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Janet Whitton Moffett with President Calvin Coolidge, 1926

Janet Whitton Moffett with President Calvin Coolidge, 1926

This photograph was taken in Washington, D.C., in 1926. It features my maternal grandmother, Janet Whitton Moffett, with President Calvin Coolidge. Ms. Moffett is pinning a medallion of some sort to Mr. Coolidge's chest, as part of a fund raising drive, perhaps to benefit the Red Cross. Other photos of Janet Moffett (whom you refer to as "Jane Moffett") can be found on the Shorpy site. Janet Moffett was the daughter of Admiral William Adger Moffett and Jeannette Whitton Moffett. She married Elliott McFarlan Moore, and had three children, Janet, William, and Elliott McFarlan Moore. After she was widowed, she married Griffith Mark, and had two sons, Griffith Mark and Peter Mark. View full size.

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Thank you for introducing her to us

Her life story is compelling, and she strikes me as a true American original. She lost both her husband and her father to air crashes in 1933! At least Earhart, who must have been an inspiration, didn't die until 1937.

What was the rest of her life story? Did you know her? She'd make a fascinating life for a biography.

Thanks for sharing her.

How beautiful!

Amazingly beautiful woman. And next to her the president looks like just a guy!

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