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Yesterday 08:23 PM
ROSAMUND
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

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.
Yesterday 07:58 PM
ROSAMUND
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

RE HERNANDEZ,CARMEN

Isn't this a mistake. Please see

www.tennisforum.com/25282922-post393.html

I think it should be Carmen Fernandez ?

As a check the USTA Yearbook 1949, has her as Mrs Carmen C. Fernandez in the 1948 US Womens singles results .
Yesterday 03:39 PM
Jimbo109
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

Update
http://www.tennisforum.com/34271009-post2733.html

If anyone has an Ancestry account could find the maiden name of Bertha Thompson, grandmother of Jimmy Connors.
She is the first in this list:
Bertha Thompson - Ancestry.com
Yesterday 04:43 AM
Rollo
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

HERNANDEZ, CARMEN (nee Carmen ????)
Mexico
Married to Raul Hernandez by 1948

Raul was also a tennis player, and as husband and wife they played mixed doubles at the 1948 US Nationals. Carmen also entered the singles as the #6 foreign seed, but was beaten easily by Betty Rosenquest 6-0 6-1 in the opening round. The grass surface would no doubt have been very foreign to her.
Yesterday 03:55 AM
Rollo
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

FARRINGTON, ISABELLE (nee Isabelle Thompson)
United States
Married Harold Farrington (1895-1964) 28 October 1944, she was his 2nd wife.

Entered the 1948 US Mixed. Active as late as 1953

from Danbury, Connecticut.

About the College | Sacred Heart University Connecticut
Jan 14th, 2017 12:37 PM
newmark401
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

New entry

Pawson, Olive Bernice
United Kingdom
Born in 1896 in Moor Allerton, Leeds
Died in 1987 in York

Married Dr John Thomas Woodhead on 15 February 1926 in Saint John's Church, Roundhay

Active circa 1925-27. Runner-up in the women's singles event in Chapel Allerton in 1926.

From 'The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer', 16 February 1928: "The marriage of Miss Olive Bernice Pawson, eldest daughter of Mr Thomas Pawson of 'Overdale', The Drive, Roundhay, and the late Mrs Pawson, and Dr [John Thomas] Woodhead, second son of Mr J.K. Woodhead and the late Mrs Woodhead, took place yesterday at Saint John's Church, Roundhay, the Vicar (Reverend T.N. Pearson) officiating. Mr Kenneth Gross was the best man.

"The bride wore a parchment ring velvet trimmed with needle-run gold lace, and a Carrickmacross lace veil. The bridesmaids, Miss D. Kathleen Pawson, sister of the bride, and Miss English, of Pocklington, had dresses of frilled coffee-coloured net over ****** brown taffeta, and picture hats to match. After a reception the bride and bridegroom left for Paris."
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Jan 14th, 2017 12:08 PM
newmark401
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

New entry

Wyatt, Ethel
Australia
Born circa 1875
Died

Married?

Active circa 1895-1910. Ethel Wyatt enjoyed most of her success in the women's doubles event at the South Australian Championships in Adelaide, in particular with Lillian Payne.
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Jan 14th, 2017 12:07 PM
newmark401
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

New entry

Woodford, Mary Lillian
USA
Born 9 August 1892 in California
Died 29 November 1981 in Los Angeles

Married Howard Smith

Active circa 1910-14. Mary Woodford was runner-up in the women's singles event at the Ojai Valley tournament in 1913.
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Jan 14th, 2017 12:05 PM
newmark401
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

New entry

Upton, Margaret Bertine
USA
Born 15 March 1902 in Nebraska
Died 18 July 1995 in Walla Walla, Washington State

Married Chauncey Thomas Levalley in 1924

Active circa 1920-22. Attended University of Southern California; was runner-up in the women's singles event at the Southern California Championships in 1922 while still a student there.
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Jan 14th, 2017 12:04 PM
newmark401
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

New entry

Lawrence, Isabella Cleaveland
USA
Born 14 January 1873 in Boston
Died 13 September 1959 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Married George Bruno de Gersdorff on 21 November 1907 in Longwood, Boston

Active circa 1908-14.
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Jan 14th, 2017 12:02 PM
newmark401
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

New entry

Kendal, Lizzie Evelyn
United Kingdom
Born 31 January 1880 in Hexham, Northumberland
Died in 1971 in England

Married Clive Branfoot in 1910 in Hexham

Active before and just after World War One. Younger sister of fellow lawn tennis players Annie and Lucy Kendal. Clive Branfoot and his brother Gordon were also lawn tennis players.

Lizzie and Clive Branfoot had a daughter, Evelyn (b. 1915-d. 2004), who married the British Conservative Party politician and journalist William (Bill) Deedes (1913-2007), who was knighted in 1986. See here: Person Page
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Jan 14th, 2017 12:00 PM
newmark401
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

New entry

Hirst, Eveyn Marian
United Kingdom
Born 5 August 1893 in Bristol, Gloucestershire
Died 6 January 1964 in Saint Ann, Jamaica

Married (1) Cecil Henry Gosset Lushington on 10 February 1913 in Bampton Parish Church, Bampton, Oxford
Married (2) John Keith Sandford on 17 November 1919 in Saint Saviour's Chruch, Chelsea, London
Married (3) Arthur George Frederick Layton

Active circa 1910-14. Sister of fellow lawn tennis players Francis Hirst, Jnr., and Philip Hirst. They were the children of Philip Hirst, a solicitor, and Annie Maud Hirst (née Brooke); both parents were natives of Huddersfield in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
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Jan 14th, 2017 11:57 AM
newmark401
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

New entry

Goodlass, Elsie Mary
United Kingdom
Born in 1890 in Skerne, East Riding of Yorkshire
Died in 1965 in Hull

Married William Percival Holtby on 26 April 1911 in Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire

Active circa 1919-26. Elsie Holtby enjoyed most of her success at lawn tennis in the years just after World War One. She notably won the women's singles title at the North of England Hard Court Championships in Scarborough in 1920 and 1921, and the same title in Chapel Allerton and Sheffield (both 1921), Ilkley (1923) and Hull (1925). Contemporary sources sometimes list her as "Mrs W.(P.) Holtby, from Driffield".

From 'The Driffield Times', 29 April 1911: "HOLTBY-GOODLASS. At All Saints' Church, Driffield, April 26th, by the Reverend Canon Sharrock, assisted by the Reverend R.W. Wheatley, Vicar of Cranswick, and the Reverend R.C.G. O'Callaghan, Vicar of Mappleton, William Percival, second son of Mr William (the late) and Mrs Holtby, Rotsea Manor, to Elsie Mary, eldest daughter of Mr Charles A. and Mrs Goodlass, The Terrace, Driffield. At Home, 'Brackenber', Lockwood Street, Driffield, June 8th and 9th."
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Jan 14th, 2017 11:52 AM
newmark401
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

New entry

Davenport, Lilian
United Kingdom
Born 22 August 1885 in Surbiton, Surrey
Died 2 September 1973 in Plymouth, Devon

Did not marry.

Active circa 1905-14. Daughter of Horace Davenport, a chemist, and Kathleen Davenport (née Pirie). As a girl, Lilian attended Wycombe Abbey School in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. She was a friend of fellow lawn tennis player Winifred McNair, with whom she played on the Surrey County Ladies' Lawn Tennis Team, and who also granted Lilian probate in her Will on her death in 1954.
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Jan 12th, 2017 08:17 PM
ROSAMUND
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

WOODGATE,BILLIE

www.tennisforum.com/25568442-post2204.html

Add exact date of death 5th November 2004

Source English probate records
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