Portrait of my great grandmother, Gertrude Lizzie (Darden) Nicholson
Houston McKnight "Mack" Morrow, son of Joseph Martin van Burean Morrow; he only lived 20 years.
Mary Webb Nicholson was instrumental in helping Jacqueline Cochran set up a group of American women pilots to ferry airplanes for the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in England during World War II. She herself was thrilled to join the last group of women pilots who went over to participate in the war effort. After initial flight training in Canada, Mary traveled by barge with several other women pilots to England. She was stationed at Maidenhead, in Berkshire, England. In May of 1943, shortly after being promoted to Second Officer, Mary was ferrying a Miles Master when, due to mechanical difficulties, the propeller flew off her plane over Worcestershire County. In poor weather conditions, she made an emergency landing in a farm field. Unable to avoid hitting a farm building, Mary's plane crashed and burst into flames. A nearby farmer attempted, unsuccessfully, to rescue her. Mary was the only American woman in the ATA to lose her life in the war.
A photo of Baker Ward and his wife, name unknown, taken in the 1889
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Mariana Trenchette I think Ms. Brown was a beautiful young woman!
Jul 03, 2013 · posted to the photo Doris Damon Brown, 1917
Mariana Trenchette Jonathan Winters was such a great comic. He made me laugh so hard. I think he was a good man and he will be missed. Rest in Peace, Mr. Winters.
Apr 13, 2013 · posted to the photo Jonathan Winters, Comic
Mariana Trenchette What a beautiful photo! I hope he lived through WWII.
Apr 13, 2013 · posted to the photo Orville Adelbert Isham
Mariana Trenchette I just wanted to comment that I think Mr. Kalal was a very handsome man.
Apr 13, 2013 · posted to the photo Dick Kalal
Mariana Trenchette I read the caption under this picture. I just wanted to say how sorry I am that your family had to face a sister/child being murdered. I hope the culprit was caught and some kind of justice was done for her. Peace.
Mar 31, 2013 · posted to the photo David Deitz family 1982
Mariana Trenchette Well, now, Daniel, it's my turn to agree with you 100%!
Apr 12, 2012 · posted to the photo The Unsinkable Molly Brown - RMS Titanic
Mariana Trenchette No, Marsha, they were from North Carolina.
Mar 31, 2012 · posted to the photo Charlie and Varina Ward, 1890