S: TYO FAMILY HISTORY
FC: TYO FAMILY HISTORY
1: For my mother, Betty Jean Tyo Evanger, with much love. | This book is the result of many years of research and gathering of information and pictures. Many family members contributed to the information contained herein. Most notably, my mother who shared old family photos and her wonderful memories, and my Aunt Peg Tyo who started it all with her book, "From Massena to Steilacoom". Also, Carol Tyo Ladue (Anita's fourth cousin) of NY who generously shared her family group charts with me. Carol spent 25 years researching the Taillon/Tyo family history all the way back to the 1600's in France. Thank you, Carol. And Pauline Deshaies who shared pictures of Anna Raymo Mitchell and other Raymo family history. I have endeavored to be as accurate as possible in regard to dates and facts. However, please be aware that many times even official documents have misspelled names and incorrect dates, and I am not a professional researcher. Like my Aunt Peg Tyo, I am much more interested in the lives our ancestors lived, the kind of people they were, rather than just the dates that they lived and died. I have greatly enjoyed learning more about our shared family history. Anita Morrison
2: TAILLON / TYO NAME Family Roots from France -to Canada -to the United States Information quoted obtained from Carol (Tyo) Ladue of Massena, NY, and used with her permission. "The surname Tyo was changed from the French spelling, Taillon, sometime after 1671. Both are pronounced "Tie-o". Taillon was not the original name either. It was Michel! Between 1642 and 1647 Giles Michel, and his wife Barbe Emard Michel (daugher of Jean Emard and Marie Bineau) brought five children into the world. All were born in France. Antoine died in infancy. Marie (baptized on November 19, 1643) also died in infancy. Olivier and Etienne, twins, were born in late 1645. On or about December 5, 1645 one of the twins, Olivier died and was buried in LaRochelle. The surviving twin, Etienne, was later renamed Olivier. Jeanne (baptized at the Church of Barthelemi, Feb. 21, 1647) died and was buried on June 15, 1647. On August 10, 1647, Giles Michel, made a will leaving everything to Barbe. He also requested that the first name of his only surviving son, Etienne, be changed to his deceased twins name, Olivier. Giles died shortly after. Barbe remarried to Olivier Le Tardif on May 21, 1648 at the church of Saint-Bartheleme de LaRochelle. They along with 2 year old Olivier, sailed to Canada in the fall of 1648. Young Olivier received the sacrament of Confirmation at Shateau-Richer on February 2, 1660, under the name of Olivier Tardif.
3: It is believed that Barbe, Olivier Le Tardif, and young Olivier resided in the Quebec, Canada area. Barbe mothered several more children after her arrival in New France. The baptisms of Barbe-Delphine, Charles, and Guillaume Tardif are recorded at Quebec. Barbe died around 1659. Olivier Le Tardif apparently died within a few years. On April 30, 1662, Olivier Michel was entrusted to the guardianship of his uncle, Zacharie Cloutier and later on to his half-sister, Barbe-Delphine and her husband, Jacques Cauchon. They had married on November 23, 1661 at Chateau-Richer. After the death of Olivier Le Tardif his land was divided among his children Charles, Guilliaume, Barbe-Delphine and his step-son Olivier Michel. On November 24, 1671, Marie-Madeleine Cauchon, age 16, married Olivier Michel, aged 25, at the church of Chateau-Richer. They lived for about 7 or 8 years at Chateau Richer. It is uncertain when, but for some unknown reason, after his marriage to Marie-Madeleine, Olivier changed his surname. He neither kept his natural father's name nor did he take his step-father's name. He chose "Taillon". Tanquay's and Jette's genealogical dictionaries (information taken from Catholic church records) list this as "the origin of the name Taillon". It is unlikely (but unknown) that Taillon was a surname in France before this family migrated to the Quebec, Canada area."
4: Antoine and Sophia (Derushia) Tyo, paternal grandparents of Leslie Tyo. It is unknown if the girl in the picture is Lillian Tyo, Leslie's sister. | Antoine was a farmer. He and Sophia were born in Canada and came to the U.S. after they had been married. Leslie and Lillian Tyo came to live with their grandparents after their parents, George and Callie, passed away. They knew their grandparents well, as the families lived and farmed near one another. At one time, the two families shared a residence on the farm that George was renting.
5: Antoine Taillon B: May 6, 1839 D: Dec 7, 1912 | Sophia Durocher B: May 11, 1841 D: Oct 12, 1912 Married: Aug 12, 1861 | John Angus Tyo B: May 29, 1862 D: Feb 23, 1933 | Henry E Tyo B: Aug 28, 1863 D: Jun 1, 1935 | Mary S. Tyo B: 1865 D: Jan 1951 | Francis "Frank" Tyo B: Jan 17, 1866 D: Jan 1951 | Josephine Tyo B: Dec 1, 1869 D: Oct 12, 1963 | George Nelson Tyo B: Jul 9, 1867 D: Feb 28, 1909 | Louis Anthony Tyo B: Mar 10, 1873 D: Jan 10, 1951 | Antoine L Tyo B: 1874 D: | Elizabeth Caroline Tyo B: Feb 2, 1875 D: Mar 20, 1951 | Charles Tyo B: Aug 12, 1878 D: Jul 1896 | Leslie Tyo's father----> | Leslie Tyo's uncle----> he lived with him after his grandparents death.
6: Obituary for Sophia Tyo (paternal grandmother of Leslie Tyo) Reprinted from article dated October 17, 1912. "Our quiet neighborhood was much saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Antoine Tyo, which occurred Saturday afternoon about four o'clock. Mrs. Tyo's maiden name was Derushia, and was born in Glengary, Ont., 71 years ago the 11th of last May. She was married to Antoine Tyo at Cornwall 51 years ago the 12th of last August. Soon after they came to the States to reside and have lived in this vicinity for many years past. To them were born several children and each day in her family showed the qualities of devoted wife and by her many acts teaching her children and grandchildren the qualities of the Divine Master. She leaves to mourn her loss a devoted husband, four sons and three daughters. Angus of Syracuse, Louis of Watertown, Frank, of Massena, and Henry of this place, Mrs. Ernest Beaulieu, of Helena, Mrs. Nelson Raymo, of Rochester, and Mrs. Fred Beaulieu, of this place, also four sisters and one brother. The funeral was conducted from the R. C. Church Tuesday of which she was a devoted member. Her husband and children wish to thank the neighbors and friends who kindly assisted them during her sickness and death."
7: Obituary for Antoine Tyo, (paternal grandfather of Leslie Tyo) Reprinted from article dated December 12, 1912 Saturday a.m. our community was saddened and shocked to learn of the sudden and unexpected death of an old friend and neighbor, Antoine Tyo, who resides on the J.C. Alexander farm. Mr. Tyo had been about that morning seemingly in his usual health and was sitting near the fire shelling corn when death called him. His wife died about two months ago. Since then he and his two grandchildren, Leslie and Lillian Tyo, lived together and were with him at the time of his death. Mr. Tyo was born in Canada 73 years ago the 6th of last May, and came to this side with his wife about 53 years ago and has followed the occupation of farmer. At the time of his death, John Wagstaff chanced to pass and was called by the children, other neighbors and the doctor were also summoned. When the doctor arrived he pronounced it a case of heart failure. The deceased leaves to mourn his loss, four sons and three daughters, Lewis of Watertown, Angus of Syracuse, Frank of Massena and Henry, of this town, Mrs. Nelson Raymo, of Rochester, Mrs. Ernest Beauleau, of Helena, and Mrs. Fred Beauleau, of this town, besides other relatives and friends. The funeral was conducted Tuesday at St. Lawrence Church, of which he was a loyal member and faithful attendant. His pastor, Rev. Father Stevens, sang the requiem mass.
8: Frank Raymo and Adda (Gardner) Raymo. Maternal grandparents of Leslie Anthony Tyo. | Frank Raymo had a brick kiln at his place. Brick from his kiln was used in several of the buildings built in Massena. Newspaper accounts write of him as a "good neighbor, kind husband and father". This family lost many members to consumption.
9: Frank Raymo B: Aug 18, 1839 D: Apr 30, 1901 | Adda "Adee" Gardner B: Sept 3, 1841 D: Oct 15, 1906 | Helen E Raymo B: Jul 4, 1861 D: Feb 11, 1889 | Delsina S. Raymo B: Feb 9, 1863 D: Jan 19, 1903 | DAUGHTERS: | SONS: | Gordon Raymo B: Oct 6, 1865 D: Feb 22, 1936 | Nelson G. Raymo B: Sept18, 1867 D: Dec 6, 1939 | Laura J. Raymo B: Jul 20, 1869 D: Dec 10, 1881 | Elida "Ida" Raymo B: Aug 28, 1871 <---Aunt Ida who Leslie Tyo lived with D: Oct 24, 1949 after his grandparents died. | Frederick "Fred" Raymo B: Feb 25, 1873 D: Jun 7, 1897 | Catherine "Callie Lillian" Raymo B: Jun 1, 1875 D: Apr 19, 1906 <---Leslie Tyo's mother. | Anna M. Raymo B: Feb 25, 1877 D: Sept 30, 1901 | Emma G. Raymo B: Feb 25, 1877 D: May 27, 1907 | Nettie M. Raymo B: May 28, 1879 D: May 23, 1898 | Millie D Raymo B: Jul 11, 1881 D: Dec 9, 1897 | Maggie S. Raymo B: Nov 18, 1883 D: May 1, 1898
10: Obituary for Frank Raymo (Maternal Grandfather of Leslie Tyo) Massena Observer dated May 9, 1901. Grantville: "Another of our oldest and most respected citizens has passed away. Frank Raymo died at his home, April 27th, after a lingering illness of consumption, aged 62 years and 8 months. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and seven children - Gordon E. of Brasher Falls; Nelson G. of Colorado; Mrs. Frank Tyo of Louisville, Mrs. George Tyo (Callie Raymo) of Norwood; Mrs. John Mitchell of Louisville Landing; Mrs. Charles Rusaw; and Emma who resided with him. Besides the above he leaves one brother, Hugh, of Massena and one sister, Mrs. Tuffield Arno of Waddington. Funeral took place Tuesday, interment at Louisville. The family wish to express through your paper their thanks to the friends and neighbors for their kindness during their affliction." ************************************************************** | Newspaper ad for Frank Raymo's brick business
11: Obituary for Adda Raymo: (Maternal grandmother of Leslie Tyo) Massena Observer dated November 1, 1906. "Grantville: "Death visited the neighborhood early last Monday morning and has taken Mrs. Addie Raymo after a lingering illness of consumption, at the age of 68 years. She leaves four children, Gordon, with whon she has made her home, Nelson of Rochester, Mrs. Frank Tyo, of Louisville and Mrs. Homer Barclay, of Norwood, besides a large circle of friends who deeply feel her loss. Funeral services were held from the R. C. Church at Norfolk, Wednesday. Interment in the cemetery at Louisville."
12: Ida, Fred and Callie Raymo, three of the children of Frank and Adda Raymo. Callie was the mother of Leslie Anthony Tyo and Addie "Lillian" Tyo. Callie is on the right.
13: Obituary of Millie Raymo (sister of Callie Raymo Tyo) Massena Observer dated April 1, 1897 Louisville: "Died Miss Milly Raymo last Thursday from diptheria, buried same night." "Note: Anna Rusaw Beauliew (daughter of Delsina (Raymo) Rusaw) said Millie died in an upstairs bedroom at her home in Louisville. The family didn't want the other members of the family exposed to the disease so they had to take her out a window over a porch and they had a difficult time getting her out and down to the ground. She was buried directly - no wake or funeral."
14: Nettie and Maggie Raymo | Obituary for Nettie Raymo: Massena Observer dated June 2, 1898 Louisville: "Miss Nettie Raymo, aged 19 years died at her home in Louisville, Monday of quick consumption. The funeral was held from the R.C. Church Wednesday, Rev. D. Nolan, officiating. Just 4 weeks ago her sister, Miss Margaret, died of the same disease. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Raymo seem to have had their share of trouble burying 4 children and 3 grandchildren within the past year. They have the sympathy of their many friends. Those who attended the funeral from out of town were Gordon Raymo and family of Brasher Falls; Mrs. Fred Raymo of Helena; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Raymo, son and daughter; George Gardiner and wife: John Gardiner and wife of Massena; A.P. Gibson and wife of Norwood." | Nettie and Maggie Raymo. Sisters of Callie Raymo Tyo. Both girls died in May 1898. Maggie died on the first at age 15 and Nettie on the 23rd at age 19.
15: Anna Raymo and husband, John Bert Mitchell | The Raymo twins, Anna and Emma. Anna married John Mitchell and Emma married Homer Barkley. Both died very young. Sisters of Callie Raymo Tyo.
16: Homer and Emma Grace (Raymo) Barclay and daughter, Hazel. | Emma was the sister of Callie (Raymo) Tyo
17: Nelson Raymo and Mary (Tyo) Raymo and boys. He was the brother of Callie Raymo.
18: Gordon Raymo and wife Josephine (Arnold) Raymo. He was the brother of Callie Raymo. | Gordon and Josephine lived mostly in the township of Norfolk. Here they are pictured with 3 out of the 10 children they eventually had, Albert, Alfred and Myrtle.
19: Charles and Delsina (Raymo) Rusaw. Delsina was the sister of Callie Raymo Tyo. | The children in the picture are Frank, Anna and John Rusaw.
20: George Nelson Tyo B: Jul 9, 1867 D: Feb 28, 1909 Cathrine "Callie" Lillian Raymo B: Jun 1, 1875 D: Apr 20, 1906 Married: Apr 19, 1893 at Scared Heart Catholic Church in Massena, NY | CHILDREN: Willie Tyo B: Jul 4, 1893 D: Apr 27, 1894 Addie "Lillian" Tyo B: Jan 31, 1896 D: Leslie Anthony Tyo B: Oct 7, 1898 D: Sept 4, 1984 Margaret Sophia Tyo B: Sept 1, 1902 D: Sept 17, 1903 Jessie Mae Tyo B: Sept 13, 1905 D: Oct 22, 1905 | George and Callie (Raymo) Tyo Parents of Leslie Anthony Tyo | Ida, Fred and Callie Raymo. Callie is on the right.
21: Not much is known about George and Callie Tyo. We have no pictures of them, or of Leslie and Lillian growing up. Thankfully, newspapers of the day recorded many accounts of every day life: who was sick, who visited whom, who was moving, and of course births and deaths. From newspaper accounts of the time, we learn that George was a farmer. He rented the William Alexander farm on the county road in March of 1901. In March of 1907, he along with his father, Antoine Tyo, rented the Russell-Hall farm in Raymondville. George must have supplemented his income as a farmer by working at the paper mill. In April of 1907, the newspaper reports that he left "for the log-drive on the Racquette at Red Mills, where he had a position." Shortly before his death, he had rented the Cummings farm. It would seem that he was a hard worker and always trying to improve his position in life and conditions for his family. Other newspaper accounts include: Norwood News, October 30, 1900 "George Tyo has a 5 months old colt which weighs 540 pounds." Ogdensberg Advance, September 14, 1905 "Lillian Tyo fell from a wood pile and broke her arm." Massena Observer, June 28, 1908 "George Tyo is out with a fine pair of drivers." Many newspaper accounts listed frequent visits exchanged by the families of Callie and George. They seemed to be part of a large and caring family.
22: From the St Lawrence Republican Newspaper: (Death notice of Margaret Tyo) Margaret Tyo, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Tyo, died Sept. 17th, aged one year. The interment was in the R. C. cemetery. ************************************************************* | From the Norwood News, Sept 19, 1905: (birth of Jessie Mae) "Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Tyo, a daughter (Jessie Mae), Wednesday." *************************************************************** | From The Northern Observer, February 6, 1896 (birth of Addie Lillian) "Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Whalen are joyful over the arrival of a little daughter. Also Mr. and Mrs. George Tyo are smiling over a like happy event." *************************************************************** | From the St Lawrence Republican: (Death notice of Jessie Mae Tyo) The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geoge Tyo died Monday. The baby, Jessie May, was six weeks old. The parents have the sympathy of many friends. | From the Ogdensburg Weekly Journal, Wednesday, March 10, 1909 The funeral of George Tyo was largely attended from the R. C. church Tuesday. The deceased had been in his usual health and was making plans for moving the 1st of March, having rented the Cummings Farm. He contracted a cold which settled on his lungs and lived only a few days. He was widely known and will be missed by a large circle of friends, but most deeply in the home by his two little children, aged father and mother. | From the Ogdensburg Weekly Journal, Wednesday, March 10, 1909 The funeral of George Tyo was largely attended from the R. C. church Tuesday. The deceased had been in his usual health and was making plans for moving the 1st of March, having rented the Cummings Farm. He contracted a cold which settled on his lungs and lived only a few days. He was widely known and will be missed by a large circle of friends, but most deeply in the home by his two little children, aged father and mother.
23: ********************************************************* Obituary for Leslie Tyo's mother, Callie Tyo: "The funeral of Mrs. George Tyo, formerly Miss Calla Lillian Raymo, occurred from the R. C. Church Sunday and was largely attended. Mrs. Tyo, aged 33, was a sufferer of consumption, patient and loving in her sickness. She leaves a kind husband and two little ones, Lillian and Leslie..." ********************************************************* | From the St Lawrence Republican: (Another death notice for Jessie Mae Tyo) Mr. and Mrs. George Tyo buried their infant daughter (Jessie Mae), age 2 months, Wednesday. They wish to thank their neighbors and friends for their great kindness in their sorrow. | From the Ogdensburg Weekly Journal, Wednesday, March 10, 1909 The funeral of George Tyo was largely attended from the R. C. Church Tuesday. The deceased had been in his usual health and was making plans for moving the 1st of March, having rented the Cummings farm. He contracted a cold which settled on his lungs and lived only a few days. He was widely known and will be missed by a large circle of friends, but most deeply in the home by his two little children and aged father and mother.
24: From the Massena Observer, March 4, 1909 Raymondville The death of George N. Tyo at the Hall farm Sunday (29 February, 1909) came as a shock to all as he was seen about his business last week and as late as Wednesday hauled a load of household goods to a rented farm. He leaves two bright children and a worthy, aged father and mother. The little boy (Leslie) is also very ill with pneumonia, which had prevented the family getting away. The good old parents and little ones have the sympathy of all. This is the farm that Mr. Underwood has leased and just taken possession of. Father Stevens had visited him last week and came Sunday and was there at the end. *********************************************************** From the St. Lawrence Republican and Ogdensburg Weekly Journal, Wednesday, 10 March 1909 George Tyo died as his home Sunday afternoon. The funeral was held at Louisville Wednesday. He was living on the Bert Russell farm and had begun to move when taken sick and died. His son also has been very sick.
25: From The Norwood News, March 16, 1909 RESOLUTION OF RESPECT At a regular meeting of Raymondville Camp, No. 11320, M.W.A. the following resolutions were adopted: Whereas, On the 28th day of Frebruary 1909, it pleased the Supreme Counsel of the Universe to remove from our midst, to the celestial Camp above, our esteemed neighbor, George Tyo. Resolved, That we as a Camp lost one of our loyal and faithful workers, one who was ever wise in counsel, slow to anger, always ready and willing to aid an erring neighbor. Resolved, That we feel deeply our loss and that sorrow and loneliness fill every neighbor's heart, as we realize that his place is vacant. Resolved, That we deeply sympathize with the son and daughter of our brother and that our prayer to the all wise God will be to ever guide and comfort them. Resolved, That we drape our Charter, in mourning for the space of thirty days, in respect for and memory of our beloved neighbor. Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be presented to the bereaved family and that they be printed in the Norwood News, and the Massena Observer, also spread in full on the minutes of the Camp. John B, Christopher, W.H. Joy P.N. Piette, Committee | ************************************************************************** Editors note: Could M.W.A. stand for Mill Workers of America?
26: When their grandparents both died within a few months of one another in 1912, Leslie and Lillian were sent to live with their Uncle Frank and Aunt Ida Tyo of Massena, NY. They raised them along with their own sons. Leslie had great love and respect for his Uncle Frank and Aunt Ida. After school, Leslie tried to join the Navy but he was too young. So, he enlisted in the Army on May 17th, 1919 when he was eighteen years old. Lillian disappears from family records. She was listed as Leslie's next of kin on some of his Army papers, with an address listed of: 100 Providence St, Waverly, NY. She is also listed in the 1930 U.S. census living at 230 Bradford St, South Waverly, PA. Her occcupation was listed as "quiller in silk mill." No records can be found of a marriage or of her death. Jean Tyo says her Dad (Leslie) never spoke of his sister. | Ida and Frank Tyo. Ida was the sister of Callie Raymo Tyo. Frank was the brother of George Tyo.
27: Francis "Frank" Tyo B: Jan 17, 1866 D: 1956 Massena Elida "Ida" Raymo B: Aug 28, 1871 D: Oct 24, 1949 | CHILDREN: Margaret Tyo B: Nov 18, 1893 D: Mamie Emma Tyo B: Oct 10, 1894 D: May 19, 1903 Freddie Bernard Tyo B: Feb 23, 1897 D: Nov 13, 1897 Leon George Tyo B: Mar 7, 1899 D: 1967 Florence Delina Tyo B: May 1, 1903 D: Feb 26, 1904 Clayton Frank Tyo B: Mar 3, 1906 D: Aug 11, 1973 | On the back of this picture is printed, "Lillian Tyo on the right, holding Leslie Tyo's child."
28: On January 22,1921, Leslie Anthony Tyo and Evelyn Marie Fort were married at the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Watertown, New York. At the time, Leslie was 22 years old and stationed at Madison Barracks where he worked as a clerk in the Army. Evelyn, 19, lived at 628 Davison St, in Watertown and worked as a weaver at one of the silk mills in town. She was the daughter of Chester Fort and step-daughter of Bertha Fort. Her birth mother, Ruby Scoville Fort had passed away when Evelyn was a small child. | THE CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART WATERTOWN, NEW YORK
30: Leslie Anthony Tyo, was born on October 7th, 1898 in Louisville, NY. His father was George Nelson Tyo, and his mother was Catherine or "Callie" (Raymo) Tyo. His mother died in 1906 when he was seven years old of consumption. His father died of pneumonia three years later. He and his sister Lillian were then sent to live with their grandparents, Antoine and Sophia (Derushia) Tyo. When both grandparents died within a few months of one another in 1912, Leslie and Lillian were sent to live with their Uncle Frank and Aunt Ida Tyo in Massena. Not much is known of his early life, but a few newspaper reports of the time mention him doing well in school, especially math. Leslie tried to join the Navy but was too young, so he joined the Army instead. | His son, Leslie George Tyo, 1942 | Leslie Anthony Tyo , 1934
31: Evelyn Marie (Fort) Tyo | Evelyn Marie (Fort) Tyo was born August 26th, 1903 in Stone Mills, NY. Her birth name was Eva Rose Fort, but she changed it when she joined the Catholic Church upon her marriage. Her father's name was Chester Fort (sometimes spelled Forte) and her mother's name was Ruby Scoville. Ruby died when Evelyn was only 4 years old. Her father later married Bertha Rhines-Carroll. Bertha was a piano teacher and taught Evelyn to play the piano. Bertha also taught Evelyn those impeccable manners! Newspaper accounts show Evelyn did well in school. She was working at a silk mill when she married Leslie Tyo.
32: Leslie and Evelyn began their married life in Sackets Harbor, NY where Leslie was stationed at Madison Barracks. Five of their children were born here. Lucille Evelyn, born October 9th,1921; Betty Jean born March 14th, 1923 ; brother Leslie George born April 4th, 1924; Paul J. was born prematurely January 15th, 1925, and died March 28th, 1925 from pneumonia; and Steven F. born July 10th,1926. Leslie was away at Quartermaster School in Philadelphia when Betty Jean was born. Upon seeing her for the first time, Leslie said, "She doesn't look like a Betty. Let's call her Jean," and she has been Jean ever since. Paul was buried in the military cemetery in Sackets Harbor. | MADISON BARRACKS SACKETS HARBOR, NEW YORK
33: In 1926 the family was transferred to Fort Shafter, Hawaii. The family sailed from New York Harbor on a ship named the "Chateau Thierry" through the Panama Canal, across the Pacific Ocean to the islands of Hawaii. Here, Donald Leroy was born on July 11th, 1927 in Honolulu, and Malcolm Frank joined the family on January 12th, 1929. The family stayed in Hawaii for almost three years. While his family was growing up, Leslie always a had a second job to help support the family. In Hawaii, he would meet the ships at the dock and give tourists a tour of the island. Evelyn worked nights in the Dole Pineapple Plant. This photo shows Les, Jean, dad Leslie, mom Evelyn with Steve on her lap, and Lucille. | FT. SHAFTER, HAWAII
34: The USAT Chateau Thierry, the ship the Tyo family traveled on to Hawaii from New York Harbor. The same ship took them back to New York three years later. | Leslie Anthony Tyo on right in this photo. | His son, Leslie George Tyo in the uniform that was made for him in Hawaii.
35: Tyo kids in Hawaii. Les, Don, Steve, Lucille and Jean. Malcolm is not in the picture. | A typical house at Ft. Shafter, HI.
36: Les, Lucille and Jean. | Steve, Jean, Lucille with Malcolm on her lap, Les and Don.
37: Jean and Lucille in Ohio. | In 1929 the family was transferred to Fort Hayes, Ohio. They again boarded the "Chateau Thierry" and sailed back across the Pacific Ocean, through the Panama Canal, to the Atlantic Ocean and back to New York Harbor. Brother Les says they either drove to Columbus, Ohio, or took a train. Lucille, Les and Jean went to St. Patrick Catholic Church where they made their first communion on April 17th, 1932 and were later confirmed. | FT. HAYES, OHIO
38: Jean is first from the left, Lucille third from the left, with their friends Doris and Dorothy. | Jean, Les and Lucille on the occasion of their First Communion. | Steve, Don and Malcolm | Steve, Don, Malcolm and neighbor.
39: In 1931, the family was transferred again, this time to the Panama Canal Zone, because Evelyn Tyo, was not well. The doctors decided that she would do better in a hot climate, hence the transfer to Panama. | So, back to New York Harbor again and this time they sailed on a ship called the USAT Republic. They sailed through the Panama Canal to the Pacific side where they were stationed at Fort Corozal, Panama. | The USAT Republic at Pier 9 in Honolulu. | THE PANAMA CANAL ZONE
40: Evelyn, had suffered a nervous breakdown and was in bed for three months. Leslie hired a young girl who was half Spanish and half English to care for the children while their mother was sick. The girl spoke only Spanish to the children. Her name was Felicia. She lived in their home, so the children became very attached to her. | Felicia
41: Once Evelyn was well again, she saw to it that they visited all the points of interest in Panama, such as Old Panama that was ransacked by Morgan the Pirate, and the "Altar de Oro" or golden altar that Morgan and his pirates wanted to steal.
42: Legend has it that when Morgan the Pirate attacked the city in 1671, the priests painted the golden altar black and convinced the pirate that it was only made of wood, not gold. Henry Morgan supposedly replied, "I don't know why, but I think you are more of a pirate than I am." Some say the altar is made of pure gold, others say it is made of wood covered with gold leaf. | The Golden Altar, The Church of San Jose in Panama City.
43: Front row: Steve, Malcolm, Evelyn and Don. Back row: Jean, Lucille and Les. | The dashing Leslie Tyo with his Panama hat.
44: Don and Malcolm in Panama | Evelyn Tyo on the right.
45: A few Tyo kids and some neighbors in Panama. Jean is on the right. | Lucille, Steve, Don and Malcolm with some neighbor kids.
46: The Quartermaster's Picnic in Panama | Leslie Tyo on the left
47: Evelyn and some of the kids on the boat to the picnic. | Lucille Tyo shares this memory from Panama. "Mom used to dress Jean and I alike. One Easter she made us lace dresses over beautiful colored slips and a sash to match. We were at church waiting for mass to start. Well, here comes a kid with a scooter! I talked him into letting me take a spin! My lovely sash got caught in the scooter's back wheel and ended up tearing my skirt completely off. Needless to say, I cried clear through mass, ran home, wadded it up and tried to hide it. Of course, I finally told Mom. How Mother survived through all my shenanigans only the Good Lord knows. It was a good thing all the other children were so good!"
48: The family had a piano in Wyoming and Jean remembers that her mom played all the old songs. Evelyn was very musical, having played the uke in Hawaii and later learning the organ when she retired. Leslie worked a second job organizing a dance every Wednesday night. Evelyn did catering for dinner parties. | Jean's sixth grade class in Wyoming | Ft. Warren, Wyoming | In October of 1934, the family was transferred to Ft. Frances E Warren, WY. They sailed again on the USAT Republic, from the Panama Canal Zone to San Francisco, CA. They then drove from California to Wyoming. After having lived almost three years in the heat of Panama, the children almost froze before their mother could buy winter clothes for them in Wyoming.
49: While living in Wyoming, Jean worked babysitting when she was in the fifth grade. She worked every evening helping with a baby boy and doing laundry with his mother. The woman did laundry for officers at Ft. Warren, Wyoming. The little boy in the picture above is Leroy Cooper.
50: 1936 Plymouth 4 door sedan similar to the one the family used on a trip to New York in 1939. | In 1939, the family took a trip from Ft. Warren, WY to visit family in New York State. Jean remembers, "Dad (Leslie Tyo) bought a new black Pontiac and we had six kids, my mother and father and our dog, plus all of our luggage iin that car for the 6000 mile round trip!" Brother Les recalls, "To accomodate everyone, Dad cut the legs off of two stools and placed them on the floor in the back seat. Don and Steve sat on these, Malcolm sat up in front with our parents, and the other three on the back seat. Then, as the trunks of cars of that vintage held very little, he bought and placed an expanding steel luggage retainer on the running board on the passenger's side. Of course, this meant that the only way to get in and out was through the door on the driver's side. After doing this several times a day while we were on the road, it became very tiresome." Les reminds us that this whole trip was done "without gas credit cards, no credit cards for stores, hotels, food, etc., no traveler's checks, plus no freeways and almost no motels." Quite the adventure.
51: They visited Evelyn's family in Watertown. Evelyn was deathly afraid of snakes. It was on one of these trips when they were vacationing at their Grandpa Fort's cabin on the St. Lawrence River that their dad killed a water moccasin. He brought the snake up to the cabin on a stick to show his wife, Evelyn. He knocked on the door, she opened it and fainted dead away! | After visiting in Watertown, they headed on to Massena where they spent the rest of the time with their Dad's Uncle Frank Tyo. On the way home from that trip, while crossing the hot plains of Kansas, the dog made an escape attempt by leaping out the window. Dad (Leslie Tyo) stopped the car and they had to go back and find the dog. They then drove to a park with some water for the dog. After that they drove mostly in the early hours of the morning, stopped in the heat of the day, and then drove again in the cool of the evening. When Dad stopped for ice-cream for the kids, he bought one for Buster the dog, too. The kids would tie a napkin on his collar and hold the cone for him to lick. | Malcolm in Watertown on the St. Lawrence River.
52: Malcolm Tyo remembers a Sunday morning at Ft. Warren, "A friend threw rocks at my upstairs window, woke me up and talked me into coming out to play with him. We crossed the tracks behind our house and went to where the army barracks were. They had all sorts of their equipment out in the parade field. My friend and I wandered up and down looking at all those things. We must have been enthralled because it was 1:30 in the afternoon when I finally went home. My mother greeted me with, "Where have you been? Your father's out on the prairie with 200 men searching for you. When Dad gets home you are really going to get it." I figured I was in big trouble, but I don't recall that I was ever punished." Altogether the family spent five years in Wyoming, until World War II started and then they were transferred to Fort Lewis, WA. | Jackson Hole, Wyoming Camping trip with Leslie, Evelyn, Don, Les and Steve. The girls stayed home.
53: Leslie Tyo retired from the Army on January 11, 1946 after twenty-eight years of service. He retired at the rank of Master Sergeant. After leaving the military, he became an auditor for the Washington National Guard. He and Evelyn bought several homes in the area before settling in Steilacoom, WA. The home they built there was the site of many family gatherings and the birthplace of some great memories. Leslie and Evelyn loved their family. Their home was the place to be on the holidays. Evelyn retired after 23 years of government service. She began her government service in 1942 as an administrative assistant to the property officer at the Mount Rainier Ordnance Depot. She retired having spent 16 years as the supply clerk at Camp Murray. | Ft. Lewis, WA
54: Leslie and Evelyn Tyo's children had a wonderful childhood. Few people had the opportunity to travel to places like Hawaii and Panama in the 1920's and 30's. They saw and experienced things that most kids never get the opportunity to experience. Their parents were strict disciplinarians, and Evelyn was very strict about manners, but their children could be taken anywhere because they were always well behaved and polite. Besides, Les and Evelyn knew how to have fun with their kids, too, and there was plenty of that. Leslie was a good athlete and played outfielder on an Army based baseball team. Later in life he took up golf and was very good at that. He and Evelyn liked to play cards. Leslie played poker with the men, and as a couple they enjoyed playing bridge with their friends. Every gathering at their home for the holidays included a game of poker with the men all huddled around the table smoking cigars and enjoying their drinks. Jean remembers, "Mom and Dad weren't brought up to express their love openly, but we knew they loved us, because they were always there to protect, advise us, care for our needs, and teach us right from wrong. That was their way of letting us know that they loved us. So when I was leaving home for the first time, I was filled with love as my Dad told me good bye and kissed me on the cheek. I cried from Cheyene to Dallas Texas, and I will never forget that day." Jean says, "I remember as a small child I always said I wanted to be just like my mother and have six kids. She was my idol. She always told us that even though we didn't have much, as much as some of our friends had, that as long as we had soap and water and a needle and thread, there was no excuse for us not to be clean and neat. She also reminded us that we were better educated than other kids our age, because we had traveled so much." Evelyn passed away in 1973. Jean says, "She was a brilliant woman and never ceased to amaze me with her knowledge of proper etiquette." Leslie passed away in 1984. Jean says, " Dad stool 5 ft. 4 in. tall. Short in stature, but mighty in character. He was a good soldier, and a loving and caring husband and father."
55: Celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in 1971. | Madeline Tyo's wedding
56: Lucille Evelyn Tyo | Ken and Lucille (Tyo) Shriner have lived in Alaska since the early 1960's. They were there for the Great Alaska Earthquake in 1964. Everyone is always excited when they come down to the states to visit. It doesn't happen often enough.
57: Lucille Evelyn Tyo: B: Oct 9, 1921 D: Oct 12, 2014 George "Kenny" Shriner: B: Son: Michael Herrick | Lucille's graduation dress. | Michael and Claudia Herrick
58: BETTY JEAN TYO
59: Betty Jean Tyo B: Mar 14, 1923 D: Mar 31, 2018 John Allen Evanger B: Oct 29, 1915 D: Feb 6, 2012 Married: Sept 3, 1948 | CHILDREN: Thomas E. Reese Linda L. Evanger Sharon J. Evanger Elaine M. Evanger Anita K. Evanger Janet F. Evanger Janice R. Evanger
60: Anita shares: Jean met her husband John through their mutual friend Alice Pearson. They dated a year, and then married on September 3rd, 1948. They raised one son and six daughters. Their youngest daughter Janice has special needs, and Jean became her life-long advocate, making sure that Janice got the schooling and treatment she needed. She is an amazing Mom. John and Jean's children have wonderful memories of a Mom and Dad who could fix or build anything. From repairing bikes, to making homemade kites, you name it and they would figure out a way to do it. They taught their children hard work, perseverance and integrity. Jean is VERY competitive and loves to play cards, games or crossword puzzles. Through the years she has played all kinds of sports, including ice skating, baseball, roller skating and tennis. She excelled at them all. Jean loves to travel and she and John made 5 trips to Alaska where they would meet up with her sister Lucille and her husband Ken Shriner. The men would fish and the ladies would go to thrift shops and play bingo. Jean says, "With God's help and a good sense of humor, I got along in life. I try not to be hasty in making decisions. Sometimes I like to "sleep on it", before deciding which way to go. The answer seems to be right there the next day." I have had a good life, thanks to my parents, my husband, children, friends and my God. When you think of me, I hope it is of a time when we were all together laughing and having such a good time at one of our get-togethers. I love you all very much and plan to see all of you when I go to Heaven."
61: Jean and her girls | Tommy Reese
62: John and Jean (Tyo) Evanger, 1970's. | John and Jean (Tyo) Evanger, 2000
64: LESLIE GEORGE TYO
65: Leslie George Tyo B: Apr 24, 1924 D: Aug 21, 2015 Margaret "Peg" Van Wert B: Dec 10, 1924 CHILDREN: Ron Tyo Madeline Tyo | Marilyn Tyo Gayle Marie Tyo Paul Tyo
66: THE LESLIE/PEG BRANCH OF THE FAMILY When you are attending a fairly small high school and your last name is Van Wert, you find yourself quite often sitting next to someone with the last name of Tyo. There are not too many names that can come between "Ty" and "Va". This really is how Les and I became acquainted, especially when we had the same home room class where we were seated at tables rather than desks. We ended up marrying, raising 5 children, grandparenting 10, and who knows how many greats and great greats the future will bring. Our children have a mixed heritage; half will be of French descent through their father's family, one fourth will be of German and one fourth of English descent through their maternal grandmother and the other fourth a mixture including some Dutch, some more English, and the rest unknown. Throughout World War II, Les served in the Merchant Marines, working his way up from a wiper in the engine room to serving his last few years as a chief engineer. After that he worked for three and a half years for the American Bureau of Shipping, and then spent the remainder of his working career as a Port Engineer, first for States Steamship Company, and then for Lykes Brothers. He retired in 1986. We lived in Tacoma until the early 50's, then moved to Seattle, where we lived for about 4 years, and later to Beaverton, Oregon. Other than the years Les worked for Lykes Brothers in San Francisco, we have lived in the same house we purchased in 1961. As we look at the size of our yard and house, we are giving some serious thought to downsizing. Four of our children are married, with families. Our daughter, Gayle died in 1983, and is greatly missed by all of us. At this time, three of our grandchildren are married; Laurie has two children, both in high school, Ed has one in first grade. Two have graduated from college, two are graduating this year (2002), two are attending Universities here in Oregon, and one is just beginning middle school. To now, for the most part, we have had a good life, filled with family, friends and good health. Peg Tyo (2002)
67: In Memory of Gaye Marie Tyo, by her mom, Peg Tyo. I was asked to write about Gayle so that those of you who never knew her might know something about her, not just the statistics, but a bit of the flavor of who she was. She was born December 10, 1953 and died of Hodgkin's disease on May 19, 1983. She was quieter than her older twin sisters; more like her older brother in that respect. Being quiet, however, doesn't mean being unnoticed, especially when you would have loved being a "hippie" but were born a few years too late for that. She loved sports, but when she was little they really didn't have an of those activities made available for girls. I think she would have been a great baseball player! She loved books, was a good student in elementary and high school, but floundered a bit in junior high. She went on to college and graduated with a major in criminal justice. This was not always easy for her, as she developed Hodgkin's disease in the fall of her sophomore year. It took an extra year to graduated since she was not always able to attend full time because of the toll the radiation and chemo took on her body. It was during this time, that we all came to admire her. She did very little complaining, sick as she was following treatments, and discouraged when the recurrences happened, time after time. She loved her nieces and nephews. One of my fondest memories is of her lying on the couch at one of our family gatherings, and seeing the softness in her eyes as she watched Madeline's girls playing on the floor, savoring the moments with them. Her first job was at a half-way house for women who were being released from prison sentences and still on probation. Later she worked as a probation officer for the State of Oregon, which she did until the time of her death. She was well-liked, and we were told many times of what a good officer she had been for her clients.
68: Peg and Les Tyo
69: Les's 80th birthday
70: Gayle Marie Tyo
71: A Poem for Gayle written by Peg Tyo You walked to the beat of a drummer Whose beat was different than mine. You broke all the rules of the household; Yet the person you were was just fine. You couldn't seem to accept our religion, But the messages clearly you heard. You were able to love the unlovely, And helped many without saying a word. You lived your own life as you saw it; Of your problems you'd seldom complain. The message you probably best taught us, "I haven't got time for the pain." We loved you...and always will love you... Memories of your willful, but gentle ways Of the nearly thirty years that we had you, Will be with us the rest of our days.
72: PAUL J. TYO B: 01/15/1925 D: 03/28/1925 BURIAL: SACKETS HARBOR MILITARY CEMETERY (Last name on grave marker misspelled)
73: DEATH CERTIFICATE FOR PAUL TYO
74: STEPHEN F. TYO MARRIAGE TO EILEEN MCKAY
75: STEVE'S HIGH SCHOOL PORTRAIT | Stephen F. Tyo B: Jul 10, 1926 D: Feb 17, 1998 Eileen McKay B: CHILDREN: Douglas Tyo Darren Tyo
76: Doug Tyo
77: Eileen and Darren Tyo | Darren, Eileen, Steve and Doug Tyo
78: DONALD LEROY TYO MARRIAGE TO PHYLLIS MORRONE SEPTEMBER 21, 1947
79: DON'S HIGH SCHOOL PORTRAIT | Donald Tyo: B: 07/11/1927 Phyllis Morrone B: CHILDREN: Joanne Tyo Shannan Tyo Donna Tyo
80: Don Tyo remembers, "I started junior high school at Dupont, Washington. We arrived at Fort Lewis, I believe in Dec. of 1939, just before Christmas. As Dad's quarters on the post were not ready, he rented two cabins on American Lake. We boys thought that was great! We had Christmas Dinner at the mess hall as Mother didn't have anything to cook with as our furniture had not arrived yet. Steve and I were enrolled in Dupont Junior High School and immediately got involved in basketball. I graduated from Dupont in 1942, and went on to graduate from Clover Park High School in Lakewood, WA. I turned out for football and basketball, which meant we had to hitch hike home (7 miles) as there were no activity buses due to the war. I actually walked this distance several times as there were few cars on the road due to gas rationing. I graduated from Clover Park in June of 1945 and left for maritime training the next day. Training was at Catalina Island off the coast of California. Brother Les also took his training there. Spent two and one half years sailing as a merchant seaman. I came home in September of 1947 and married my high school sweetheart (Phyllis Morrone) on September 21, 1947. I then went to work at the Maintenance Shop at Ft. Lewis as a tool and time clerk. At one time you could call 5 different telephone numbers at Ft. Lewis and have a Tyo answer the phone: Grandmother Tyo at Post Engineers, my wife Phyllis also at Post Engineers, Aunt Eileen at Post Quartermaster, Granddad Tyo at Post Quartermaster and myself at Post Engineer Maintenance Shop. Upon the commencement of the Korean War, I returned to the Maritime Service sailing out of Seattle with the US Maritime Service, carrying troops and dependents and civil service workers to Japan and other foreign countries. We bought our first house in Lakewood at 8917 Whitman Ave. Our daughter, Joanne, was born in 1952 and I decided to quit sailing and help my
81: wife raise her. At this time I went to work for the Caterpillar Dealer in Tacoma as a partsman. Daughter Shannan was born on Dec 8th, 1955. I left the Caterpillar dealer in 1959 and worked for various manufacturing and engineering companies as a draftsman. I went to work for Sitts and Hill Engineers on July 14th, 1957 and worked there until I retired in Dec. of 1993. Our daughter Donna, was born on April 30, 1958 and we decided we needed a bigger house. As we had bought an acre of land from Claire Tryon on Union Ave in Steilacoom many years earlier, we decided to build our new home there. We moved into this house on Nov. 24th of 1959. At the time of this writing we are still living there. Although we now spend about 5 months in Palm Springs, California in a home that we and our daughters bought." (Editor's note: Since the time of this writing, Don and Phyllis sold their home in Steilacoom and now live in a home in the Oakbrook community of Lakewood. They still spend several months every year in Palm Springs.)
82: MALCOLM FRANK TYO | Malcolm and Jean Tyo
83: Malcolm Frank Tyo B: Jan 12, 1929 D: Mar 8, 2011 CHILDREN: Darlene Dee Wyckoff B: Robert (Tyo) McEuen D: Mar 2010 Denise (Tyo) McEuen Bryan (Tyo) McEuen Jean B: Jun 22, Michelle Tyo Malcolm was a voracious reader and could remember anything he read! He always read every page of the paper and could relate everything he read days later. He loved watching movies about WWII. His greatest passion was fishing. He loved to do that more than anything. Malcolm joined the Merchant Marines out of high school. He later worked as a school janitor, and retired after working for the Tacoma News Tribune newspaper for many years. He had a great sense of humor, and the consensus all around is that he left us too soon.
84: John and Jean (Tyo) Evanger and Malcolm. John and Jean always enjoyed Malcolm's visits and his sense of humor. | Malcolm and daughter, Michelle (Tyo) Maiuri
85: Back row: Jean Evanger, Jean Tyo, Michelle Maiuri, Hannah McEuen, Bob (Tyo) McEuen, Denise (Tyo) Southard, Malcolm Tyo Front row: Don Tyo, Jo Tyo and Phyllis Tyo
86: Malcolm, Don, Steve, Les, Lucille and Jean | Malcolm, Les, Don, Steve, Ken, Jean, Phyllis, Lucille and Eileen | MISCELLANEOUS PHOTOS:
87: Les Tyo | Jean (Tyo) Evanger and Les Tyo
88: Les Tyo and Lucille (Tyo) Shriner | Jean (Tyo) Evanger and Lucille (Tyo) Shriner
89: Back row: Don, Les and Steve Tyo Middle row: Jean (Tyo) Evanger Front row: Lucille (Tyo) Shriner, Leslie, and Malcolm Tyo | Jean (Tyo) Evanger 2011
90: Chester G. Fort B: Mar 20, 1879 D: Apr 28, 1943 Ruby M. Scoville-Beadle B: 1881 D: Oct 27, 1907 Married: Oct 26, 1906 Bertha E. Rhines-Carroll B: Jun 9, 1884 D: Jan 23, 1957 Married: Sep 9, 1908 | CHILDREN: Frances Beadle B: 1899 D: Eva Rose (Evelyn Marie) Fort B: Aug 26, 1903 D: May 2, 1973 Laura A. Fort B: 1906 D: Albert M. Fort B: Oct 14,1907 D: Nov 19, 1907 | Chester and Bertha Fort
91: Chester was a carpenter and built their home in Watertown, NY. He also owned a cabin on the St. Lawrence River and the family spent several summers there vacationing. Chester played the coronet in the well-known Bellinger's Band . Newspaper accounts relate numerous performances both in the band, and playing coronet solos at church and parties. After Ruby passed away, Chester remarried. His second wife's name was Bertha. She was a piano teacher and taught Evelyn to play piano, and also those impeccable manners. | Obituary for Ruby Fort Mother of Evelyn Tyo
92: This house at 1004 Bradley St, in Watertown, NY is one of the residences where Chester and Bertha Fort lived according to census records. It is unknown if this is the house that Chester built for his family or not. Jean remembers a big wooden bathtub that was used in the kitchen. The picture was taken in a 2008 visit to Watertown.
93: Hope Presbyterian Church | Chester was a member of Hope Presbyterian Church in Watertown. He was a talented musician and newspaper clippings of the time say he played his coronet for local parties and at church functions. He was a member of Bellinger's Band. Chester worked as a millwright and pattern maker at Bagley & Sewall, Taggart Brothers and also at the Dexter Sulphite, Pulp & Paper Company. For the last fifteen years of his life he was unable to work due to illnes. He passed away April 28, 1943 from Huntington's Chorea.
94: Taggart and Davis' Paper Flour Sack Manufactory | Taggart and Davis' Paper and Flour Sack Manufactory consisted of a three-story stone main building and a wing, a pulp mill, and a store house. The original mill was built in 1845 and was first used as a flouring mill and distillery, then later as a cotton and woolen mill. When the Taggart Brothers and O.R. Davis ran it a total of thirteen water wheels were used. The mill at that time employed over 75 people who manufactured 5,000 pounds of news and manila paper each day, with 50,000 paper bags being made from the manila paper each day (the brown paper bag was invented in Watertown). The mill was doing $300,000 a year in business.
95: Chester's obituary | Bertha's obituary
96: Laura Fort B: 1906 D: Married: Walter O. Shaw Aug 31, 1926 Married: Martinelli Married: W.C. Hill | LAURA FORT, EVELYN TYO'S SISTER
97: Laura was an acrobatic dancer and contortionist. She performed in vaudeville productions. Several newspaper articles mention her performances at the Palace Theater, the Strand-Cataract Theater in Niagra Falls, in Keith's Vaudeville at the Avon Theater, and the Watertown Follies. Jean (Tyo) Evanger remembers large publicity photos of Laura performing her act, but the pictures have since disappeared. Laura married several times. Her first marriage was to Walter Shaw. The newspaper article about the wedding mentions them moving to Montreal where Walter had a job. Whether Walter died, or they divorced is unknown. Jean remembers Laura living with their family in Wyoming for several years. It was in Wyoming that Laura met and married W.C. Hill. He died of pneumonia. Her third husband, Mr. Martinelli, apparently loved opera. Laura hated opera. Jean tells a funny story about Laura at the opera with Mr. Martinelli, and when the audience would clap, Laura would derisively tap her thumb nails together. The last memory Jean has of Laura is when she came to Washington. Jean thinks she took the publicity photos for her act and went to California looking for work. After much searching, no record of her death has been found.