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Evelyn Stutz Polsfuss
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Birth: Mar. 31, 1888
Waukesha County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Sep. 5, 1989
Waukesha County
Wisconsin, USA

She was the mother of Les Paul. The youngest of five daughters, she grew up with a wish to become a singer and dancer. Her father objected to that claiming "All entertainers would go to the dogs." On March 28, 1906, three days before her 18th birthday, she married George and they had two sons, Ralph and Lester. Evelyn began taking piano lessons and taught what she learned to her sons. One day, when Les was 12 years old, she came home to find he had taken her piano apart, piece by piece. He had it back together by the next morning. Evelyn had taught her sons to be independent, much as she was. She was one of the first women to drive a car in Waukesha, a Stutz Bearcat. By the 1930's she and George had divorced and she pushed her sons further do what was best for them. Les always credited his mother and his former wife Mary as the biggest influences in his life. Evelyn celebrated her 100th birthday with a large party at which she credited her long life to good eating habits. She avoided bought food, preferring to grow it herself. She also used honey instead of sugar and avoided coffee. She was the only resident at the Lindengrove Health Care Center that had a prescription for beer- one in the morning and one after dinner. 
Family links: 
  Wenzel Stutz (1841 - 1936)
  George William Polsfuss (1881 - 1949)*
  Ralph W. Polfuss (1908 - 1971)*
  Les Paul (1915 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Prairie Home Cemetery
Waukesha County
Wisconsin, USA
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Record added: Feb 13, 2010
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