Ellington-Somers History: Who Was This Woman?

Test your knowledge of Ellington and Somers history with this photo from the archives of the historical societies.

Who was this woman?

Here's a hint, she's from Somers. 

If you think you know the answer, respond in the "Leave a comment" box below this article. We'll run the answer next Tuesday, along with a new historical photo.

The image has been provided by the Somers Historical Society.

Last week's question was "" and there was a correct guess. She is Olive Chism.

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According to Images of America: Somers, from the Somers Historical Society:

"Olive Louise Chism (1919-1998), well-loved teacher, school principal, author, and poet is shown at a fundraiser tea party. She was raised in Somers at the Gowdy farm by her father's sister, Julia Chism Gowdy, after her mother succumbed to influenza shortly after her birth. This striking image was recorded by Sherry Peters of the Hartford Courant."

Karl Walton August 22, 2012 at 03:52 PM
To me it looks like Margret Sonski but I am not sure.
marina l easton March 08, 2013 at 12:53 PM
i almost guessed Ms Chism.. she was my 3rd grade teacher at Somersville school. is that the same Olive Chism.. ..
Erin Quinlan (Editor) March 08, 2013 at 12:57 PM
Hi Marina, She was a teacher so it probably is the same one. -Erin


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