Samuel E HAWK
 [S14] "History and Genealogy of the Stonesifer Family of MD and PA"
Herbert Stuart STULLER
 [S14] "History and Genealogy of the Stonesifer Family of MD and PA"
John Wesley VOSHELL SR.
_Samuel PENINGTON Odessa, DE proven link to Robert_+ | (1770 - 1823) _Samuel PENINGTON ________________| | (1817 - 1899) m 1840 | | |_Hannah MCCONAUGHY ________________________________+ | (1797 - 1821) _Franklin J PENINGTON _| | (1848 - 1926) m 1880 | | | _John BALL ________________________________________+ | | | (1789 - 1826) m 1816 | |_Mary Ann BALL ___________________| | (1821 - 1874) m 1840 | | |_Ann CRAVEN _______________________________________+ | (1794 - 1883) m 1816 | |--Adeline May (Mae) PENINGTON | (1888 - 1981) | _Alexander WILSON _________________________________ | | (.... - 1820) m 1804 | _Alexander WILSON ________________| | | (1813 - 1875) m 1850 | | | |_Mary Ann HYLAND __________________________________+ | | (1777 - 1847) m 1804 |_Geneva W WILSON ______| (1861 - 1936) m 1880 | | _Thomas CROUCH unconfirmed_________________________ | | (1778 - 1825) |_Milcha (Milton Madeline) CROUCH _| (1825 - 1903) m 1850 | |_Jane MOORE unconfirmed____________________________ (1797 - 1858)
Her granddaughter Ruth V remembers her fondly as being lots of fun to visit, making doll clothes, playing canasta, raspberry picked from the backyard with cream and sugar at the kitchen table. Addie dressed her granddaughter Ruth V up in one of her gay 90's dresses with the big hat for a contest to win a deck of Old Maids at the Old Academy summer session day camp.
When you look at the maps of 1884 of Odessa, you can see that the farm of her father is just west of the town. This is probably where she grew up after she was born in 1888. Her future husband lived at the Willow Grove Mill less than three miles away
She was nearly deaf however, most of the family believed she had selective hearing. She kept a beautiful home and loved her boys. She enjoyed doing doll clothes restoration for a lady's collection in Middletown. She lived her last years in the Masonic Home in Wilmington, Delaware. She was a charter member of the Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Middletown. She had 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren at the time of her death.
Another spelling of her middle name was May listed on the birth announcement of her first born John Wesley.
1906/May 5 Middletown Transcript "The young folks of Odessa gave a very pleasant Easter dance in the Red Men's Hall Friday evening April 20th. Music was furnished by Miss Lena Pleasanton of Middletown.
Among the guest we noticed: Mr, and Mrs. Arthur Davis, Mr, and Mrs. Cornelius Davis, Miss Daisy Hoover, Mr, Bert Manlove, Cecilton; Misses Hattie B George and Lola Plesasanton, Messrs. Earl Pleasanton, Clarence V. George and Albert Donovan, McDonough; Miss Pearl Burchnal, Wilmington; Miss Kathryn Hanson, New York; Mr. Merrick, Dover; Mr Knox, Philadelphia; Mr and Mrs. Archie Crawford, Warwick; Misses Mary and Lena Pleasanton, Ethel Finn, Gertrude McCrone, Messrs., Daniel and Lee Cochran, John Voshell, Samuel Penington, Middletown; Misses Addie, Madeline and Emma Penington, Emma Carpenter, Messrs., George and Joseph Heldmyer, Lee Penington, Odessa.
The patronesses were Mrs. F. J. Penington, Mrs. J. S. Cochran, Mrs. Cornelius Davis, Mrs. Arthur Davis and Mrs. Archie Crawford.
The belle wore a flowered pink organdie, with hyacinths in her hair and we will now leave you all to guess who. Among the handsome dresses were Miss Emma Carpenter in pink organdie, trimmed in lace and ribbon; Miss Daisy Hoover white net over white silk; Miss Addie Penington white Persian lawn trimmed in lace; Miss Mary Plesanton embroidered mull over pink silk; Miss Martha Cochran light blue satin; Miss Jennie Cochran light green crepe de chine; Miss Madeline Penington white mull over pink silk; Mrs. Archie Crawford white organdie; Mrs. Cornelius Davis light bleu crepe; Miss Hatte George flowered organdie trimmed in lace; Miss Lola Pleasanton white embroidered linen; Miss Ethel Cochran white crepe de chine.
Refreshments consisted of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry creams, fancy cakes and coffee were served at midnight by Caterer Walters."
1906/May 12 Middletown Transcript " Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Penington gave a delightful reception on Wednesday evening in honor of their daughter Miss Addie May Pennington, it being her eighteenth birthday anniversary, the hours were from 8 to 11. The house was beautifully decorated with flowers, wild flowers being used in abundance. The bay window in the parlor, near which the receiving party stood, was trimmed with dogwood. In the dining room pink and green crepe paper was festooned from each corner of the room to the dining table and made a very pleasant sight.
Miss Pennington, who ware white net over white mull with lace trimmings, was assisted in receiving by Miss Madeline Pennington, in dotted swiss with lace trimmings; Miss Hattie George, in white net over white silk with ribbon trimmings; Miss Martha Cochran in pink flowered lawn, with lace trimmings; Miss Ethel Cochran in white India linen; Miss Emma Carpenter in pink lawn with ribbon trimmings. Mrs. Pennington ware white lansdowne
Miss Addie received a number of handsome presents and all wished her many happy returns of the day.
Ice cream, cake, coffee, and fruits were served by Misses Mary Pleasanton and Mabel Cochran.
Some of the those present were: Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Pennnington, Mrs. Jacob S. Cochran, Mrs. Ella Pennington, Mr. and Mrs. David Rees, Mr. and Mrs. Dan M. Cochran, Misses Addie, Madeline and Emma Pennington, Lean and Mary Pleasanton, Lily Scott, Maude Smith, Ada Scott, Jean Metten, Helen Rowe, Prudence Lewis, Mabel, Ethel, Alice, Mary and Martha Cochran and Bertha Jones, and Messrs. Taylor Barnett, Reese Darlington, Richard Cochran, Woodall Cochran, Lee Cochran, John Voshell, William Voshell and Samuel Pennington from Middletown; Mrs. Miller and Mr. Roy Voshell from Philadelphia; Mr. John Carpenter from Wilmington; Misses Hattie George and Irene Cleaver and Messrs. Earl Pleasanton, Albert Donovan, Pierce Donovan and Clarence George from McDonough; Mr. and Mrs. Archie Crawford from Cecilton; Miss Start from Smyrna; Misses Emma and Mary Carpenter, Margaret and Alice Mc Coy and Mr. George Heldmyer from Odessa."
1906/June 2 Middletown Transcript " Mr. and Mrs. George F. Lee entertained a few of their friends at their home, "Evergreen Farm," Near Odessa, Tuesday evening and the occasion was a most enjoyable one. Among those present were; Mr. and Mrs. Leon deValinger, Mrs. F. J. Pennington, Miss Madeline, Emma and Addie Pennington, Miss Hattie George, Mrs. A Campbell, Messrs. Lee Pennington and John Voshell. Refreshments were served consisting of ice cream, cake, strawberry shortcake and coffee. The table decoration were pink. Dancing and games were indulged in until a late hour, after which the guest departed for their homes."
1906/August 11Middletown Transcript " Mrs. Frank Pennington and children and Mrs. Jacob Cochran and daughter are camping at Woodland Beach."
1907/August 10 Middletown Transcript "Mrs. D. R. Rees, Miss Addie Pennington and Messrs. William Beaston and John Voshell spent this week at Betterton, MD."
1910/April 30 Middletown Transcript " Mr. John Voshell, of Philadelphia, was the guest of his wife near town several days this week."
1910/May 5 Middletown Transcript "Mrs. John Voshell of near town, spent part of this week in Philadelphia."
1917, Sept 8 Middletown Transcript: "Mr and Mrs. John Voshel, Miss Emma Pennington and Mr. Frank M Richards spent the weekend at Atlantic City."
1934/Aug 16 Middletown Transcript "Mr and MRs John W Voshell and Mr and Mrs J Lyndon Stafford sailed from Philadelphia on a trip to Boston Mass returning to Middletown Monday."
 [S27] Personal notes Ruth Voshell Stonesifer
 [S6] Middletown Transcript
 [S52] Family Bible Penington, Franklin J
 [S65] DE Archives Marriage Card file
 [S9] Tombstone Forest Cemetery, Middletown DE
 [S67] Marriage Certificate
__ | __________________________| | | | |__ | _Francis TARONI ________| | (.... - 1905) m 1857 | | | __ | | | | |__________________________| | | | |__ | | |--Mary TARONI | (.... - 1937) | __ | | | _James Fields PENNINGTON _| | | (1793 - 1876) m 1823 | | | |__ | | |_Sarah Jane PENNINGTON _| (1836 - 1924) m 1857 | | __ | | |_Sarah Ann SMITH _________| (1800 - 1885) m 1823 | |__
 [S241] Personal Notes Derek Mair
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