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Stella Hutcheson Dabney
Birth: Aug. 23, 1872
Anderson
Grimes County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 18, 1946
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Stella's young years were influenced by the rise of her parents' good fortunes in Texas. She was educated in the east to include the Mary Baldwin College. As part of her educational experience, her father sent her on a spring/summer tour of Europe with her sister, Mildred, in 1891. Her father's protective nature towards her and his daughters in general emerged in a letter that he wrote shortly after Stella's 1895 marriage. He wrote: " I ought to be grateful at seeing her happy with the man of her choice, but to save my life, I can't help resenting the idea of giving up my daughters to any man. These were mine & now they become someone else's & I am not only jealous of it, but I resent it despite myself. I am glad to be able to help her to a comfortable home when she will no longer remain in mine. But I am far from being in love with my daughters marrying any man who lives". Despite his reservations, she went on to have a fruitful life with her husband and two children which included stays in Europe. She published several articles and authored a book in 1931 named "Two on an island, a summer idyll". Her love of gardening and working with plants that would thrive in the southwest was noted in an article she wrote in the 1932 publication: "Gardening in the Southwest-A Cycle of Continuous Bloom" p.176. As a tribute to her beloved husband, Judge Lewis M. Dabney, she helped author "Lewis Meriwether Dabney, a memoir & letters". 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Chappell Hutcheson (1842 - 1924)
  Mildred Lightfoot Carrington Hutcheson (1846 - 1883)
 
 Spouse:
  Lewis Meriwether Dabney (1865 - 1923)
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Carrington Dabney Baker (1897 - 1988)*
  Lewis Meriwether Dabney (1899 - 1986)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Nash Hutcheson Chapin (1868 - 1957)*
  Mary Manly Hutcheson (1870 - 1891)*
  Stella Hutcheson Dabney (1872 - 1946)
  Mildred Carrington Hutcheson Clymer (1874 - 1954)*
  Kate Lightfoot Hutcheson (1876 - 1876)*
  Charles Sterling Hutcheson (1877 - 1887)*
  Joseph Chappell Hutcheson (1879 - 1973)*
  Allen Carrington Hutcheson (1882 - 1974)*
  John William Hutcheson (1883 - 1884)*
  William Palmer Hutcheson (1887 - 1966)**
  Rosalie Winifred Hutcheson Bosworth (1890 - 1975)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Grove Hill Memorial Park
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Sec 21, Lot 14, Space 7/8
 
Created by: Jim Hutcheson
Record added: Jul 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72396939
Stella <i>Hutcheson</i> Dabney
Added by: Jim Hutcheson
 
Stella <i>Hutcheson</i> Dabney
Added by: Jim Hutcheson
 
Stella <i>Hutcheson</i> Dabney
Added by: Jim Hutcheson
 
 
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 Added: Apr. 14, 2013
 
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