Tag Archives: Ethel Tasker Ellison

Ethel Tasker Childhood Family Photos (1926-1955)

27 Oct
Tasker Family Dorothy Tasker is in center wearing hat. The child directly in front of her is Ethel Tasker. Circa 1926

Tasker Family
Dorothy Tasker is in center wearing hat. The child directly in front of her is Ethel Tasker. Circa 1926

Ethel Tasker Palmer Park, Detroit 1924

Ethel Tasker
Palmer Park, Detroit
1924

Ethel & Grace Tasker Longwood Street, Detroit 1924

Ethel & Grace Tasker
Longwood Street, Detroit
1924

Marjorie, Grace, Ethel Tasker Palmer Park, Detroit circa 1926

Marjorie, Grace, Ethel Tasker
Palmer Park, Detroit
circa 1926

Ethel & Grace Tasker with a neighbor 1926

Ethel & Grace Tasker with a neighbor
1926

Ethel Tasker Palmer Park, Detroit 1926

Ethel Tasker
Palmer Park, Detroit
1926

Ethel Tasker Detroit, Michigan 1927

Ethel Tasker
Detroit, Michigan
1927

John T. Tasker circa 1955

John T. Tasker
circa 1955

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Ethel Tasker Birth Certificate

27 Oct

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Ethel Tasker Class Photos

27 Oct

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.

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In the photo (circa 1939/1940) below (same church) Ethel is in the back row, third young woman on the photo’s left:

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Here is an image of the church at 18430 John R in Detroit:

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Jim & Ethel Ellison Family Photo circa 1968

27 Oct

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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

Letter from Dorothy Tasker to her daughter Ethel Ellison 1974

27 Oct

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Ellison & Tasker Family Photos

30 Apr
Alice Baines Ellison with her son James A Ellison circa 1937

Alice Baines Ellison with her son James A Ellison
circa 1937

James A. Ellison in 1957

James A. Ellison in 1957

August 2, 1941 James A Ellison and Ethel Tasker Wedding at the Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, MI

August 2, 1941
James A Ellison and Ethel Tasker Wedding at the Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, MI

John T Tasker Gunner 1915-1919 Canadian Field Artillery

John T Tasker
Gunner
1915-1919
Canadian Field Artillery

John T. Tasker and his wife Edith Dorothy circa 1950s

John T. Tasker and his wife Edith Dorothy
circa 1950s

Robert and Arbutus Ellison Wedding James A. Ellison is on the right

Robert and Arbutus Ellison Wedding
James A. Ellison is on the right

Woodward Ave Detroit Pa's Door written by Alice Baines Ellison

Woodward Ave Detroit
Pa’s Door
written by Alice Baines Ellison

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:

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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:

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Tasker Family Photographs

7 Apr

Back of photograph reads:

Aunt Frances (Tasker Ingham), Diane Ellison, Nana Baines, Dorothy & John Tasker

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John T. Tasker: JohnTTasker

Edith Dorothy Fry Tasker and her four children in Winnipeg, Canada: Louis, Norman, Marjorie and John Jr.

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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.

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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!

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John & Edith Dorothy Tasker Family

3 Apr

My great-grandparents John and Edith Dorothy Tasker were in England on the 1911 Census in Leeds, Yorkshire:

1911 England Census

1911 England Census

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.

John then immigrated to Canada in May of 1911 on the Hesperian. You can see that he lists himself as a bricklayer. JohnTaskerPassengerList1911

Edith Dorothy and her two sons follow not long after in September of 1911. They sail on the Empress of Britain.

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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.

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In 1916 on the Canadian census, Edith and the children are living in Winnipeg and John is listed as being in France (WWI).

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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.

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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:

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In 1930, they are living in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.

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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.

Jim & Ethel Ellison Photos

17 Sep

James A Ellison with parents, Harold & Alice circa 1944:

Jim & Ethel Ellison with Harold & Alice Ellison, July 1971:

 

Back of photo reads in Ethel’s Hand: “Shrine Choir Jim & Ethel Ellison pregnant with Judy Spring 1942”: