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.

No comments:

Post a Comment