Ellis Album, Photo 4 – Darwin & Beth



ELLIS, Beth, and Darwin Shupe

Darwin Henry Shupe & Beth Louise Ellis

Isn’t this portrait lovely?  Beth is my GrandAunt.  She is the sister of my Grandma, Mary Margaret Ellis.  This photo wasn’t dated so I can’t be certain, but doesn’t it look like an engagement photo?  Darwin and Beth were married in 1938.

I generally don’t say much about living people, but today is a day worth mentioning for these two.  Darwin turns 100 today!  Aunt Beth passed away in 2011 at the age of 91.  That is 73 years of marriage!!  They have a wonderful posterity of 53.




This photo comes from the second page of the album.  Here are pages two and three to give context for this photo:

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This post is part of a series sharing this wonderful old family photo album.  You can learn more about the album here.  Living descendants of Darwin & Beth, please feel free to contact me to obtain scans of the photos that contain living family members.  My email address is on the sidebar.  🙂



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10 thoughts on “Ellis Album, Photo 4 – Darwin & Beth

  1. This is a beautiful portrait. They made a very handsome couple — and congratulations to Darwin. I guess you don’t get a telegram from the Queen for reaching 100 in the US, but it is a “thing” in the Commonwealth. I wonder if the Queen will send herself one in a few years.

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  2. Happy 100th Birthday to your Granduncle Darwin! Lovely photograph of him with his beautiful wife (or fiancée if it was an engagement photo).

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  3. How lovely! Imagine living to 100. What stories he must have. (I am slowly starting to catch up on blogs while sitting at the airport for our flight home.)

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