There have been several newsworthy events since our last (alas, way back in January!) publication. At the very top of this list we are delighted to welcome our newest clansman James Stephen Forster, born one month ago, May 16, 2015, at 8:00 in the evening, apparently prosperous (7 lbs, 14 oz, or, for Lincoln Chafee supporters, 3.57204 kilos). Clan accolades are owed to Suzanne and Stephen, and also to grandparents Donna and Peter Forster, and Karen and Bill Skinner!
James Stephen Forster
Next, we are happy to share some images from the recent wedding of Emily Gatch and Alex de la Fuente. This spectacular event took place in Coral Gables FL on March 26, 2015. Here is some context for the happy occasion, kindly provided by Barbara Gatch:
“Emily Gatch and Alex de la Fuente, who met at Harvard, were married on March 26, 2015 at the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables, Florida , where Alex’s paternal grandparents live.
It was a joyous celebration of close friends from around the country, the de la Fuente and Gatch contingents and great Cuban food and music.
Alex and Emily continue to enjoy Seattle where Alex is an emergency room physician. Emily completed her doctorate in plant pathology from Washington State University and is teaching at Edmunds Community college.”
The ‘joyous’ aspect of this celebration is clearly on display in the following photos:
Emily and Alex
Emily and Attendants
Emily and Proud Papa
Bridesmaids Adrianna and Abigail with Emily
Fehligs, Laws, and Tatums
(sans Patriarch Edward)
Calboy, Becky and Daisy Gatch
The Lord Chamberlain is hopeful that the new family Fuente connection includes access to the famed Fuente cigar factory in Cuba! Is Alex related to Arturo?
The clan wishes all the best to the newlywed Fuentes!
Next we have two news items from Betsy Barbieri. We send a belated congratulations to Betsy and Al on the marriage last fall (Oct 2014) of their daughter Cecelia Barbieri to Thomas Constantiello. Tom is the founder and owner of Consus Wealth Management LLC in Columbus OH. The wedding took place at the Old Cathedral in St Louis. Many thanks to Betsy for sending in this photo of the newlyweds:
Cecelia and Tom Constantiello
Betsy adds another heads up for the family:
“I need your help to get the word out on your â€œChambers web-siteâ€. All family members are invited. It is good the Mullanphy descendants come because some people still think there are no Mullanphys left.
September 13th, 2015 is a celebration of the 170th anniversary of the founding of St. Vincent de Paul Society in the United States. Of course, Bryan Mullanphy and Dr. Moses Linton are the founders along with 11 other men.
Would you please post this information on the site. I will send the actual invitation in July.”
We look forward to getting more details about this celebration and will post them for the family.
We’ll end this posting with a request from Betsy for a missing Mullanphy photograph:
“One more item to put in your Ourrumpus Information.
We have pictures of each of our fore-bearers: Jane, Octavia, Catherine, Ann, Elizabeth, Mary and Bryan.
We do not have a photograph of ELLEN. She was the oldest daughter of John and Elizabeth Mullanphy. She died in 1827 in Paris.
I have asked different relatives to look in your old picture albums and see if you have it. There was a photograph or painting of her and it is said, the Chambers had it (thatâ€™s us).
I would like to make a copy of it for the Missouri Historical Society to complete the family portrait.
Once we have all of these images it would be nice to have them available for viewing in our Gallery.
Thanks to those who have contributed to today’s posting. Hope all will have a nice summer holiday!