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Della Gillespie Tovrea
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Birth: 1888
Texas, USA
Death: 1969
Arizona, USA

A remarkable woman. She graduated from the University of Texas. Shortly thereafter, she married Edward Tovrea. They built a very successful meat packing business in Phoenix. Edward gave Della the Tovrea Castle, which is being restored by the city of Phoenix. Edward died in 1936 and Della took over their business enterprises. Later, she married William Plato Stuart who ran the Prescott newspapers. After Mr. Stuart's death in 1960, Della began living full time at the Castle. In 1969, there was a breakin. During this, Della was tied-up and beaten. Shortly after, she died in a nursing home. Dellas was very active in the Democratic party in Arizona. In 1936, she was the only female deligate to the Democratic National Convention from Arizona.

Della's stone can be found in Section 34. There are only three markers in that part of the cemetery. All three have Della's name. One with her first husband, Edward, one with her second husband, William Plato Stuart, and then one for Della alone. 
Family links: 
  Edward Ambrose Tovrea (1861 - 1932)*
  William Plato Stuart (1879 - 1960)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Plot: Section 34
Created by: Sally
Record added: Jul 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39799863
Della <i>Gillespie</i> Tovrea
Added by: Sally
Della <i>Gillespie</i> Tovrea
Added by: Sally
Della <i>Gillespie</i> Tovrea
Added by: Sally
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"I hear ethereal whispers, Persuasive, Soft and still. Daughter, if you don't remember us, who will?" Author unknown
- Sally
 Added: Jul. 23, 2009

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