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Joseph Stokes (#47667499)
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Marie Mee
RE: Ardis Bowen Stilwell Stokes
Forgot to tell you - I am a historian and genealogist. I have a Master's degree in public history (archives & museum studies) so this is something I love to do!
Added by Marie Mee on Dec 05, 2011 11:08 AM
Marie Mee
RE: Ardis Bowen Stilwell Stokes
Hi Joseph

I do have research on the Stilwell's that I can share with you. My mother, Genny Pellow Schmid, is the niece of Elizabeth Jones Stilwell Ziegler, who was Ted Stilwill's second wife. Unfortunately, she was the homewrecker - she was a naval nurse who met Ted when he was in the hospital in Washington state and for whom he left his wife. They married in 1936 and she was with him in Seward and when in died in 1948. I have a journal she kept on their way back to the states from Alaska on the new highway in 1947. Ted is buried in Waukon. Aunt Elizabeth had left the box to my Mom who asked me to try to track down the family. At that time, we had no idea that Ted was divorced. Mom had been told by Elizabeth that Ted's first wife had died! Charlotte was the one who let us know the true story. Aunt Elizabeth had so many secrets... I also returned several childhood books of Ted's to Charlotte (is she known by ellenor?)
I do know that Elizabeth deeply loved your grandfather and never got over his death. She was only 45 when he died.
Added by Marie Mee on Dec 05, 2011 11:06 AM
Marie Mee
RE: Ardis Bowen Stilwell Stokesū

Several years ago we sent the items to Charlotte Stokes. Is she your sister?

You might want to touch base with her.
Added by Marie Mee on Dec 03, 2011 8:36 PM

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