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Arabella Levee

Arabella Levee

Posted: 19 Jan 2003 2:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Levee, Manwaring, Slate, Collins
Seeking any information on Arabella Levee. I have very little so far, b- Abt. 1828 in New York; father is Nathan Levee.
Thank you!
Brenda

Re: Arabella Levee

Posted: 16 Apr 2004 12:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am also just starting to research the LeVee family. My Grandmother was Hazel LeVee. We believe she was born in NY. I would like to share info if you have any more . My Grandmother died in the 1980's.

Re: Arabella Levee

Posted: 24 Jan 2005 3:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
We have a Nathan Levee born 1851 in Little Falls Herkimer NY, Nathans father was Sylvester Levee,They are in the 1860 Census, and then in the 1870, 1900,1910,Nathens mother was Adeline. In the 1860 census they spell the mane Levi. I hpe this help.

Re: Arabella Levee

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 6:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: LeVee, Powers, Manwaring
I've been researching the LeVee family for quite some time and have a lot of information on them.

Arabella was born Nov 1827 in Plymouth, Chenango, NY and died 27 Jul 1896 in East Lyme, New London, CT. She married Alonzo Franklyn Manwaring 9 Dec 1850 in New London, CT. Her parents were Nathan LeVee and Clarissa Powers. The family lived in CT and then moved to Chenango Co., NY for awhile, later returning to CT. I have a lot of additional information on the LeVee family which I'd be happy to share with you.

Rachel LeVee

Re: Arabella Levee

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 6:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: LeVee
My husband's grandfather is Ellis LeVee, Hazel's brother. I have lots of information on the LeVee family in Michigan, New York and Connecticut. I'd be happy to share.

Rachel LeVe

Re: Arabella Levee

Posted: 8 May 2009 8:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
If the Ellis LeVee you mention was an artist who worked with oil paints, I knew him pretty well as a child. My parents (Loraine Onweller-Elshaw & Bill Elshaw)were good friends of Ellis and his wife (Ethel?). They bought many fine paintings from him over the years, and I still have quite a few of them. In fact I was just admiring a few of them a few days ago, while wondering what ever became of the wonderful man who created them. I really loved Ellis LeVee and his kind, gentle ways. He knew so much about nature. One of my fondest memories as a child was going with my parents to visit and talk about paintings. Ellis took me into his backyard and set me on a tree swing with lots of sunflower seeds. He told me to sit still with the seeds in my opened hands and wait. Before long, I was covered with chickadees! I couldn't believe how friendly they all were - and was sure Mr LeVee had some mystical connection with them. It's nice to hear that he lived (according to a MI Energy site) to such a fine age of 94. BTW. . .I also remember him showing me and my folks where the doctors had put steel (not stainless) screws in his leg he broke many years before. He apparently had them removed later in life and showed us the rusted screw that had a polished head from where a tendon popped across it when he walked. Anyway, god bless Ellis LeVee. He was a fine man, and remains an inspiration to me. :-)

Re: Arabella Levee

Posted: 8 May 2009 11:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
The Ellis LeVee mentioned in my post was the painter you are talking about. He was my husband's grandfather. He passed away a few years ago. Thank you for sharing your memories of him.

Re: Arabella Levee

Posted: 23 Sep 2011 12:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Ellis LeVee

Ellis Justin LeVee was born on Sept. 23, 1910 in Oakland County and departed to his eternal home on July 2, 2005.

His parents, Hayes C. LeVee and Julia DeVallant LeVee, moved with their children to rural Beaverton in Gladwin County in 1924. They were primarily of French and English ancestry, with families that had immigrated to this county prior to the revolutionary war.

Ellis graduated from Beaverton High School in 1930 and married Alma Witkoske in 1937. They made their home near Beaverton, where they raised their three children.

He was employed by Consumers Power Company as a mechanic in construction of gas pumping stations. He had a lifelong avocation as an artist, painting landscapes in oils from the time he was a teenager.

He enjoyed the beauty of this earth and its creatures and during his youth was a trapper and an avid trout fisherman.

He found much pleasure in flower and vegetable gardening, especially when he could share produce with others. He loved serving the Lord, teaching Bible classes and contributing to the fellowship of his church, the Beaverton Church of the Nazarene. His legacy to his family and many others known to him included generously sharing his appreciation for the world around him and his compassion for the needs of other people.

His wife, Alma, two brothers, three sisters and one daughter, Brenda Donahue, predeceased him. Ellis is survived by two children, Marilyn (Richard) Miller of St. Johns and Gordon (Malene) of Ludington, seven grandchildren and 14 Great grandchildren.

Re: Arabella Levee

Posted: 11 May 2012 2:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Arabella; My name is Jerry King and I grew up in the Beaverton ,Mi area. I found you on the internet and I also have a painting by Ellis that I bought from him in the 1980's (a fox). You mentioned that you have several of his paintings. Now here is the reason for my inquiry, I also paint in oils and have a desire to paint one of the old bridges of Gladwin County. I know that Ellis painted many of those old Bridges that are no longer there. I have not been able to find any old photo's but would like to be able to see one of his paintings to help me to begin. If you are anywhere near the Gladwin County area, I would love to be able to view one. My parents were Earl and Nellie King and we lived on McCulloch rd. They were friends of the Levee's. I hope this finds you. Thanks Jerry
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