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Ethel & Jim Ellison Family Documents

9 Apr

Ethel’s report card from the Detroit Public School, the 1936-1937 school year:

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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:

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James A. Ellison and Ethel Tasker’s Wedding Invitation 1941:



Alice Baines at Winckley Square Convent School

7 Mar

My lovely Baines cousin, Elsie, has met up with another Baines family member over in England and just told me that my great-grandmother Alice Baines went to Winckley Square Convent School in Preston before she went to America in 1911.

You can see what remains of the school here:

On a very interesting note, you will see that if you tour Winckley Square on the above website, you will read mention of a Paul Catterall and his brother Peter Catterall. I am wondering what connection these gentleman have to my ancestor Margaret J Catterall, who married Henry “Harry” Baines. Their son James Baines was Alice’s father.

The men were members of the Winckley Club.

You can read about the Winckley Club (and the Square) at Google Books.

Thank you, Elsie!!

Harold D. Ellison Charlevoix County School Record 1905

16 Jun

Harold Delmont Ellison , the son of William A and Anna E (Van Buren) Ellison, was born 29 JAN 1895 in Boyne Falls, Charlevoix County, Michigan. Thanks to Aunt Peggy for sending this to me.

Harold Ellison School Record