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Today 04:41 AM
Wolbo
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

Update
Raymonde Veber Jones

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
VEBER, RAYMONDE
France/United States
Born 1920
Still alive in 2015 when husband died)
Married Raymond Geyer Jones (1917-2010) in 1945
[Active in the 1940s and 1950s]
Passed away on 28 June 2016 at age 98. The large gap between her reported date of death and the funeral services is a bit peculiar.

Source: Washington Post, 6 November 2016 (via Legacy.com)
Today 03:25 AM
Wolbo
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

Update
Juliette Atkinson

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Originally Posted by LKK View Post
ATKINSON, JULIETTE (Juliette Paxton Atkinson)
United States
Born 15 April 1873 in Rahway, New Jersey
Died 11 January 1944 in Olney, Illinois. Buried in Lawrenceville, Ill

Listed occupation in 1900 census as “Actress”. The 1920 census finds her married to Buxton and living in Connecticut. By the 1930 csensus they were living in Laurenceville. Per the 1930 census she was 32 when 1st married and working as bookkeeper for an oil refinery.

Her activity as an actress may be hidden by a pseudonym. There is a Juliette Atkinson in a stage production in Ohio in 1910. A photo of “The Climax” in the Marion Daily Mirror looks very much like her. The actress “Juliette Atkimnson” appears as late as 1914 and as early as 1907 in a search of historic newspapers. If she was married circa 1905 she may have kept her “Miss” as part of stage persona or been widowed/divorced quickly.
"Since she last played in public, Miss Atkinson has earned a reputation in quite another line, and her friends and tennis admirers were all startled last winter when she made her debut on stage in comic opera. But she has planned to play tennis during her vacation this summer, and many of her friends are wondering how her new accomplishment will affect the old."

Source: Stevens Point Daily Journal, 14 June 1897, p.3 (via Newspapers.com)
Yesterday 03:44 AM
Rollo
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

RAEGENER, "Gussie" (Augusta Raegener)
United States
[Active 1930s.]
Jan 22nd, 2017 10:01 PM
ROSAMUND
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

NEW ENTRY

HABICHT, MARY

Born 10th December 1943, Coffeyville, Kansas

Appeared in 10 Grand Slam singles between US 1961 and Wimbledon 1966. Best performance was last 16,French 1963.

Biography in British Lawn Tennis September 1966

"Now lives in Athens Greece so has no American ranking. Began aged 11 and was taught by Doris Hart. Used to live in Brazil and won the Brazilian junior championship.Likes music, dancing and languages and speaks Spanish and Portuguese fluently. "
Jan 22nd, 2017 09:33 PM
ROSAMUND
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

UPDATE
MIDGLEY,DIANA

www.tennisforum.com/73432593-post4186.html

This is an update albeit from a magazine of 50 years ago!

Source is British Lawn Tennis incorporating Squash. May 1966 Page 19

"SALISBURY Rhodesia(note now Harare Zimbabwe)

Former British Junior Doubles Champion Diana Midgley, now Mrs Cameron has been conscripted by the Smith government. A nurse she has been put to work and refused a visa to return home to Torquay. "
Jan 22nd, 2017 03:55 PM
Rollo
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

BRIGHT, Elizabeth (United States) [Active 1920s.]

Also=Mrs Walter W Weld.

Actively playing tennis in 1921, when her name is in American Lawn Tennis. She was a graduate of Radcliffe College in 1923.

Played the 1932 US Nationals with her husband.
Jan 20th, 2017 06:04 AM
Rollo
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

OLIPHANT, Mrs O. D (Probably Orville Duncan)

1911 US Nationals. From Trenton, New Jersey

she=Claire K. Oliphant

Also a photo in the Library of Congress.

http://oxford-ala.chenango.org/CharterAnniversary.php


http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-...&id=I672710585

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-...&id=I672710586
Jan 19th, 2017 06:48 PM
newmark401
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

Update and clarification

Watson, Ruth
United Kingdom
Born in 1901 in Gateshead, County Durham
Died

Probably did not marry. Active circa 1919-39.

Ruth was the daughter of the Reverend Ralph Watson, a clerk in holy orders (b. 1869 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne) and Sarah Isabella Watson (née Adamson; b. 1865 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne). They married each other in their native city in 1896. Ruth appears not to have had any siblings. She was a stalwart of several tournaments in the north of England for many years, including the Durham Championships, the Northumberland Championships, the North of Northumberland Championships and the Carlisle (Cumbria) tournament.

Ruth played at Wimbledon seven times between 1924-31, entering the women's singles event each time, but without ever winning a match in that particular event. She was a little more successful in the women's doubles and mixed doubles events. Her partner in the latter event was usually an R.D. Watson. This might well have been Ralph Douglas Watson (b. 1882 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne) – not to be confused with Ruth's father whose first name was also Ralph. The R.D. Watson in question might have been distantly related to Ruth.

Ruth is sometimes listed as "Mrs R. Watson" in one or two contemporary sources, but she had not married by her early forties, and several English newspapers regularly give her full name as "Miss Ruth Watson" well into the 1930s. She seems to have particularly enjoyed playing at the North of Northumberland Championships tournament, held in the summer in Berwick-upon-Tweed. She won the women's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles titles at that particular tournament multiple times. She also later donated a Challenge Cup for the women's singles event at the same tournament.

When Ruth's father, Ralph, died in October 1942 at the age of 42, 'The Berwick Advertiser' newspaper carried the following piece on the twenty-ninth of that month: "At Seahouses on Sunday the death took place of the Canon Ralph Watson, Rector of Houghton-le-Spring, at the age of 73. He intended to retire early next year, and has just completed 50 years in the ministry having been at South Shields, Hartlepool, Bensham and Durham, where he was Rural Dean from 1917 to 1924. He played tennis and cricket and was a freemason. He is survived by his daughter, Miss Ruth Watson, the well-known tennis player. Both Mr Watson and his daughter were well-known players at the North Northumberland Tennis Tournaments held annually in Berwick for many years. They were frequent visitors to Bamburgh and Seahouses."
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Below is a list of the main singles titles won by Ruth Watson during her lawn tennis career (excluding those she won at the North of Northumberland Championships tournament):

Carlisle, Cumbria

1920 Ruth Watson d. Beryl Tulloch 6-1, 6-1
1921 Camilla Rimington d. Ruth Watson 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
1922 Camilla Rimington d. Ruth Watson 8-6, 6-3
1923 Ruth Watson d. Camilla Rimington 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
1924 Ruth Watson d. Mary Hart McIlquham 7-5, 6-1
1925 Camilla Rimington Smith d. Ruth Watson 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
1926 Ruth Watson d. M. Thomasson 6-3, 6-2
1927 Ruth Watson d. Camilla Rimington Smith 6-4, 6-8, 6-2
1928 Ruth Watson d. Jean Rankine 6-2, 6-4
1929 Ruth Watson d. V. March 6-1, 6-2
1930 Freda James d. Ruth Watson 6-1, 6-3
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Chapel Allerton, West Yorkshire

1925 Kathleen Aitchison d. Ruth Watson 7-5, 9-7
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1928 Ruth Watson d. Dorothy Anderson 6-2, 6-2
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Durham County Championships, Sunderland

1921 Ruth Watson d. Mrs Helps 10-8, 8-6
1922 Ruth Watson d. Miss Walton-Brown 7-5, 6-3
1923 Kathleen Aitchison d. Ruth Watson 10-8, 3-6, 7-5
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1930 Ruth Watson d. Lesley Cadle 6-4, 6-2
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1932 Ruth Watson d. Mrs J. Stephens 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
1933 Ruth Watson d. Doris Davison 6-3, 7-5
1934 Ruth Watson d. Doris Davison 8-6, 6-8, 6-2
1935 Ruth Watson d. Mrs J. Stephens 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
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North of England Championships, Scarborough

1926 [Scarborough] Ruth Watson d. Joan Ridley 6-3 6-1
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North of England Hard Court Championships, Scarborough

1924 [Scarborough] Ruth Watson d. Lesley Cadle 6-4 7-9 6-4
1925 [Scarborough] Ruth Watson d. Elsie Holtby 6-2 6-1
1926 [Scarborough] Ruth Watson d. Mrs Wormald 6-1 5-7 6-1
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Northumberland Championships, Newcastle

1922 Ruth Watson d. Kathleen Aitchison 6-2 3-6 6-4
1923 Ruth Watson d. Lesley Cadle 7-5 6-2
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1928 Ruth Watson d. Kathleen Aitchison 6-1 6-2
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1930 Ruth Watson d. Helen Barr 4-6 8-6 7-5
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Scottish Championships

1927 [Edinburgh] Ruth Watson d. Naomi Trentham 6-1 6-1
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http://www.tennisforum.com/25567498-post2119.html
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Jan 19th, 2017 02:25 PM
Rollo
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

Added Lizzie Branfoot (nee Kendal) at: http://www.tennisforum.com/74264082-post4293.html
Added Lilian Davenport at: http://www.tennisforum.com/74264066-post4292.html
Added Isabella de Gersdorff (Lawrence) at: http://www.tennisforum.com/74264058-post4291.html
Added Elsie Holtby at: http://www.tennisforum.com/74264090-post4294.html
Added Angeliki Kanellopolulou at: http://www.tennisforum.com/74263986-post4284.html
Added Olive Pawson at: http://www.tennisforum.com/74264010-post4286.html
Added Isabelle Thompson (nee Farrington) at: http://www.tennisforum.com/74264002-post4285.html [Reminder to search for DOB and DOB]
Added Margaret Upton at: http://www.tennisforum.com/74264050-post4290.html
Added Stella Van Collar at: http://www.tennisforum.com/74264018-post4287.html (try to find maiden name-use S African top ten rankings)
Added Mary Woodford at: http://www.tennisforum.com/74264042-post4289.html
Added Ethel Wyatt at: http://www.tennisforum.com/74264034-post4288.html

Updated Helen Collingwood (nee Kerr) at: http://www.tennisforum.com/74263938-post4279.html
Updated Winifred Kelly at: http://www.tennisforum.com/25450634-post1035.html
Updated Billie Woodgate at: http://www.tennisforum.com/25568442-post2204.html


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All caught up with submitted entries: Other tasks:

Finish off Cross

need to add Tessa Price. Emiko Okagawa, Karen Schimper, Surina Debeer

Need to reeval Anna Ivanovic-now retired.
Need to add/reeval Nadia Petrova-noe retired.

Need to Add/update Mark's additions, namely

Bertha Holder
Nora Durlacher
Alice Pickering Simpson

2017 WTA computer project: #1
Need to add in my 2016 WTA rankings (Jan-Feb project)
Jan 19th, 2017 01:42 PM
Jimbo109
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

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Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
Added Helen Collingwood, nee Kerr: http://www.tennisforum.com/74263938-post4279.html
Born 2 November 1885
Died 9 August 1948


Updated-thanks Jimbo
Jan 19th, 2017 01:28 PM
Jimbo109
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

Name but no link

ANGELIKI KANELLOPOULOU
Greece
Born 18.12.1965 in Athens
Married Konstantinos Sakkari, by 1994

She is the mother of Maria Sakkari.

Added-thanks Jimbo. I had no idea about this connection. It is fun.
Jan 19th, 2017 01:17 PM
Jimbo109
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

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Originally Posted by ROSAMUND View Post
MAIDEN NAME OF BERTHA THOMPSON

Hi Jimbo

Bertha Thompson's maiden name was JOST. Managed to find on www.ancestry.co.uk from husband Al L Thompson.
Thanks Rosamund!! I was a fan of Jimmy Connors (I have named myself after his nickname and his 109 tournaments win...), so you can imagine how I longed to know the maiden name of his grand-mother

Happy for you Jimbo. It is nice to see good teamwork. I was NOT a fan of Jimmy Connors in my youth. I was a huge Borg fan. The funny thing was I kinda looked like, played like, and even an passionate on court like Jimbo was!
Jan 18th, 2017 11:47 PM
Rollo
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

Added Helen Ingraham (nee Nash) at: http://www.tennisforum.com/74263978-post4283.html

Updated Doreen Cole at: http://www.tennisforum.com/25283194-post418.html (added date of death and exact date of marriage]
Updated Ora Mae Washington at: http://www.tennisforum.com/33295801-post2681.html (Added an excellent source)
Updated Georgie Woodgate at: http://www.tennisforum.com/25568458-post2205.html (added date of death and other infor from Rosamund)
Jan 17th, 2017 07:44 AM
Rollo
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

Added Anna Caulkins (nee Prosser) at: http://www.tennisforum.com/74263962-post4282.html
Added Nadia Petrova at: http://www.tennisforum.com/74263946-post4280.html (will complete her bio late tonight while watching Aussie Open)
Added Sona Pool (real name Sandra) at: http://www.tennisforum.com/74263954-post4281.html

Updated Sonia Cox at: http://www.tennisforum.com/29824257-post2618.html (Rosamund now has exact date of birth)
Updated Val Forbes (nee Koortzen) at: http://www.tennisforum.com/25451250-post1071.html
Updating Winifred Kelly at: http://www.tennisforum.com/25450634-post1035.html
Jan 16th, 2017 11:01 PM
Rollo
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

ok-some catching up to do. Need to edit in pages 282 and 283

Finish off Cross

need to add Tessa Price. Emiko Okagawa, Karen Schimper, Surina Debeer

Need to reeval Anna Ivanovic-now retired.
Need to add/reeval Nadia Petrova-noe retired.

Need to Add/update Mark's additions, namely

Bertha Holder
Nora Durlacher
Alice Pickering Simpson

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Added Germaine Cochet, nee Desthieux at: http://www.tennisforum.com/74263930-post4278.html
Added Helen Collingwood, nee Kerr: http://www.tennisforum.com/74263938-post4279.html

Updated Carmen Christlieb at: http://www.tennisforum.com/59-blast-...l#post25282922 (please cross list as Mrs Carmen Fernandez. Hats off to Rosamund for good detective work.)
Updated Anne Goldsworthy at: http://www.tennisforum.com/73432545-post4182.html (Rosamund found marriage)
Updated Bertha Thompson, nee Jost at: http://www.tennisforum.com/34271009-post2732.html (nice teamwork Jimbo and Rosamund!)
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