|Birth: ||Sep. 9, 1847|
|Death: ||Jun. 20, 1938|
Angeline Oliver Troester Hemenway was born on September 09, 1847. She was the daughter of William Graham and Elizabeth (Spangler) Oliver. Angeline became a school teacher.
She married Albert Troester on October 13, 1880 in Macon County, Missouri. To this union three infants were born but sadly died (1881, 1882 and 1884).
They took in a child as their own named Frederick Henry Riedle, for how long is unclear. My speculation is that Fred and his brothers might have arrived on an orphan train.
In 1900, the couple had been wed 20 years when Albert was shot in a saloon.
Angeline moved to Colorado between 1900-1907.
She then married Dr. Stacy Hemenway on October 14, 1907 at Hotel Lakeview, in Lakeview, Oregon. She was his fifth wife. Angeline outlived Dr. Stacy Hemenway, moving back to Missouri and dying at the age of 90.
"The Republican" Oct. 24, 1907:
Dr. S. Hemenway of Yainax and Mrs. A.O. Friester [sic] of Denver were united in marriage in Lakeview this week. The news came as a surprise to the many friends of the doctor in this city and county, where he is well known and popular, and they extend to him warmest congratulations and good wishes for many years of happy married life"
An excerpt from "The Time of My Life" by Claudia Lorenz regarding Dr. Hemenway and Angeline:
"He practiced in Bonanza, Oregon in 1895, before he came to Klamath Agency, and had been married to a local young woman. After she died, he remained single for a long time. In 1907 or 1908 he was transferred to Yainax, and the solitude must have been too much for the good doctor. For, upon returning from one of his vacations he brought back a new wife. It was said that they met through a Lonely Heart's Agency, and she was a mail order bride. They didn't hit it off very well, and both seemed very disappointed in each other. She lamented that he had misrepresented his financial status and surroundings, and he declared that she drove him crazy "yackity yacking" all the time and that she kept too many dogs around the house. They finally compromised and divided up the house, she and her dogs in one part and the doctor and his living quarters and offices with his cherished gramophone, which she said he played all day and far into the night, in the other half.
She cooked excellent meals for him but they never dined together. He gave concerts on the phonograph, one of the first Edison's, providing a fine evenings entertainment for the other employees or transient visitors, as he had a library of innumerable records. He was in his glory when he could show it off. I loved this phonograph too and learned to sing "Red Wing", "Down Where the Cotton Blossoms Grow", "After the Ball" and "There is a tavern in the Town". All of the Ada Jones and Billy Murray recordings and the romantic ballads sung by Manuel Romain. He was the Robert Goulet of the early nineteen hundreds.
The marriage bonds were so frail that they finally severed. She went back to live with her sister at St. Joseph, Missouri. He stayed at his post until his death about 1915. He was the last doctor to serve at Yainax, the vacancy was never filled."
*Footnote: I do not think that Angeline moved to Missouri during their marriage, although I do believe they did not always reside together.
She and Dr. Hemenway were together in the 1910 census at Klamath Agency.
In 1911 some missionaries helping the indians stayed with her at a remote school reporting "we took provisions and spent some nights at the school building, where the teacher, Mrs. Hemenway, lives alone."
1912 The Government paid her a salary for being a teacher to 10 students at Yainax Day School in Bonanza, Or. (It was noted not to be a good location and had poor water quality).
On Sept. 29, 1913 a newspaper article ran saying that Dr. Hemenway gave his wife persmission to sell his book collection. Nov 15, 1913 another ad selling books at greatly reduced prices. May 1914, three months into widowhood, she ran ads for "furnished rooms to let" and ads looking for employment. Two years later in April 1916 she rans ads for "rooms with or without board". Finally an ad on June 28, 1916 stating "Dr. Mrs. Hemenway selling all household goods. She is going away".
In 1920, Angeline was 73, living in St Joseph, Missouri when she applied for a (civil war) widows pension.
Her nephew, Dr. Lucius St. Clair Shumate, was the informant listed on her death certificate.
Fleeman & Sons Funeral Home in St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, Missouri made her arrangements It's now called Meierhoffer. Her death certificate says she was buried in Macon County. The only record that Meierhoffer has for her is her death certificate, no other details. Her family said the she was buried in Macon where her husband and three infants are buried. Death certificate says burial was in Macon Co.
My search for her final resting place continues.
William Graham Oliver (1821 - 1898)
Elizabeth Ann Spangler Oliver (1828 - 1906)
Albert Troester (1856 - 1900)
Stacy M Hemenway (1836 - 1914)*
Angeline Oliver Hemenway (1847 - 1938)
Louisa Cinderella Oliver (1850 - 1851)*
Anna Eliza Oliver Shumate (1853 - 1931)*
Lavica Alfanta Oliver (1856 - 1920)*
Created by: Jen
Record added: Oct 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99333323
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