Tag Archives: Women’s History Month

In the News, Nettie Richmond

Lisa Alzo, The Accidental Genealogist, has put together a great list of ideas to post every day for Women’s History Month. Post 14 is In the News. Lisa asks, “Newsmakers?  Did you have a female ancestor who made the news?  Why?  Was she famous or notorious?  Did she appear in the social column?”


My maternal great grandmother Nettie Ann (Warden) Richmond was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star (OES). I learned this through researching the newspapers on Ancestry.com. There were many articles that named Nettie as attending different events that they held. To this point, I have not found any article that places her as a prominent figure in the OES. But through contact with the chapter she was associated with, I have learned that she was the Most Worthy Matron. You can read more about Nettie and the OES in my previous post.

 

 

Marriage of William Richmond and Zedith Lachney

Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist has put together a great list of writing prompts for Women’s History Month. The prompt for today is to post a marriage record for your grandparents or great grandparents. Write a post about where and when they  at. Have any family stories about the wedding, post them? Add a photo if you have that as well. 

My grandparents got married in the childhood home of my grandma on 2 Sep 1948 in Beckley, Raleigh County, WV. Consent to the marriage was given by Hunter and Edith Richmond, (William’s parents), and Joe and Mary Lachney, (Zedith’s parents). Click here for information on Raleigh County in the 1940’s.

 

Unfortunately, I do not have a photo of them on their wedding. This photo is of the house they got married in. The photo is from 2004 when I was lucky enough to take my grandma “home” to West Virginia for the Hilton Family Reunion. 

Sharing names

Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist has put together a great list of writing prompts for Women’s History Month.

The prompt for today  asks if you share a first name with one of your female ancestors? 

I was named after my maternal Aunt Theresa. Growing up, she answered to Terri and other nicknames. My Mom told me that when I was born, they did not have a name picked out for me. So, they asked my Aunt Terri if she would mind if they named me after her. Her reply was “only if you do not call her Theresa, I do not like the name.” So they named me Terri.

Growing up as a Terri, I was often referred to as Theresa. I recall in High School a gym teacher insisting my name was Theresa. She refused to call me Terri!  One day, I had enough and told her “my name is Terri, not Theresa, please do not call me that!” She was not pleased at my statement and proceeded to argue that my full name must be Theresa. I told her I would bring in my birth certificate if she did not believe me. 

A funny tidbit, when I visit my Aunt and answer her phone, if a cousin calls and says “Terri” and I reply yes, it gets quiet. Then I have to say its the little one so they know who we are talking to. Even last night, I commented on a cousin’s Facebook page. Afterwards he messaged me privately because he thought I was my Aunt. 

The funny thing is, I like the name Theresa. It is a family name that started before my Aunt. She had been named after her Aunt as well. I hope one day, my kids will pass the name on to their children.

Lachney Women

Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist has put together a great list of writing prompts for Women’s History Month.
Post 2 for Women’s History Month, post a photo of a female ancestor, when was it taken and why did you choose this photo?

In this photo are 2 of my great Aunts, my Grandma and my Great Grandma. (from left to right, Charlotte (Markland) Lachney, Mary Swartz, Mary Jane (Hilton) Lachney and Zedith (Lachney) Richmond.

The reason I choose this photo is because it shows my Grandma with what she felt was most important, her family! I miss her greatly and love having the opportunity to go through the pictures I have of her.

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