Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY - My great-grandmother & plane, 1927


On the back of this photo is written (in my grandmother's handwriting): Madee ('mother') took this plane in 1927.  She would have been about 70 at the time.

An intrepid traveller, she lived to 97 years, buried on her birthday 5 Nov 1955 in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York. Clara Augusta "Gussie" "Madee" GRAVES m. James "Grove" Grover TERWILLIGER on 2 Oct 1879, Syracuse, Onondaga, NY.

4 comments:

John D. Tew said...

What a wonderful photograph to have in your family history! Your great grandmother sounds like a very interesting woman who lived life to the fullest.

Jill Ball said...

What a trailblazer! Having an image from her adventures is so special.

Jill Ball said...

What a trailblazer! Having an image from her adventures is so special.

Family Sleuther said...

What a great photo! It has me curious about why she was flying in the 1920s (seems like such a rare thing back then). She must have had somewhere to go!

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