Sunday, June 13, 2010

EWGS Presidents Mary Kay McGlothlin Gant

This is the thirty fourth in the series on the Presidents of EWGS leading up to the 75th anniversary in 2010. See the previous posts on Samuel Pool Weaver, Leora Cookingham Thiel, Susan Marie West Jack, Ruth Churchill Austin, Alfred Denman, Florence Ballou Brown, Harriet Jefferson Pinkham, Mary Elizabeth Dow Maltbie, Achsah Maltbie Rawlings, Lee DeGolyer Patchen, Susie Elliott Faubion, Edith Webb Nelson, Carrie Teats Lartigue, Guy Alfred Clumpner, Grace Ellis Woodward, Mabel Rue Frederick, Nell Hartman Peel, Edwin Allan Poole, Mabel Enid Rice Conrad, Helen Elizabeth Osborne Rowe, Dr. Herbert Hoover Osborne, Jane Merritt Logie Webster, Beatrice Cutler Mitcham, Marie E. Stone Larson, Lorena May Saylor Wildman, Raymond J. Fisher, Grace E. Kelso Garner , Catherine P. Cornehl Hyslop, Barbara J. Wirt Clarkson, Ruby L. Simonson McNeill, Jeanne J. Jones Holder , Jeanne M. Polumsky Coe , and Maxine E. LeGrant Pence

Mary Kay McGlothlin Gant was EWGS President 1989 and 1990, she was the daughter of Leonard Dale and Gladys Ione (Peebles) McGlothlin. Mary was born in Camas, Washington. August 18, 1956 in St. Thomas Church Mary married John Maxwell Gant Jr. John was the son of John Maxwell and Teresa K. (Schlintz) Gant. John and Mary had three children all born in Seattle, Washington; Susan Melinda Gant, John Stephen Gant and Elizabeth Jane Gant.
The Peebles family was from New York and came to Clark County, Washington in 1881.
April 22, 1989 Dr. George K. Schweitzer talked on the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and other wars, major genealogical indexes, and obscure genealogical sources. It was held at Casey's Restaurant and cost was $16.00 The Fall workshop was October 7, 1989 at Spokane Falls Community College.
November 11, 1989 the Quilt was won by Leslie Yach of Spokane and EWGS made over $1450.00 on the project started by EWGS President Jeanne Holder. See the article I wrote on the quilt here.
March 24, 1990, Dr. Arlene H. Eakle was the speaker at Spokane Falls Community College. In May EWGS was the host for the Washington State Genealogical Society Conference with Bette Topp chairman.
I first attended an EWGS meeting when Mary Gant was EWGS President, don't remember if it was one or two meetings before the end of her two years, I did join the next year. I was on an auditing committee with Mary and she was a stickler for accuracy.

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