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May Cecelia Whitaker Rinker

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Title

May Cecelia Whitaker Rinker

Subject

Rinker, May Cecelia Whitaker (1901-1982)
Women-Virginia-Shenandoah County

Description

Photograph of May Cecelia Whitaker Rinker.

Published in the Shenandoah Herald on April 10, 1969 as part of their "Country Kitchens" series.

May Whitaker Rinker was born May 1, 1901 in Shenandoah County. She married Garnett L. Rinker Sr.
They had two children Garnett Rinker Jr. and James Rinker. Garnett Rinker Jr. was killed in action on June 6, 1944 while serving with the US Army during the Normandy Invasion.

Mary lived on a farm near Woodstock for her entire life. At one time she was known for her butter from five gurneys cows. She would churn 28 pounds of butter at a time and sell it in one pound blocks.

Later in her life she established extensive flower gardens growing peonies, begonias, dahlias, and amaryllis which decorated her home and church. She also sold some of her flowers as a way to support her garden.

Mary died on September 8 1982 and is buried in Massanutten Cemetery in Woodstock.

Creator

Shenandoah Herald

Source

Shenandoah-Valley Herald Collection, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

April 10, 1969

Rights

COPYRIGHT NOT EVALUATED

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photographic Print

Citation

Shenandoah Herald , “May Cecelia Whitaker Rinker,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed April 13, 2021, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/15157.