Elizabeth Montignani1,2,3

F, b. 11 June 1912, d. 16 October 2007
ChartsNicholas and Elizabeth Fleming Mahony Descendancy Chart
           Elizabeth Montignani was born on 11 June 1912 at Rochester, New York..4,5,3 She spent her early years at Rochester, New York.5 She lived at Mount Vernon, New York, for seven years.5
     Elizabeth Montignani married James Alfred Guest, son of James Henry Guest and Lottie Newbould, in 1936.2,6,5,7
     Elizabeth Montignani appears as Elizabeth Guest, age 27, in the census of 23 April 1940 at 82 Park Avenue, Verona, New Jersey,in the household of James Alfred Guest as his wife, along with Alison W. Guest.1 Elizabeth Montignani and James Alfred Guest resided in 1946 at Amherst, Massachusetts, with their three small children.5
     She was an avid skier, bicyclist and world traveler who wrote articles on all three subjects for the New York Times. She bicycled well into her 80's. With her husband, she helped lead many foreign trips sponsored by the Amherst College alumni association.5 They were summer residents of East Chop on Martha's Vineyard for over 60 years.6,5
     She had a special interest in the life and poems of Emily Dickinson and was a guide for many years at the Emily Dickinson homestead in Amherst. She was a voracious reader and served for many years on the Friends of Frost Library at Amherst College. In her 90's, she was still taking English literature courses offered by a retired professor at Applewood, the senior community in South Amherst which her husband helped found and where she lived since 1991.5
     Elizabeth Montignani died on 16 October 2007 at Amherst, Massachusetts, at age 95.5,3

Family

James Alfred Guest b. 27 Mar 1911, d. 6 Oct 1997
Child

Census Records

DateLocationMemo
194082 Park Avenue, Verona, New JerseyElizabeth Montignani appears as Elizabeth Guest, age 27, in the census of 23 April 1940 at 82 Park Avenue, Verona, New Jersey,in the household of James Alfred Guest as his wife, along with Alison W. Guest.1

Residence Records

YearLocationDetails
Rochester, New YorkElizabeth Montignani spent her early years at Rochester, New York.5
1923Mount Vernon, New YorkShe lived at Mount Vernon, New York, for seven years.5
1946Amherst, MassachusettsShe and James Alfred Guest resided in 1946 at Amherst, Massachusetts, with their three small children.5
They were summer residents of East Chop on Martha's Vineyard for over 60 years.6,5

Citations

  1. [S1333] James A. Guest household, 1940 United States Federal Census, Essex County, New Jersey, population schedule, Verona, ED 7-371, sheet 9A, number of household 182.
  2. [S527] Unknown author, "Alfred and Elizabeth Newbould Descendancy Chart."
  3. [S159] Elizabeth M. Guest, 021-34-3659, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014,.
  4. [S1333] James A. Guest household, 1940 United States Federal Census, Essex County, New Jersey, population schedule, Verona, ED 7-371, sheet 9A, number of household 182,shows age 27 and birthplace as New York.
  5. [S563] The Vineyard Gazette, 19 October 2007, www.mvgazette.com/article.php?4578.
  6. [S564] The New York Times, 28 October 1997, www.nytimes.com.
  7. [S905] Amherst Magazine, Fall 1997, Page Four, shows wife, Elizabeth, known to all of their friends as "Mahat."