Title: Texas Death Certificate, Name Of Person: Ethel Rose Fariss, Number: 94692
Page: Texas Death Certificate # 94692
Publication: Name: 03/25/1986;
Note: Born in Sulfur, Louisiana, but father went to work for "The Texas Company" which becameTexaco and she grew up in Port Arthur, TX
She had one brother, Harold.
Graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, Port Arthur, TX June 1936
Ethel spent summers in the Abbeville, Erath, Geydan area of south Louisiana where there were many Rose and Montagne relatives.
She remembers staying with Aunt Sadie and Uncle Ollie and having cornbread and syrup for breakfast.
Attended Port Arthur Business College
Worked for the Gulf Co, in Port Arthur
Ethel was married and divorced sometime between high school graduation and starting Nursing School.
She wanted to go to Nursing school immediately after high school, but Lizzie and Daisy Rose who were unmarried long-time nurses discouraged the family from sending her.
Attended Nursing school at University of Texas, Galveston
Met and married Ira Wilson Fariss
They moved to New York 1944? 1945
Rationing was very different in NY than in Texas. Living in Texas City with the refineries in town, gasoline rationing was not terribly strict. In NY people who owned 2 vehicles would put one up on blocks to get enough gasoline to drive the other. They had no car in New York until after the war when they purchased a green 1949 ford 4 door.
Ethel very carefully packed and moved Coca Cola bottles because in Texas you could not buy Coke unless you had empty bottles to trade. The unpackers thought that was really funny.
They lived in Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, NY from 1945 - 1958. First they lived in a one bedroom apartment in Hastings House on Broadway. The apartments surrounded a large "terrace" where children played and mother's visited. Ethel told of ironing one outfit for Louise in the morning for their outing on the terrace and another while she napped for the afternoon. Then they purchased a home at 127 Mt. Hope Blvd. in 1948. The hill was so steep that in winter they sometimes had to park at the bottom and walk up the hill to get home.
One child, Frances Louise Fariss (Louise) born in Dobbs Ferry,Westchester County, NY
Moved to Texas City, TX in 1958
Moved to LaMarque, TX in 1960
Moved to Gross Isle, Abbeville, Vermilion Paris, LA for retirement in1974
Moved to Lake Jackson, TX to be near daughter in 1983 after husbandbecaume paraplegic
Arts & Crafts
National Flower Show Judge
National Landscape Critic
Volunteer work - Red Cross
Member Daughters of the American Colonists
Have copy of Birth Certificate and Marriage License
Rose in Lafayette in 1869
History of a Bottle
Flipping through any telephone book in Louisiana, you won't find the M.P.Y. & CO. listed in Vermilionville.
Vermilionville is now modernday Lafayette and the letters M.P.Y. standfor Monroe Porter Young, the mayor of Lafayette from 1881 to 18843 As early as 1868, Young and James A. Lee co-owned drug stores in NewIberia and Vermilionville under the firm name of Lee and Young, Apothecaries and Druggists.
In January, 1869, the two sold their stock in the Vermilionville drugstore, as well as the lease to the building to Edmond A. Rose.
By June of 1879, Young and F.C. Latiolais formed a partnership andadvertised themselves as "Druggists & Pharmaceutists."
There are 4 known bottles from that era and all were found in Vermilionville.
Note: Have Texas Certificate of Birth for birth in Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish,LA
Residence at that time:
1924 Rosedale Dr.
Port Arthur, Texas
Issued August 25, 1943
Note: ss# 459-03-5152
Information from Death Certificate:
Residence: 302 Pine, Lake Jackson, TX 77566
Died of Acute myocardial infarction - heart attack
Buried Graceland Cemetery, Abbeville, LA
Note: Have copy of Marriage License issued in 1970
Marriage License Record Book # 25 on Page # 125 Numbered 25387
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