Sunday, March 2, 2014
Ancestors of the Week
Continuing the theme of Irish and German ancestors--which happen to be most of my ancestors--here's a 1930 photo of my maternal grandparents, Clarence and Helen (Murphy) Wombacher. Clarence preferred to be called Dutch, as he despised the name Clarence. Dutch (1900-1968) was 100% German in his background, and Helen (1903-1984) was 100% Irish in her background.
This 1930 photo was taken the year they married. They had a great story--he born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, and she in Logansport, Indiana. They moved to Los Angeles in the late 1920's and met at a company picnic in Los Angeles area. Love at first sight, apparently. Raised five children with a much-needed sense of humor--especially since these children were humorous in their own right.