Ethel Tasker with her class at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Detroit circa 1933/1934. Ethel is seated first in the front row on the photo’s left. You can click on the image for a closer view.
In the photo (circa 1939/1940) below (same church) Ethel is in the back row, third young woman on the photo’s left:
Here is an image of the church at 18430 John R in Detroit:
Back row: Joe, Mike Brown, Jim Ellison, Richard Ralston (my father), Ethel Ellison (my Nana)
Middle row: Jacqueline Beecher, Richard Ralston (my brother), Judith Ellison (my mother), James A Ellison (my Papa)
Front row: Jennifer Ralston (me), David Ellison, Patricia Ellison holding Amy Brown
Taken at 1110 Murdock, RO, MI
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-grandparents John and Edith Dorothy Tasker were in England on the 1911 Census in Leeds, Yorkshire:
You can see that John was a machine shaver at a leather factory. And that Louis Albert was 2 and Norman was 3 months at the time.
Edith Dorothy and her two sons follow not long after in September of 1911. They sail on the Empress of Britain.
In February 1915, John signed an attestation that he was willing to service overseas for Canada. You will note that he lists prior military experience. It is difficult to read but says something then Irish. They were living at 292 Pritchard Avenue in Winnipeg. He did serve in WW One for Canada and I have those papers that I will scan in.
In 1916 on the Canadian census, Edith and the children are living in Winnipeg and John is listed as being in France (WWI).
John is still working as a bricklayer and the children are as follows: Louis 8, Norman 6, John 3, and Marjorie 1. You will note that the census is written in French.
By 1921, the family is in Charleswood, Manitoba, Canada.
John is still a bricklayer and the children are: Louis 12, Norman 10, John 8, Marjorie 6 and Grace Muriel 3 months.
In 1923, they leave Canada and immigrate to America. Below are some of their immigration documents:
In 1930, they are living in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.
John is a brickmason and the children are: Louis 21, Norman 19, John 17, Marjorie 15, Grace 8, Ethel 6, Edward 2, and Robert a baby. They are living at 136 Montana Avenue in Detroit.