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 Ethel D. <I>Doulton</I> Stott

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Ethel D. Doulton Stott

  • Birth 17 Nov 1873 Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 11 Oct 1959 Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
  • Burial Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
  • Plot RIDGE LOT 351 GRAVE 08
  • Memorial ID 13980066

Ethel D. Doulton was the daughter of Josiah Doulton and Emmeline Ritchie, who had come to the Santa Barbara area in the 1870s; and the granddaughter of the English pottery manufacturer John Doulton (1793-1873). (Ethel's middle initial "D" may have stood for Duneau, her grandmother's maiden name.) Josiah had met and married his London-born wife in Australia, but the family returned to London after several years, and then, in search of a better climate for Josiah's rhumatism, moved to North Carolina, where Ethel was born in New Garden, Guilford County, not far from Greensboro. (She was always sensitive about her age, not wishing to appear older than her husband, and consequently her stone records the year she preferred, "1875," the same age as her husband Louis Noble.) Shortly after Ethel's birth, the family moved to Santa Barbara, and in 1875 Josiah and Emmeline purchased a former cattle ranch on the Montecito shore. By the 1890s, they were accommodating not only visiting friends, but outside guests in separate cottages, the origin of the Miramar Hotel, a landmark of the Montecito coastline, for much of the first half of the 20th century.

As a young woman, Ethel was great friends with Marian Hooker (1875-1968), and before her marriage in 1900, many of Marian Hooker's photographs and cyanotypes document their friendship and Ethel's early love of the stage. In 1897 she starred in the local Opera House production of the Violin Maker of Cremona in the part which would later bring fame to Mary Pickford in D.W. Griffith's 1909 film of the François Coppée story.

Ethel and Louis Stott were married 28 November 1900 at the newly completed Church of All Saints-by-the-Sea, a few hundred yards from her family's Miramar Hotel. Although planning to live in the Hudson Valley, where Louis's family had come from, they returned to Miramar, where they built and lived in the "Brown Cottage" on the hotel grounds for several years. Later they would move to Pasadena. The couple had three sons, Robert, Louis, and Gordon, all of whom are buried with their parents in the Santa Barbara Cemetery.

See also:
Emmeline Doulton of Miramar: In Memoriam (c.1911);
The Way it Was: The Miramar No One Remembers by Hattie Beresford (Montecito Journal, 2007)

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  • Originally Created by: Jenn Lewallen
  • Added: 16 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13980066
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ethel D. Doulton Stott (17 Nov 1873–11 Oct 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13980066, citing Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA ; Maintained by pstott (contributor 47527072) .