Benita (McGinnis) McCormick (1889 – 1984) Phillip C. McCormick (1892 – 1981) Phil McCormick had found someone special in Benita McGinnis, and he was not about to let her get away. On June 20, 1921, he went downtown to a diamond importer, August Rassweiler, where he selected a diamond engagement and wedding ring for … Continue reading "Sentimental Sunday: Not About to Let Her Get Away"
Thomas Charles Gaffney (1874 – 1937) Cora Alice (Terrill) Gaffney (1879 – 1951) Agnes Evelyn (Gaffney) Johnson (1902 – 1977) Third of a four part series I have copies of two photographs of my grand aunt and grand uncle, Benita (McGinnis) and Phillip C. McCormick on their engagement day in 1921. The pictures, taken in the back … Continue reading "Wishful Wednesday: Happy and Not So Happy Endings"
Thomas Charles Gaffney (1874 – 1937) Cora Alice (Terrill) Gaffney (1879 – 1951) Agnes Evelyn (Gaffney) Johnson (1902 – 1977) Second of a four part series When we examine the lives of our ancestors, we depend on records to give us the facts about them and shed some light on why things turned out the way they … Continue reading "What the Records Can and Can’t Tell Us"