MELBA G. FERRY DIES
Mrs. Melba G. Ferry, 35, Pittsfield, aviatrix and mother of Mrs. W. Russell Snyder, Scotia, died yesterday.
Knickerbocker News, 24 July 1943
It is unusual to read about a woman pilot in the 1940s. I wonder if it's more than a coincidence that she and her son-in-law were both pilots.
It appears as though my distant cousin stayed in the area after World War II, but the possibility of two men with duplicate names is making the research challenging. That's a fairly common occurrence.