Diana Lee Taylor (born 1933)
Born - July 7, 1933
Mother is Julia Elizabeth Sibley (born 1905, passed in 1961) ...
Married Julia Elizabeth Sibley (born 1905)
Second marriage was to
Married as second husband, Dr. Donald Malcolm MacArthur (born 1931) , Pentagon bioweapons chief(1931-1988).
She has lived most of her life in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with a house in the Washington DC area.
Her father, Antonio Jefferson Taylor, was the brother of Lady Bird Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Diana MacArthur is a Santa Fe native. She was born at St. Vincent Hospital on Palace Avenue in 1933. Her parents, Elizabeth and Antonio "Tony" Taylor, were from East Texas. Her father was Lady Bird Johnson's brother. He was the first student at the Los Alamos Ranch School for Boys and later returned to the Santa Fe area as a tuberculosis patient.
MacArthur and her older sister, Gerry, were great friends of the three Ruthling children, Theo, Ford and Carlton. The sisters often stayed at the Ruthling ranch, where they slept outside in covered wagons, even in winter. The children all took dancing lessons from Jacques Cartier. MacArthur's parents divorced, and she lived with her father and her father 's wife, Matianna " Matti" Vigil.
Her mother married Charles Sibley, a career employee of United Fruit Company. The first time MacArthur and Gerry visited them in Guatemala, the girls were 7 and 14. They traveled alone, taking a train through the Mexican jungle , and crossing the river that was the border between the two countries in a dugout canoe.
On a later trip to visit her mother, MacArthur sailed in a United Fruit Company boat. When the boat docked in Havana, she toured the city by herself at age 12.
She attended Loretto Academy and Harrington Junior High, before going to boarding school in Pennsylvania.
In 1955, she received a bachelor's degree in economics, with Phi Beta Kappa honors, from Vassar College.
She married and had her first child, Elizabeth in her senior year. Her husband, Nikolai Tschursin, was an emigre from the Soviet Union. Their son, Alexander, was born in Santa Fe.
The couple divorced after five years, and MacArthur raised her children as a single mother in Washington, D.C. She often spent time with her aunt Lady Bird and uncle Lyndon B. Johnson when he was speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
In 1962, MacArthur married Donald MacArthur, a Scottish scientist. He founded a firm, Dynamac, which she continued to run for 20 years after his death in 1988. She eventually sold the firm to another woman owned company.
When Lyndon B. Johnson was president, he appointed MacArthur to the President's Council on Youth Opportunity. Under President Bill Clinton, she served on a committee of advisers for science and technology that included the Massachusetts Institute of Technology president, three Nobel Prize winners, the president of Lockheed Martin and President Obama's current science adviser.
Today, MacArthur lives on a ridge overlooking Tesuque. "One always knows, if you are born in Santa Fe, where you will retire," she said.
Her son lives in Santa Fe, as does her grandson, Nikolas.
Her daughter died in 1994.
1961 (Oct 19) - Passing of mother - Mrs. Julia Elizabeth Sibley
some more info here - https://www.newspapers.com/image/320548814/?terms=charles%2Bnoel%2Bsibley
Diana Taylor's daughter, a microbiologist, committed suicide in 1994 in Maryland. Years later, Diana decided to build a school In Pakistan in her honor.
1994 (August) - Named to science panel by President Clinton
Nikolai Tschursin, former translator at the Library of Congress, dies at 86
Nikolai Tschursin, 86, a Russian native who did translation work for the Library of Congress until retiring in 1989, died Jan. 31 at his home in Bradenton, Fla. He had congestive heart failure.
The death was confirmed by his daughter Anna Tschursin.
Mr. Tschursin translated military documents from Russian into English at the Library of Congress, which he joined in the mid-1970s. Earlier, he was an engineer at the Army Department’s Harry Diamond Laboratories.
Nikolai Tschursin was born in Rostov, Russia. He settled in the United States after World War II and became a U.S. citizen in 1952. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and a 1966 engineering graduate of George Washington University.
He moved to Florida from Vienna in 1998. He was a past member of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in the District.
His first marriage, to Diana Taylor, ended in divorce. Their daughter, Elizabeth Tschursin, died in 1994.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Galina Losinski-Kovanko of Bradenton; a son from his first marriage, Alexander Tschursin of Santa Fe, N.M.; two daughters from his second marriage, Anna Tschursin of Stafford, Va., and Ludmila Tschursin of Folsom, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
Dec 10 1985 - social / family stuff https://www.newspapers.com/image/378427700/?terms=%22donald%2Bmacarthur%22
1985 - family visit stuff https://www.newspapers.com/image/378427700/?terms=%22donald%2Bmacarthur%22
In reading the newspapers in Marshall Texas, there seems to be a lot of coming and going to Guatemala and Honduras, presumably to the United Fruit locations. In Passenger lists to these locations has turned up a lot of information. Various family trees will be listed below but the name connections are really amazing:
There were tons of Taylors and Johnsons in this area. Some had been there for over 50 years, and some had arrived from England more recently. None of the English had naturalization papers which are frequent the more north you go at this time period.
The Sibley's travelled from Jamaica to America and England frequently and many offspring lived in America and claimed citizenship, but there are never any naturalization papers.
Diana Taylor MacArthur's sister, Gerry, married Jack Cruz Hopkins. The founder of United Fruit, Lorenzo Dow Baker, married a Hopkins. These Hopkins were mormons via Utah, via Washington State, via Missouri, and unknown before that.
Dr. Steele's first wife was a Jessica Booth. One of their children was named Junius. The only other person I've seen by that name is Junius Brutus Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth. Jessica Booth's. sister married a Bagely.
A pallbearer at Julia Elizabeth Steele's funeral was a Dr. Ford.
There is no marriage record for Julia Elizabeth Steele and Antonio Jefferson Taylor, nor a birth record for the oldest daughter Gerry Hopkins.
Antonio and Lady Bird Johnson were born in Karnack, Texas, a town distinct from Marshall. Newspaper clippings show that their father was not Thomas Jefferson Taylor as many presume. He was their guardian, so presumably a relative of the parents. There are no birth records for them either.
The popular opinion is Lady Bird Johnson's "mother's" maiden name was Vigil or Padillo, when various records show it was Vogel. It could be possible these were her maiden names, and she and her brother adopted Thomas Jefferson Taylor's surname. Things seem to be intentionally obtuse.
The was a Mr. Taylor in Marshall around 1917 who was a bird expert. He gave many lectures and the newspapers called him bird man. Perhaps this is where we get Lady Bird.
There is a Christopher David Steele born in Dallas in 1962. Given the movement back and forth to England (Fiona Hill, Voyovich), perhaps its not unreasonable to believe the British spy of the Russian dossier is really an American by birth. George Webb states he was married in Washington DC.