I want to point out a series of daily blogging prompts entitled Fearless Females created by Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog in honor of Women’s History Month which starts today, 1 March 2010.
* March 5
How did they meet?
You’ve documented marriages, now, go back a bit.
Do you know the story of how your parents met?
Another for my ToDo list, but I am not sure where I am going to find this one since only one of their children is still with us.
There may have been a connection through a Quaker Meeting or the Westtown (Quaker) School. My Grandfather started at Westtown in 9/1900 according to Westtown Through the Years, Catalog 1799 – 1945. My grandmother, his wife, entered Westtown 9/1903. The Catalog references their marriage.
Not far from Westtown is the Birmingham Friends Meeting where they were married.
The home where Mariella Cheyney is also in the area.
Oh to have started Family Research much earlier. Oh to have recorded the stories around the table in the kitchen at my grandparents home. Or while working on the Orchard.
As far as I remember, she always had her hair in this way. Only once do I remember her hair “let down”. It was very long.
Born: September 19, 1887
Died: November 30, 1970
Married June 17, 1915 to Henry Russell Worthington
My To Do list includes talking to my Aunt, asking the questions that have been asked, then checking the Quaker Records for Birmingham Friends Meeting to locate their marriage records.