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I love that the name of their sailboat was "Hilarious." Having known my dad's cousin Hilary, that's his sense of humor shining through.
So of course, I have to head over to one of my favorite newspaper websites, GenealogyBank, where there are several articles to be found covering the London Olympics.
|Seattle Times, Thursday, August 12, 1948, from GenealogyBank.com|
|Dallas Morning News, Friday, August 13, 1948, from GenealogyBank.com|
Cousin Hilary's mother was Sara McAlpin Pyle (1891 - 1978), who was older sister to my grandfather, Charles McAlpin Pyle (1893 - 1966).