CFA Great Lakes - Historical Footnotes


CFA Judge in the Great Lakes Region - Mrs. Dorothy Anderson of Cincinnati, Ohio, with JAY-KAY'S LOU ANN, a calico Persian All-American winner, 1957

Mrs Dorothy Anderson
From Our Cats, November, 1956
Courtesy of The CFA Foundation, Inc.

Great Lakes Region CFA judge Mrs. Blanche Wolfram, shown in the December, 1957 issue of Our Cats (UK) Magazine. She's holding GALLAHAD'S CHARITY, a blue-eyed white Persian female. She was president of the Pittsburgh Cat Club, and a columnist for several magazines. She and her second husband, Raymond D. Smith, published Cats Magazine for numerous years.

Mrs. Blanche Wilfram Smith
From Our Cats, December, 1957
Courtesy of The CFA Foundation, Inc.

In 1905, Gowanda, NY was the home of Mrs. James Conlisk, and her cats. In the early 20th century, it wasn't uncommon for cats to be housed in buildings separate from the home.

Mrs. Conlisk
Two of the buildings housing cats belonging to Mrs. James Conlisk
From The Cat Journal, May, 1905
Courtesy of The CFA Foundation, Inc.

In November, 1924,there Hamilton Persian Society, was formed as a CFA affiliated club in Hamilton, Ontario. Per minutes of the first meeting below, their first show was planned for January 28-29, 1925 (see show ad)

Hamilton Rersian Society
Hamilton Rersian Society
From The Cat Courier, December, 1924
Courtesy of The CFA Foundation, Inc.

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