Ethel’s report card from the Detroit Public School, the 1936-1937 school year:
Here is the 8th grade class of 1937 of Greenfield Park School in Detroit:
James A. Ellison Royal Oak High School Commencement Brochure for the class of 1938 and his graduation photo:
James A. Ellison and Ethel Tasker’s Wedding Invitation 1941:
Back of photograph reads:
Aunt Frances (Tasker Ingham), Diane Ellison, Nana Baines, Dorothy & John Tasker
Edith Dorothy Fry Tasker and her four children in Winnipeg, Canada: Louis, Norman, Marjorie and John Jr.
Rosie Tasker as a child and as an adult. Rose Eleanor Tasker was the youngest child of Tristram and Rose Eleanor Tasker and she was born in 1901 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England.
The Tasker Family with Jim & Ethel Ellison, circa 1944 when Jim was serving in the US Army.
I am guessing the man on the left is Robert Tasker. Next is Dorothy Tasker, Ethel Ellison, Jim Ellison and John Tasker. Please let me know if I guessed wrong!
My great-grandfather John Tristram Tasker served as a Gunner in the Canadian Expeditionary Force with the 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, Canadian Field Artillery from 25 FEB 1915 until honourably discharged on 29 MAY 1919. That is a long time to serve in this war and in France. I am awfully proud of him.
Dorothy Madeline Butler married Jens C Laursen on 13 JULY 1940 in Detroit, Michigan.
Virginia Rose Butler with her doll at 817 Division Street, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Here is the doll as I have it now, wearing an outfit my grandmother Marjorie Butler Ralston made.
William Edward Butler, born 30 OCT 1898 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa:
Below is the class photo for my Great-Aunt Virginia Butler. She graduated from St. Gregory High School of Detroit, Michigan in 1930. Virginia was the youngest child of Bridget and Will Butler of Detroit, Michigan. Virginia died in 1945, never married.
I have never seen a photo of her as an adult before until I located this on St. Gregory’s alumni website.
Thanks to Heather Bathe and family, we have photographs of Mary Maria Ellison and her first husband James Dawson of Cleveland, Ohio.
Mary Maria often went by the name “Marion.” She was named Mary Maria after her grandmother Mary Maria Ambler Ellison. The Ambler’s were an important family in Baildon, Yorkshire.
She was born in Baildon, Yorkshire, England on September 10, 1839 to Walker Ellison and his wife Margaret (Cooper). Walker and Margaret had only one other child — Benjamin Walker Ellison. In 1848, Margaret and her second husband, William Hudson immigrated to America. At the time, they had two more children: Annie and Emma.
Marion had four children with James Dawson: Anna Maria (Heather’s line), William Walker Ellison, Lillie, and Florence Susan. After James died in 1884, Marion married Enoch Kimball Robinson in 1893 and moved to Boyne Falls, Michigan, where her brother lived. Enoch was the first husband of Marion’s younger sister Annie, who died in 1892 in Boyne Valley Township. Enoch died in 1902 and Marion married again – to Arthur E. Martin. Marion died on the 25th of November 1909 in Boyne City, Michigan.
Thank you again to Heather Bathe for sharing these wonderful photographs.