Sunday, March 8, 2015

A Tribute to the Women in My History (International Women’s Day – March 8, 2015)

"Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men." ~ Joseph Conrad
When pursuing our ancestors, most of us begin by concentrating on those male surnames. However, we eventually understand that in order to know ourselves completely, we must also cherchez les femmes!   (Follow the women!)

In this post, on this important day of celebrating International Women’s Day, I want to honor as many of the women in my ancestry as I can. I wish I had a photo for every one of them, but I don’t. Some of the photos I do have aren’t very good, but they are all that I have as visual representations of what they looked like.

Here are the Women in My History:

My Maternal Grandmother, Lorena Grace Sanford Wallace Werkhoven  (3 Aug 1896 – 21 Aug 1985)      

My Paternal Grandmother, Huldah Norma Akers Love (1 Jan 1893 – 13 Oct 1972)

Maternal Great Grandmother, Elizabeth Dorothy Zeigler Sanford (Jun 1872 – 11 Mar 1938)

Maternal Great Grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Marvel Wallace (29 Nov 1852 -1933)

Paternal Great Grandmother, Nancy Emeline Gardner Pounds Akers (8 Mar 1863 – 20 Jul 1939)

Paternal Great Grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Roberts Love (12 Jun 1861 – 30 Apr 1923)

Maternal 2nd Great Grandmother, Margaret Elizabeth Turner Zeigler (24 Mar 1841 - 13 May 1911)


Maternal 2nd Great Grandmother, Mary Prudence Clark Sanford (May 1841 – bef 1920)


Maternal 2nd Great Grandmother, Mary Young Marvel (20 Mar 1833 – 2 May 1909)

My Mother, Evelyne Francis Wallace Love (10 Jan 1919 – 18 Mar 1991)

@2015 Copyright by Carla Love Maitland



  1. I love these photos . Good job, Carla. Cousin Myrna

    1. Thanks so much, Myrna! I'm so glad you enjoyed the photos.

  2. I always love coming back here to see family.
    ❤️ Donna Lee