Born: October 17, 1879, Baltimore, Maryland.
Died: December 23, 1942, Manhattan, New York.
Buried: Fresh Pond Crematory and Columbarium, Middle Village, Queens, New York.
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
She and her daughter ran the Mary B. Ayers Press, which published children’s stories.