We finally got an answer to last week's trivia - I managed a hard one this week! Anyway, I thought I'd share some background on Nortense Neahr Bloomer, Betty Ford's mother:
Hortense Neahr, born 11 July 1884, Chicago, Illinois; married first to William Bloomer on 7 November 1904, Chicago Illinois; married secondly to Arthur Meigs Goodwin, Chicago banker, in 1940, in Grand Rapids, Michigan; died on 20 November 1948, Hollywood, Florida
Related to wealthy Grand Rapids furniture manufacturing families, socially prominent Hortense Neahr Bloomer worked in the unsalaried position of President of the Crippled Children Association of Grand Rapids. With her, Betty Ford frequently volunteered to work with children whose disabilities confined their limbs to braces. Between the death of her first husband and marriage to her second husband, Hortense Bloomer supported herself and three children by working as a real-estate agent. Betty Ford later reflected that the example of her mother’s independence would prove to be an important influence in shaping her views on equal pay for equal work policy issues.
Now someone guessed Minnie Pattillo Taylor, Lady Bird's mother, and this intrigued me, so I did some research on her as well: