Person:Pearl Camfield (1)

Pearl Vivian Camfield
m. 8 MAY 1873
  1. Fred Harrison Camfield1874 - 1962
  2. Mabel Camfield1876 - 1934
  3. Pearl Vivian Camfield1886 - 1972
  4. Ruby Blanche Camfield1888 - 1986
  5. LeRoy Eastwood Camfield1890 - 1964
m. 24 DEC 1919
  1. Vivian Ruth Carlisle1922 - 1998
Facts and Events
Name[1] Pearl Vivian Camfield
Alt Name Pearl Vivian Canfield
Gender Female
Birth[2][3] 14 JUL 1886 St. Joseph, Indiana, United States
Census? 1900 age 13 b July 1886 IN
Census? 1910 w/mother, age 23 b IN
Marriage 24 DEC 1919 San Antonio, TXto Daniel Michael Carlisle
Census[7] 1930 803 Main St, Buchanan, Berrien Co, MI
Death[4][5] 9 MAR 1972 Niles, Berrien, Michigan, United States
Burial[6] UNKNOWN Buchanan, Berrien, Michigan, United StatesOakridge Cemetary
Occupation? Secretary to Mr. Pollock, the President of Singer Sewing Machine Co., Cabinet plant
Military? WWI, Yoemanette in Washington, DC

Pearl was a tall, thin woman. At the time of her wedding she couldn't cook. After a cooking disaster early in her marriage she went to cooking School and became an excellent cook. During the depression the family butchered their own cow or pig and hung them in the garage were they would freeze. When the weather warmed and the meat started to thaw it all had to be canned before it spoiled, a major undertaking. There was a good size garden where asparagus was grown and sold to neighbors. The other vegetables grown were all canned, and there was a lot of corn and tomatoes. Phyllis once won a bag of groceries at a company picnic that contained a tin can of tomatoes and was surprised to learn that they were commercially canned. Daniel liked tomato juice that was very spicy and grew peppers that were so hot that they would burn your hands if you didn't handle them carefully. Grapes were also grown for juice and jelly. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Herald Press, St Joseph, MI July 20, 1949 Final arrangement for sending a delegate to the department convention on the American Legion auxilary in Detroit.......... Following the meeting Mrs Tamerson Binns and Mrs D M Carlisle were in charge of the entertainment.

The Herald Press, St Joseph, MI March 13, 1951 Marietta Circle, WSCS, To Hold Birthday Dinner The annual birthady dinner will feature the March meeting of the Marietta circle of the Methodist Women's Society of Christian Sevice Wednesday evening in the church parlors. The dinner, a cooperative affair, will be served at 6:30 o'clock and members' families will be honored. Mrs George Sands heads the arrangements committee. Mrs Ora Briney will be the devotional leader and Mrs Daniel M Carlisle will present the program.

The Herald Press, St Joseph, MI Nov 18, 1958 List of members of the American Legion auxiliary to recieve 35 year pins, included were, Mrs Daniel M Carlisle, Mrs Tamerson C Binns.

  1. Interview with Phyllis Carlisle Berry, Aug. 2000.
  2. Michigan Death Index, 1971-96.
  3. South Bend Daily, 7/14/1886.
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    Ellen Berry

  5. Michigan Death Index, 1971-96.
  6. Drawings of headstones in Buchanan Cem, by Vivian LaValle.
  7. 1930 Federal Census.