SECTION 12

CORDELIA IRENE JET (1875 - 1943) and MARION LEE APPLEBY (1868 - 1955)

Cordelia Irene Jet, the tenth child and sixth daughter of Peter Vincent Timothy and Elizabeth Hutchings was born on the 24th August 1875 at St Leonards, near Hastings. It was possibly at Springfield Road, but unusually her birth was registered not by her parents but by Blanche ??, who was present at the birth and gave her residence as 6 Caxton Terrace, Shepherds Bush, London.

She married Marion Appleby, an Engineer on the 20 May 1897and they lived, firstly on First Avenue and later at 9418 Second Avenue in Silver Spring, Montgomery, Maryland, USA. The 9418 address was later changed to 9204 and the house is still there.

Cordelia died on 17 September 1943 and Marion died in 1955.

They both are buried at the Grace Episcopal Church in Silver springs, Maryland, USA. They had seven children, Constance, Elizabeth Ellen, Frances Marion, Franklin Lee, Clarence William, Ross,and Robert Braden.

Cordelia Irene Jet Birth Registration detail:- Ref No. 309 on the 4th October 1875 in the Registration district of St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, Sussex by Blanche ?? of Shepherds Bush, London. She was shown on the 1881 census as being with her mother in Southport.

The additional details below are from various sources:

Cordelia Irene Jet Timothy, later Mrs Marion Lee Appleby was born in Hastings, Sussex, England, on 24 August 1875. She was the youngest child of a family of ten children. Her father, Dr Peter Vincent Timothy, was a surgeon in London.

As a child she had brown, curly hair, greyish, green eyes, and when she attained her full growth, was tall and slim. In England, children of educated parents were taught at home and Dr Timothy employed a governess to teach his children. Cordelia received her education in this manner.

When she was nineteen years old she decided that she would like to see the American continent. An older sister was supposed to travel with her, but at the last moment withdrew from the trip fearing the ocean voyage and being seasick, so Cordelia travelled alone.

For a while Cordelia remained in Canada travelling and visiting friends, she later travelled south to Baltimore. There she met Marion Lee Appleby and married him on 20 May 1897.

Marion was born in Dickerson, Maryland. He was an electrician, and worked in the Navy Yard. They moved to Washington DC where they lived for a while, before moving to Brookesville, Maryland. In Brookesville, Marions parents lived in the house famous for having harboured President Madison when the British occupied Washington. From there the family moved to Kensington, and then to a house east of the Brookesville Road in what is now Linden.

Cordelia had been born into the Catholic Apostolic Church of England and was of a deeply religious nature and wished to affiliate with a church near her home. There were no Catholic Apostolic Churches in this area, but the Episcopal Church came nearest to her beliefs and she joined the Grace Episcopal Church. She was active in the Woman's Guild, and was always on hand when needed at bazaars, church dinners or strawberry festivals. In 1926 she organised the Altar Guild and was its president until her death in 1943.

Cordelia had seven children, three girls and four boys, Nan, Elizabeth, Frances, Frank, Wm. Clarence, Ross and Robert. Ross died in infancy and Elizabeth, a beautiful young woman, died in her twenties. All of the children attended Grace Church Sunday School and later the church.

Cordelia always enjoyed the English habit of walking and though the family owned a horse and carriage, she preferred walking, so the family arrived on foot to services. There were very few Sabbaths when Marion and Cordelia, with all of their children, were not in the family pew. In 1925 they built a beautiful new home at 9204 Second Ave.

Whenever the Church organised any outside bazaar, festival or picnic Marion Appleby put up lights. With no limit to electric power, under Mr. Appleby's care, the churchyard would be gaily lit from one end to the other. Lights were strung from tree to tree (the grounds had many beautiful chestnut trees in those days) until the whole appearance was one of fairy-like beauty. Any electrical work needed in the church or rectory was carried out by Marion.

Cordelia died on 17 September 1943, was buried in the Grace Church Cemetery by her son Ross and when Marion died in 1955 he was also buried there.

CONSTANCE APPLEBY (1898 - 1994) and Mr ELY (?? - ??) & WILLIAM BURKE (?? - 1993)

Constance (Nan), the first child of Cordelia and Marion Lee Appleby was born on 3 April 1898 and was christened on 13 April of the same year.

There were two children from her marriage to a Mr Ely, Lois and Ethel and she re-married on his death to William Burke, there being no children of this second marriage.Constance died 22 December 1994 and William in 1993.

 

ELIZABETH ELLEN APPLEBY (1900 - 1928) & MR WHITE (?? -??)

Elizabeth Ellen, the second child of Cordelia and Marion Lee Appleby was born on 6 June 1900, married a Mr White and there was one child, Evelyn, and Elizabeth died in 1928.

FRANCES MARION APPLEBY (1903 - 1985) and PAUL COUGHLAN (1902 - 1992)

Frances Marion, the third child of Cordelia and Marion Lee Appleby was born on 29 January 1903 and married Paul Coughlan, born 20 March 1902.

Frances died in May 1985 and Paul on 23 December 1992

They had four sons, John, Robert, Paul Mack and Thomas.

FRANKLIN LEE APPLEBY (1905 -1984 ) and CYNTHIA VERMILLION

Franklin Lee, "Frank", the fourth child of Cordelia and Marion Lee Appleby was born on 9 September 1905 and married CynthiaVermillion, they had no children. Both are now deceased, Frank on 10 February 1984

CLARENCE WILLIAM APPLEBY (1907 - 1974) AND GLADYS DIXON

Clarence William, known as "T", the fifth child of Cordelia and Marion Lee Appleby, was born on 3 January 1907, married Gladys Dixon and had four daughters, Joan, Diane, Nancy and Ann (?)

 

Clarence died in 1974

Clarence and Gladys are both deceased.

ROSS APPLEBY (1909 -1910)

Ross, the sixth child of Cordelia and Marion Lee Appleby was born 12 December 1909 and died 16 January 1910

ROBERT BRADEN APPLEBY (1910 - 1986) and MILDRED MAGDALEN WILLIAMS (1910 - 1974)

Robert, known as "Boots", the seventh child of Cordelia and Marion Lee Appleby was born 9 December 1910 and married Mildred Magdalen Williams on 16 January 1931. They had three children, Robert Paul, Michael Braden and Janice Elaine.

Mildred died 12 February 1974 and Robert 12 April 1986.

ROBERT PAUL APPLEBY (1932 - 1963) and IRMALEE ADY

Robert Paul, the first child of Robert Braden Appleby and Mildred Williams was born 2 January 1932, married Irmalee Ady on 9 June 1950 and had five children, Paul, Elizabeth, Mary, Thomas and Theresa. Robert died 6 June 1993 in Salisbury, Maryland.

MICHAEL BRADEN APPLEBY (1940 - ) and MARY CAROLYN CALLISON (1943 - )

Michael Braden, the second child of Robert Braden Appleby and Mildred Williams was born 20 December 1940, married Mary Carolyn Callison, born 20 September 1943, on 6 June 1964 and has two children, Michael and Jeanette.

MICHAEL APPLEBY (1965 -) AND JENNIFER THOMPSON

Michael Appleby, the first child of Michael Braden Appleby and Mary Carolyn Callison was born 7 August 1965 and married Jennifer Thompson on 28 December 1996, they have one daughter, Camile.

CAMILE APPLEBY (1997 - )

Camile, the first child of Michael Appleby and Jennifer Thompson was born 18 October 1997 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

JEANETTE APPLEBY (1967 - ) and MICHAEL WENGER

Jeanette, the second child of Michael Braden Appleby and Mary Carolyn Callison was born 26 July 1967 and married Michael Wenger, they have four children, Bethany, Calcin, Lucas and Adam.

BETHANY WENGER (1989 - )

Bethany, the first child of Jeanette Appleby and Michael Wenger was born 29 February 1989 at Charlotte, North Carolina.

CALVIN WENGER (1993 - )

Calvin, the second child of Jeanette Appleby and Michael Wenger was born 22 January1993 at Charlotte, North Carolina.

LUCAS WENGER (1996 - )

Lucas, the third child of Jeanette Appleby and Michael Wenger was born 31 March 1996 at Charlotte, North Carolina.

ADAM WENGER (1998 - )

Adam, the fourth child of Jeanette Appleby and Michael Wenger was born 13 February 1998 at Charlotte, North Carolina.

JANICE ELAINE APPLEBY (1944 - ) and JOHN HURLEY

Janice Elaine, third child of Robert Braden Appleby and Mildred Williams was born 27 September 1944 and married John Hurley in 1962, they have three children, John, Robert and Kimberley.

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