Mary Hanmer <I>Goodrich</I> Jenson


Mary Hanmer Goodrich Jenson

Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 4 Jan 2004 (aged 96)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 57039401 View Source

She grew up in Wethersfield, Connecticut, attended college in Verona, Italy and at Columbia University. She was, at the age of 20, the first woman in Connecticut to earn a pilot's license. She worked at the Hartford Courant as the paper's first aviation editor, and went on to become the first woman at the Courant to have a byline.

Mary was the only female passenger on the Hindenburg when it overflew Hartford in 1936. She was the first woman to fly solo to Cuba.

In addition to flying, she worked in advertising and promotion, meeting her husband, Carl, while working at Walt Disney Production.

Mary served on the Board of Education, the Republican Town Committe in Wethersfield, and was President of the Women's Association.

Mary was inducted in the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame in 2000.

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  • Created by: C Greer
  • Added: 14 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 57039401
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Hanmer Goodrich Jenson (6 Nov 1907–4 Jan 2004), Find a Grave Memorial ID 57039401, citing Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by C Greer (contributor 47180683) .