La Jean TEMPLE (private).60273 Parents: Ralph Raymond TEMPLE Sr.-61606 and Elna Ida PENNINGTON-61607.


La Roy TEMPLE9445,103874 was born in 1905 in TX. He died in 1906 at the age of 1 in Lakeport, Gregg, TX. Buried in Peatown Cemetery, Lakeport, TX. Parents: Edwin Fussell (Edwin) TEMPLE-23128 and Ida Ellen (Ida) LUKER-28425.


La Triya Tanehvia TEMPLE (private).79518 Parents: Dana Lynn TEMPLE-158959.


La Trobe E. (Trova) TEMPLE34470 was born on 11 June 1905 in Johnson Co., AR.67133,67134,67135,103875 She appeared in the census in April 1910 in Stonewall, Johnson, AR.67134,67135 She died on 28 July 1912 at the age of 7 in Johnson Co., AR.67133,103875 Buried in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Hunt, AR. Parents: Thomas Walter (Walter) TEMPLE-34926 and Nellie Willis (Willie) SHAMBLIN-34934.


La Verne TEMPLE Sr. (private).

Spouse: Rebecca Denise ST. CYR-140043. Children were: Arlena Nicole TEMPLE-140044, La Verne TEMPLE Jr.-158919.


La Verne TEMPLE Jr. (private). Parents: La Verne TEMPLE Sr.-140042 and Rebecca Denise ST. CYR-140043.


La Verne Beryl TEMPLE (private).

Spouse: Fintan Frederick ALLEN-144286.


La Vonne TEMPLE was born on 29 May 1906 in Sardinia, Brown, OH.45593,45595,56734 She appeared in the census in January 1920 in Norwood, Hamilton, OH.45595 In April 1928 she was a stenographer in Norwood, Hamilton, OH.45593 La died on 8 July 1977 at the age of 71 in Finneytown, Hamilton, OH.56734 Buried in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Evendale, OH. Parents: Elmer Austin (Elmer) TEMPLE-46433 and Louisa E. JUILLERAT-47585.

Spouse: Wilford Delos MURPHY-83525. La Vonne TEMPLE and Wilford Delos MURPHY were married on 7 April 1928 in Hamilton Co., OH.45593 This was a first marriage for both. Children were: W. Kenneth MURPHY-83526, Judith R. MURPHY-83527.


Laban TEMPLE (private).661 Parents: Thomas TEMPLE-127281 and Annie Mae -127282.

Spouse: Ruden CHAMBERLAIN-127277. Children were: Diane Denise TEMPLE-127278.


Laban TEMPLE5156,95557 was born about 1747 in Prince George Co., VA. He served in the military about 1780 in Lancaster, Lancaster, SC.84287 Served in the 6th Virginia Regiment under Captain William Haley Avery. Apparently killed at Buford's Defeat. "The Buford Massacre," by Louise Pettus, explained that it was fought 29 May 1780, and is known variously as the Buford Massacre, Buford's Defeat, or the Battle of the Waxhaws.

"Following a naval siege, Charleston had surrendered on May 12th. Col. Abraham Buford and his Virginia soldiers were the only organized troop left in South Carolina. Buford and his men retreated at a slow pace, partly because they waited on remnants of several South Carolina cavalry troops to join them, and partly because the Virginians were escorting SC Gov. John Rutledge and his party to Hillsborough, NC for safety.

Afraid that Governor Rutledge would escape, the British general, Lord Cornwallis, assigned his best commander of mobile forces, Col. Banastre Tarleton, to pursue. By the time Tartleton had caught up (at one point covering 105 miles in 54 hours), Rutledge had separated from Buford's 350 Virginia Continentals. Tarleton, who had 130 cavalry, 100 infantry, and 40 British Dragoons, found Buford's forces resting after a long march.

Accounts of what happened next vary considerably. One view states that Buford, realizing that it was futile to resist, ordered his men to raise the flag of truce. Tarleton came forward on horseback to accept the flag. Just as he did so, his horse was shot from under him. Tarleton fell, and the horse fell on him. Tarleton's men, mistakenly believing their leader was killed, attacked furiously.

Another version, and the one most popular with Patriot writers, is that Tarleton tricked Buford by offering the Colonials quarter, and when they laid down their arms, Tarleton ordered the British troops to attack without mercy. Alexander Garden of Charleston wrote that it was "one of Tarleton's most atrocious acts of barbarity, yet it exalted him in the favour of Lord Cornwallis, and raised his military reputation, in the opinions of the British nation, to the most exalted degree of perfection."

American casualties were 113 killed, 150 wounded, and 53 prisoners. Many of the wounded died within a day. An American officer who was there said that the average number of saber and bayonet wounds per soldier was 16. After this the Americans spoke of "Bloody Tarleton." Buford escaped, and most of those who did were mounted. The British lost only 5 killed and 14 wounded."

Robert Temples uncovered the following about the battle site:

"About 9 miles east of Lancaster on SC highway 522, a quarter of a mile south of highway 9, there is a two-acre plot of land with two historical markers, a stone wall, and two mass grave sites. The oldest memorial on the site is a marble obelisk, 15' tall from base to top, which was erected in 1860. It was designed and cut by William T. White, a prominent Charleston stone-cutter. The monument is in side a two-foot wall of white rocks that outlined the larger of the two mass graves. The second mass grave is unmarked." He died in May 1780 at the age of 33 in Lancaster, Lancaster, SC. Served in Revolution and died at Buford's Defeat after the fall of Charlestown, near Lancaster, SC. Parents: Samuel TEMPLE-16109 and Mary WILLIAMS-17165.


Laban TEMPLE103876 was born between 1763 and 1787. Parents: Jacob TEMPLE-17167 and Mary -17172.


Laban TEMPLE14697 was born on 30 November 1781 in Prince George Co., VA. He died on 2 March 1842 at the age of 60 in Montgomery Co., AL.103877 Probably married in South Carolina, where most records of this time are missing. Parents: Peter TEMPLE-17168 and Ann BONNER-17173.

Spouse: Mary Ann LIDE-18196. Mary Ann LIDE and Laban TEMPLE were married about 1817 in Mt. Meigs, Montgomery, AL.27458 Children were: Eliza Ann TEMPLE-18197, John Peter TEMPLE-30110, Martha H. TEMPLE-18201, Dr. Wyatt B. TEMPLE-18199, Robert L. TEMPLE-18200, Mary Jane TEMPLE-18198, Charles L. TEMPLE-18202, Caroline S. TEMPLE-18203.


Lacey TEMPLE (private). Parents: Jerry Dale TEMPLE-80235 and Kristi NEWCOMB-82884.


Lacey E. TEMPLE (private).

Spouse: Josh R. ELMORE-148114.


Lacista Beverly TEMPLE (private).103878


Lacy A. TEMPLE (private).

Spouse: Brandon C. SKINNER-164243.


Lacy L. TEMPLE103879 was born on 20 May 1893. She died on 17 November 1905 at the age of 12 in Brunswick, Glynn, GA. Buried in Palmetto Cemetery, Brunswick, GA. Not found in the 1900 census.


Lacy Renee TEMPLE (private).79692 Parents: Thomas Cobb (Thomas) TEMPLE-83710 and Laura Lee BRINSON-83713.


Ladawn Rachele TEMPLE (private).61685 Parents: TEMPLE-161645 and Thelma Carolyn (Carolyn) POWELL-150468.


Ladislaus TEMPLE103880 was born (date unknown). Surname may end with an S depending on handwriting interpretation.

Spouse: Helen KWAPIL-178186. Helen KWAPIL and Ladislaus TEMPLE were married on 12 June 1928 in Lucas Co., OH.47899


LaDonna TEMPLE (private). Parents: John Allen TEMPLE-79657 and LaDonna Lynn (LaDonna) JOHNSON-84027.


Lady Grace TEMPLE12486 was born in 1905 in Titus Co., TX.69796 She died in 1910 at the age of 5 in Winfield, Titus, TX.103881 Buried in Winfield Cemetery, Winfield, TX. Parents: Allen Matthew (Allen) TEMPLE-26349 and Rhoda Ellen (Ellen) TURNER-26368.


Lafayette TEMPLE15046 was born in October 1825 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, NH.15046,15047,18452,69164,103882 The 1860 census would make the birth year 1824. He moved about 1835 in Chicopee, Hampden, MA.15050 In 1850 he was a carpenter in West Springfield, Hampden, MA.15048 In July 1860 Lafayette was a potion maker in Chicopee, Hampden, MA.15047 In June 1870 he was a wood worker in Chicopee, Hampden, MA.69164 In June 1880 he was a furniture and woodworking laborer in Chicopee, Hampden, MA.103882 Lafayette was ill with lung trouble in June 1880 in Chicopee, Hampden, MA.103882 He died on 19 February 1883 at the age of 57 in Chicopee, Hampden, MA.22,15046,15050,103883 Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Chicopee, MA. He has reference number RLT # 638.35869 Lafayette was a builder.15046 He was an undertaker.15046 Parents: Urijah TEMPLE-1143 and Harriet PIERCE-1590.

Spouse: Ann E. BOURKE-2246. Ann E. BOURKE and Lafayette TEMPLE were married in 1849.15046,15050 Children were: Ella N. TEMPLE-2248, Oscar Willis (Oscar) TEMPLE-2249, Edward L. (Eddie) TEMPLE-2250.

Spouse: Mary E. SMITH-2247. Mary E. SMITH and Lafayette TEMPLE were married on 12 December 1865 in Chicopee, Hampden, MA.15046,15050 Children were: Mary L. TEMPLE-2251.


Lafayette TEMPLE was born in 1846 in Williamson Co., TN.103884 He died on 17 March 1922 at the age of 76 in Warren Co., TN.103884 Died of an unknown disease coupled with senility. It seems he was not well taken care of in his final years, as the doctor had been attending him since 1920. Buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Warren Co., TN. He shows up in no censuses, yet was said in his death certificate to be the son of Jerry Temple. Only one Jerry Temple was in TN, that being Jeremiah, but why Lafayette was never found with his siblings is unknown. It may have something to do with his father's early death. Parents: Jeremiah (Jerry) TEMPLE-52831 and Jemima UNGER-52832.

Spouse: UNKNOWN-91279. UNKNOWN and Lafayette TEMPLE were married.


LaFayette TEMPLE was born on 27 February 1865 in Wheeling, Guernsey, OH.2226,8629,14795,34769,34770,34771,34772,34773,34776,48517 He appeared in the census in July 1870 in Wheeling, Guernsey, OH.8629 He appeared in the census in June 1880 in Wheeling, Guernsey, OH.14795 In June 1900 LaFayette was a farmer in Wheeling, Guernsey, OH.34771 Between 1908 and 1911 he was a County Commissioner in Guernsey Co., OH.30051,103885 In April 1910 he was a farmer in Wheeling, Guernsey, OH.34772 In January 1920 LaFayette was a farmer in Wheeling, Guernsey, OH.34770 In April 1930 he was a farmer in Wheeling, Guernsey, OH.34776 He moved in 1936 in Cambridge, Guernsey, OH.103886 LaFayette appeared in the census in April 1940 in Cambridge, Guernsey, OH.34773 He died on 3 April 1948 at the age of 83 in Guernsey Co., OH.2226,34769 Buried in Kimbolton Cemetery, Liberty Township, OH. He has reference number RLT # U1428.9480 Parents: William D. TEMPLE-24591 and Martha Jane LANNING-24595.

Spouse: Ella Mariah (Ella) GIBSON-31590. Ella Mariah (Ella) GIBSON and LaFayette TEMPLE were married on 18 May 1892 in Guernsey Co., OH.30051,34768,34771,34772,34776 Children were: Paul Hamilton (Paul) TEMPLE-31603, Grace Ella TEMPLE-31604, TEMPLE-31591, John LaFayette (John) TEMPLE-31605, TEMPLE-83455, Foster Gibson (Foster) TEMPLE-31606, Edythe Jane (Edythe) TEMPLE-31607, William Dwight (Dwight) TEMPLE-31608.

Spouse: Ella Frame MILLER-44409. Ella Frame MILLER and LaFayette TEMPLE were married on 29 July 1929 in Guernsey Co., OH.54872


Lafayette TEMPLE26148 was born on 4 December 1898 in Copiah Co., MS.26149,26150,103887 He appeared in the census in June 1900 in Natchez, Adams, MS.26150 He appeared in the census in April 1910 in Wesson, Copiah, MS.103887 The census is fouled up, as he is enumerated at the start of a sheet, without precursor, as a grandson, but his grandfather does not appear. Lafayette died on 20 July 1913 at the age of 14 in Copiah Co., MS.26149 Buried in Wesson Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah, MS. Parents: James Dwyer (James) TEMPLE-18909 and Lucy Belle (Lula) DAVIS-18962.


Lafayette TEMPLE (private).6513

Spouse: Kathryn Marie NYGAARD-145318.


Lafayette (Lafe) TEMPLE103888 was born on 5 April 1842 in Withamsville, Clermont, OH.455,5199,5200,5201,6800,15522,15889,15890,42314,103888 Gave his age as 26 in 1870. He appeared in the census in October 1850 in Ohio Twp., Clermont, OH.15522 He appeared in the census in June 1860 in Pierce, Clermont, OH.5199 In June 1870 Lafayette was a farmer in Pierce, Clermont, OH.5200 In June 1880 he was a farmer in Pierce, Clermont, OH.5201 In June 1900 he was a farm laborer in Union Twp., Clermont, OH.15889 In April 1910 Lafayette was a farmer in Union Twp., Clermont, OH.15890 He died on 23 January 1916 at the age of 73 in Withamsville, Clermont, OH.103888,103889 Buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Withomsville, Clermont, OH. He has reference number RLT # 72.3592 Though married, no record of wife's name. Died without male issue. Parents: Nathaniel TEMPLE-4477 and Mary (Polly) BRADBURY-4555.

Spouse: Caroline B. (Carrie) BRAZIER-31560. Caroline B. (Carrie) BRAZIER and Lafayette (Lafe) TEMPLE were married on 11 December 1865 in Clermont Co., OH.455,6800,15890 Children were: Maude H. TEMPLE-45416.


Lafayette Parker TEMPLE Sr. was born on 14 September 1878 in Cooperstown, Otsego, NY.8982,50823,79137,103890 Birth certificate of LPT Jr. listed age as 32 at last birthday, which would have made birth year 1879. He appeared in the census in June 1880 in Mauston, Juneau, WI.8982 He was educated in 1896 in Washington, DC.103891 Between 1903 and 1925 Lafayette was a Temple School of Shorthand & Typewriting in Washington, DC.103892 School letterhead shows address to have been The Kimball Building, over the B&O Office and opposite Riggs House, 1417 G Street, NW, D.C. in 1909. He lived in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD in 1906.103893 Between 1907 and 1922 he was an Official Stenographer, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.103891,103894 In April 1910 Lafayette was a court reporter in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.50823 He lived 4408 Main Avenue in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD in 1911. Between 1922 and 1925 he was an Official Reporter, United States Court in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.103895 Lafayette lived 903 Falls Road Terrace in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD between 1922 and 1925. He was ill with lost kidney on 28 September 1924 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.103896 He was ill with pneumonia in May 1925 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.103897 Reported by Miss Madeline Giles, an Elective Member of the Board of the NSRA in her memorial tribute to Temple. Lafayette died on 10 August 1925 at the age of 46 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.103898 Died in Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD. He died due to complications drom kidney cancer that had metastisized. Buried in family plot, Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville, MD.

At time of death, family lived at 903 Falls Road Terrace, Baltimore. At his wake in this home, one memorial testimony cited "judges of the local and federal courts, officers of The American Bar Association, prominent attorneys of Baltimore, fellow shorthand reporters, associates and employees. Among those present were: George A. McBride, former President of the National Shorthand Reporters Association, Herman H. Pechin, another former NSRA President, Edward I. Berry, Vice President of the NSRA, Arthur J. Munro, former Vice President of the NSRA, and Lafayette Parker's associate, Theodore A. Rettaliata.

Three sides of the large living room in which the casket reposed were covered with flowers, and it took three cars to take all the flowers to the Cemetery. He was named after La Fayette Parker. He was named for his mother's uncle, who had either one or two daughters, but neither of whom apparently survived past 1878. The family story, for which there is little doubt, is that La Fayette Parker had no surviving male issue, and wanted his name to live on. In fact, it would appear that his last surviving daughter (or perhaps only daughter) died before 1878. He offered Ellen Kathleen Parker $500 to name her next male child after him, which she did. Founded Temple Business Schools in 1903 (known then as Temple School of Shorthand and Typewriting), along with Mrs. S.A. Wilmot-Huish and Mrs. Caroline B. Stephen - newspaper article, 17 Aug 1925, Washington Post.

Lived at 4408 Main Avenue in Baltimore when son, Lafayette Parker Temple Jr born in Washington DC. - Per Birth Certificate.

Went to Washington DC in 1896 to study architecture & became a mechanical draftsman.

1898 became a stenographer.

Moved to Baltimore in 1906.
Member of Mount Moriah Lodge, # 116 A.F. & A.M.

Known for his even temper, good nature and humor, and ability to entertain with anecdotes as well as be very persuasive when speaking. One memorial said "His smile was winsome, his personality was magnetic. To meet him was to like him, and to know him was to love
him. Always quick to forgive, slow to offend, he never had an enemy."

He was a renowned after dinner speaker and humorist, often speaking in the final position of an evening's entertainment. Some of his engagements were:

The Maryland Society of Delaware, 11th Annual Dinner, 12 Mar 1925;
Twenty-eighth Annual Banquet of the Dutchess County Society of New York City, 19 Jan 1924;
Twenty-seventh Annual Banquet of the Dutchess County Society of New York City, 13 Jan 1923 (where he shared the speaking duties with Major Fiorello La Guardia);
Twenty-Ninth Annual Banquet of the Real Estate Board of New York, 7 Feb 1925 (where he shared speaking duties with Alfred E. Smith);
The Philadelphia Stock Exchange Dinner, 11 May 1922;
Ninth Annual Dinner of the Orange County Society of New York City, 19 Jan 1924.
Kiwanis Ladies' Night, 22 Feb 1924;
Fourth Annual Banquet of the New Jersey Industrial Lenders Association, 19 Mar 1925;
Ninth Annual Banquet of the Pennsylvania Industrial Lenders Association, 3 Dec 1924 Parents: George Aldrich (George) TEMPLE-12 and Ellen Kathleen (Kate) PARKER-13.

Spouse: Cora Louise (Louise) LUMSDEN-5087. Cora Louise (Louise) LUMSDEN and Lafayette Parker TEMPLE Sr. were married on 31 August 1904 in Washington, DC.50823,50833 Married by Rev. John Schick Children were: Phillips Lumsden TEMPLE-50, Louise Ernestine (Ernestine) TEMPLE-56, Lafayette Parker (Pick) TEMPLE Jr.-2, Marjorie L. TEMPLE-57.


Lt. Colonel Lafayette Parker TEMPLE III (private). Parents: Lafayette Parker (Pick) TEMPLE Jr.-2 and Jeannette Beatrice (Jeannette) FRIEDMAN-5088.

Spouse: Betty June HORTON-5089. Children were: Patricia Lynn TEMPLE-3, Christina Lee TEMPLE-4.


Lafayette Parker (Pick) TEMPLE Jr. was born on 20 January 1911 in Washington, DC.33355,50833,103899 Birth Certificate, Record Number 169819. Born in Columbia Hospital at 12:20 am. Permanent address listed as 4408 Main Avenue in Baltimore.

Name not filled in, and name of LPT Jr not registered until 5 Apr 1911. He was baptized on 25 January 1912 in Forest Park, Baltimore, MD.103900 He was educated before 1925. In his own words, "Pick, a precocious child, started in public school in Baltimore at the age of five, but was removed from school to wait another year, after he kept the other youngsters in the class highly amused with his imitations of animal noises during class! The teacher decided that though precocious he was still too young to enter first grade.
"The following year, he was entered in a private school for boys, the Boys' Latin School in Baltimore, where he remained through the sixth grade with only minor skirmishes resulting from his effervescent personality!
"He then attended Roland Park Public School for the seventh grade. Upon completion of this year, Pick was so well grounded in his school work that he was able to skip the eighth grade entirely and entered his first year of high school at St. Paul's School in Baltimore. Four years later, he was graduated at the head of his class and at the same time, received the "best all-round athlete" award and the school's "good fellowship" aware made by the Alumni Association of the school. He received additional prizes for highest over-all standing in the school, along with the English Composition and mathematics prizes. Lafayette learning the guitar about 1927. In his own words, "It was during his attendance at St. Paul's as a boarding student after his father's death in 1925, where he began to learn to play the ukulele from several friends.
"Pick helped work his way through high school by waiting on tables and serving in the church. On his day off, he often worked part time selling sheet music in a local music store. It was while working in the music store that he heard a fellow play a six-string guitar. It brought back memories of his father who used to play a guitar when Pick was very young. It made the ukulele sound like a hunk of tin. The guitar player explained to Pick that the first four strings of the six string Spanish guitar are chorded exactly as a ukulele is chorded. Then the remaining two strings are used to supply additional bass notes. This was a revelation to Pick who promptly took a guitar off the shelves of the music store, and in slack moments, practiced on it, learning simple arrangements of Stephen Foster melodies from an instruction book. Pick could not read music but he studied the chord diagrams in the book and learned to apply them strictly by ear, and to sing or hum the melody of the songs as he strummed the guitar. It was fun, even though hard on the finger tips at first.
"In 1926, Pick took his Christmas money and bought his first guitar at Montgomery-Ward's for $6.75. From that time on, he sought out anyone who could sing a song that he could learn. He learned most of the popular tunes of the day and many ballads which, he found out may years later, were folk songs. There were boys at the school from many different states and since it was a choir school, most of them sang. Thus, Pick learned all the songs that young folks from many different areas brought with them. Railroad songs, mountain songs, comic songs, tragic songs, etc." He served in the military on 27 June 1929 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.103901 In the Navy, enlisted 27 Jun 1929 and left 14 Feb 1930, served in Norfolk, VA. Service Number 257-95-30 He appeared in the census in April 1930 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.50833 Between 1933 and 1935 Lafayette was a Statistical Clerk for Census Bureau in Washington, DC. Worked as temporary clerk 1933-1935. Between 1935 and 1937 he was a Supervisor, 1935 Census of Business in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.103902 Between 1937 and 1953 he was a Permanent Civil Service appointment in Washington, DC.103902 Lafayette lived 7611 Georgia Avenue, apartment 305 in Washington, DC in 1938.103903 In April 1940 he was a census bureau clerk in Washington, DC.33355 In October 1940 he was an employee of Census Bureau in Washington, DC.33357 Lafayette lived 2065B 38th Street, SE in Washington, DC between 1942 and 1946. He lived 2065A 38th Street, SE in Washington, DC between 1946 and 1952.103902 Between 1948 and 1962 he was a television performer in Washington, DC.103902 Beginning 9 Jun 1948, on a part time basis while still employed in the Census Bureau, he wrote, produced and performed 8 weekly television shows on folk music for WTTG, in Washington, DC. For each 15 minute show, he received $ 25. On 26 Sep 1948, he began performing as a folk singer and actor for 13 shows on WMAR TV in Baltimore, MD, again with 15 minute shows for $ 25 each. He moved briefly to radio, where he began, on 14 Oct 1948, writing, producing and performing 23 weekly radio shows for WTOP radio. These 15 minute radio shows paid $ 40 each. Beginning 28 Jan 1951 he started a series of TV shows on WTOP TV as a cowboy master of ceremonies and folk singer. This show began to include children guests whom he interviewed. He supervised games for the children, and also sang with them. He performed 253 such shows during the year, and also made numerous personal appearances. This was when his popularity began to take off. His approximate income at the time was $ 7000 annually. By 1952, the shows had increased to 7 days a week. He began doing a major portion of the production and writing, as well as performing and doing an increasing number of personal appearances. He had been asked to record a number of folk songs from his repertoire for the Archive of American Folk Lore at the Library of Congress in 1947, he had by 1952 gained a reputation as an authority in the field of folk music. This fact generated a series of adult lectures by him on the subject. In Nov 1952, he went on leave from the Government and became a full time worker in the entertainment and public relations for his new sponsor, Giant Foods, Inc. He did 360 shows that year, for an income of $ 18, 000.

In 1953, he continued as cowboy master of ceremonies and folk singer, as well as producer and writer of his TV shows. He did 362 shows that year. He finally resigned from the Census Bureau on 5 Oct 1953 when it became clear that the show would probably continue to succeed. Under the auspices of Giant Food, he undertook as a community service a series of lectures in the elementary school assemblies throughout the Washington Metro area. He prepared all his own material for these lectures, selected the subjects in conference with the various school boards in the area. The purpose of these lectures was to encourage young people to become better citizens by a fuller use of their talents and opportunities. He averaged 4 or 5 talks to school assemblies every school week, thus reaching many thousands of children both on and off the air. On the TV show he began to use puppet characters in the body of the show for commercials and general fun. He wrote all the material and pre-recorded the voices for the puppets on tape. This added dimension to the show and more work for him in a very crowded schedule by that time. His salary rose to $ 28,000.

During 1954, these activities continued and expanded, as he rendered public relations work to the services he performed for Giant. He attended and spoke at banquets, civic meetings, trade association meetings where he explained the philosophy behind the successful Giant Food program. That year, he produced and performed 360 shows, with a raise in pay to $ 40,000.

During 1955, he continued public relations work for Giant, and wrote, produced and performed as the cowboy master of ceremonies and as a folk singer on 351 shows. He prepared and expanded material on good citizenship in his lectures, delivering more than 150 lectures in the Washington area that year. His salary rose again to $ 46,000.

1956 saw him continue these same activities, and he appeared on 358 shows, as well as delivering 218 lectures. He also recorded an album of folk songs for RCA-Victor. His salary rose again to $52,000.

In 1957, this same set of activities continued, with 308 TV shows and 250 lectures. So successful had the public relations campaign for Giant become that it gained national attention, and was written up in several national magazines. The lower number of shows reflected the elimination of the Sunday show from the schedule. His income rose to $ 53,000.

The TV show moved to WTTG in 1958, though he continued to work for Giant in all the lines he had been serving. That year, he performed on 310 shows originating from the WTTG studios on the top floor of the Raleigh Hotel in Washington, DC, and delivered 247 lectures. The following year, he continued with 312 shows, and 240 lectures. In 1960. Giant again moved him, this time to WMAL TV, and reduced the show frequency to 5 days a week. He delivered more than 200 school lectures, and recorded another record for Prestige-International records. His salary was $ 53,000.

In 1961, the work for Giant continued with 270 shows and 200 lectures. He helped plan and organize a western frontier town amusement park in Fairfax County, VA, and named it "Old Virginia City." (It is presently taken over by a Costco and Home Depot complex.) He lent his name to the early American vintage steam train, the "Pick Temple Railroad," and operated as an engineer on the weekends, which was a thrill for such an avid steam railroad fan. For this latter work his compensation was $50 per day and 15% of the weekly gross of the railroad. He also made two trips to Hollywood to appear in the Rifleman TV series with Chuck Connors, for Four Star Productions. Giant cut back the air time of the TV show to half an hour, 5 days a week, and cut his salary to $ 42,000. This cut back had been part of Giant's long planned advertising policy.

By 1962, Giant had accomplished its original purpose of becoming a leading food chain, and had begun to further expand their operation to include general merchandise. They opened a number of Super Giant Discount Centers, including non-food items such as refrigerators, rugs, bedding, etc. The advertising approach was no longer through children and it was deemed wise to change their advertising from television to newspapers. The heavy expense of the children's show was no longer economically feasible. As of 1 Jan 1962, Giant took the TV show off the air, causing a considerable public relations problem because the public had become so accustomed to the show that they became quite vocal over its disappearance. He spent the first two months of 1962 in the delicate public relations task of helping Giant assuage the feelings of outraged customers by writing letters, phoning and even personal visits to complainants, explaining the necessity for the change and protecting Giant's good name. Having been so completely identified with Giant over the pervious 9 years, it was not feasible to expect any other sponsor in the area to foot the bill to continue the show. Giant and he had done too good a job of talent-sponsor identification. By the end of the show that year, his salary had been $ 32,000. Lafayette lived 124 Fleetwood Terrace in Silver Spring, Montgomery, MD between 1952 and 1954.103904 This house was where we originally took ownership of Lady, our pet and showdog, and where Lady had her pups. He lived 9604 Old Spring Road in Kensington, Montgomery, MD between 1954 and 1962. He lived 311 Hidden River Road in Penn Valley, Narberth, Montgomery, PA between 1962 and 1965. In 1962/3 Lafayette was a television performer in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.103902 Having come to the end of the feasible run of his show in Washington, DC, he undertook a similar show on WFIL TV in Philadelphia, PA on weekend mornings. He wrote, produced and performed 32 such shows during 1962. This continued into 1963, as the show ran through the summer of 1963. He then retired from the business, because, in his words, "Things were not the same." Between 1965 and 1972 he was an Audio Visual Specialist, Office of Economic Opportunity in Washington, DC. He lived 8301 Aqueduct Road in Potomac, Montgomery, MD between 1966 and 1972. Lafayette lived 9425 Rolling Hills Drive in Sun City, Maricopa, AZ between 1972 and 1991. He died on 21 December 1991 at the age of 80 in Sun City, Maricopa, AZ.103905 Died of the effects of smoking. His autopsy said his lungs were mostly non-functional and honeycombed. He had also been suffering from repeated mini-strokes. Cremated. Had the same personality characteristics of his father. He had no enemies, and few who were only friends - when people met him, they loved him. There were few who were uncommitted to his charm and magnetic personality. Parents: Lafayette Parker TEMPLE Sr.-11 and Cora Louise (Louise) LUMSDEN-5087.

Spouse: Jeannette Beatrice (Jeannette) FRIEDMAN-5088. Jeannette Beatrice (Jeannette) FRIEDMAN and Lafayette Parker (Pick) TEMPLE Jr. were married on 20 February 1937 in New York City, New York, NY.33359,33360 Claimed not to be married until 1937 to protect their jobs at the Census Bureau. Either Pick or Jeannette altered their wedding records to show an earlier date, but NY marriage records put the date on 20 Feb 1937. Jeannette was was already pregnant, and this was a story the family kept secret, but it caused friction among her siblings and with his parents. Children were: Faye Ilaine TEMPLE-38, TEMPLE-93672, Lt. Colonel Lafayette Parker TEMPLE III-1.

Spouse: Muriel Charlotte FOX-73. Muriel Charlotte FOX and Lafayette Parker (Pick) TEMPLE Jr. were married on 9 October 1931 in Towson, Baltimore, MD.32849 They32849 were divorced on 15 January 1932 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.32850 Sources include letter to Mrs. LPT Sr. from lawyer, Paul A. Sullivan, describing initial contact with Mrs. Westcott and her daughter, Muriel C. Temple on 28 Oct 1931. On 4 Dec 1931, the Circuit Court issued a Stipulation about costs, in which LPT Jr would pay Muriel C. Temple $100 in lieu of alimony and pay the $75 costs of Muriel's attorney. Sources include letter of transmittal of final decree, from lawyer Sullivan, on 19 Jan 1932, the day before his 21st birthday.


Laird M. TEMPLE was born in 1864 in Canada.103906 He appeared in the census in April 1930 in Alameda, Alameda, CA.103906 His parents were both from Canada.


Lake Lazar (Lake) TEMPLE Sr. was born on 8 February 1894 in Greenfield, Greene, IL.5785,34904,35611,103907,103908 He served in the military between 1917 and 1919.35612 At present, his WW1 service is known only from his obituary. In 1917 he was a chauffeur in Alton, Madison, IL.103907 In January 1920 Lake was an automobile machinist in Alton, Madison, IL.34904 In April 1930 he was an automobile salesman in Chicago, Cook, IL.35611 In 1942 he was a self employed in Chicago, Cook, IL.5785 Lake lived in Leesburg, Lake, FL after 1957.35612 He died on 6 September 1961 at the age of 67 in Leesburg, Lake, FL.22,35612 Parents: Sylvester Collins (Vessie) TEMPLE-47004 and Callie GILCHRIST-47007.

Spouse: Ethel GOODNER-53449. Ethel GOODNER and Lake Lazar (Lake) TEMPLE Sr. were married in 1921 in IL.35611 Children were: Lake Lazar (Lake) TEMPLE Jr.-53444.


Lake Lazar (Lake) TEMPLE Jr. was born on 28 February 1927 in Chicago, Cook, IL.35611,103909,103910 He appeared in the census in April 1930 in Chicago, Cook, IL.35611 He served in the military in 1945/6.103911 Dates approximate. At the time of his registration for the draft on 17 May 1946, he was a discharged veteran, but no further information was provided. Lake lived 2202 East 68th Street in Chicago, Cook, IL on 17 May 1946.103911 He lived in IL before 1951.103912 He died on 4 January 1995 at the age of 67 in Lake Co., FL.103909,103912 The 1930 census seems to indicate he was an adopted son, but this may just be an overwritten letter and an error. Parents: Lake Lazar (Lake) TEMPLE Sr.-53445 and Ethel GOODNER-53449.


Lakesha TEMPLE (private). Parents: Clyde TEMPLE Sr.-126387 and Helen WILSON-126395.

Spouse: BUSH-126400.


Lalia (Lalie) TEMPLE was born on 29 May 1900 in Wake Co., NC.12543,42591,49693,103913 She appeared in the census in April 1910 in Little River, Wake, NC.42591 She lived in Zebulon, Wake, NC in 1920.12543 Lalia appeared in the census in January 1920 in Little River, Wake, NC.49693 She died on 31 December 1975 at the age of 75 in Middlesex, Johnston, NC.103913,103914 Buried in Friendship Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, Johnston Co., NC. Parents: James Henry (Jesse/Henry) TEMPLE(S)-17089 and Sarah Helen PEARCE-44799.

Spouse: J. Vernon BELL-76916. Lalia (Lalie) TEMPLE and J. Vernon BELL were married on 11 December 1920 in Little River, Wake, NC.12543 Children were: Ru-Dean BELL-100498.


Lamar TEMPLE was born in May 1860 in Elyria, Lorain, OH.1924,23432 He appeared in the census in July 1860 in Elyria, Lorain, OH.23432 In June 1880 he was a tinner in Elyria, Lorain, OH.1924 Lamar died. Parents: William H. TEMPLE-119436 and Lucinda M. COON-119437.


Lamar TEMPLE (private).64052 Parents: William Clark (Clark) TEMPLE-43310 and Cora Lou QUINN-79943.


Lamar Eugene TEMPLE42848 was born on 29 December 1936 in Hermitage, Bradley, AR.89281,103915 He appeared in the census in April 1940 in Sumpter, Bradley, AR.89281 He lived 4203 Beggs Street in Houston, Harris, TX in 1962.103916 Lamar died on 29 March 1992 at the age of 55 in Youngsville, Lafayette, LA.103917,103918 Buried in Saint Anne Cemetery, Youngsville, LA. Parents: Eugene Wylie (Buddy) TEMPLE-20899 and Ruby Elizabeth (Elizabeth) TIDWELL-55473.

Spouse: Marion Dorothy (Mary Ann) HUGHES-103632. Marion Dorothy (Mary Ann) HUGHES and Lamar Eugene TEMPLE were married. Children were: Angela TEMPLE-103633, Ramona TEMPLE-103634, Eva TEMPLE-103635.

Spouse: Virginia Ann -109766.


Lamar Hayes TEMPLE was born on 12 July 1946 in Killeen, Bell, TX.103919,103920 He served in the military in 1967 in Vietnam.103919 Promoted posthumously to corporal in the Army, serving with the 1st Platoon, B Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. He died on 16 August 1967 at the age of 21 in Vietnam.103919,103920,103921 His Vetearn's Headstone application was annotated that his death was from non-hostile causes. Buried in Killeen City Cemetery, Killeen, TX. Parents: Andrew J. TEMPLE-125461 and Rosie Lee HOWARD-125462.


Lamar Richard TEMPLE was born on 21 April 1926 in Springfield, Clark, OH.22318,49927,103922,103923 He put the date in 1927 when he married Dolores Coe. He served in the military between 1942 and 1945.103924 Dates approximate. Served in the Navy in World War II as a seaman first class. In June 1946 he was a shipping laborer in Springfield, Clark, OH.22318 Lamar lived in Springfield, Clark, OH in 1967.22319 He lived 339 Forest Avenue in Springfield, Clark, OH in January 1968.9916 In January 1968 he was a truck driver in Springfield, Clark, OH.9916 Lamar died on 14 July 2003 at the age of 77 in Springfield, Clark, OH.49927,103923,103925 Buried in Calvary Cemetery, Springfield, Clark, OH. Parents: Elwood Ricard (Elwood) TEMPLE-46448 and Grace M. KEIFER-91920.

Spouse: Dolores Jean COE-76026. Dolores Jean COE and Lamar Richard TEMPLE were married on 29 June 1946 in Springfield, Clark, OH.22318,22319 They22318,22319 were divorced on 4 December 1967 in Clark Co., OH.9916,22319 Divorce granted on basis of gross neglect or extreme cruelty. At the time of the divorce, they had 6 minor children. Case # 64461. Children were: Dorothy (Dotty) TEMPLE-53637, David L. TEMPLE-53632, Richard B. TEMPLE-53631, Shirley TEMPLE-53635, John TEMPLE-53633, Carolyn TEMPLE-53634, Marilyn TEMPLE-53636.

Spouse: Virginia Lois (Virginia) LITTLE-53630. Virginia Lois (Virginia) LITTLE and Lamar Richard TEMPLE were married on 31 January 1968 in Champaign Co., OH.9916


Lamarr TEMPLE (private). Parents: Preston Carroll TEMPLE II-60901 and UNKNOWN-115610.

Spouse: Brenda -115620.


Lammerdina Siebelina (Limaertra) TEMPLE10708 was born on 1 April 1858 in Rasquert, Baflo, Groningen, Netherlands.14852,103926 She immigrated before 1868. She appeared in the census in August 1870 in Muskegon, Muskegon, MI.14852 Lammerdina died. Parents: Sijbolt Hindriks (Siebolt/Seymore) TEMPEL-50837 and Martje Pieters (Minnie/Mary) VOS-21571.


Lamont TEMPLE103927 was born on 20 January 1952.103928 He lived in IL in 1967.103928 He died in October 1986 at the age of 34 in Millstadt, St. Clair, IL.103928 Buried in Sunset Gardens of Memory, Millstadt, IL.


Lana TEMPLE (private).3550 Parents: David William TEMPLE-45263 and Jean -45267.

Spouse: Bradley PLOTZ-45273.


Lana C. TEMPLE (private).

Spouse: Bradley D. PLOTZ-164104.


Lana Faye TEMPLE was born on 17 November 1953 in Regina Co., Saskatchewan, Canada.14422,103929 Her obituary gave 1949. She lived in Poulsbo, Kitsap, WA before 2005.14422,103930 She died on 16 August 2005 at the age of 51 in King Co., WA.14422,103930,103931 Her obituary said the place was Kitsap, but WA death records say King Co. Parents: Lavern TEMPLE-113206 and Vivian EDWARDS-113207.

Spouse: David MC REYNOLDS-113209.


Lana Laroche TEMPLE was born on 17 September 1941.103932,103933 She died on 16 January 1997 at the age of 55 in Martin Co., FL.103932 Temple may not have been her maiden name.


Lance TEMPLE (private). Parents: Dwight G. TEMPLE-64010 and Kathryn B. (Kathy) BRIGGS-64014.


Lance TEMPLE (private). Parents: Richard Oliver TEMPLE Sr.-81063 and Sonya (Sunny) TONJES-102347.