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Re: Biographies of Female Tennis Players

GUTHRIE, MARTHA (Martha Louise Guthrie)
United States
Born January 1895 in Pennsylvania
Died 17 August 1941 (when she was 47) in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.
Married (1) Felix Brunot Snowden (1888-), between March and September 1917, divorced 1937
Married (2) Edwin S. Hingst, 1937 a month after the divorce
Active 1910s-1936

Reached the SF of the 1915 US Nationals, losing to Molla Bjurstedt (later Mallory), the eventual winner. Martha was ranked #8 in the US in 1916. Married by 30 Spetember 1917, when she plays matches in Pittsburgh for the Red Cross.

Daughter Martha G Snowden, born in 1932, living with her father and grandmother in 1940 according to the census. In the 1930 census the couple lived in Pisttsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Her husband divorced his "socialite" wife, complaining that she caused him frequent humiliation through her excessive drinking.,6879024

Rewed to a Mr Hingst and living on a houseboat, she died when the boat caught fire in August of 1941. Her will left $3,000 to her first spouse and her daughter.

She had met Hingst when he was a taxi driver, and conveyed her to her home from the railroad station. (read on page 1 and 6)

Tournament Record overview

Winner: Allegheny County Championship (1914, 1916); Western Pennsylvania Championships (1916, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1929); Tri-State Champs. 1916; Florida State Champs. 1917;

Finalist: 1915- Ohio State Champs., Greater Pittsburgh Championships; 1916- U.S. Clay Court Champs., Metropolitan Championships of New York; 1920- Western Pennsylvania Championships;
at the 1915 US Nationals in Philadelphia.

[Thanks to Jimbo for this biography]

Last edited by Rollo; Jun 8th, 2015 at 03:49 AM.
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