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POSTED: February 12, 2014 7:00 p.m.
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Margaret Davis Fennell Judy finished her autobiography in 2013 shortly before her death.

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The autobiography of Margaret Davis Fennell Judy, longtime Richmond Hill resident who became a protege of Henry Ford, is set to make its debut to the public from 2-7 p.m. March 19 at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.
Born March 19, 1926, in Clyde she was impoverished at birth with few opportunities available, a chance meeting with auto magnate Henry Ford changed her life irrevocably.  
The autobiography chronicles her life from an impoverished family, to her extraordinary story as Ford protégé, a war bride, a loving mother and an accomplished business woman.  
The book also focuses on Ford and the improvements he made to her adopted hometown of Richmond Hill.
She finished the project in the summer of 2013, just three months before her death at age 87.
Her son, Bob Fennell, who worked alongside his mother for many years as her editor, will host the event, at which first-edition copies of “Little Did I Know” will be available for purchase. The book’s launch date, March 19, would have been his mother’s 88th birthday.  
Available in hardback, “Little Did I Know” is 256 pages, well-indexed and has more than a 100 pictures.
For more information, call 912-661-1647 or email bobfennell@comcast.net.  

 

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