Tasker Family of Detroit, Michigan

Tasker Family. John, Louis, Norman, Marjorie and their mother E. Dorothy in about 1918:

Tasker Family 1918

John Tasker:

Ethel Ellison’s Photo of her Brother John


Fry Family of Lee, Kent, England

Robert S. Fry. Born about 1890 in Thornham, Norfolk, England. Son of Albert Alexander Fry and Eliza Ann Sadler. Brother of Edith Dorothy Fry and Hilda Fry.

Robert S. Fry

Gravestone of Elizabeth Vidler Fry and George Fry in Lee Cemetery, Kent, England. George and Elizabeth were the parents of 5 children, including Albert Alexander. George was the first superintendent of Lee Cemetery.

George and Elizabeth Fry
Lee Cemetery, Kent, England

On the back of this photograph it reads “Dad’s Home”. The handwriting appears to be that of E. Dorothy Tasker’s. Her father was Albert Alexander Fry. Albert Fry died in 1900 in England.

“Dad’s Home”


Eliza Ann Sadler Fry

Eliza Ann Sadler, mother of Edith Dorothy Fry Tasker. Born about 1868 in Thornham, Norfolk, England. She married Albert Alexander Fry and had three children with him. She was Ethel Tasker Ellison’s grandmother.

Eliza Ann Sadler Fry

After her husband died in 1900, Eliza was in a relationship and had three more children. Here is a photo of those three “Grace, Crissie & Wallace”:

Here she is on the England 1911 Census with five of her children:

Below is a postcard she sent to her daughter, Edith Dorothy Fry:


Below is a photograph I copied off ancestry.com of Eliza and her family, the Sadler’s:

Baines Family Photos

Below is James Baines, age 45 years, on West Twelve Mile Rd in what is now Berkley, but then called Royal Oak Township in 1920:

Below are photographs with people I cannot all identify. They were taken in August 1929. In many of them are James Baines and his wife Elizabeth Ellen and I think it is James and Elizabeth sitting in front of the car? Please let me know if you can id any of the others!

Two photographs of girls. Do you know who they are? Umbrella girl photo says “Miss Highty Tighty” on the back:

Miss Highty Tighty

Jim & Harold Ellison discussing Detroit Free Press carrier salesmanship:

Group of Boys. Second one on right looks like my grandfather, James A Ellison. How about the rest of the boys?

Circa 1929

James A Ellison with daughters. Judith on one swing and he is pushing Jacqueline. Back reads “Family Reunion September 1946” :

Sept. 1946

Livesey Family 1937

My great-grandmother Alice Baines Ellison was the daughter of James Baines and Elizabeth Ellen Livesey both of Preston, Lancashire, England. Alice immigrated to America in1911 with her parents. She was their only child.

Elizabeth Ellen Livesey was the daughter of Reuben Livesey and Alice Prince. The picture below was taken in 1937. I do not know who the Shaw’s were. Do you?

Uncle “Jack” John Livesey was born circa 1879. Was Aunt Agnes his wife? Or now Mrs. Shaw? Margaret Livesey took the photo. Was she Uncle Jack’s wife?

Back of above photo

Me= Alice Baines Ellison

Mother= Elizabeth Ellen Livesey Baines

My Bobby= Robert Baines Ellison


Harold & Alice Ellison Family Photos cont.

Harold Jr & James Ellison Royal Oak Tribune Carriers:


Alice Ellison:

Christmas 1926

917 Maxwell Avenue, Royal Oak, Michigan when first built:

917 Maxwell Avenue

James, Harold, Alice Ellison:


Harold, Alice, James Ellison:

Circa 1926

Alice, James, Harold, Richard, Dorothy, Robert with father Harold Ellison Sr:

(Back reads ” 13 11 9 5 3 Baby Bob”)


Harold Ellison Sr, Unknown, James A Ellison US Army, Robert Ellison:

Circa 1944





Harold & Alice Ellison Family Photos

60 th Wedding Anniversary for Harold & Alice Ellison in 1977:


James A. Ellison biking over to his parents’ house Harold & Alice:

May 1978

“Who is the winner?” Harold & Jim Ellison:


Harold D. Ellison with children- Harold, Richard, James:


Ellison Children: Richard, James, Alice, Harold:

Easter 1928

James A. Ellison:


“Doing Stunts- Dad & Jim” ~ Harold and James Ellison:

“Tough looking bunch here snapped from porch”:

May 1936