Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mary Elizabeth Alexander Lenhard and the Dingwells

My grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Alexander Lenhard was born in January, 1897 in Chicago, IL.

Her mother, Fannie Hutton Alexander, died in 1905, leaving 3 children. She went to live with her Aunt, Mary Madge Hutton Dingwell, in Port Huron, MI. 

Apparently all they spoke in that home was German, which  made it hard for Grandma to go beyond 4th grade.  

Grandma, a flaming redhead, met her future husband in the neighborhood.

Yes, the address now appears to be a package store!

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