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2019 Olivia Cosgrave Riboud: Family Memories

In April 2019 Margaret Casey and Mel Winer hosted a party in their Evanston, Illinois home for Olivia, Melissa, Jean Gwinn and Myriam Riboud. A copy of this video was presented and given to the guests of honor by their American cousins.

1979 Mary Gwinn Bowe (1901-1979)

As happened not infrequently in those days, when Mary Gwinn Bowe entered the world in Baltimore, Maryland in 1901, her mother, Mary Roche Gwinn, left it. Her father, Richard Gwinn immediately turned to his mother, Elizabeth Burns Gwinn, for [...]

1970 Mary Gwinn Bowe Recalls Her Life Before Chicago in The Families

In the "Before Chicago" part of her remembrances in The Families, Mary Gwinn Bowe recalls the period in her life before her marriage in 1928 to my father, William John Bowe, Sr. After her own mother Mary Agnes Roche died giving birth to her in 1901, she was brought up by her father's mother, Elizabeth Agnes Burns Gwinn. Mary always called her "Mama." Being a widowed by then with modest resources, she made ends meet by managing a rooming house on the Atlantic shore in Deal, New Jersey. Mary goes on to talk about her schooling, the excitement of being on the New Jersey State women's basketball championship team at Asbury Park High School and her fortuitous entrance at the 11th hour to Trinity College in Washington, D.C.