Well, almost wordless . . . Among those Chapple Girls was one boy . . . Joseph Lee Chapple My Uncle Joseph was quite a character and definitely considered himself a smooth operator when it came to the fairer sex!
Well, almost wordless . . . My Mom and her beloved sisters! Phyllis Wheatley High School, Houston, TX Wheatley Wildcat Graduate – Class of 1941 Phyllis Wheatley High School, Houston, TX Wheatley Wildcat Graduate – Class of 1944 Phyllis Wheatley High School, Houston, TX Wheatley Wildcat Graduate – Class of 1947 My … [Read more...]
It’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with genealogy extraordinaire – Randy Seaver — and tonight’s mission, should I decide to accept it is: Determine which of your ancestors has appeared in the most census records – any census!” After reviewing my Ancestry family tree online, it seems that my paternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Magdalene (Allen) Moten (1869-1951), has appeared … [Read more...]
The 103rd Annual National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Convention that was hosted in Houston this past week (July 7-12, 2012) brought back some wonderful memories of my family’s strong involvement (particularly my dad) with the NAACP during the 1950′s through the mid 1980′s. The purpose of this organization and assistance from its … [Read more...]
The murder of my Aunt Estella (Chapple) Thomas wasn’t the only shooting tragedy my mother experienced in her family. My aunt’s oldest daughter, Carolyn (Bingham) Bryant, was murdered at age 29 on 10 April 1975. I was 15 years old walking home from school when my mom pulled alongside me and told me to get … [Read more...]
It’s Sentimental Sunday and this daily blogging prompt allows genealogy bloggers a chance to focus on a sentimental story or memory about an ancestor, or a wonderful family tradition. Today is Father’s Day 2012 and my fondest memories this weekend have been about my father and his smooth swag and style that were captured in some … [Read more...]
Remembering Daddy: The funeral services and obituary of my beloved father, John W. Taylor (1927-2010) IN LOVING MEMORY OF Bro. John Willie Taylor Saturday, February 13, 2010 Eleven O’clock a.m. Fifth Ward Missionary Baptist Church 4300 Noble Street, Houston, Texas 77020 Rev. Leonard Barksdale, Pastor OBITUARY Where there is a beginning there is an end … [Read more...]