Paschal – What’s In A Name

The Daily Olympian, (Olympia, Washington), Tue., June 9, 1970, Page 5.  Re-posted by Linda Stewart, 21 June 2022

The French surname Paschal derived from the Hebrew word pasakh indicating the Passover, a festive day when it is said that “God passed over” the houses of the children of Israel.  In England, the name was associated with Good Friday.  Boys born on that day were often given the name Paschal.  The name became a favorite in France where Pascal was a noted philosopher.  As Pascoti, it was the name of an Italian poet.

There is a slight difference in the armorial bearings confirmed to the noble and honored Pascals of years past, all of whose coats of arms contain the words ” … un agneau pascal … ” meaning a paschal lamb.

The lamb became the symbol of Christ frequently used in manuscripts and paintings of the fourth and fifth centuries.  The banner bearing a lamb signified the Resurrection, the cross emblazoned banner being the sign of triumph.  This symbol became decisive influence in the expression of the Easter liturgy until a synod of church officials meeting in A.D. 692 in Trullo passed legislation forbidding the representation of the paschal lamb as a symbol of Christ.  The reasoning for this act being that the symbol was becoming misunderstood, the people imagining that Christ in the Incarnation has assumed this form.  Truth required the use of human image of Christ and the lamb was relegated to secondary importance thereafter.

Paschal is the mour literary spelling of the name taken directly from the Latin ‘paschalis’ … more commonly spelled Pascal in France.  Paschal was the name assumed by three early Popes.  These included Paschal I, Pope from A.D. 717 to 824 … Pope Paschal II, 1099 through 1118. known for his conflict with Henry I of England and emperors Henry IV and Henry V of the Holy Roman Empire.  Paschal III, the anti-pope, opposed Alexander III forcing him to seek refuge in France in 1162.

Memorial Day

By Linda Stewart, 25 May 2022

On May 30th, our nation will observe Memorial Day.   Memorial Day, which was originally named Decoration Day, originated during the American Civil War when citizens placed flowers on the graves of those who had been killed in battle.  After World War I, the day came to be observed in honor of all who have died during the nation’s wars.  Our nation and the individual families will never forget their loves ones who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

There is another one who gave the ultimate sacrificed of His life for the freedom of all mankind.  His name is Jesus Christ.  We don’t place flowers on His grave because He was resurrected on the third day after He died.  Then forty days later He ascended to heaven from the Mount of Olives outside of Jerusalem, Israel.

Jesus did institute a Memorial Day for Himself.  Paul, the apostle, wrote about it in 1 Corinthians 11:23-26  23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same way He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.

We call Jesus’ Memorial Day simply communion.  The U.S. Memorial Day is once a year.  Communion can be daily until He returns to earth.  Returning to earth is the promise He made to all mankind.    The signs of the times indicate that promise is getting closer to being fulfilled.

Remembering a Loved One

by Linda Stewart, 28 April 2022

I believe family researchers are born with a love and connection to the past.  We enjoy going back to the old homesteads and walking the land that our ancestors walked.  Touching the things they may have touched.  Carrying on the family traditions.  But what do you do with all the material things that is left behind when they move to heaven?

Giving away the things that our loved one owned is one of the hardest things the family members will ever do.  Touching a shirt will create an entangled emotional ball of happiness, love and grief.  Grief counsels often suggest keeping a few keepsake items, then having an estate sale.  People who attend estates sales will choose items that they will incorporate into their lives that they will love and cherish as much as your loved one did.

Several months after my husband died, my sister-in-law came over and helped me clean out his closet and chest-of-drawers.  Actually she did most of the cleaning while I sat on the bed and cried.  My husband enjoy wearing ties to church.  The Lord told me to not give the ties away.  I now realize why.

Our wonderful sweet cousin, Sandy Paschal, in Mt. Carmel, Illinois is a quilter.  She posted on Facebook pictures of quilted Christmas ornaments she has made.  I contacted her and asked if she could make ornaments out of my husband’s ties.  She said she had never made ornaments out of ties before, but would certainly try.  I think you will agree Sandy’s creations are beautiful, unique, and a priceless keepsake.

Now I must admit, I still have his deer mounts hanging on the wall, and his collection of saltwater fish pictures still dominate one room, but I’ve added crochet, lace, and flowers all over the house.  After thirty-eight years of marriage, his things are also my things.

Once I am through with enjoying the material things on earth and move to heaven, then someone else will incorporate them into their lives and enjoy them as well.

Blessings to All.





Luscious Cherry Pie A Specialty of Mrs. Paschall

by Mabel Weise, The Dispatch, (Moline, Illinois), Wed., 27 Feb 1952, Page 17.  Reposted by Linda Stewart, 26 February 2022

“Every time our group plans a dinner the men say: ‘Have Harriet Paschall make cherry pie’.”  That was the comment of the kind person who called this department to suggest Mrs. Ronald R. Paschall (Harriet Brown) as one we should have on this page.  And here she is, to tell us all how to make the cherry pie which her friends declare is the “best ever.”  We find all of these good cooks so very modest that we are almost led to believe that these superb specialties of theirs practically jump into a pan and settle themselves into a concoction which eventually comes to the table with all the attributes of ambrosia.

For her pastry Mrs. Paschall uses:

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2/3 cup (heaping) Spry  [Crisco]

6 tablespoons cold water

Sift flour, salt and baking power together; cut shortening into it; then add water, 2 tablespoons at a time.  Divide dough into 2 parts; roll 1 part out on floured board to desire size.  Line one 9-inch pie tin with pastry, and pour in the filling made as follows:

1 No. 2 can red sour pitted cherries

1 1/2 cups sugar

4 tablespoons cherry juice

2 heaping tablespoons flour

Drain can of cherries, saving juice.  Add sugar, flour and cherry juice to drained cherries.  Mix thoroughly and fill pie crust.  Roll out second part of dough and cover pie with top crust.  Flute edges and slit top about 10 times.  Brush crust with cream and sprinkle lightly with sugar.  Bake for 1 hour, with oven at 425 degrees until pie is brown; then turn down to 325.

NOTE: Spry was a brand of vegetable shortening produced by Lever Brothers starting in 1936. It was a competitor for Procter & Gamble’s Crisco.

Harriett was born in Chicago, IL, on September 15, 1918, to William B. and Ellen (Davies) Brown. On August 28, 1943, in Moline, she married Ronald Rex Paschall, who preceded her in death February 22, 2006.  Harriett died on 24 August 2014.

‘Hush’ Insider Is Pursued by Spies and Ills

By Virginia MacPherson; The Dispatch, (Moline, Illionis), Sat. Nov 20, 1948, Pg 9.  Re-posted by Linda Stewart, 5 February 2022

HOLLYWOOD — (UP) — Having a tough time figuring out who Mama and Papa Hush are?  then relax and listen to the troubles of the man who helps confuse you.  He gets all the ailments your dimes help fight.

He’s Al Paschall, 31-year-old right-hand man of Ralph Edwards on Truth or Consequences and This Is Your Life, and he is, he says, a hypochondriac.  “When we’re giving money to the infantile paralysis fund I go home every night feeling like I have polio,” He said.  “When we help out the cancer drive I’m sure I’ve got cancer.”  “We just finished up with the heart association.  My ticker’s still weak.  Now … we’re collecting money for the mental health drive … and …”

Paschall is one of four men who knows for sure who Mama and Papa Hush are.  And it doesn’t help his peace of mind any to know a few commercial contest enterers [sic] have private detectives on his trail to find out.

“That’s only the beginning,” He says.  “We have to keep moving the Hush people from place to place every week.  We sneak in and out windows, hid away in out-of-town auto courts, and sometimes we even move in the Hush of the moment.”

When Clara Bow was Mrs. Hush, Paschal said, he and his engineer had her broadcast the riddle from her bedroom in the Nevada desert.  “And just before show-time, Charles Farrell dropped in for dinner,” he added.  “He kept talking about the contest and saying he knew who it was and we figured we were dead for sure.”  “When the program started he and her ex-agent had their ears glued to the radio.  Clara sauntered into the bedroom, I sneaked in a minute later, and our engineer climbed in through the back window.”  “We did the riddle not three feet from ’em and when we cam out the ex-agent said: ‘I’ve got it.  It’s Mary Pickford using a high voice.'”

Now Edwards is on the air with This Is Your Life and it looks like he has another sock show.  He’s had two programs so far, and they wound up with everybody in the cast and everybody in the audience happily weeping buckets.  That’s another Paschall chore.  Cheering everybody up.  “I wouldn’t,” he says, “do this for anybody in the world except Ralph.”

A Life In A Garden

Reposted By Linda Stewart, 5 January 2022

The story about Gene and Beth Paschall is featured in the article “A Life In A Garden” by Nina A. Koziol, Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois), Sunday, 11 Aug 2013, Page 6-23.  Her article features Patricia Lanza, Kay Mangan, and Gene and Beth Paschall.

Gene and Beth Paschall have gardened in their Palos Heights, Ill., home for 50 years.  He’s 91 and she’s 90.  Their garden is filled with more than 100 rhododendrons and azaleas, many of which Gene hybridized.  There are towering spruce trees — once seedling that they brought back from vacation and planted.  Mass plantings of ferns, ginger and other ground covers, along with many shrubs and small ornamental trees, help keep maintenance to a minimum.  The couple are outside everyday in good weather, doing a few chores.

“Beth carries a plastic bucket and pulls weeds for a while,” Gene said.  “And as soon as he gets wobbly, he comes in,” Beth said.  A landscaping service cuts the lawn, and their son mulches the beds and planted their vegetable garden this spring.  But Gene is out there with pruners in hand, snipping off any dead or broken branches.

“I hate the idea, the thought of going into a condo.” says Gene, who spent several stints in the hospital last year.  “I like to look at the rhododendrons every morning, and they’re pretty low maintenance.  It’s very therapeutic.”

Eugene Forest “Gene” Paschall, the son of Samuel Fred Paschall and Ota Vera  Hatfield, was born 7 January 1922 in Neosho, Newton Co., MO, died 1 April 2018, and was buried in the Fairmount-Willow Hills Memorial Park Cemetery in Willow Springs, Cook Co., IL[i].   Eugene married Elizabeth G. Lincoln.

Elizabeth “Beth” G. Lincoln, daughter of James William Lincoln and Olive Geneva Mason, was born 25 January 1923, died 6 June 2018, and was also buried in the Fairmount-Willow Hills Memorial Park Cemetery in Willow Springs, Cook Co., IL[ii].


Obituary Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) Wed., 11 Apr 2018, Page 2-6

National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Colorado, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 185

Year: 1930; Census Place: Coal Creek, Montrose, Colorado; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0025; FHL microfilm: 2339982

Year: 1940; Census Place: Oak Grove, Montrose, Colorado; Roll: m-t0627-00472; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 43-21


Obituary Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) Sun., 17 Jun 2018, Page 1-39

Year: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 11, Rio Grande, Colorado; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0013; FHL microfilm: 2339986

Year: 1940; Census Place: Rio Grande, Colorado; Roll: m-t0627-00478; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 53-16

The Sweetest Gift of All

By Linda Stewart, 26 December 2021

Christmas is always a very special day, because it is the day that the entire world celebrates our messiah’s birthday.  From historical records, we know that Jesus was probably conceived in December and born the following September during the Feast of Tabernacles.  The exact date of his birth does not make any difference.  Children who are abandoned do not know their birth date, so some adoptive parents choose to celebrate the child’s adoption date as their birth date.  The point is, the child is celebrated with a special day just as Jesus Christ is celebrated with a special day.

In February 2021, Texas froze for four days.  It killed my oranges, lemons, grapefruit, pomegranate and plum trees.  It broke my heart when I saw the yard man cutting the trees down.  My deceased husband and I planted the citrus trees over 30 years ago.  There was one small Satsuma tree that was about 5 years old that I had covered in hay that survived.  It was badly frost burned and had to be severely cut back.    That little tree had one piece of fruit on it this year.  The Satsuma’s are ripe the beginning of December.  The oranges and lemons are ripe the week of Christmas.  I picked the Satsuma the week of Christmas thinking it was probably spoiled.  I placed it on my kitchen counter and forgot about it.

Christmas morning.  I sang happy birthday to my Lord and Savior and opened my gifts.  I went into the kitchen to make coffee and thought, “What am I going to eat for breakfast?”  The Lord said, “The Satsuma.”  That was the sweetest, juiciest Satsuma I have ever tasted.

That Satsuma was a very special gift from Jesus to me.  I will enjoy the puzzle, teapot, and necklace that I received for Christmas, but the Satsuma is the gift that is special to my heart.

Thank you Jesus and Happy Birthday!

Luke 1:26-38 and Luke 2:1-20

The First American Marriage In San Antonio, TX

by Linda Stewart,  October 8, 2021

PASCHAL, Franklin Lafitte, was born at Lexington, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, January 15, 1810, and came to Texas in 1836 to fight in the Revolution.  As lieutenant in Major Augustus Parker’s Company, formed at Rome, Georgia, Paschal entered the Texas Army, and soon became commissary of Green’s brigade.  Later he joined Captain Jack Hays’ command, and while on scouting duty near San Antonio was ambushed and seriously wounded.  Returning to Georgia for treatment, Paschal came back to Texas in 1839 and settled at San Antonio.  He was a man active in his community, service as Bexar County’s first sheriff during the Republic, a member of the City Council, City Tax Collector, and as crier of the United States District and circuit court.  Meanwhile, he had represented Bexar County, in 1843-44, at the Eighth Congress, House of Representatives.  Three months after the session ended, Franklin Paschal was married to Miss Frances Roach of South Carolina, this marriage on May 13, 1844, being the first American marriage performed in San Antonio.  Some forty years later, on February 13, 1884, Pascal, still a resident of San Antonio, died of pneumonia.  — See Chabot, With the Makers of San Antonio, 315-7; Election Register, 1843-45; Texas Veterans, 91;  House Journal of the Eighth Congress.

Reprinted From the “Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses 1832-1845”.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, Texas, book housed at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, 650 FM 1011, PO Box 310, Liberty, TX 77575.

Turkey Gone, but Five Grand Is Safe: Pair Happy

by Linda Stewart, 31 August 2021

Long Beach, Calif., December 26, 1951 — While D. Cameron Paschall and his wife [June] were visiting relatives Tuesday the electric roaster cooking their turkey became overheated and set their house afire.

A neighbor called the Paschall’s and told them the bad news.  Paschall rushed into the burning home and emerged triumphant, not with the turkey but with a paper bag.  It contained $5,000 in cash Paschall had secreted in his home.  The turkey was reduced to charcoal.

The Paschall’s ate out, which cut an insignificant dent in the $5,000.  Damage to the house was confined to the kitchen[i].


Dean Cameron Paschall, the son of William Guthrie Paschall and Lorene Litterel, was born 6 August 1922 in Los Angeles Co., CA, and died on 29 April 2004 in Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA.  He was cremated with his ashes scattered at sea[ii].

Dean was married first to June Elizabeth Mertz on December 27, 1946 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA[iii].  The marriage record was recorded on January 2, 1947 in book 2729, page 169. June was married secondly to Robert Randle Cox.

June Mertz Weds Dean C. Paschall In California:  Word has been received here of the wedding of Miss June Elizabeth Mertz, daughter of Mrs. Paul F. Mertz, 49 Raleigh avenue, this city and Dean Cameron Paschall, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Paschall of Long Beach, Calif.  The couple were married Dec. 27 in the Wee Kirk o’ the Heather, Glendale, Calif., by Rev. Clair Gahagen of the First Presbyterian church of Glendale. 

For the ceremony the bride chose a bridge wool suit trimmed with brown braid and brown accessories.  Her corsage was a spray of green orchids.  Attending the bride was Miss. Audrey L. Hergrandson who wore a grey suit with pink accessories and a corsage of pink roses.  Robert Powell was best man.

The bride, a graduate of Mansfield Senior high school was graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic high school and Long Beach Junior college.  She is now attending the University of Southern California.

Mr. Paschall was graduated from City College and at present is associated with his father in Meyer and Welsh, Inc. in Los Angeles. The couple resides at 6914 Rugby avenue, Huntington Park, Calif[iv].

Dean was married secondly to Audrey Lucille Hergrandson Hulbert on July 29, 1961 in Los Angeles Co., CA[v].

Wayfarers’ Chapel Setting for Paschall-Hulbert Rite:  In a morning service at Wayfarer’s Chapel, Portuguese Bend, Dr. D. Cameron Paschall took as his bride, Audrey L. Hulbert, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Spurgeon.  The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Paschall, 2225 Pasadena Ave.

The bride wore a gown of pink silk organza and a pale pink veil.  She carried a nosegay of pink roses.  Mrs. Julius Smith was matron of honor, and Valerie Jean Hulbert was junior bridesmaid.  Dr. John P. Martin served as best man. 

The new Mrs. Paschall attended Long Beach City College, and was a member of Thespians.  Dr. Paschall was graduated from Polytechnic High School, Long Beach City College and USC, and was affiliated with Phi Delta Chi.  The newlyweds are on a honeymoon trip to New York City and will be at home at 4470 Cerritos Ave. after Aug. 14[vi].

June Elizabeth Mertz Paschall Cox, Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Ohio, 1938.  Dean Cameron Paschall, Long Beach City College, 1941.  Audrey Lucille Hergrandson Hulbert Paschall, 1961.

[i] Fairbanks Daily News – Miner, (Fairbanks, Alaska), Wednesday, December 26, 1951, Page 1.

[ii], accessed 31 August 2021

[iii] State of California. California Marriage Index, Los Angeles County, Marriage Record #569, Registrar #113.

[iv] News-Journal, (Mansfield, Ohio), Monday, January 6, 1947, Page 5.

[v] State of California. California Marriage Index, 1960-1985. Microfiche. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Registrar Co. #19 22830, State File #54520.

[vi] Independent, (Long Beach, CA), Friday, August 4, 1961, Page 18.


by Linda Stewart, 28 August 2021


Fulton, KY., August 29, 1899, Sam Norman, a prominent resident of Mayfield, and Ray Paschall, editor of the Weekly Guard, a Brown paper, got into a dispute over state politics at Knight’s hotel this afternoon.  Norman took exception to Paschall’s remarks and slapped his jaws.  Paschall did not resent Norman’s attack at the time, but later slipped up on him and struck him with a knife.  Bystanders intruded and prevented further hostilities.  The Owensboro Messenger, (Owensboro, KY), Wed, Aug 30, 1899, Pg 4


The Sun a few days since printed an article clipped from a Louisville paper and no doubt sent by some prejudiced correspondent, giving an account of a fight in Fulton between Editor Paschall, of the Guard, and Mr. Sam Norman, an ex-sheriff of Graves county.  The item said that Paschall retired after being slapped by Norman and later slipped up on Norman and attacked him with a knife.  The Guard of this week gives an account of the trouble and the Sun reprints a part of justice to Mr. Paschall, who seems to have been unjustly accused in what was previously printed:  “Hero is what the eye-witnesses say who saw the affair.  Jim Milner, clerk at Knight’s hotel: ‘I saw Norman slap Paschall, and saw Paschall drawback to hit him.’  Gus Covington, traveling salesman: ‘I was present at the time of trouble between Paschall and Norman began, and was one of the three men who help Paschall and prevented him from hitting Norman.”  Charles Payne, lawyer: ‘I was present and saw Paschall walk up in front of Norman a few seconds later and hit him in the face with his fist.  The second lick Paschall struck Norman fell.  Together with two other gentlemen we pulled Paschall off Norman and stopped the fight.  Paschall had no knife.’  A.B. McCall, merchant Dukedom: ‘I held Norman while Paschall was pulled off of him.  Paschall used nothing be his fist.’  Dick LaRue, conductor: ‘I separated Paschall and Norman Tuesday and was quite amused at the way the thing ended.  The big man stood no show.  Paschall had no knife — only a left fist.'”   The Paducah Sun, (Paducah, KY), Sat., Sept 2, 1899, Pg 3

Per the 1900 Fulton Co., KY US Census, Jesse Raymond Paschall, and wife Dora, had two daughters Pauline, age 4 and Katherine, age 2.  His occupation was editor[i].  Raymond “Ray” married Dora Cooksey on 3 July 1894 in Henry Co., TN[ii].   Raymond, the son of Alexander Richard Paschall and Adalaide Araminta “Ada” Taylor, was born February 10, 1869 in Kentucky, died from tuberculosis on January 29, 1915 in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN, and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN, PLOT: Evergreen #278. Typographical Union Lot. No personal marker [iii].

In 1920, Dora and Katherine were living in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX[iv].  Pauline was  married to a Navy man, Joseph Hennard Cade, and they were living in Charleston, South Carolina[v].  In 1930, Pauline and Joseph were living in Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL[vi].  Pauline died in 1963 and Joseph in 1971.  Both were buried in the Northridge Woodhaven Chapel and Cemetery in Millington, Shelby Co., TN, PLOT: Garden of the Christus[vii].

In 1930, Dora was living with her daughter Katherine Abbott, her husband Vayle E. Abbott and their newborn son Charles, in Miami, Dade Co., FL[viii].  Dora was born 8 Apr 1871, died 20 July 1943, and was buried in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL[ix].

[i] Year: 1900; Census Place: Fulton, Fulton, Kentucky; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 0040; FHL microfilm: 1240521

Year: 1910; Census Place: Memphis Ward 16, Shelby, Tennessee; Roll: T624_1520; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0216; FHL microfilm: 1375533

[ii] Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, Henry County, 1898 May-1929 Aug: Marriage, Page 321, Licenses 126

[iii] Tennessee State Library and Archives; Nashville, Tennessee; Tennessee Death Records, 1908-1958; Roll Number: 40, Registration District No. 28005, File no. 300, accessed 28 August 2021

[iv] Year: 1920; Census Place: Dallas Precinct 16, Dallas, Texas; Roll: T625_1792; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 29

[v] Year: 1920; Census Place: Charleston Ward 6, Charleston, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1687; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 37

[vi] Year: 1930; Census Place: Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0105; FHL microfilm: 2340055

[vii], accessed 28 August 2021

[viii] Year: 1930; Census Place: Miami, Dade, Florida; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 0069; FHL microfilm: 2340046

[ix], accessed 28 August 2021