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Margaret Pearl Lapole Schatz
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Birth: Mar. 13, 1900
Death: Oct. 23, 1994

Margaret Schatz known as Pearl was an extraordinary woman. She was the mother of George A., Wallace (Wally), Aleda, Richard (Dick), Mary, Doris and Thelma. She and her husband George F, were one of the original residents of Howard County, MD, building the one house they lived in.

She, along with her husband, struggled through the Depression. Two of her sons, George A. and Wallace served in the Pacific theatre during WWII. Both returned after the war although George A. was captured by the Japanese and survived the Bataan Death March. Her beloved husband, George F. was taken too soon from cancer in 1963.

Pearl survived all this with a grace and wit seldom seen today. She was a gifted craftswoman, contributing her talents freely to many Church bazaars. She and her husband also donated generously to the original hall church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ilchester, Maryland.

Family holidays spent at "Grandmom's house" were a joy and a delight, never an obligation. Whether searching for Easter eggs on the front yard, tasting some of Grandmom's dandelion wine or sitting on the side porch counting cars, it was always fun to be in her presence.

Of particular note is the annual Thanksgiving dinner. The entire family came together at one long table that stretched from dining room to living room. The main dinner was served at 1:00 followed by a football game on the front lawn. Later, turkey leftovers were served for supper and the evening closed with music and song. Uncles and cousins played guitar and the rest sang along to the American songbook. Baltimore channel WJZ-TV featured the dinner twice on their Thanksgiving newscast.

Margaret died at 94. She was indeed, a Pearl of great price.

You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You'll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don't take my sunshine away.

(Lyrics by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell)

Pearl's brothers & sisters:

Rodney
Mary "Grace"
Edward
Lloyd
Benjamin
Jane May

also Russell, Howard, Clarence, Charles, Bessie (Beth).
 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Harvey Lapole (1872 - 1932)
  Ida Mae Clark Lapole (1876 - 1963)
 
 Spouse:
  George Frank Schatz (1897 - 1963)
 
 Children:
  George Anthony Schatz (1919 - 2008)*
  Wallace Francis Schatz (1921 - 1989)*
  Aleda Elizabeth Schatz McCormick (1922 - 2012)*
  Mary Agnes Schatz Wall (1932 - 2003)*
  Richard Thomas Schatz (1935 - 2006)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary "Grace" Lapole Myers (1897 - 1976)*
  Margaret Pearl Lapole Schatz (1900 - 1994)
  Edward W Lapole (1912 - 1971)*
  Lloyd Wilson Lapole (1914 - 1983)*
  Jane May Lapole Kramer (1917 - 2008)*
  Rodney Earl Lapole (1919 - 1979)*
  Benjamin Harvey Lapole (1922 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Baltimore National Cemetery
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Plot: A, 0, 137E
 
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Record added: Feb 26, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 1156258
Margaret Pearl <i>Lapole</i> Schatz
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