Sue May Gill was born January 12, 1887 in Sabinal, Texas, the second
child of Asa Jones Gailey and Sue Louise Connally. As a teenager she
attended classes at the Chicago Art Institute. In 1910 Sue May Gailey
married Dr. Orville D. Wescott, a physician residing in Denver,
Colorado. Together they had one daughter, Mary Sue, in 1915. A doctor in
the US Army during WWI, Orville remained distant from his family and
diligent in his service to the government following the war, and the
couple eventually divorced in 1927.
Sue May was persuaded to join her sister Sarah in Philadelphia during
the years of separation from her husband and in 1919 she began her
study at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine A
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