S: The Haller Family
FC: Our Family History | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
2: Mother | Grand Mother | Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Mother | Great Grand Mother | Ethel Sparkman | Roxanne | - | sandra papizan | Elzie Papizan | Ola Bates | Bascom Papizan | - | - | - | - | Alice Jenkins | Oliver Bates | Ora Hallman | James Papizan
3: Father | Grand Mother | Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Mother | Great Grand Mother | William Haller | Rosa Maynard | Rudolf Haller | Amanda Brown | James Maynard | Bertha Haller | Rudolf Haller | Vina Phy | Wm Henry Brown | Eliz Smith | Monroe Salvage | Frennie Merz | Jacob Haller | - | - | It all started with an egg...
4: Rudolf Haller was a cook in The Century Club in New York City. He was about to make an omelet when he noticed the writing on the egg. He decided to write Rosa. They corresponded by mail until they were married in 1930. | In 1927, Rosa Nell Maynard was 16 years old and living on a farm in rural TN when she wrote her name and address on an egg. This egg was then traded for coffee, sugar, and salt. | Rudolf came to the U.S. in 1921 from Switzerland. He became a citizen on May 2, 1927.
5: Rudolf's first letter to Rosa Nell. | 26 March 1927 | The Century Club is still in NYC but is now known as the The Century Association. 03 December 2010 #7 west 43rd Street, NYC
6: Rudolf's parents Rudolf and Bertha
7: Mother | Jan 18, 1928
8: Rudolf set out from New York to meet Rosa in July/August, 1929 but he had a car accident in Philadelphia. | Rudolf and his brothers, 1910 | 17 Apr 1928 | 11 May 1929
9: June 23, 1930 Rudolf and Rosa met for the first time.
10: Rudolf and Rosa continued to write letters to one another. We learn in some of the letters that Rudolf had a 40X100 plot of land about an hour's ride from the center of New York. He paid $1200.00 for it. He liked to watch boxing and football. However, he didn't understand the way Americans played football. He stated that on the other side, they didn't dare touch the ball with their hands. Also, apparently he and Rosa shared a love for books. On February 17, 1931, Rudolf writes that he is so happy that Rosa is willing to give up everything to come be with him. On March 4, 1931 Rudolf and Rosa were married at the courthouse in Cookeville, TN. Three days later they started on their honeymoon toward New York City where they made their home.
11: Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.
12: Rudolf died on May 4 1964. | Rosa died on August 13, 2008 | They had 4 children Flo b. 24 Jan 1932 Jim b. 08 May 1934 Bill b. 01 Feb 1939 Linda b. 25 Feb 1946 | Sadly, we lost Jim on 09 February 2008
13: Grandma shooting at varmints
14: Rosa's maternal grandparents William Henry Brown and Vina Phy. William was a 2nd LT in the Confederate Army. | b. 2/8/1835 d. 6/4/1913
15: January 2005
16: William Haller met Sandra Papizan in Crystal Springs, MS. They married on 17 August, 1960. Sandra gave birth to twins (Debbie and Clay) on 01 Sept. 1962. Four years later on 17 August 1966, Todd was born. Five years later, Keith was born on 08 Oct 1971. | MOM
18: Mom was raised by her paternal grandmother, Ola Bates Papizan, aka Granny. Above are Ola's parents, Oliver Bates and Alice Jenkins. | Ollie Bates b. 4/22/1861 d. 1/14/1959 | Alice Jenkins b. 4/9/1876 d. 3/27/1956 | Ola Papizan b. 3/13/1895 d. 7/15/1991
19: Granny was married to Bacom. JoJo was Granny's beloved chihuahua. Also pictured with Granny and Bascom is Marie Bolise | Granny had seven children. Above is her youngest, Ethel, aka Goonie. To the right is Elzie, Mom's father. | Bascom Papizan b. 12/16/1885 d. 1/21/1963 | Elzie Lamar (11/22/1916-2/27/1982) Oliver Clifton (2/7/1919 -? James Clinton (2/7/1919-12/17/1938) Thelma Jane (2/9/1923- Theodore Prentiss (10/31/1924-? Robert Harold (9/12/1926-? Elsie Ethel (5/5/1928-6/24/2007)
20: Elzie married Ethel Louise Sparkman and they had one child, Sandra Elizabeth who was born on 10 Mar 1943. They divorced. Ethel would have one other daughter, Stacy Green. Ethel died in 2010. In 1946 Elzie married Jeanne Bolise. At some point before he married Jeanne, while he was serving in the U.K. he had a daughter, Madeline Webster. Madeline lives in France and was born in August, 1944. | Jeanne is in the orange shirt. Her sisters and Mother are on the couch behind her. Elzie served in the Army and/or Air Force from 1936 - 1957. He reached the rank of MSGT.
21: Karla came to live with us in 1981. She was born on 10 Nov 1979 to Stacy. Mom and Dad adopted Karla and she became our younger sister. We did not see Ethel or Stacy very often, but they did make a visit at Christmas circa 1985.
22: Every summer we would spend a week in TN. To the left is Grandma Haller's house and the barn which are located in Silver Point, TN. | Every Saturday we would go to Crystal Springs, MS where Mom's family lived. To the right is the front of Granny's house and the lower picture is the back of Granny's house.
23: Grandma Haller's parents and brothers William and Roy | Granny and her sister Aunt Ethel Mackey | Thelma, aka Goggie | Grandma and Karla
24: Karla has one daughter, Mia. Mia was born in Jan. 2004. Karla is currently pregnant with her second child, a daughter who is due on Mom's birthday, 2011.
25: Twins are on both sides of the family.
26: Grandma's 90th birthday
27: Life is lived forward but understood backwards | Dad and Carol | Mom and Chuck
28: the circle of LIFE | Kaitlyn and Austin born to Keith and Amanda on 12 Apr 2001. Maddie born on 31 Jan 2007 | Meredith born to Clay and Beth on 11 July 1996 | Mia born to Karla 05 Jan 2004 | Allison born to Todd and Angie on 06 Sept 1990