625 Choice Recipes from the
Ladies of the Second Congregational Church of Holyoke

Royal Doulton Bunnykins 3-Piece Children's Set

Mrs. G. Allyn

Sponge Cake

This contributor is possibly Mrs. George H. (Rachel) Allyn, b. June 1866, Scotland. On the 1900 U.S. Federal Census she is living with her family on Northampton St., Holyoke [Ward 7, ED 552, P147B, Line 95]. She appears with her husband George H. Allyn (b. Feb 1862) and are recorded as being married 14 years, immigration year 1885.

This would have made Rachel a newlywed at the time the cookbook was compiled, perhaps offering an explanation of only one recipe. On the 1900 Census her children are George H., b. 1887; Sarah C., b. 1888; Bertha L., b. 1890; Evelyn C., b. 1892; Stewart R., b. Nov. 1893; Oliver E., b. 1896; Henry D., b. 1898; and Agnes R., b. 1900.

Rachel's mother-in-law, Mrs. Henry D. (Isabella) Allyn, is also a contributer.

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