|My Present Past
|A genealogical experience
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|In 1910, Mary lived at 107 East Ruby Avenue in Argentine.
Helen was a teacher in the Argentine Public Schools along
with her sister Mary, who was a music teacher.
|1910 Census Mary Bliss Argentine, Kansas
|In 1915, Mary was living with her daughter Helen, who
had married Harry K. Rupp. Harry was an Architect at
the Kansas City Structural Steel Company in Argentine.
Mary's youngest daughter, continued as music teacher
In early 1917 the family moved to Galveston, Texas
where Harry was working as a Structural Engineer for
the Texas Carnegie Steel Company.
|In 1900, Mary Bliss along with her two daughters, Helen and
Mary , lived at 225 Metropolitan Avenue in Argentine.
Mary was an Elocution teacher and her daughters were
Elocution is the study of formal speaking in pronunciation,
grammar, style, and tone. It was one of the five core disciplines
of pronunciation, which was the art of delivering speeches.
Orators were trained not only on proper diction, but on the
proper use of gestures, stance, and dress.
|1920 Census Mary Bliss Galveston, Texas
|WW1 Military Registration Harry Kent Rupp
|John B. Marshel November 10, 1883 Argentine, Wyandotte County, Kansas
|John Marshel was appointed to the Argentine school board as a director in 1886. In July of the same year he
was appointed as officer of the Cincinnatus Lodge of the Knights of Pythias. He was also a member of the
A.O.U.W., Lodge #90 of Argentine. While employed as a railroad clerk, he also sold real estate in Argentine and
Kansas City, Kansas. His office was located at 2nd and Silver Avenue in Argentine. Unfortunately in December
of 1888, a large fire broke out next to his business which caused considerable damage to the building. During
that same year an article was printed in the Argentine Republic about John being one of the original clerks at
Argentine in 1882 with the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe along with John Z. Roraback, both being instrumental in
the success of the depot. Mr. Roraback was also a friend and colleague of Edward J Engel, my great
grandfather in Halstead, Harvey, Kansas. In 1900, John and Louise lived at 127 Silver Avenue in Argentine.
John B. Marshel was a charter member of the Ben Hur Lodge #322, A. F. & A. M., a thirty second degree mason
and a member of the Ivanhoe Commandry #21, Knights Templar.
Mr. Marshel became the commercial agent for the Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad, Southwest division,
first in Kansas City, Missouri, then on July 13, 1900 he was appointed chief clerk of commercial freight in
Chicago, Illinois, thereafter to St. Louis, Missouri and finally in 1911 to Dallas, Texas.
He died February 09, 1914 while on a business trip at the Brazos Hotel in Houston, Texas.
He is buried with his wife Louise, in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas
July 13, 1900 Railway Age Magazine pg 33
1893 Chicago Milwaukee & St Paul flyer