Margaret Ives

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

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.

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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning James - go for it!  The 2020 games are coming up. 

Dec 07, 2018 03:34 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Had no idea, James. What a great story and women have certainly come a long way in sports.

Dec 07, 2018 03:47 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Keep us posted about your quest for the bowl! Enjoy your day!

Dec 07, 2018 03:49 AM #3
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, James Dray it's nice to see mother/daughter winners.... and what better place than the Olympics...

Dec 07, 2018 04:00 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

She broke that barrier way ahead of the times.

Dec 07, 2018 05:07 AM #5
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That would be a valuable bowl and it should be in a French Museum.

Dec 07, 2018 05:16 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. I will keep an eye out for that bowl. Have a great day.

Dec 07, 2018 05:45 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

So, she received a bowl for first place, rather than a gold medal?  When did the gold, silver and bronze medals begin being awarded?

Dec 07, 2018 06:04 AM #8
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Fascinating history, James.  I did not know that golf was in the Olympics back then.

Dec 07, 2018 06:50 AM #9
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

And you will be yelling "FORE" at the price tag!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Dec 07, 2018 08:00 AM #10
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, that bowl is probably in a museum somewhere - worth millions of dollars, I'll bet!

Great story and how cool that mother & daughter both participated...and one, actually won the gold!

Happy Friday, James!

Dec 07, 2018 12:14 PM #11
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Hello James,

What a reminded of a great old movie with Kate Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.  She is a pro golfer and he is managing her.  A

Dec 07, 2018 02:04 PM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- how is it that many of us haven't heard of this woman??!!  Let us know if you find that bowl.


Dec 07, 2018 05:44 PM #13
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I will be laughed right out of the Colosseum if Golf was my best game to participate in the Olympics. I’m not a pro like you....

Dec 08, 2018 05:41 AM #14
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Hmmmm...have to keep an eye out for the bowl !

Dec 08, 2018 09:40 AM #15
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Golf, huh?!?  James Dray if you wish to play Golf on one of Orlando/Central Florida's great golf courses today, plan on wearing a warm windbreaker, mittens and ear muffs.  Weather predictions here:  High of 56 and a low  of 42;  brrrr!!!

Dec 10, 2018 12:29 PM #16
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