Grand Traverse Women Ancestors, Introduction

The peculiarity of telling a woman ancestor’s life story is real.  It is kind of like having a puzzle.  Right up until women started working in large numbers what they did and thought about day-in and day-out generally was not captured.  So the puzzle contains few personal pieces in which to construct a life story.   Yes, likely birth, marriage, children, death, maybe a few photos, … Continue reading Grand Traverse Women Ancestors, Introduction

Emilie, Lilian and Myrtle Gallery

There is something bold, almost sassy about Emilie, Lilian and Myrtle photos.  Educated, ambitious, beautiful, well-off, and talented they were poster women for the times they lived in.   A step-change in a single generation, women were crossing the Rubicon. During the first quarter of the 20th century heady opportunities bubbled in the cities.  Good jobs outside the home. Not the old seamstress, nanny or washwoman options … Continue reading Emilie, Lilian and Myrtle Gallery