Lula Eugenia Hassell

Lula's Timeline
Ashville FL
- Sep 1895 - Lula born near Ashville FL, 6th child of Martha
- Oct 1896 - mom dies in childbirth (stillborn baby), Lula a year old
- 1897 - father Uriah goes on mission in FL, leaves kids with his parents1
- Oct 1897 - father marries Ludie Ellis, Lula 2 yrs old1
- 1898 & 1899 - Wilford Clair and Lyman Snow born1

Colonia Dublan Mex
- Mar 1901 - they arrive Colonia Dublan, Mexico after selling farm in FL, Lula is 51
- Feb 1903 - father in States to find work, is killed by falling tree in Cloudcroft NM - stepmother Ludie left
   in a strange land with two children, four stepchildren and no way to earn a living

Colonia Garcia Mex
- Mar 1903 - Ludie becomes 4th wife of John Thomas Whetten in Colonia Garcia. Clair is 4, Lyman is 3,
    Palmer is 16, Theodore is 13, Maynor is 11 and Lula is 72
- 1903-1910 - four children born to Ludie: Maneta, Zorina, 'Tucker,' Anthony Valentine 2
- 1910 - Mexican Revolution, soldiers demand food, ammunition, etc. from colonists; Lula is 152
- 1910 - Lula's older brothers Palmer 23, Theodore 20 and Maynor 18 are in Bisbee AZ5

El Paso TX
- 1912 - In midsummer colonists leave everything to the revolutionaries, take train to El Paso TX, Lula is 172
- Aug 1912 - Ellis born to Ludie in lumber sheds in El Paso2

Bluewater NM
- Nov 1912 - Whetten families take train to Bluewater NM, men work in lumber yard or hauling lumber4
- 1913 - Older Hassell children, even Clair, find work in the area;2 Lula works at Kirk's "milk ranch"3

Ramah NM
- Aug 1914 - Lula marries Ben Lewis from Ramah NM, she's almost 193
- Apr 1915 - first baby: Ivan Merriman, she's bedfast a long time, Ben's mother Daphne takes care of them3

Bluewater NM
- 1915? - Ben has work in Bluewater, Lula moves there although not recovered,
    baby stays with Grandma Daphne and Grandpa Ed Lewis3

- 1916 - second baby: Carrie Mattie born in June3

Ramah NM
- Sep 1918 - Ben working in McGaffy, Lula becomes ill, falls into a seizure and dies that night3
    Ben dies 1926 in accident, children raised by Daphne and Ed

- Lula's records
1. Story of Ludie Ellis Part II by Tami Thompson
2. Story of Ludie Ellis Part III by Tami Thompson

3. About Lula by Blanche Lewis
4. excerpt from Ernst Albert Tietjen by Gary Tietjen [years in Bluewater NM]
5. Lula's letters 1910

- Lula's timeline by Dwyn Larson