Children of Will Carleton and Iva Bliss Daniells: Dora

October 5, 2009

Dora Katherine Daniells was born in 1908 at the Pivot in Wacousta, Michigan. She grew up in Wacousta, Michigan, and Eustis, Florida.  She was the first of the five Daniells sisters to attend Florida State Woman’s College, now Florida State University, and  graduated with a degree in music education.  She taught music in the public schools in Detroit and was involved in the music programs of several churches.  She helped her sister, Mary pay for her education at Florida State.  This tradition of one sister helping to pay for the next to attend college was continued until all five sisters graduated from college.  This was an amazing accomplishment in an era when few women attended college at all.

Dora married John Panchik in 1950 at the Pivot in Wacousta.  She lost her sight due to diabetes but still played the piano.  Family recordings made shortly before her death show a very powerful performance. She died in 1983.

Dora Daniells as an infant.

Dora Daniells as an infant.

Dora at age 5

Dora at age 5

Dora Daniells, farm girl.

Dora Daniells, farm girl.

Dora

Dora

Dora in 1937, age 29

Dora in 1937, age 29

Dora and John Panchik's Wedding

Dora and John Panchik's Wedding

The Daniells sisters at the wedding of Dora and John.

The Daniells sisters at the wedding of Dora and John.

Dora

Dora

Dora and John Panchik in 1962

Dora and John Panchik in 1962

John Panchik

John Panchik

John Panchik, undated

John Panchik, undated


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