Earl and Thelma Jarrell

Earl and Thelma Jarrell. Earl was brother to my grandfather, Vernon Lee Jarrell. He was the oldest of my grandfather’s siblings. Christened “Rastus Oakley Jarrell”, he changed his name to the simpler “Earl.” #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #oldphoto #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #ancestors #lovefamilyhistory... Continue Reading →

Jarrell/Forshee Cousins

Vernon Lee Jarrell (my maternal grandfather) with first cousin Bessie Haile Calvird (left) and cousin’s wife, Helen Bell Hale (changed from Haile). Vernon and Bessie were related through sisters Mabel Forshee Jarrell and Eliza Forshee Haile of Missouri. Detroit, Michigan, USA. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #genealogyresearch #geneabloggers... Continue Reading →

Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell and friend (1920s)

Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell (left) and friend (1920s). Dorothy was my maternal grandmother and the daughter of John William and Laura Schermack Blumenstiel. The family lived in Detroit, Michigan, USA. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #detroithistory ##michigan #michiganhistory #familyhistory #familyhistorian #jarrell #jarrellgenealogy #flapperstyle #flappers #flapper #roaring20s #1920s #1920sfashion #fashion #womensapparel

Marvin “Mick” Jarrell (1904-1952)

Marvin “Mick” Jarrell, brother of my maternal grandfather, Vernon Lee Jarrell. Sadly, Both brothers had brief “shotgun” marriages in 1929/1930 and were divorced after the children were born. Mick’s daughter was adopted out and re-connected with my mother, her first cousin, in the 1980s (they are still in touch). Vernon’s son (my mother’s half-brother) was... Continue Reading →

Blumenstiel/Jarrell/Holmes Cousins

Blumenstiel/Jarrell/Holmes Cousins, early 1950s. Left to right: Carol Blumenstiel Schutzler, Mary Ann “Cookie” Jarrell Falkner (my mother), Ronald Holmes, John William Jarrell, Nancy Blumenstiel, Dolores Jarrell Roy. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #michigan #familyhistory #familyhistorian #ancestors #ancestor #ancestry #familyphoto #sibling #siblings #cousins #cousin #1950s #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #roygenealogy #roy #holmes #holmesgenealogy #falknergenealogy... Continue Reading →

Vernon Lee and Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell and Children

Vernon Lee and Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell and Children (early 1940s). Children, left to right: John William Jarrell, Mary Ann “Cookie” Jarrell Falkner (my mother) and Dolores Jarrell Roy. Taken in front of the house of Alfred and Grace Schermack on Winston St., Detroit, Michigan. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto... Continue Reading →

Rolly R. Jarrell Gravestone

Rolly R. Jarrell Gravestone. He was a corporal in the US Army in World War II. He was a brother of my maternal grandfather, Vernon Lee Jarrell. #wwii #wwiihistory #michigan #jarrellgenealogy #familyhistory #genealogy #familyarchives #familyarchive #falknerjarrell #usarmy #usarmyinfantry #militarymen #france #france🇫🇷 #normandy #worldwar2 #worldwartwo #secondworldwar #militaryhistory #memorialday #veteran #veterans #armyveteran #jarrell #militaryservice #ancestors #headstone #gravestone... Continue Reading →

John McCreary “Mack” Jarrell with Brother/Nephews

John McCreary “Mack” Jarrell (back row, second from left) with his brother, Jip (front row, center), and nephews. He was born in Missouri, USA 18 December 1876. He was a miner at the Federal Lead Mine in Flat River, Missouri for many years. The family relocated to Detroit, Michigan, USA by 1920, to work in... Continue Reading →

John McCreary “Mack” Jarrell and Siblings

John McCreary “Mack” Jarrell (left) and siblings. He was born in Missouri, USA 18 December 1876. He was a miner at the Federal Lead Mine in Flat River, Missouri for many years. The family relocated to Detroit, Michigan, USA by 1920, to work in the auto factories. “John Mack” was the father of Vernon Lee... Continue Reading →

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