Saturday, March 26, 2022

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Fearless Females Education

 It's Saturday Night - 

time for more Genealogy Fun! 

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music here) is to:

1)  It's National Women's History Month, so I'm going to use today's prompt from Lisa Alzo.  What education did your mother receive? Your grandmothers? Great-grandmothers? Note any advanced degrees or special achievements.

2) Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook post. Be sure to leave a link with your answers in a comment.

Here's mine:

a)  My mother, Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) went to elementary school, junior high school, and high school (San Diego High) in San Diego, California.  She was an excellent student.  She attended San Diego State College from 1937 to 1940, majoring in Art History, and received a Bachelor of Science degree, and served on the school yearbook committee.   She went on to teach Art to junior high students, and was an artist specializing in copper enamel works after her children were raised.

b)  My maternal grandmother, Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977) went to elementary school in Chciago, and then high school in San Diego, graduating in 1917 from San Diego High School.  She married Lyle Carringer in 1918, and received no further formal education.  She had an interest in gardens and flower arrangements, and became a judge of flower arrangement in the San Diego area shows and fairs.  

c)  My paternal grandmother, Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) attended elementary school and high school in Leominster, Massachusetts, and married Frederick Seaver in 1900.  She was an accomplished piano player and organist, serving many years in Leominster churches.

d)  The one great-grandmother that I know had some talent was Abbie Ardell "Della" Smith (1862-1944, who went to elementary school and high school in Concordia, Kansas, and married Henry Austin Carringer in 1887.  She had some musical and acting talent - I have playbills from the Wano, Kansas playhouse in the 1885-1886 time showing her playing leading roles.  

I don't know a lot about the schooling or talents of my other great-grandmothers - Georgianna Kemp (1868-1952) from Delhi, Ontario; Harriet Hildreth (1857-1922) from Leominster, Massachusetts; and Julia E. White (1848-1913).  My guess is that they all attended some school, but none of them attended college.  


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ByAPearl said...

Here is my fearless females post.

Liz said...

Here's mine:

Another great prompt for a post, Randy, and another example of I have holes in my research! LOL

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Here's mine.

Linda Stufflebean said...

This was a fun topic, Randy. Thank you to you and Lisa Alzo for this week's challenge.