Estelle Mabel “Stella” <I>Williams</I> Ogden

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Estelle Mabel “Stella” Williams Ogden

  • Birth 2 Mar 1890 Walsh County, North Dakota, USA
  • Death 19 Jun 1921 Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Plot SECTION 15 LOT 22 GRAVE 4
  • Memorial ID 111441840

Estelle ("Stella") Mabel Williams was born to Louis A Williams and Sarah Arena Gorden in Walsh County, North Dakota in 1890. She and her family lived in Worth County, Iowa, and Freeborn County, Minnesota when she was young. Louis, a native of Norway, was a saloonkeeper; Sarah's family owned saloons, which is probably how she met her husband and Stella's father. Stella had one older brother, Almer Victor (A. V.). Louis and Sarah apparently had a troubled marriage, separating and reuniting at least once before finally divorcing. Louis committed suicide in 1907, while Sarah eventually remarried and lived until 1940.

Young Stella married Otto Ostby, son of the Reverend Paul Gjermundsen Ostby, in 1908. They had one young daughter, Sarah Lucille Palma Genevieve ("Lucille"), before their marriage dissolved. Otto was killed in a collision while on duty as a motorcycle cop in 1915.

Stella's second husband was Leslie Solomon Ogden, a native of Canada who was about 17 years her senior; they married in 1911. They had a son of their own, Leslie Jr., in 1913, and raised him alongside Lucille. Stella was widowed in 1919 when Leslie passed away of pneumonia.

Stella died in 1921 at the age of 31, taken by a bout of encephalitis. Her young children would be left orphans by her death. A few short years later, her daughter Lucille would give birth to a daughter of her own, Estelle, and die at the age of 18. She is also buried in Lakewood Cemetery, alongside her husband Earl.

The fate of Leslie Jr. is currently unknown.


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  • Created by: sweetjuno
  • Added: 29 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111441840
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Estelle Mabel “Stella” Williams Ogden (2 Mar 1890–19 Jun 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111441840, citing Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by sweetjuno (contributor 47006003) .