1. Marriages of lily & sapphire
Her first marriage was to Louis Carr Hamersley, a millionaire heir to a real estate fortune in New York City, who died in 1883 and was buried in the Trinity Church Cemetery. As stipulated in his will, the bulk of his estate went to the first male child of his cousin, J.
Hooker Hamersley, whose estate in turn went to his son, Louis Gordon Hamersley. However, she was guaranteed to receive an annual income of US$150,000 from the estate. Second marriageHer second husband was George Charles Spencer-Churchill, 8th Duke of Marlborough (18441892), son of John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough and Frances Anne Spencer-Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough; they were married in New York City in New York City Hall by Mayor Abram Hewitt in May 1888.
As a result of this marriage, she became the Duchess of Marlborough on June 29, 1888. The inheritance she received from her first husband was used to restore Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. After she remarried, she sued her stepson, Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough, then married to Consuelo Vanderbilt, to retrieve the money spent on its restoration.
Third marriageHer third husband was Lord William de la Poer Beresford (18471900), son of John Beresford, 4th Marquess of Waterford (1814-1866) and Christiana Leslie. As a result of this marriage, which took place on April 30, 1895, she became known as Lady William Beresford. Before his death on 30 December 1900, they were the parents of one child: William Warren de la Poer Beresford (18971919).
Later, she resided at 35 Adelaide Crescent in Hove, East Sussex, where she was convalescent. She died on January 11, 1909 in Dorking, Surrey, England. She was buried in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.
Her will included GB180,000.
2. Background of lily & sapphire
Ever since the passage of a new constitution in 1898, Louisiana had been a one-party state dominated by the Democratic Party.
The Republican Party became moribund due to the disenfranchisement of blacks and the complete absence of other support bases as the Pelican State completely lacked upland or German refugee whites opposed to secession. Despite this absolute single-party dominance, non-partisan tendencies remained strong among wealthy sugar planters in Acadiana and within the business elite of New Orleans. Following disfranchisement, the states politics became dominated by the Choctaw Club of Louisiana, generally called the Old Regulars.
This political machine was based in New Orleans and united with Black Belt cotton planters. Opposition began to emerge with the Progressive movement in the 1910s, chiefly in the southern sugar-growing parishes, where conflicts with President Wilsons Underwoood-Simmons Act even allowed a Progressive Party member in Whitmell P. Martina to be elected to the Third Congressional District in 1914.
During the second term of President Wilson, the Acadian parishes became even more upset with him because of his deep disagreements with Georges Clemenceau, as well as continued problems with the issue of sugar tariffs. There was also strong opposition is this part of Louisiana to the Nineteenth Amendment, and also substantial opposition in the Black Belt of the state because it was believed that enfranchising women could interfere with lily-white politics. In the Ozark- and previously Socialist-influenced northern upcountry parishes, opposition to womens suffrage was much weaker.
3. Louis Joel of lily & sapphire
Louis J. Joel (12 September 1864 6 May 1949) was a New Zealand cricketer who played for Otago.
He was born and died in Dunedin. Lou Joel made a single first-class appearance for Otago, during the 18991900 season, against Auckland at the Auckland Domain. Jack Harkness had been named in the side but was injured in an accident, and Joel, who was in Auckland on business, filled the gap on the second day of the match as a full substitute after Otago had batted one short in the first innings.
In his only innings, batting at number 11, he scored 1 not out. Joel was a stalwart of the Albion Cricket Club in Dunedin, playing for it for more than 25 years, including 10 years as captain of the First XI. He also supported it financially.
He later served on the Otago Cricket Association, including some time as president. Joel's father was prominent Otago brewer and businessman, Maurice Joel, and his sister was notable artist Grace Joel. He married Lily Miller in October 1910.
After retiring from cricket he co-founded a construction business with the McLellan brothers (William, James, and Duncan), which became one of the city's more successful companies. It was involved in the construction of many major civic structures in Otago and Southland, among them King Edward Technical College, Dunedin's St Paul's Cathedral, the Physics block of the University of Otago, and the former Southland Hospital in Invercargill.
Formation of lily & sapphire
In the early 1950s, Canada had several armies. In addition to the Permanent Force and the Canadian Militia, there was the Special Force who had specifically enlisted for the Korean War. In January 1951 another Canadian Army was created for service in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as the Permanent Force was earmarked for defence of North America.
Since Canada was the only member of NATO without conscription (except for Iceland), it was decided that the new force would be created by volunteers from the militia who would enlist for three years in their specific units. The brigade consisted of three infantry battalions called "PANDA battalions" (for Pacific and Atlantic). They were the 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion (formed in Valcartier, Quebec on 4 May 1951), the 1st Canadian Rifle Battalion and the 1st Canadian Highland Battalion.
Each battalion drew their personnel from five Canadian Militia infantry regiments of the same type (line infantry, rifle or highland). Each militia regiment formed a complete PANDA company within that battalion with the headquarters unit being a composite. A reorganisation of the Canadian Army in 1953 led to a force of 15 infantry battalions: three for Korea, three for Canada, three for Europe and six for rotation.
On 14 October 1953 the 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade was reactivated and replaced the 27th. In the same year its battalions were redesignated as the Canadian Guards, the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada and the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada.
Josefina Passadori of lily & sapphire
Josefina Passadori (April 5, 1900 December 13, 1987) was an Argentinian writer who published several textbooks as well as poetry under the nom de plume Frken Thelma. Passadori was also a politician and educator. Passadori was born in Mezzanino, Pavia, Italy.
In 1922 she graduated from Escuela Normal de Profesoras Mary OGraham of La Plata, college at which she taught during almost forty years, mostly Spanish, Italian, History, Geography and Literature. Also worked for other schools, such as the Escuela Normal de la Inmaculada in La Plata, the Escuela N 18 del Consejo Escolar N14 in Buenos Aires, the School of Journalism of the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, and the Universidad Popular Sarmiento, for which she was the President for several years. At twenty, she founded the first Latin American school cooperative, of which she was also the first president.
She was also the head of many other cultural institutions; for instance, the Arts Society; and was the Education Undersecretary in the province of Buenos Aires and, later on, the Minority Secretary for the same state. Passadori published hundreds of articles in El Argentino, El Da, and Revista del Suboficial; gave conferences; and sponsored the "Ediciones del Bosque", an organization which promoted and published all of the intellectuals in Buenos Aires, including Ral Amaral, Mara Dhialma Tiberti, Mara de Villarino, and others. She published over 30 textbooks, some in collaboration with other authors, such as the Manual del Alumno used by many generations in Argentina.
Passadori died in San Isidro, Argentina, on December 13, 1987.
6. The Depreciation Guild of lily & sapphire
The Depreciation Guild was an American dream pop/shoegazing band from Brooklyn, New York, United States.
The group was formed in 2005 by Kurt Feldman and Adrian Hashizume. Before disbanding, their lineup included Kurt Feldman and Christoph Hochheim (who later became the drummer and touring guitarist, respectively, for indie pop band the Pains of Being Pure at Heart), joined for live performances by Anton Hochheim on percussion and Raphael Radna on bass guitar. Their debut, digital-only EP Nautilus was released by chiptune label 8bitpeoples in 2006, and their debut album In Her Gentle Jaws followed as a self-released free download in 2007.
Kanine Records picked the band up in 2009 and reissued their debut album with some remastering. A second full-length, Spirit Youth, followed in mid-2010. The band also did remixes for artists such as Oh No Ono and Chateleine.
Their song "Dream About Me" was featured in the 2010 film Kaboom. In December 2010, they announced on their Facebook page that they would be disbanding after their final show in January 2011, citing musical differences within the band. Since their separation, Kurt Feldman has continued to be a member of the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and also began his own solo career as Ice Choir.
Christoph Hochheim also began his solo career, as Ablebody. In August 2013, the original lineup of Kurt Feldman and Adrian Hashizume reunited for a one-off performance of In Her Gentle Jaws in its entirety at Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn.
Coon Creek Girls of lily & sapphire
The Coon Creek Girls were a popular all-female "string band" in the Appalachian style of folk music (a precursor of country music) which began in the mid-1930s. Created (and named) by John Lair for his Renfro Valley Barn Dance show, the band originally consisted of sisters Lily May and Rosie Ledford (from Powell County, Kentucky) along with Esther "Violet" Koehler (from Indiana), Evelyn "Daisey" Lange (from Ohio)and Norma Madge Mullins (from Renfro Valley, Kentucky). On June 8, 1939, when King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited the White House of President Franklin D.
Roosevelt, there were numerous musical acts, including Lawrence Tibbett, Marian Anderson, and Kate Smith. Also included were a troupe of Bascom Lunsford's square dancers and the Coon Creek Girls. In 1979, John Lair revived the name with the New Coon Creek Girls, a combo which remained popular for several decades, despite numerous changes in line-up.
Among the former members are Pamela Gadd and Pam Perry, who later became members of the country band Wild Rose. In 2013, the original touring group of the New Coon Creek Girls from 1985-87 (Vicki Simmons, Pam Perry Combs, Wanda Barnett, and Pam Gadd) made the decision to reunite in order to fund speech therapy music camp for Simmons who underwent surgery for an aneurysm in 2008. As of 2014, Simmons has made an amazing recovery, and the band is still performing various reunion concerts.
They are sponsored by Sassy Goat Milk Soap.
8. Neston Diggle of lily & sapphire
Captain Neston William Diggle, CMG, RN (7 January 1881 17 December 1963) was a Royal Navy officer during the First World War who was Naval attach in Rome 19191922.
Diggle was born in 1880, the son of Wadham Neston Diggle who had previously been a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy and his first wife, Emma Cookson. Diggle senior subsequently married on 5 April 1883 Lily Julia Noble (d. 25 January 1942).
He entered the Royal Navy, training like all other naval cadets at Britannia, and was on 8 June 1897 appointed to the battleship HMS Royal Sovereign as a Midshipman. Diggle was soon after appointed to the battleship HMS Mars, when he was selected to travel with a procession of 12Â pdr guns in Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee parade through London. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 15 July 1901, and served on board the Cormorant at Gibraltar from 1901 to 1902.
In September 1902 he was posted to the protected cruiser HMS Isis, based at Dartmouth. Following service in the first world war, Diggle was British Naval attach in Rome from July 1919 until 1922. In addition to the CMG, Diggle was awarded the 1914 Star, the World War I British War Medal, the World War I Victory Medal, the Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Medal, Officer of the French Legion of Honour, Officer of the Order of the Crown (Belgium), the Croix de guerre 1914-1918 (France) with palm, and the Croix de guerre (Belgium) with palm.
After his retirement from the Royal Navy, Diggle lived in the village of Tellisford, Somerset and he became a director of the investment company the Sons of Gwalia Limited.