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.


Children of Carey Reed and Catherine Stowell Daniells: Estee

September 22, 2009
Oil painting of Estee Daniells, 1954, at the age of 82.  Please note that he is holding his Ingersoll watch.

Oil painting of Estee Daniells, 1954, at the age of 82. Please note that he is holding his Ingersoll watch.

Carey Reed and Katherine Stowell Daniells had five children:  Estee Stowell, Mary Anna, Allan Louis, Will Carleton (my grandfather), and Lucinda Augusta.  Over the next several days I will be sharing the photos that I have of each.

Estee Stowell Daniells was born in 1872 in Chicago, Illinois, and died in 1960 in London, England.  He married Mary Elizabeth Taft and had one child, Ruth Winefred.  Estee followed in the footsteps of his father and went to work for Ingersoll Watch Company, which was founded by the Ingersolls of Wacousta.  He served in Chicago and New York before being sent to London to establish the company there.  This temporary assignment ended up lasting for 50 years, and he served as the president of the company.  He built a mansion in north London and named it Wacousta after his hometown in Michigan.  The home no longer exists, but in 1998, Sandra and I located his address and talked with one of his neighbors and a postman who fondly remembered Estee and his daughter Ruth. I have a great deal of information on Estee and his career but will do a longer feature on him at a later date.

Estee Daniells

Estee Daniells

 

Estee when he first went to New York with the Ingersoll Watch Company

Estee when he first went to New York with the Ingersoll Watch Company

 

Estee Daniells arrives in London.  A London newspaper published the story of Estee's arrival and used this illustration.

Estee Daniells arrives in London. A London newspaper published the story of Estee's arrival and used this illustration.

Mary Taft "Mamie" Daniells, wife of Estee

Mary Taft "Mamie" Daniells, wife of Estee

Ruth Daniells, daughter of Estee and Mamie, at 20 months

Ruth Daniells, daughter of Estee and Mamie, at 20 months

Estee listens to Ruth playing the cello.

Estee listens to Ruth playing the cello.

Wacousta, Estee's London home, named for Wacousta, Michigan.

Wacousta, Estee's London home, named for Wacousta, Michigan.


Fountain Street Baptist Church

August 29, 2009

 

Fountain Street Baptist Church in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, was important in the lives of Achsah Jones Stowell and her daughters Anna and Catherine during the latter half of the 1800s.  Catherine Stowell met her future husband Carey Reed Daniells at this church when he visited family in Grand Rapids.  They married in 1871.  Excerpts from her diary indicate that Catherine was a deeply religious person who frequently reflected on her relationship with God and her own human failings.

Today’s Fountain Street Church is no longer affiliated with the Baptist Church or any other mainstream church.  The FSC website states:

Although founded as early as 1842, between 1896 to 1956 Fountain Street Baptist went from being a mainstream Baptist church to being a non-creedal liberal church, ultimately severing its ties to the American Baptist Church and eschewing any denomination.

The website goes on to say, “Our current sanctuary and church house were built in 1924 following a fire that destroyed the previous structure in 1917.”

During a recent visit to Grand Rapids, Sandra and I toured the sanctuary.  Church staff was unable to provide us with photographs of the original structure that burned, but we took pictures of the current edifice. 

Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids, built in 1924.  Photo by Sandra Winegar.

Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids, built in 1924. Photo by Sandra Winegar.


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