|Birth: ||Oct. 2, 1875|
|Death: ||May 19, 1967|
San Bernardino County
First Lady of Redlands, Philanthropist, humanitarian, and indominitable worker for peace and understanding among people through the dissemination of music.
She was known for being the managing head of the Redlands Community Music association, this position brought her not only the personal friendship of distinguished artists of the world over, but international publicityof the finest kind to the city of Redlands.
She was born in a family of 11 children to parents of educators. Her grandfather was a trustee of Doyle and Burritt colleges. Another grandfather, Dr.Henry P.Smith. was founder of the first public library in White County.
She grew up with public-spirited parents in and atmosphere of books and learning, in a home where there was always guests.
Having futhered her education at Peabody College in Nashville, she decided to adopt a schhol-teaching career. In 1902, she came to Los Angeles, where she had many relatives, and secured a job in a little school near Fillmore, where she taught for one year, later for two years in Whittier.
In 1904, she went east to visit home and attend the St.Louis World Fair. On this trip she met George Emmett Mullen, of a family, who had been friends all her life. The next summer she returned East and they where married.
In 1907 they came to Southern California, eventually settling in Redlands, in 1917 which now included Frances and George.
She became active in P.T.A. and charitable work. During World War I, she did outstanding work and was awarded a certificate by President Woodrow Wilson.
Feeling there was something to do to promote peace. Music was always for the rich, she would make it for everyone. In 1924 she launched the Redlands Community Music association.
People still attend the summer concerts
John C Stewart (1848 - 1911)
Bettie Smith Stewart (1848 - 1915)
George Emmett Mullen (1872 - 1955)*
Frances Mullen Yates (1908 - 2000)*
George Emmett Mullen (1911 - 1931)*
Mattie Stewart Kerley (1873 - 1965)*
Grace Stewart Mullen (1875 - 1967)
Mothers maiden name: Smith age 91
Hillside Memorial Park
San Bernardino County
Plot: Original 6
Created by: Barbara LeClaire
Record added: Oct 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30765642