Carlotta (Alma Lahey) Gonzales
(1910 - 1999)
Carlotta (Alma Lahey) Gonzales was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina. Carlotta Gonzales is known for illustration, sculpture, and portrait painting.
Biography Carlotta (Alma Lahey) Gonzales
The following biography is from Michael Little.
Carlotta Gonzales Lahey - ne Alma Gonzales and nicknamed "Happy"was my great aunt, sister of my grandmother Evelyn Gonzales.
She was born to Anthony Manuel Fernandez Gonzales and Netty Rivers, and while born in NC was raised in Jacksonville FL with her only sibling Evelyn who was five years older. Both Carlotta and Evelyn have the distinction of being the first female lifeguards in the US - a film of the two posing as such can be seen at the Red Cross Headquarters in DC.
Carlotta met and married her husband Richard Lahey when she was a student at the Art Students League in NYC in 1929; she had changed her name from Alma to Carlotta because she felt it reflected h
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