I have been writing about the grandmothers in our family tree since August of 2012. Beginning with "A is for Anna" each entry introduced you to a different grandmother. Telling the Grandmother stories was a fun way to share my research with family and friends. Now I am looking at our Revolutionary War ancestors, their service records, the story of their families and of course the stories of their wives, our grandmothers. After all, "Who's Your Grammie?" is about our grandmothers!
Friday, December 19, 2014
The Charles Estep Family of Tioga Co., Pennsylvania
This is my grandmother, Zilpha Estep Hughes. She was the mother of my father, Richard Lyle Hughes, Jr. Zilpha Estep, born July 23, 1902, was the youngest daughter of Charles Estep and his wife Helen Scott Estep. Often referred to her as Gramma Zip by her grandchildren, she was nicknamed "Zip" or "Zippy" by her older brothers when a small child. She grew up on Armenia Mountain and in East Troy, Pennsylvania. Zip and Richard Hughes were married in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on Dec. 20, 1920. Gramma Zip was trained as a practical nurse. Eighteen year old Zilpha is enumerated on the 1920 census with her sister Wilma, 19 years old, at the Cottage State Hospital in Blossburg, Pennsylvania where they were taking their nurses training. Her life time career took her into the homes of her clients where she lived with them providing around the clock nursing care for as long as they needed.
This photo of the Charles Estep family was taken about 1919 at their home in East Troy, Pennsylvania.
Children of Charles and Helen Estep were: Angeline (1886-1980), Florence Helen (1889-1984), Frances Raymond (1890-1951), Esther Viola (1894-1957), Clarence Benzette (1896-1957), Laura M. (1898-1949), Wilma Jane (1900-1988), Zilpha Marie Imo (1902-1978). Not pictured, George (1885-1888) and Chauncey (1892-1892). Here you can see in the back row, left to right, Florence, Frank, BenZet, Charles, Helen and Angie. In the front row are Laura, Zilpha, Esther and Wilma.
Angeline Chauncey Scott, mother of Helen Scott Estep, is included in
this photo, taken about 1919. Sara Angeline Chauncey Scott is
sitting in the rocker in this family portrait. She died May 21, 1921
and lived to be 101 years old. Charles and Helen, are pictured here with
their children and spouses and grandchildren. This picture was
probably taken on the property of the Estep family home in East Troy,
Pennsylvania. This home burned about 1920. The
children in this picture are Lucille Loomis (1908-1997) and her brother Clem
Arthur Jr. (1917-1999). Also Merle Yeomans (1908-1985), his brother Bill
(1912-2008) and sister Helen (1919-2009).