During the War Years on the Ridge Rd. up in the Town of Veteran where I
grew up, the ladies actually had a surprisingly active social life. The
commonality of the group included the Grange, Home Bureau, the 21 party
telephone line and Dairyman's League.
|Photo: Ridge Road Women
|Township: Town of Veteran, Chemung County NY
|Photos from Walt Samson
There are a decreasing number of us who remember these ladies. The attached
photo has the names annotated on the reverse. Like most pictures of this
group, some faces are obscured and not all the local ladies were present.
I have other photos, and in due course plan to offer others to complete
Note the style. Most all wore figured dresses. This was the War era,
a time of sewing at home, often using the colorful feed bags that were
then popular, and a very practical source of fabric.
Ridge Rd. Ladies ? 1945
Veteran, Chemung Co., NY
|Standing ? L to R
Anna Belle Van Duzer 1887-1963
Berneice REED Mac Dougall 1882-1958
Rebecca CONKLIN Carrier
|Sitting ? L to R
Lily Ramstein d. Fla.
Helen MAC DOUGALL Samson 1909-1995
Children? L to R
Lu Ann ????
Nancy Tuma (front of Mina)
|Front Three: Emma Billings, Lily Ramstein, Berneice MacDougall
Back Five: Ruth Mosher, Martha Saunders, Ola Chappell, Elizabeth Conklin,
(Maybe Bess Hobler at end)
|Ruth Mosher & Jean Rommelt 1941
Added 06 March 2008 - From Walt Samson
|The kids in the picture all grew up on the Ridge and Middle Roads in
the Town of Veteran during the 30s. They dressed quite proper to accompany
their mothers to a Home Bureau meeting.
Ralph Dann, Lois Mae Mosher, Norman Hayes, Marshall Conklin
|Women of Ridge Road July 1956
||Veteran Garden Club Annual Picnic, Seneca Lake, 18 July 1956
Published On Site 14 JUL 2005
By Joyce M. Tice
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