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McWhinnie Christmas 1943

McWhinnie Christmas 1943

The McWhinnie family Christmas in 1943 with my maternal Grandmother Vivina Ortner, her siblings, and parents.
Top row L to R:
Ruth, David Jr., Mary Alice, Vivina
Bottom row L to R:
parents Ruth & David, and baby of the family Dolores.

Dr. Mary Alice McWhinnie was a famous pioneer as a female scientist in Antarctica. Read a neat blog entry here, including another picture of Mary Alice & the plaque dedicating a bio lab to her at Palmer Station:

McWhinnie cousin

Mary Alice was my cousin. I am Barbara Ann Hendricks-Healey. My mother was Barbara Pauline McWhinnie. Her father (my grandfather) was Edward McWhinnie (birth certificate states McWhinney) was born 8/29/1868 in Bolton, Lancs., England. Father's name: Patrick McWhinney. Mother: Johanna Cunningham McWhinney. My grandparents were married 2/18/1915 in Boston & lists Edward residing in Waltham,MA-age 45, Steam Engineer, & Barbara A. Joyce of Boston, age 27, Housework. They settles in Fall River, MA.

As a child, we use to get the "family" letters that Mary Alica would write regarding her time in Antarctica and being on the research ship. I also remember once we saw her on the show, "To Tell the Truth.

Would like to learn more regarding our other McWhinnie cousins. You can reach me at

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