Toy Len Goon, Portland, 1952


Toy Len Goon, widow of Dogan Goon, at her hand-operated presser in her laundry at 615 Forest Ave., Portland, after she was named Maine Mother of the Year in April 1952. her daughter, Doris, is in the background. Mrs. Goon was 57 when she won the honor.

Her husband died in 1940 and she raised five sons and three daughters, the eldest of whom was 17, by herself. She was later named American Mother of the Year.

She was born August 14, 1891 in China and died May 27, 1993.

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