She was first seen in a portrait on Donald's wall in the Donald
Duck strip on August 11, 1940, but she didn't appear in person until
Usually she is just called Grandma, but in
the Grandma story
in WDC 121, page 7, panel 2, her first name is given as
(It's of course a nickname for Elvira.)
In Carl Barks's Duck Family Tree she is the mother of Quackmore and Daphne Duck.
Don Rosa's Duck Family Tree
she is also the mother of Eider Duck who married Lulubelle Loon and
had the children Fethry and Abner
In the same tree Rosa first intended her deceased husband to be named Dabney, but instead it became Humperdink as Grandma fondly remembers an old sweetheart Humperdink in a story in Vacation Parade #2. It's not said explicitly in that story that that Humperdink then became her husband [at least not in the Swedish translation -- can anyone confirm this in the original], but that seems probable. He is seen in one panel of that story.
For many years,
Disney comics in several European countries
depicted Grandma as Scrooge's sister.
In the Italian story
From Egg to Duck (1984)
Scrooge and Grandma found Donald by the side of the road where he had
been abandoned by
his real parents, and Grandma subsequently adopted him. In the stories
of the Dutch Donald Duck Weekly for many years, Grandma was shown as
being Scrooge's sister and Donald's mother, and this was often shown
family trees and
photo albums on the back cover of the
magazine. It has only been since Rosa's Duck Family Tree was printed
that they have realized that Barks (and probably other American
authors) meant it differently.
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