I don’t have any maiden aunts, but a maiden cousin who was like an aunt to me. Her name was Irene (Bunny) Morris. She was born September 5, 1914 to Patrick Morris and Catherine Mathews in New York City.
This woman was a wonderful person and fun to be with. She worked most of her life in a school cafeteria as a cashier. I am sure the students just loved her sunny disposition and ability to listen without giving unwanted advice.
She and my Aunt Kay were very close and lived a block apart most of their lives.
Bunny was very special to me because she had the genealogy of the Mathews family all in her head. I finally told her she had to write it down. She knew everyone’s birthday from great grandpa to his great great grandchildren. Bunny not only knew all the dates she knew how everyone was related to each other.
She finally retired and moved upstate to live with another cousin who she was very close to, Grace Mulrain. They had many happy times together and had family up to visit all the time.Bunny was a younger sister to Frances who died when Bunny was 4 years old. Her female cousins were treated like sisters. Bunny Morris died 25 February 1998 in Harrison, New York
Bunny Morris and Me
Blogger Amy Johnson Crowe started this 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks because family history is better when it’s shared. This is a series of prompts to help share discoveries I’ve made in my genealogy.