Catherine, or Aunt Peg as she was lovingly known to all of her nieces and nephews, was born in Boston, MA on 27 January, 1911.
Sadly her first marriage, to Theodore Lindberg in 1936, wouldn’t last. Teddy had a gambling addiction which grew worse with the years and it eventually put an end to their wedded bliss. I think I detect a slight trepidation in her face, an anxiety, in her wedding portrait as if she had some fear of how it would all turn out.
She lived quite an eventful life, including a job as a riveter in the Braintree Shipyards during WWII. With her second husband, Uncle Jack, she would travel throughout the US. They lived the good life together in Ft. Lauderdale FL until Uncle Jack’s death in 1967 when she returned home to Boston.
Aunt Peg would later become my greatest source of inspiration and the font of family lore that I turned to again and again in the earlier years of my research. What a beautiful bride and a beautiful woman she was!
A little footnote: her apple pies were legendary!
Related photos:(Wedding Wednesday is a genealogy blogging prompt courtesy of Geneabloggers.com!)