Miss Paschall To Become Nurse In Philippines

By Linda Stewart, 18 August 2021

Miss Esther Paschall was in the city yesterday as the guest of her sister, Miss Eulalie Paschall, remaining only for the day and leaving last night for her home, Norlina, NC.

Miss Paschall came to the city from New Orleans, where she has been quite prominent in her profession as a trained nurse and, after a short visit to her mother in Norlina, will leave for the Philippines, where she has accepted a position as army nurse.

While her friends regret to see her leave, they all feel proud that she has chosen so distinguished a field in which to do her good work.  Pensacola News Journal, (Pensacola, Florida), Sat., May 6, 1911, Page 5

Miss Esther Paschall Marries:  The following report of the marriage of Miss Esther Paschall is taken from The Cablenews-American, published at Baguio, Philippine Islands, Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 1914.

The bride is a daughter of Mr. J. L. Paschall, who lives near Norlina, and besides her father she has several brothers and sisters and many relatives living in this section.  She has been in the Philippine Islands for several years and hold a high position in the hospital service.

The report of the marriage as cut from the Cablenews-American follows:  All Baguio was very much surprised on Thursday evening at the announcement of the wedding a week ago of Miss Esther Paschall and Augustus B. Deibel.

Both the bride and groom are very well known and have been popular for several years in the ounger Baguio social set.  Mr. Deibel is connected with the Bureau of Public Works and Miss Paschall has occupied the position of Superintendent of Baguio hospital.

The marriage was a quiet affair and was held on September 24, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. Ogilvy, head master of the Baguio Boys’ School.  Although the engagement had been suspected, the approaching wedding was kept absolutely secret, only the contracting parties, the clergyman, and Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Wagner being in the secret.

Last Thursday night a reception was held at the residence of the Wagner’s, at which the announcement was made, and among those present to wish happiness and prosperity to the young couple were Mayer and Mrs. A. D. Williams, Dr. and Mrs. Vincent, Captain and Mrs. Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. Bacmeister, Mr. and Mrs. Stone, Miss Friedline, Miss Holmes, Mrs. Saleeby, Miss, Ziegler, Mrs. Thomas, Mr. R. G. Myers, Mr. J. M. Myers, Mr. Edgerton, Mr. Sandkuhl, Mr. Sherfesee, and Mr. Walker.

The Wagner residence was beautifully decorated for the occasion with a profusion of ferns, palms, and potted plants, and the spacious grounds were lighted by numerous bon fires.

The entire Baguio colony are delighted to know that the Deibels will continue to make Baguio their residence.  Both parties are widely known in the Philippines, and their well wishers throughout the Islands number the thousands.  The Norlina Headlight, (Norlina, NC), Friday, November 27, 1914, Page 1

Esther Marvin Paschall Deibel, the daughter of John Lucas Paschall and Rose Virginia Langford, was born January 22, 1882 in Norlina, NC, died of breast cancer on November 16, 1925 in Brunswick Co., VA, and was buried in the Zion Union Methodist Church Cemetery in Norlina, Warren Co., NC.   She married Augustus Bismark Deibel on September 24, 1914 in Baguio, Philippine Islands. Per the 1920 census, they had two children: Frank Lee and Virginia Caroline.

Personal Information Sources: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/102076240/esther-deibel, accessed 18 Aug 2021

Certificate of Death, Commonwealth of Virginia, Certificate #24391

The Norlina Highlight, (Norlina, NC), Friday, November 27, 1914, Page 1

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