Children of Will Carleton and Iva Bliss Daniells: Mary

October 7, 2009
Mary Deone Daniells Winegar

Mary Deone Daniells Winegar

My mother Mary Deone was born to Iva Bliss and Will Carleton Daniells on December 15, 1910, in Mercedes, Texas.  She was the only one of the five Daniells sisters who was not born in Wacousta.   

When she was about six months old, the Daniells family moved to Chicago and, about 18 months later, to Watertown Township near Wacousta.  Except for her third grade year, Mary and her sisters attended Watertown Center School until she completed eighth grade.  The family spent her third grade year in Tavares, Florida.  In 1923, the family moved to Eustis, Florida, where Mary graduated from high school.

Like her sister Dora, Mary attended Florida State College for Women, now Florida State University.  She completed three years of college there but was forced to drop out due to health problems.  She moved to Wacousta where her mother was living.  Mary completed her college education and received her degree in music education from Albion College in Michigan. 

Mary’s first teaching job was at the Everett School in Lansing where she taught first and second grade.  Then she taught for two years in Grand Ledge, Michigan, where she taught first and second grade music, Jr. High music, and ninth grade grammar and literature.
Mary Winegar reads her Bible at the cottage, 1986

Mary Winegar reads her Bible at the cottage, 1986

In 1938 Mary married Donald Stephenson Winegar at the Pivot in Wacousta.  The newly married couple honeymooned at the cottage built by Orla and Kate Bailey and which my wife and I now own. 

Mary and Donald had four children, Donna Lorraine, Mary Elaine, James Steven, and Carleton David.  After her marriage to Donald, Mary devoted her life to raising their children and assisting Donald while he completed his education and in his ministry.

Within a few years of Donald’s death in 1987, Mary moved into Bishops Glenn Retirement Home where she and her sister Eleanor had apartments on the same floor.  Mary died in 2003 at the age of 92 surrounded by loving family members.

More details on Mary’s life can be found in the July 26, 2009 post.

To see a Memorial for Mary Daniells Winegar, click the link.

Iva Daniells holds baby Mary

Iva Daniells holds baby Mary

Iva Daniells cares for baby Mary in Mercedes, Texas

Iva Daniells cares for baby Mary in Mercedes, Texas

Iva with Dora and baby Mary, 1911

Iva with Dora and baby Mary, 1911

Iva with 4-year-old Mary, Dora, and Betty, 1914

Iva with 4-year-old Mary, Dora, and Betty, 1914

Mary, 1933

Mary, 1933

Mary Daniells

Mary Daniells

Mary Daniells

Mary Daniells

 
The five Daniells sisters at Dora's wedding.  From left to right, Jean Lowell, Eleanor Daniells, Betty Daniells, Mary Winegar, John and Dora Panchik.

The five Daniells sisters at Dora's wedding. From left to right, Jean Lowell, Eleanor Daniells, Betty Daniells, Mary Winegar, John and Dora Panchik.

Mary Winegar on the porch at the cottage, 1992

Mary Winegar on the porch at the cottage, 1992


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


More Wit of W.C. Daniells: The Truman Memorial

October 2, 2009
Today’s post is the second example of the humor of W.C. Daniells.  Again, I don’t know who may have written this piece but its survival in his papers show that he enjoyed it and that he was no fan of Harry Truman or of government interference in his business.

Dear Fellow Traveler:

I have the distinguished honor of being a member of a committee to raise 50 billion dollars for placing a statue of Truman in the Hall of Fame in Washington.

We have decided not to tease it by placing it next to George Washington who never told a lie, not next to Abraham Lincoln who is known as “Honest Abe,” not next to Thomas Jefferson who spurned a third term.  The committee was in quite a quandary, but after careful deliberation, it was decided to place the statue next to Columbus, who, after all, did not know where he was going, did not know where he was when he got there, not where he had been when he returned home.  But he did the whole trip on borrowed money.

The inscription to be engraved on the Truman statue will read: “I pledge allegiance to Harry Truman and to the indebtedness for which he stands – one man, indispensable, with corruption for all.”

Five thousand years ago, Moses said:  “Pick up thy shovels, mount thine ass and camel, and I will lead you to the promised land.”  Five thousand years later, Truman said, “Lay down thy shovels, sit on thine ass, light up a Camel, this is the promised land.”

If you are one of those who dare to have money left after your taxes are paid, we will expect a liberal contribution.

Sincerely, 

  

W.C. Daniells

W.C. Daniells

Allan and W.C. Daniells, 1899.  The photo is entitled on the back as "Making Both Ends Meet."

Allan and W.C. Daniells, 1899. The photo is entitled on the back as "Making Both Ends Meet."

 

 

 
 

 


Family Photos: Carey Reed and Catherine Daniells and Their Children

October 1, 2009

The last five posts have focused on photos of individual children of Carey Reed and Katie Daniells.  Today’s post includes the group family photos that I have.  If anyone wants the names of the individuals in the pictures, please contact me and I can provide the names.

The Carey Reed Daniells Family, ca 1900.

The Carey Reed Daniells Family, ca 1900.

The Carey Reed and Katie Daniells family, September 1897

The Carey Reed and Katie Daniells family, September 1897

The Daniells brothers and sisters.

The Daniells brothers and sisters. Left to right, Lucinda, W.C., Allan, Mary, and Estee.

The Daniells Brothers and Sisters.

The Daniells Brothers and Sisters. Left to right, Estee, Mary, Allan, W.C., and Lucinda.

The Daniells-Bliss family picture, ca 1924.

The Daniells-Bliss family picture, ca 1924.


Children of Carey Reed and Catherine Stowell Daniells: Lucinda Augusta

October 1, 2009

Lucinda Augusta Daniells was the 5th and last child of Carey Reed and Katherine Daniells.  She was born in 1886 in Wacousta, Michigan and died in 1967 in Fort Worth, Texas.  She married Joseph Mulholland and had two children, Catherine and Joseph Jr.  Of the Daniells children, Lucinda seems to have been the one most interested in genealogy and family history.  I am not in contact with any of her descendants but would like to communicate with them so that we can share our family history.

Lucinda Daniells

Lucinda Daniells

Lucinda

Lucinda

Lucinda Daniells, 1897

Lucinda Daniells, 1897

Lucinda Daniells and Will Mulholland wedding picture, 1905

Lucinda Daniells and Will Mulholland wedding picture, 1905

Lucinda Daniells Mulholland holds daughter Catherine as she sits on porch with her mother Katie Stowell Daniells, March 1907

Lucinda Daniells Mulholland holds daughter Catherine as she sits on porch with her mother Katie Stowell Daniells, March 1907


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