1879–1942

Introduction

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Born: Oc­to­ber 17, 1879, Bal­ti­more, Mar­y­land.

Died: De­cem­ber 23, 1942, Man­hat­tan, New York.

Buried: Fresh Pond Cre­ma­to­ry and Co­lum­bar­i­um, Mid­dle Vil­lage, Queens, New York.

Biography

Minny was the daugh­ter of Au­gust Hanff and Ma­ry Bach­rach, and wife of Ray­mond Ay­ers.

She wrote the Sun­ny Jim ad­ver­tis­ing jin­gles in the early 20th Cen­tu­ry, and was some­times called Sun­ny Min­ny Maud.

She al­so wrote jin­gles for the Her­ald, Am­er­i­can and World news­pa­pers in New York Ci­ty, and posed for Charles Da­na Gib­son as a Gib­son Girl.

She and her daugh­ter ran the Ma­ry B. Ay­ers Press, which pub­lished child­ren’s stor­ies.

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