This collection contains contains correspondence to AMM Edward Donald Gehring primarily, USN, from his mother, Elizabeth,
his grandmother, Ethel, his aunt, Madeline, and her mother's employer, Ralph Dox, during and after the Second World War.
Elizabeth Margaret Gehring was born on 1 November 1894 in Pennsylvania. In the 1920s, she and her husband, William, lived
in Erie, New York. At some point between 1920 and 1930, she became a housekeeper for Ralph Dox and moved into his home in
Niagara, New York. William's status is unknown. She relocated to Van Nuys, California, in the mid-1940s to live near her mother.
Elizabeth died on 8 April 1983 at the age of 88.
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