Fearless Females Blog Post: March 21 – Precious Moments

March 21 — Describe a tender moment one of your female ancestors shared with you or another family member.

My cousin Zara Gale Taylor, who I always referred to as cousin “Z” and Aunt “Z” when I was growing up is my most favorite cousin.  She was always beautiful to me inside and out and she had a voice that you knew God was shining on her life.

Some of my most precious memories of Cousin Z was when I would spend time in her home to visit for a few days.  She always made me feel at home, and would say, “help yourself to anything you may want, this is your home.”

I used to love to watch Z go through her beauty routine.  She had the longest hair and she would take her time washing her hair, giving it an oil treatment and then blow dry her hair and then set it in these big rollers.  She was just absolutely beautiful!  Then she had this routine with her skin, and her make-up.  I think she would go through a three hour treatment of taking care of her hair and skin.  She then would do her nails.

Another thing I enjoyed about going to cousin Z’s house was the cookies she would bake.  She always made raisin oatmeal cookies, butterscotch cookies, chocolate chip and White Chocolate Chip cookies.  Z was amazing.  She not only could bake cookies, sing and be beautiful, but she was the nicest person in the world.

She always encouraged me to go back to school, telling me it is never to late and that I could be anything I wanted to be.

One of the saddest days of my life was when I had to say good-bye.  She passed away November 19, 2005.  I put together a memorial on findagrave.com.  (Click this link to read about her).

Zara Gale Buggs Taylor in January 18, 1997 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Educator's Breakfast in San Diego. She was a guest speaker and singer.

not so Wordless Wednesday: Zara Gale Buggs Taylor

     This is a photo taken by my mother, Betty M Peters of our cousin Zara Gale Buggs when she was 9 months old in December of 1946.  I am unsure where it was taken but it is possible it was in New York or Florida as my mother did not move to Los Angeles until the 50’s.  My mother was 20 at the time she took this photo.  Betty put the apple in Zara’s hand as a to be a scale to the size of her hand.
     Zara Gale was born to Mary Gale Brown & John Allen Buggs on March 28, 1946.
     Zara Gale was the third generation of females in direct-line to be named Zara (documented).  Her  3G  Grandmother Zara Jones and her Grandmother Zara F Cully Brown  both carried the same given name as it skipped one generation at a time.  Zara Gale’s Grand-daughter was also named Zara.  Zara Gale Buggs Taylor passed away before the creation of Zara Taylor.
It is possible that there were other Zara’s between those generations…but as of yet I have to discover.  There are Sarah’s in-between those generations and it is very possible that they were called Zara as on Zara F Cully Brown’s Birth certificate had Sarah.
My Sweetheart Zara Gale
9 Months Old
December 1946

(Naming of ZARA Maternal Line)

Zara Jones Humphrey & Benjamin Ellis-Nelson

Hannah Nelson & Daniel Gilliam

Nora Ann Gilliam & Ambrose E. Cully

Zara Frances Cully & James M Brown

Mary Gale Brown & John Allen Buggs

Zara Gale Buggs & William Roscoe Taylor II

William Roscoe Taylor III & Cherissa Acosta

Zara Taylor

Wordless Wednesday: Dr. Charles W. Buggs Passes

Dr. Charles W. Buggs is the Uncle of my first cousin 1x removed, Zara Gale Buggs Taylor.  This is her father’s John Allen Buggs brother.

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Zara Cully Brown: Funeral Card Friday

January 26,1892 – February 28,1978
Program Card
Inside of Program Card

I wrote about Zara in a prior post Zara Frances Cully Brown, but wanted to share her actual program.  I was 10 years old when I went to her funeral.  Below, I am posting the last performance that my Aunt Zara was playing as Mother Jefferson.

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Wordless Wednesday–Zara Gale (Buggs) Taylor

Zara Gale Buggs Taylor
March 28, 1946-Nov 19, 2005
[My 1st Cousin, 1x Removed & Grand-Daughter of
Zara Frances Cully Brown, from the sitcom, “The Jefferson’s.”
                         

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