picture was in the posession of Thelma (Rothwell) Rogers.
Notes on the back said:
Dorothea Heppingstone Brown
my cousin, daughter of Uncle Tom Brown and
Aunt Marie – singer
isn’t perfectly clear ...
be Mane, Mame, or ?
to a letter written by Auntie Thelma in March, 1971,
Dorothea and her husband, Max Carney, were living
at 575 Crofton Ave, Piedmont, CA. The letter says at
that time she
was “an invalid, sometimes not able to communicate
– she has had a stroke and is
badly crippled with arthritis. Poor dear. She was
a lovely person, gifted with a beautiful voice.
Her father had hoped for
opera, but too
many things happened, including a rich husband who was poison. She has been so
happy with Max in the past ten years – and they just get along. Dorothea was
following images are believed to be the same person.