by LCVB staff member Dan Maxson

You Might Be From Lake County If…Part II

Hopefully Part I challenged you when it appeared last November. Today Part II continues to test your general ‘County IQ’. Lake County’s famous women are known throughout the annals of our country and some of these notables garner world-wide name recognition. How well do you know these women of our community’s history? Let’s test your mettle! Part III will appear in March 2017.

1. Known as ‘Gramma G’ to many, a 65 acre park is named after Mentor’s only female mayor.
Name this pioneering lady.

2. She was not only a female doctor (1920) but the passage of the 19th Amendment (1919)
allowed her to become Ohio’s first woman mayor. She was elected Mayor of Fairport in 1921.
Name her.

3. She was a graduate of Thomas Harvey High School in Painesville, taught at Champion JHS,
became a WASP in 1942, barnstormer after WWII and female racing aviatrix. Do you know
‘Marge’ by her given name?

4. She met her husband in the 1850s when his railroad work caused him to seek right-of-way
access thru her family homestead. She was also a leading member of the women’s suffrage
movement. What is her name?

5. Oz’s Wicked Witch was born in Cleveland and was an educator in Painesville and other
places during her long and storied career. What is Miss Gulch’s real name?
6. She grew up in Perry and in 1952 became the personal secretary to President Dwight D.
Eisenhower. Can you name her?

7. In 1932 she became the head of the Disney Studio Animation Paint Department. Do you
know this Willoughby animation pioneer?

8. She grew up in an aviation environment in Willoughby as a young girl. Shortly after WWII
she was the country’s first certified woman master mechanic in the aviation field. Name her.

9. She was a student, teacher and later a resident at this 1840 one-room schoolhouse site in
Concord Township. What is her name?

10. She graduated from Thomas Harvey High School, Ohio Wesleyan University and Lake Erie
College. This reknown aviatrix and Airpark owner from Concord Township is a Ohio 2016
Senior HOF inductee as well as a HOF member at the International Women’s Space and Air
Museum located at Burke Airport in downtown Cleveland.

About Dan Maxson

Dan is the President of the Fairport Harbor Historical Society. He is also the local expert on Lake County lore and history.

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