Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Margaret Smith Carr

This was my grandmother, born Margaret Smith but known throughout her childhood as Margaret Carr. She was born in Pittsburgh PA in 1906 to Margaret and Thomas Smith. Her great grandmother came over from Ireland during the famine of 1849-50 and her family was centered in the mining town of McKeesport PA. Her little brother died of pneumonia when she was very young and after his death her father left, never to be heard from again. Her mother went to work as a cleaning woman in a hospital in Pittsburgh and her sister, Mary Carr and her husband raised young Margaret as their own. 

These pictures are from her own album and show a bit of her life as a young woman. The top picture shows her with her new "bob" for her graduation from the 8th grade, her last year of formal schooling. She didn't travel much but did get to NYC as seen in the second shot. The third picture shows her (Peg) with one of her best male friends and some of her "flapper" friends.

If you are of a certain age, were any of your relatives flappers?


  1. wow, very cool. thats great you are keeping your personl history alive~

    mary jane

  2. Wow, your blog is so amazing. I love to see old family photos and hear the stories behind them, just beautiful. That's so wonderful that you shared your work to keep your family's stories alive.

    Very cool. Cheers!

  3. Thank you for your visit to my blog and your nice compliment.
    I love old photos too, so fun!

  4. Awesome photos....love the hats!

  5. Thank you for your comment on my blog!
    Very interesting story and photos! unfortunately all old photos of my family was lost in Second War(


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