Down Memory Lane
Aubrey LaFoy

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Posted Saturday, March 27, 2010, at 8:17 PM
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  • Mr. LaFoy, what do you know about Howard and Muriel TURNLEY?

    Muriel's maiden name was WINDOW, and she was a distant cousin of a very dear friend as well as two of my gr-children. Her first husband was the comedian Robert Emmett KEANE and her second was Arthur S. HANFORD, Jr., founder of Hanford Airlines that later became Mid-Continent Airlines (after which KC's international airport is named, hence the airport code MCI). Howard Turnley was her third and last husband.

    Muriel was in vaudeville and a Ziegfeld Girl, a pilot when women didn't fly, and supposedly the Muriel Cigar was named after her. Quite a resume for "Little Muriel" (as we call her) from backwater Burlingame, Kansas.

    Her mother, Kate (Hoover) Window, was the only daughter of Burlingame's doctor, traveled the world with Muriel, and we're guessing spent her last years with her in Iowa.

    Anything you can add to this would be wonderful!

    -- Posted by JamaGenie on Sat, Apr 3, 2010, at 8:30 AM
  • Mr. LaFoy. My family vacationed on West Lake Okoboji in the 1950s and I would love to find out the name of the place we stayed. It was owned by a couple and I recall that we had a modest, clean cabin facing the lake with a great dock and swimming area. There were other cabins that were not spaced too closely together. We could walk to Arnold's Park Amusement Park on a footpath but we did not view the Park from our cabin.I recently returned to the area but could not locate the property. Any assistance you could offer will be gratefully received. Thank you SO much!!

    Katherine Rhoades Chippewa Falls, WI

    -- Posted by rhoadeka on Sun, Oct 3, 2010, at 11:06 AM
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