WATKINS / CHAPPELLE:

All that is known regarding the father of D'Etta Peterman is that his name is Charles Dewitt Watkins. Other than the picture of him sitting in front of his LA home, this is the only known picture of him.

1900 Census of daughter - b. in Mass.

These other pictures got labeled as Grandfather/mother Watkins (or something similar). I believe they were paired up--both being "sketch-type" pictures --Randy C. Smart

 

[WHERE ARE ORIGINALS OF THESE PICTURES?]

D'Etta's mother is Almyra Rowena Chappelle born September 3, 1840.

Besides her sitting in front of her LA house, this is the only known picture of her.

She died on January 1, 1933.

1900 Census of daughter - b. in Illinois.

Picture notations:

Once our Home on Mareland Ave [front -others on back]

Our Home we used to have in Los Angeles on West Mareland.

Myra

Dwight

Little Muff

Mary (Peterman) Hoyt thought this was the mother of Almyra (nee Chappelle) Watkins.

She may have come to America from France with the marriage to Charles Watkins and lived with her daughter.