Grace Lethbridge

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Grace Lethbridge was born in Liverpool, England back in 1895 to Sidney and Grace.  In 1920, she married Sir Robert Hay Dummond-Hay, her husband was nearly fifty years older.  He died when Grace was 31.  To help support her she wrote for the British paper such as The Sphere, she began to write for Hurst papers in the late 1920’s.  she also wrote for the Chicago Herald and Examiner.

She went to war zones such as Ethiopia working as a foreign correspondent in China.  During WWII she was interned in a Japanese camp in the Philippines.  She was set free in 1943, returning to the United States she died of coronary thrombosis in 1946.

What you may not know about Lady Drummond-Hay, is that in 1929, she was aboard the airship LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin.  It was the first airship to circumnavigate the world, she was the only female passenger.

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Comments (19)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - that certainl was quite a feat.  She had a full life.

May 21, 2021 03:18 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Good morning James,

And unlike today she reported the news!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 21, 2021 04:38 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning again, James... now who wouldn't love an adventurous lady like Grace Lethbridge? 

May 21, 2021 04:38 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is quite an age difference for marriage, but I guess if it works, it works, haha.

May 21, 2021 05:02 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - like Brian England, I also "noticed" the age difference.  

May 21, 2021 05:07 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Must say Grace travelled life on her own road! Enjoy your day.

May 21, 2021 05:10 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Anytime we hear "Zepplin" I think of the air disaster or Led Zepplin. Grace was not aboard either of those Zepplins. Thanks for the good story James Dray . BTW it was LZ 129 Graf Zeppelin that caught fire.

May 21, 2021 05:19 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


That is a wonderful story for a Friday!  I would have loved to have been there with her on that trip!  A

May 21, 2021 07:15 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James and thanks for today history lesson again.  Make it a good one today.


May 21, 2021 08:20 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

May 21, 2021 10:19 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

While I am not sure that is an accomplishment, what an interesting trip that must have been.

May 21, 2021 12:10 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi James- What a remarkable woman. Quite an adventurous spirit!

May 21, 2021 12:25 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello James Dray thank you for sharing an excellent life story of Grace Lethbridge.

May 21, 2021 01:04 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Welcome to the weekend James! That is quite an interesting feat

May 21, 2021 04:59 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks for sharing another interesting story.   Grace sure had a sense of adventure.  Enjoy your weekend.

May 21, 2021 06:52 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That wascertainly an interesting accomplishment. Too bad she died so young...who knows what lay ahead!

May 21, 2021 08:21 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

That has to be one of the most thankless jobs. Thank you for sharing James Dray 

May 21, 2021 08:38 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James the good news is she was not on the one that crashed and burned up:)Endre

May 21, 2021 09:27 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Grace Lethbridge knew how to make life worth living. Being the only woman on a circumnavigation of the world by blimp must have been quite an experience.

Oct 13, 2021 06:45 AM