I just returned from a Texas vacation an hour ago, so I will give you only a brief update on my search for Ethel.
She is the daughter of Josephine (Josie Belle) Swisher and David Gates who were married August 30, 1886.Josie Belle then married Charles F. Felmley in 1891 or 1897 - I am assuming that someplace a 1 looked like a 7 or vice versa.I have Josie Belles ancestory
According to the 1920 census, Ethel was born in 1887 and married Ernest Earl Swisher born 1885 ( I have some info on their children-
Ethel had a sister, Daisy who married a Schreiber - no birth dates known.
Another sister Pearl married a Swank - again no birth dates.
Her brother, Roy born May 02, 1889, in Potomac Il, Died August 02, 1982 in Danville, Il Americana Nursing Home, buried in Potomac cemetery.Married to Augusta Bonberg of Danville.
I have no record of a brother Clarence of Seattle.
According to the dates that I have - Ethel and Roy were the offspring of David Gates and must have later taken the name of Josie Belle's second husband, Charles Felmley.I have no dates for Pearl and Daisy therefore no assumptions as to their father.
Ethel and Ernest were my grandparents.What is your possible relationship to Ethel? Who was your grandmother?It would be great to compare notes.As I said, I just got back from vacation and am very tired- we can sort out the info we have after I get some sleep and back into my work and research routines.
Thank you for responding - looking forward to hearing from you.