|Death: ||Nov. 19, 1909|
The following was copied from Hunters late wife Henrietta "Nettie" Dresden burial bio.
"Henrietta Dragoo" married:
# 2. July 7, 1907 in
St. Joseph, Berrien County Michigan,
to Hunter S. Dresden, the son of
Henry C. Dresden and Emma Goodman.
Henrietta was a dressmaker
(per her second marriage certificate).
Nettie Mae drowned on
Oct. 19, 1909, age 38.
Her body was found
(and a death certificate issued)
on Nov. 16, 1909. She drowned in
Hudson Lake, N.-W. of New Carlisle,
LaPorte County Indiana.
Nettie Mae and Hunter were out on a
boat to go hunting, when the lake
became rough and a wave upset the boat.
The police drug the lake, but without
success. Dynamite was fired over the
water in the hopes of bringing the
body to the surface, but to no avail.
Nettie Mae's body was later found by
a hunter, while hunting in a boat,
near Britton's Resort.
There were numerous articles printed
in the South Bend, Indiana newspaper,
concerning her questionable drowning on:
Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Nov. 12, Nov. 15,
and Nov. 16, 1909. Also in the
Niles, Michigan newspaper, on
Oct. 22, Nov. 9, and Nov. 17, 1909.
(Aparently some people did not think
that her drowning was an accident:
per the newspaper articles).
Nettie's daughter Ruby stated that
Hunter and Nettie were having marital
problems: per Ruby's son).
Nettie Mae and Hunter had just
purchased the New Carlisle Hotel
(in New Carlisle, Indiana), and
had run it for about three weeks.
Previously to living in New Carlisle,
Indiana, Nettie Mae had been living
in South Bend, Indiana
for about seven years.
Note: Her husband Hunter S. Dresden
died of pneumonia on Nov. 19, 1909,
only three days after Nettie's body
was found (per his obit).
Note: Nettie's grandson states that
when the police went to question
Hunter about Nettie's drowning,
he shot and killed himself.
(Hunter's father Henry C. Dresden, was
a very prominent man in South Bend, IN).
Note: See the bios for her
family, on this web site:
Father, Liberty U. Dragoo, of MI.
Celestia A. (Hunniker) Dragoo, of MI.
Florence (Strawser) Burgess, of MI.
Ruby Emma (Strawser) Stoops, of MI.
Liberty U. Dragoo (1844 - 1919)
Celestia Ann Hunniker Dragoo (1843 - 1916)
Florence L. Strawser Burgess (1888 - 1939)*
Ruby Emma Strawser Stoops (1893 - 1951)*
*Point here for explanation
Henrietta Mae Dragoo Dresden (1871 - 1909)
St. Joseph County
Plot: 514-3 add
Created by: RVWenger
Record added: Jun 29, 2009
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