The most recent Genealogue Challenge has to be my favorite so far. We started out with an image of Faith Bacon as a striptease artist with a lackluster Hollywood career who ended up dead on a sidewalk in Chicago. What have we found out so far?
- Her great-great-grandfather, Daniel Dearborn Page, was the second mayor of St. Louis.
- Her great-grandfather, Henry Douglas Bacon, was a generous benefactor of the University of California at Berkeley.
- She was a not-too-distant cousin of General George S. Patton (it appears that her great-grandmother, Mary Catherine (Hereford) Cooper, and his maternal grandmother, Margaret (Hereford) Wilson, were sisters).
- She sent General Patton fan mail, and "included a photocopy of her Colonial Dames papers." She was a genealogist!
- At her death, she was separated from her husband, Sanford Dickinson, "song writer and publisher of Buffalo, NY." He seems to have been the music consultant for the cult-classic transvestite flick Glen or Glenda—the making of which was depicted in the movie Ed Wood.