This is part of 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 .
Catching up a bit:
* March 11 — Did you have any female ancestors who died young or from tragic or unexpected circumstances? Describe and how did this affect the family?
I am not aware of nor can I document such an event. If the question were a little different, I would have a story.
The “other” story would be how my Grandmother’s father was killed. The short of it, was that her father was killed by a run-away horse and buggy. That is a well documented event. The good news, is that her education was taken care of by the “driver” of the run-away horse and buggy. The interesting piece of the story is that he was learning to ride a bicycle.
But that’s another story.
March 12 — Working girl:
Did your mother or grandmother work outside the home?
What did she do?
Describe her occupation.
Actually, my mother worked outside of the home. She started at a bank teller in Pennsylvania. Don’t know a lot about that bank and her story at that bank. But, when our family moved to New Jersey in 1957, she again started to work on a bank again. Later, she helped start a small branch on a heavily traveled road. The bank was in a “house” trailer. I remember going to that bank from time to time while growing up.
She did retire from that bank, but that bank had grown up and, after a number of changes in ownership, the bank is still in existence today.
As mentioned in an earlier Blog entry, she was a leader in her local church and was treasurer and assistant treasurer.
The good news, is that she has a granddaughter who is following in her footsteps. It was talent that bypassed me.