Fearless Females Blog Post: March 14 – Favorite Female Ancestor – Prompts for Women’s History Month

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 .

I’ll pass on this prompt:
* March 13 — Moment of Strength: share a story where a female ancestor showed courage or strength in a difficult situation.

March 14 — Newsmakers?

Did you have a female ancestor who made the news?


Was she famous or notorious?

Did she appear in the social column?

Well, Rear Admiral  Grace Hopper tops this list. There are many newspaper articles found online. Most of them deal with her military experience in the U.S. Navy. Several articles talk about her retirement. Or, more accurately Retirements.

There is one article with President Ronald Reagan in the Oval Office.

Earlier articles about “Amazing” Grace spoke of her experiences with the computer, from the beginning of computers. As I mentioned earlier, she found the first Computer Bug. Wonder what she would think of the technology that we have available in 2010, only 20 years after her death.

But, I guess if you can explain and show a nano-second to a bunch of engineers, she would probably say “told you so”. After all, its easier to say “I’m sorry, then to get permission”. (one of her quotes)


One Response to Fearless Females Blog Post: March 14 – Favorite Female Ancestor – Prompts for Women’s History Month

  1. Melissa Mize says:

    My daughter Ashley Mize and I have worked in Montgomery, Texas on several projects. They were reported in Courier Newspaper (HCN Courier) about Girl Scouts, and a few other things.

    I also wrote a few articles for the Montgomery County News about the Texas Flag Controversy (as Montgomery, Texas is said to be “Birthplace of the Texas Flag” but Austin, Texas makes the same claim.) This information was sent to Texas archives, Texas A & M University, and Conroe, Texas library in history archives.

    There were a few other articles I wrote including Montgomery High School’s oldest living student (with Ashley). Another article I wrote was about the new library opening in Montgomery, Texas, and the Texas history surrounding the area included. I’d have to look up the information. That would take a while. I don’t have the info online. I only have hard copies in places cut out of the papers in scrap books around the house.

    I am in the process of writing a book about our early pioneer settlers, and what they went through in their hardships. How did they endure? What or how did they pray? How did they stay close to God during their trials? I am including original poems and photos (written & photographed) by me. I have already had 2 poems published by individuals in books. I have been asked by several people to publish a book of poems. That is why I am doing the book. As I love history, and wonder what our early pioneer family went through in their trials. I need to work on my research. Not much was written or known about FAITH of our early settlers. That is the hard part I am working on for the book.

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