Sherry DeRoche-Beacom-Cooke

AncientFaces Member since Aug 03, 2015

About: Fifth great granddaughter of Pierre Lafitte, fifth great grandneice of Jean Lafitte by birth. Marriage to Cooke of England/Oklahoma/Texas. Also looking for Gabriel Sturkey, Plum Branch, SC, who left military academy, joined Confederacy, fought with Custer, Mexican war, early Hoods Texas Ranger. Left for Texas and changed his name to Jesse Patrick Chastun. Admitted on his death bed that he was in fact, Gabriel Presley Sturkey of SC.

Researching: Traylor, Hanson, Jennings, Paul, Cooke, Chastain, Paull, Lafitte, Beacom, Chastun, Hungerbeeler, Ostler

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Odette Deen Howell,Birdie Sam Ella Hungerbeeler Jeter Hightower, Edna Mae Lafitte, Lula Hungerbeeler
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Edna Mae, Ausby & R.L. Howell Sunday, March ?,1920 marked on back of photo- "My three little Orphans" , this is the year that Evelyn left her husband and moved in with her mother, Lula LaFitte. In the background, we may be seeing the Hotel/boarding house that Lula LaFitte operated.
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Birdie Sam Ella Hungerbeeler (left) and maternal aunt, Edna Mae approx. 1940. Aunt Sam is just as lovely today - in heart and mind and visage as ever.
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Mary Jane Paull (Mrs. Jesse Patrick Chastun) born November 23, 1867 and immigrated from Mulchelney, Somerset, England around 1884. She died in Victoria County, Texas.
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Mary Eunice Hungerbeeler (m.Beacom) was the daughter of George Hungerbeeler and Annie Lee Lafitte a direct descendant of Pierre B. Lafitte, brother of the famous privateer, Jean Lafitte.
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Henry Hanson was kind enough to send a photograph of this photo/charcoal of Mrs. Henry (Sarah Ann Ostler) Paull -- our great, great grandmother. She was born December 4, 1824 in Mulchelney, Somerset, England and was christened the same day. Sarah immigrated in 1889 to the U.S. via the port of Galveston, Texas with husband and children. Several of her family, after experiencing the climate, mosquitos, etc. of Galveston, returned to England. Sarah Ann died Jan. 3, 1918 of mycardial degeneration caused by carcinoma of the liver, in Victoria County, Texas in 1918 - buried January 5, 1918 in Sealy Cemetery, Austin County, Texas. The portrait almost looks as if she might have experienced a stroke at one time as her face appears asymetrical and drooping on one side.
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Sherry DeRoche-Beacom-Cooke "Lula" on the right in the flowered blouse looks like Mary Eunice Hungerbeeler, her sister, but I can't tell for certain.
Apr 14, 2006 · posted to the photo Howell & Hungerbeeler girls
Sherry DeRoche-Beacom-Cooke My great aunt in the photo is Aunt "Stella (DeRoche) Jones" not "Lucy."
Jun 10, 2004 · posted to the photo George and Jane Beacom with first daughter, Sherry