Saturday, May 9, 2015

My aunt, a Stanford University Campus 'queen', and direct descendant of Samuel Meeker's twin Phoebe Meeker

REMINDER--Samuel gifted his expensive/exquisite/illustrious Stuart portrait to his twin sister, all logical deductions point to the portrait being given to Phoebe on their 40ieth birthday.  It would have been the occasion for a ball given at their country estate, Fountain Green (click on link) on the Schuylkill river.  This would certainly not have been an ordinary birthday party! If these two could have looked down into the crystal ball and seen the future, they'd be proud.

My aunt Edelen (and my mom) are direct descendants of Phoebe Meeker 

Phoebe Meeker (1763-?) m. Job Brookfield
Mary Brookfield (1804- after 1856) m. John Ludlum Martin
Thomas Mulford Martin (1831-1917) m. Mary Ayers
Carrie Ayers Martin (1862-1937) m. Lewis Lincoln Cory (portrait brought to Ca) (click on link for a photograph of Carrie to view similarities to Samuel Meeker portrait)
Benjamin Hyde Cory (1896-1983) m. Susan Leavitt (my grandparents Susie and Pops) (click on link for a photograph of Ben to view similarities to Samuel Meeker portrait)
 Ben and Susie had two daughters

Edelen and Carolyn Cory (click on link for a photograph of mom) 
(My aunt and mom both graduated from Stanford University; 
currently Edelen lives in Menlo Park Ca and my mom in Santa Cruz Ca)

Lovely Edelen was voted campus queen at Stanford University in 1951. This photograph took up a full page in the yearbook, the "Stanford Quad 1951"
The icon to the left became politically incorrect.  How I remember it though!
Was she signing out for a date?
Happy moms day to Edelen and my mom Carolyn!

1 comment:

Bruce Trewin said...

Your readers may be interested in the upcoming exhibition of Stuart works at Bowdoin College later this year:

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