This is Day 26 – LAST DAY – of the A to Z April Challenge. My theme is women with unusual names although I must cheat now and then or I’ll have a name and no story.
is for Zenith Hubbell. “Zenith” means the highest point in the path of a star, the peak, the apex, the culmination. Appropriate name for the end of the A to Z Challenge, don’t you agree?
Much of Zenith’s life seems rather unremarkable. She was born in 1901 to Flossie Bucklew and Nelson Hubbell, a clayworker in a factory in Brazil, Indiana. She attended school, and at age 15 she married Harry Sanders Boes. However, in three short years she was divorced and back home living with her mother and working as a telephone operator.
In 1921, Zenith married Lee Roy McDonald, my first cousin twice removed. (Side note: Lee Roy’s parents were Malvina Davis and Grattan McDANIEL – I’m wondering when and how McDaniel morphed into McDonald!). They had one son, Lee Roy Jean.
But what interests me about Zenith is that in 1942 she enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps.
I wonder why. Was it a burst of patriotism? Was it for pay and some sense of security? Sigh ~ another question that will probably never be answered.
Zip, Zoom, or Zigzag over to the A to Z April Challenge Zone for Zillions of Zesty Zingers by Zealous Zanies before they are Zapped.