Box 192 - R. D. 1,
Wheeling, W. Va.
January 3, 1963.
Dear Leila: -
You will wonder who I am calling you
Leila but it is a familiar name and I have heard of you many
times. I used to write to your Aunt Leila and we were very good
friends. She visited us about once a year and I miss her since she
passed away. I hear from Betty once and awhile.
Your cousin, Ruth Zoller gave me your
address. I am working on the Genealogy of your Great Grandfather's
family and I have it about all but Daphne's family. I have Aunt
Edna's and Aunt Leila's.
Now I am hoping you will be kind enough
to give me information I need to complete Uncle Jim's family. I am
starting to copy it and hope to complete it as soon as possible. I
am the widow of Archie McColloch, Uncle Abe's second son.
I used to write to your grandmother, Aunt
Alice as we called her. I will enclose a form so you will
understand what I would like to have.
I think I know that Daphne had eight
children by the name of Davis. If you can give me their names in
order and the date of birth and death of those who have died that
will be something. I don't know how many of them were married or
It might be quite a task to complete each
family unless you would happen to have it written down. You would
know your own family children and grandchildren. I know your
mother had a second marriage and he was killed in the war.
If I had written down what I knew at our
time, I would have had some of it. Archie visited Uncle Jim's
before we were married when the girls were all home. Then the year
after we were married Edna and Leila visited us and spent several
I am 82 years of age and have fair health
for one of my age. I began working on this several months ago but
it takes time to get every family. During the hot summer I layed
it aside for awhile, so now want to complete it before spring.
Will appreciate it very much if you can
help me without too much effort. Best Wishes to you and your
family for a happy and prosperous New Year.
Mahala R. McColloch.
On a second page enclosed with this letter she
I will send some of Aunt Leila's first at hand.
Mary Leila McColloch
Born: Dec. 1, 1886
Died: Aug. 19, 1960
Married: May 9, 1909 to:
Charles C. Redmon
Born: Sept. 9, 1876
Died: Nov. 19, 1945
They had two daughters:
1. Mary Louise Redmon
Born: March 12, 1919
Married: May 12, 1942
John James White
Born: April 12, 1915.
They had three children:
2. Elizabeth Nadine Redmon
Born: July 13, 1921
Married: March 25, 2940
Manford Waddell Murphy
Born: April 1, 1916
They had two children:
September 9, 1944
This will give you an idea of how the others filled them out.
Whatever expense in postage etc. I will gladly pay.
Typed by Liz (Frankel) Gunderson,
from my family's letter from: Mahala R (Jacob) McColloch, daughter of
Mary Lauck McColloch and Samuel Sprigg Jacob, to: Leila Elizabeth
(Davis) Frankel, daughter of Daphne Dale McColloch and John N.
In the above letter, paragraph 4, Mahala refers to "Aunt
Alice as we called her", this refers to Mary Alice (Wharton)
McColloch, wife of James McHenry McColloch. In paragraph 7, she
refers to "Edna and Leila visited us", Edna and "Leila" (Mary Leila)
are daughters of Mary Alice and James McColloch. I have noticed that many of my mothers
family were referred to by their middle names instead of their
R. (Jacob) McColloch in tree . . .
Last Updated ~ August 28, 2013