Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Jeanne Sanker and Attendants July 1950
What a great picture! While I thought they might have been married at the New Cumberland Presbyterian Church, I learned the picture in the background is the Epworth Euclid UMC in Cleveland.
Here's a more recent picture of the church which I learned is nicknamed the "Holy Oil Can" because of its spire. Jeanne and Bill met in a singles class at this church which is near Western Reserve.
Shirley looks amazingly like her brother, Bill. See his (more mature) picture below.
According to Genealogy Pit Stop Blog, Jeanne's father, Robert Newton "Nute" Campbell, died at the age of 92 in 1974. He was born in Hancock County, WV on March 25, 1882. He worked in the oil fields in South America and Texas and retired from Weirton Steel Co. as a construction foreman. His wife, Ethel Steen (another source and evidently more reliable, says Breen) Campbell, died in 1961. According to Hancock County VA/WV Births Ethel Breen, daughter of John Scott and Ambrozine Murray Breen, was born in February 1887 in New Cumberland, the fourth of eight children.
Jeanne was an avid lifetime reader of the New Cumberland newspaper, the Hancock County Courier. She was born April 7, 1922 and died April 23, 2010.
Margaret "Jeanne" Campbell Sanker also had a brother, William S. Campbell, of NYC (in 1974). William, a Chaplain of the Military Order of the World Wars, and former executive with Hearst publications, was born in New Cumberland WV on June 27, 1919 and died on November 23, 2006 in Santa Barbara CA. He was a former resident of Pelham Manor in Pelham NY, about 25 miles north of NYC.
William Curtis "Bill" Sanker was born January 3, 1922 and died on March 30, 2007. He and Jeanne were the parents of Lynn, Lowell, and Bruce. Grandparents of Ben, Amy, Eric, Diana and Cindy. Memorial Services were held Thursday, April 5, 2007 at Hyde Park Community Church in Cincinnati. Bill was a long time employee of G.E., retiring in December, 1990.
A more recent picture below shows Jean Uible, Bill Sanker, Jeanne Sanker, HH Uible, and Gladys Hiestand Uible at MV's recital, October 1989.