|Miss Donna Montran
December 12, 1916
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As I mentioned before there are 20 items in the Genealogy Bank regarding “Donna Montran.” After her, now famous, airplane ride she applied to represent Boston at New York’s Crystal Palace Preparedness Bazaar. It is amazing that in those days, the newspapers printed the names and addresses of all the applicants. Imagine what would happen today if a newspaper published the home addresses of 49 contestants for a beauty contest. Wow. Anyway, thanks to the policies of the time, we now know that in December if 1916, Donna was living at 64 Bennett in Brighton (Boston), MA. The house at that address today was built in 1920, so we don’t know what 64 Bennett was like back in 1916. It is interesting to note that there were two Holdsworth girls who also applied to represent Boston. Holdsworth was the name of one of Donna’s mother’s husbands — I wonder if there is a relationship.
|Donna played at the Garden in Baltimore in March 1921|