In September of 1991, approximately a dozen members of the
Maule family made their way to Scotland for the postponed 1990
Reunion. World events forced a cancellation of the 1990 plans,
but fortunately the group was able to keep its momentum going
into 1991. I was not able to attend, which I regret, but there
was something about professional obligations to my teaching
I do not want to pre-empt our cousins from telling the
wonderful stories about the Reunion. From the ones I have heard
it is clear that it was a resounding success. Many sights were
seen, there was lunch hosted by Lord Dalhousie, Earl of Panmure
(a distant cousin), and friends made in what is a country of
It is hoped that reports, photos, and other information will
be presented at the 1992 Reunion. (See accompanying story).
*** 1992 REUNION PLANS ***
The Ad Hoc Maule Reunion Committee has selected Saturday,
September 12, 1992, as the date of the next Maule Reunion. It
will be held at Sadsbury Monthly Meeting in Chester County, Pa.,
from 10 a.m. until we get tired of mingling and talking.
(Directions below.) All of us owe a debt of gratitude to Mary
Louise Maule, who obtained the Meeting's permission for us. Many
branches of the Maule family have belonged to Sadsbury Meeting;
the meeting is the place where the 1986 Maule Reunion was
Everyone is asked to bring their own drinks and place
settings, and to bring a dish and/or dessert to share. We'll plan
to eat at noon, and I will try to stop my nonstop talking in a
timely fashion so that I do not delay lunch. Please, if you can,
bring folding tables and chairs; there are few at the Meeting. If
you live nearby and can bring a few extra chairs, that would be
of great help to those arriving from a distance who cannot do so.
Kitchen (including range and refrigerator) and restroom
facilities are available, but food is not permitted upstairs. NO
alcoholic beverages, at the request of the Meeting. There is
shelter if it rains (a basement in which we will fit until there
are 80 or 90 of us, in which case we will eat in turns or perhaps
place a table in the kitchen and one on the outer porch).
For the after-lunch program, it is hoped that those who
attended the 1991 Reunion in Scotland (see accompanying story)
will share, through a talk, a presentation, or otherwise, their
experience. In addition, anyone who has news, comments, or other
information that they would like to share is welcome to do so.
DIRECTIONS: From Route 30 westbound: turn left onto Route
41, pass through the town of Gap, pass the medical center and
then the Dutch Way shopping center. Look for Simmontown Road on
your left, and turn left onto it (there is a black-and-white sign
for Sadsbury Meeting). If you pass Ken's Sporting Goods store you
have gone too far on Rte 41. Go 1-1/4 miles on Simmontown Road
and the meetinghouse is on your right next to a cemetery.
From Route 30 eastbound: turn right onto Route 41, and
follow preceding directions. (Route 41 meets Route 30 16 miles
east of Lancaster and 12 miles west of the Route 82 exit for
From the south: pick up Route 41 and after passing through
the town of Atglen, pass a nursery and Ken's Sporting Goods store
on your left. Look quickly for Simmontown Road (there is a sign),
and follow preceding directions.
If you have questions, please contact me or Gloria Pierce,
616 Lincoln Street, Oxford, Pa., 19363 (215-932-8204). We'll try
our best to help.
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It is with regret that I must inform you of the following
David Fulton Conover (1E528161) 1989/90, Coral Gables, Fla.
Frederick Rogers Drayton ((1E5151215)) Apr. 16, 1992, Newtown
Madie Evans Faulk (1E55?????) Apr. 20, 1989, Salt Lake City,
Marian Maule Fox (1E75531) Dec. 1987
Clarence Lambelet (1E713463) 1990/91
Wilmer E. Latshaw (1E7244221) Oct. 28, 1990, Berwyn, Pa.
Donald R. Maule (1E713433) Dec. 22, 1991, Sand Springs, Okla.
Joan Maule (1EE4512) 1989/90, Cal.
Samuel G. M. Maule (1E528622) Jan. 7, 1992, Swarthmore, Pa.
Sara M. Maule (1E75751) Feb. 22, 1988, Montoursville, Pa.
Klahr Miller (1EE15132) 1990/91
Levi R. Rhoads (1E76W13) Nov. 29, 1989, Richmond, Ind.
Lucile A. Rhoads (1E76W13) Nov. 12, 1989, Richmond, Ind.
Gilroy Roberts (1E525551) Jan. 26, 1992, Havertown, Pa.
Helen A. Scofield (1E85931) May 16, 1992, Yeadon, Pa.
Elwood Maule Shupard (1E7551422) Jan. 30, 1992, Havertown,
Sydney Thayer III (1E5151215) July 25, 1990, Coatesville, Pa.
Robert Leland Thomas (1E724432) June 31, 1989, North Fort Myers,
Mary S. Wherry (19111331) Aug. 12, 1990, Media, Pa.
Perhaps it is my age or the fact that I haven't been able to
concentrate on genealogical endeavors, but it strikes me that an
entire generation of the family is disappearing quickly and much
sooner than I had ever expected. Last fall I picked up my Penn
alumni magazine, turned to the obituaries as I usually do, and
saw not one, but two, cousins listed in the very same
Mrs. Deborah August
Ruth Ann Bagdanski
M/M Richard DeMoss
Mrs. Silas E. Dutcher
Mrs. Anna Ebert
M/M Robert Foley, Jr.
M/M Charles Halfpenny
Mrs. Melvin Jackman
Mrs. W.H. Jones
M/M Alec Maule
Mrs. Donald R. Maule
M/M Peter Maule
Stuart MacArthur Resor
Mrs. Eva Story
Mrs. Josephine Thompson
I bought a book about the history of Red Arrow, a Philadelphia
suburban transit company now absorbed into SEPTA (a governmental
transit authority). I discover that one of the moving forces
behind Red Arrow was E. Spencer Miller, an attorney (of course).
He was the husband of Rachel Lewis (1E528111). There has been no
contact with their descendants, if there are any.
Well, buried back here on the fourth page are some answers
to all of those questions that may have stumped you. With
apologies to the producers of "What About Bob?" for borrowing an
altered version of their movie title for my headline, I'll see
what about me.
1. Is he (Jim) still alive?
Yes. I just looked at the prior page and my name isn't
2. What happened to the newsletter he (Jim) used to
It was delayed. Several years. Guess an explanation is in
order. As I noted in the last newsletter (March 1990, just to
make sure everyone understands that I am fully aware of how long
it has been), I became involved in many more professional
activities and shortly after mailing the last newsletter I was
Well, the professional activities have continued and have
grown. The marriage didn't.
3. What sorts of professional activities does he (Jim) do?
I never thought you'd ask (grin).
I continue to teach between 5 and 7 credit hours of law
courses each semester, including the summer. During the past
three years, I have written two treatises, including supple-
ments, and am presently working on the sixth and seventh Tax
Management Portfolios of an income tax overview series. I have
developed and marketed, through TaxJEM, Inc. a series of computer
programs to assist students in learning taxation. Other attorneys
retain me for consultation and I do a few income tax returns.
4. So does he (Jim) have any free time for genealogy?
I'm trying to make some. When I'm not engrossed in
professional activities or sleeping, I spend time with Charles
and Sarah, teach Sunday School, and serve on a Christian
Education subcommittee at church. This is all "free" time stuff
because I don't get paid in money for it. (He still has that
awful Maule sense of humor.) I get paid with laughter and
5. So has he (Jim) lost interest in genealogy and all of
No. Not at all. In fact, I have continued to "collect"
information from newspapers, books, cousins, and others. I have
been to a genealogy library once during the past two years.
But even as I write this a contractor is working on an
addition to the house that will have a Family History Room, so
that I can bring my genealogy materials home and make room in my
filled-to-the-brim office at the law school. Then I can organize
the big boxes of the "collected" items, have a place to work, and
try to resume my favorite hobby. (Yes, beyond profession and free
time, there is hobby. Let me tell you about the room for the
model trains...) It will take time, just as it took me seven
hours to find address information and update the mailing list.
Beware of boxes marked "To be sorted and filed"; they fill up
6. So where is his (Jim's) house?
Close to the law school. This is closer to where I do most
of my professional activities than I've ever lived before. I say
most, because I do much of my writing and computer programming
and some of my consulting and tax return prep-aration at my
I know. I know. You'd like an address and phone numbers.
Actually, I do want you to note these, because mail to my earlier
addresses will not reach me. Here goes:
Home and Home Office:
219 Comrie Drive
Villanova, PA 19085-1402
Law School Office:
School of Law
Villanova, PA 19085-1682
219 Comrie Drive
Villanova, PA 19085-1402
7. So when does he (Jim) resume giving significant attention
to genealogical endeavors?
My guess is sometime in 1993 or 1994, if by significant we
mean activity at the levels of 1977 through 1982. The tax
Portfolio series should be completed by the spring of 1993, I
probably will cut back on summer teaching in 1993 or 1994, I do
not plan to create new treatises during the next few years, and
TaxJEM, Inc. has
entered into an agreement with the Harvard-Minnesota-Chicago Kent
CALI/LEAP group for it to market TaxJEM, Inc. programs.
So, just as I thought in 1988, there will be much more
available time in one or two years. Now we know what a great
estimate I made in 1988.
8. So, what sorts of genealogical "stuff" is he (Jim) going
Here's my list of things I want to do:
a. Continue updating the 1981 book.
The 1981 book and the information
that arrived between 1981 and 1987 has been put into a group of
WordPerfect files. My sister did much of that work, but she, too,
suffers from the shortening of the day and the shortening of the
week that occurs when one attains the age of 21. There exists a
2-foot-high stack of information to be analyzed, coded, and
entered. Almost all of the entries in the book are out-of-date,
because so many cousins who were children in 1981 have grown up,
married, had children, created careers, and otherwise become more
than mere names in a list of their parents' children. So I'd like
to commence a project by which the current computer entries are
mailed to each person, who could then make corrections and return
them to me.
b. The Thomas Maule book
I really do want to write an analytical biography of Thomas Maule, together with a
republication of his writings and the articles written about him.
He is quite a significant figure in the history of the First
Amendment (it still exists, doesn't it?). Anyway, my idea of
publishing on the 200th anniversary of the First Amendment is no
longer possible. I am trying to persuade a colleague at the law
school who teaches legal history to join me in writing this book.
There is some interest, so it is quite possible.
c. My children's ancestors
I started this project in the 1980's. I actually have a rough
version of a book on computer. I want to trace back to at least
the emigrant the several lines that I have not been able to trace
to Europe. And since Charles and Sarah are getting to an age in
which they are becoming more aware of family relationships,
ancestry, and similar things, I really want to create this for
them. I suppose my first, second, third, and maybe even fourth
cousins will be interested in the book.
d. The photo collection
I need to get serious about updating and labelling the photo
collection, finding ways to get copies of the photos that are in
the 1981 book but the originals of which were returned to their
owners, and convincing someone to adopt the photo collection
maintenance effort as their own.
9. Is he (Jim) done yet?
Yes. I ran out of room. Aren't you glad? Take care, and
thanks for your patience.
The large print has nothing to do with my age. Really!
MAP SHOWING DIRECTIONS TO SADSBURY MONTHLY MEETING,
SITE OF 1992 BIENNIAL MAULE REUNION (September 12, 1992, 10 a.m.)