Ethel and Jim had 6 children born between 1913 and 1928. They lived in Richmond most of those years, with a few years in Connersville when he was the minister of the Pilgrim Holiness Church there.
My mother's cousin, Jim Adams, recently told me a story about the day that my grandmother had her stroke that caused her death. He was living with Martha Hoover Solomon and her husband Bill at that time. He was only about 5 years old. He said that Ethel
|Martha holding one of her children.|
My mother was 15 when her mother died. At the time of Ethel's death, Jim still had four girls living at home. Jim's mother and step-father died within a few weeks of Ethel. They are all buried in Chester Cemetery in Richmond.
My mom told me a few stories about her mother. She talked about her mother being born with a veil over her face. My mother didn't believe in fortune tellers, but she said her mother was a very religious woman but she just seemed to know things. She loved her mother very much and talked about what a kind, loving person she was.
|Martha Hoover, Luella Hoover, and Ethel Manis|
Until just a few years ago I had only seen one picture of my grandmother. I have located some in the last few months. My sister had located some, I found cousins who had them and Jim Adams's had one that he sent to me. I hope to find more as I locate more people who knew her.