrence Dias passed away on June 9, 1955 at the age of 80.

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1910 Census

1910 Census

1940 Census

1940 Census

 
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Posted by on July 6, 2015 in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Dias Family

 

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Post a Quote Challenge (Day 3)

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Hello Everyone,

Its time for the Post A Quote Challenge. I want to again thank Arietta Charles for nominating me, if you haven’t checked her out, please do. 

OK! Here are the rules.

* Post one quotation a day for three days (they can be from other sources or one of your own).

* Nominate 3 other bloggers to participate per post.

* Thank the blogger who nominated you.

Nominees:

The Modest Verge

Book Geeking

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2015 in Quote Challenge

 

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