Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Saturday, October 9, 1926

No diary entry today. I do have some more information on Anna Mock and Helen Lewis Mockford, compliments of a "random act of geneaology". Thanks, Annie!

Anna and Helen are the two friends that Grandma wrote about on Thursday, October 7.

"...Anna Mock's birthdate is probably Oct 13, 1889... Anna would have been just a couple of years older than Ruth, and Helen Lewis Mockford's marriage record says she was born March 19, 1893, a few months younger than Ruth. "

It is fun to speculate how they met. Anna had been married for 12 years by this time, so perhaps the last time they were together was around the time Anna got married to her husband, Ray.

According to the 1920 census records, Helen was a "single piano teacher", so perhaps she and Grandma had music and piano playing in common. Helen married her husband in 1920. In addition to her son, James, who was around Marjorie's age, she also had another son, Robert, born around 1928, making him a year or so older than Grandma's daugher Eleanor.

So how did these three become friends, who after not seeing one another for twelve years, got together to spend an afternoon catching up?


  1. I knew the Mocks, but not the other lady. Of course, this was before I was born & apparently she didn't keep in touch with her in their later years

  2. Maybe Anna Mock was the connection between the three women - so when she died at a young age [recently saw Eleanor's comment about Anna just falling over from a heart attack] Ruth and Helen didn't have a separate friendship to keep up.

    I enjoy doing genealogy for you, Carol!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose