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


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


Children of Carey Reed and Catherine Stowell Daniells: Will Carleton

September 28, 2009
Will Carleton Daniells

Will Carleton Daniells

Born in 1882, my grandfather Will Carleton Daniells was the fourth child of Carey Reed and Catherine Stowell Daniells.  He married Iva Bliss in 1907.  I included considerable information on W.C. and Iva in my post of July 22, and their wedding photo and newspaper article are shown on July 23.   Excerpts from the July 22nd post about Will Carleton are reprinted below.  The Wolf at the Door on September 18th is an example of his favorite humor.

Will Carleton graduated from the Wacousta 10th grade school in 1901 in the same class with Iva Bliss.  The following day, he left for New York where he went to work for Ingersoll Watch, testing 2500 watches per day at $9 per week.  He followed his older brothers Estee and Allan in working for Ingersoll.  In 1902, he went to Fort Worth, Texas, to Draughon’s Business College.  

Will Carleton and Iva Daniells

Will Carleton and Iva Daniells

He graduated in 1903 and moved to Chicago where he worked for his brother, Estee, as a shipping clerk at Ingersoll.  He held that job until 1906.  He also worked at the Auditorium nights and was head usher for Gonzales Church when he injured his knee in a fall on the stairs.

W.C., as he was often known, purchased 40 acres of the King Ranch, Kingsville, Texas, and went there in the spring of 1906.  After a year there, he returned to Wacousta long enough to marry Iva Bliss at her family’s farm, “the Pivot”.

W.C. and Iva had five daughters:  Dora Katherine, Mary Deone (my mother), Estella Elizabeth “Betty”, Eleanor Grace, and Iva Georgene “Jean.” 

W.C. spent the later years of his life in the citrus industry of Florida.  He developed the tangelo and was known as “The Tangelo King.”

The Daniells Family.  Portrait taken after the death of Iva.

The Daniells Family. Portrait taken after the death of Iva.

W.C. Daniells in one of his groves.

W.C. Daniells in one of his groves.

W.C. Daniells as a boy.

W.C. Daniells as a boy.

W.C. Daniells dressed for a night on the town.

W.C. Daniells dressed for a night on the town.

W.C. at age 15 headed to the barn to milk the cows.  Photo taken in 1897.

W.C. at age 15 headed to the barn to milk the cows. Photo taken in 1897.

W.C. and Iva in Texas, ca 1910.

W.C. and Iva in Texas, ca 1910.


Children of Carey Reed and Catherine Stowell Daniells: Allan Louis

September 25, 2009
Allan Daniells

Allan Daniells

Allan Louis Daniells was the third child of Carey Reed and Catherine Daniells.   He was born in Wacousta, Michigan, in 1876 and died in Flushing, New York, in 1960.   Allan moved to New York to work with his brother Estee at the Ingersoll Watch Company.  While in New York, Allan met and married Esther Jones in 1901.  In 1902, brother Estee was transferred to Chicago to establish another branch of Ingersoll.  When Estee was sent to London in 1905 to establish the European branch of Ingersoll, Allan was sent to Chicago to take Estee’s place.  While in Chicago, Esther and Allan had the first of their daughters, Katherine Esther, in 1908.  In 1916, another daughter Helen Elizabeth was born in New York.  Allan later became involved in Florida citrus groves, like his brother Will Carleton.

Young Allan Daniells

Young Allan Daniells

The Daniells sisters, Helen and Katherine, daughters of Allan and Esther Daniells.

The Daniells sisters, Helen and Katherine, daughters of Allan and Esther Daniells.

Allan and Esther Daniells with son-in-law Charles Wieters and grandsons David and Richard, 1945.

Allan and Esther Daniells with son-in-law Charles Wieters and grandsons David and Richard, 1945.

Allan Daniells with his citrus grove.

Allan Daniells with his citrus grove.

Allan Daniells and his grandson David, 1945.

Allan Daniells and his grandson David, 1945.

Cousins Dora Katherine Daniells, daughter of Will Carleton, and Katherine Esther Daniells, daughter of Allan, ca 1912.

Cousins Dora Katherine Daniells, daughter of Will Carleton, and Katherine Esther Daniells, daughter of Allan, ca 1912. Both girls are named for their grandmother Catherine Stowell Daniells.


Children of Carey Reed and Catherine Stowell Daniells: Mary Anna

September 24, 2009
Mary Anna, the second child of Carey Reed and Catherine Daniells, was born in 1874 in Wacousta, Michigan, and died in 1966 in Mt. Dora, Florida.  Mary went to New York around 1892 to visit her brother Estee, who worked for the Ingersoll Watch Company.  She decided to stay in New York and entered the Long Island College Hospital to take a three-year course in nursing.  While in New York she met and married William Bearmore of Monmouth County, New Jersey, in 1899.   After a time, Will Bearmore also began working for Ingersoll as a salesman.  Their daughter Mildred Edna was born in 1900.
Mary Anna Daniells as a young lady.

Mary Anna Daniells as a young lady.

 

Mary Daniells as a teenager.

Mary Daniells as a teenager.

Mary Daniells Bearmore

Mary Daniells Bearmore

Mary Daniells Bearmore

Mary Daniells Bearmore

From left to right, Mary and Will Bearmore and their sister-in-law Mary Taft Daniells, wife of Mary's brother Estee.

From left to right, Mary and Will Bearmore and their sister-in-law Mary Taft Daniells, wife of Mary Bearmore's brother Estee.


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