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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

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:
http://www.antarctica.uab.edu/blog/401/

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 Barbara3821@aol.com

 
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