Margaret Ives was born in Calcutta, India back in 1878 to Charles and Mary. Her father died when she was young so her mother moved the family to Boston. The family moved again to Paris, France from 1899 to 1902. She married Finley Peter Dunne in 1902, the union produced four children. She died in 1955 at a young 76.
What you may not know about Margaret Ives Abbott is that she participated in the Olympic Games of 1900 in Paris. This was the first-time women were allowed to compete. She came in first place and was awarded a porcelain bowl for her victory. Her mother also entered the competition. For the record, this was also the “only” time in Olympic history that a mother and daughter competed in the same sport, in the same event at the same Olympics.
Well now, you may be asking yourself what game did they participate in, well I’m so glad you did for they both played golf… That’s right in 1900, it was the only time golf was a sport in the Olympics unit the 2016 games in Rio. BTW I want that bowl, if you can find it send me the information.
Until tomorrow give someone the free gift of a smile.