Benita (McGinnis) McCormick (1889 – 1984) Phillip Columbus McCormick (1892 – 1981) One balmy Sunday afternoon in October of 1971 on the San Francisco Peninsula, some 2,149 miles and 18,262 sunrises from where they first pledged their love for each other as husband and wife, Phil and Benita McCormick strode confidently into church, arms linked … Continue reading "Friday’s Faces from the Past: Pictures of a Golden Day"
Benita (McGinnis) McCormick (1889 – 1984) Phillip Columbus McCormick (1892 – 1981) When a letter begins with the words, “Sit down,” a big announcement is sure to follow. That was how my great-uncle-and-aunt, Phillip and Benita (McGinnis) McCormick, learned that their daughter, Jane, had married her true love, Eldon “Ole” Olson, in a private church ceremony in … Continue reading "Travel Tuesday: Rebirth in the Land of Mañana"
Thomas Eugene McGinnis (1855 – 1927) Mary Jane (Gaffney) McGinnis (1858 – 1940) Face of Mary Jane McGinnis’ love token. What did the “M” stand for? Reverse side of love token shows it is a Seated Liberty quarter dated 1854. Good things come in small packages. Some years ago, my second cousin, Benita Jane … Continue reading "Sentimental Sunday: A Token of Their Love"
Mary Jane (Gaffney) McGinnis (1858 – 1940) My great- grandmother, Mary Jane (Gaffney) McGinnis, wearing a dress she made for her engagement. Conneaut, Ohio, circa 1884. Known for her generous heart and her delicious pies, Mary Jane McGinnis held a special place in the memories of her descendants who knew her. My mother, Joan Joyce … Continue reading "Talented Tuesday: Domestic Goddess"