Hattie Estella “Stella” Harries Drew

Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota, USA
Death 15 Feb 1952 (aged 68)
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 146912698 · View Source
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Stella was born at Caledonia, Houston Co., Minnesota on 5 Oct. 1883; died at Los Angeles County, California 15 February 1952 [Houston Co. VR, Births, Bk. C, p. 66; Houston County Journal, 8 Oct. 1883]. She may have died in Pasadena where she was a long term resident.

Stella was raised at Caledonia, Houston Co., Minn. [1885 Minn. State Census; 1895 Minn. State Census; 1900 U.S. Census, p. 138A].

On 7 Jan. 1903 she travelled with her father to Phoenix, Arizona, to visit her brother Paul; she planned to reside there [Caledonia Jour., 7 Jan. 1903, 18 Feb. 1903].

In 1910 Stella lived with her father, sister Beatrice, and bother Donald, at St. Paul, Ramsey Co., Minnesota.

From 1912-1917 she worked as stenographer and typist at the Minnesota Soldiers Home at Minneapolis where her father was commandant.

Stella married at Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, 2 June 1917, Francis "Frank" William DREW, Jr., at the Minnesota Soldiers Home [Caledonia Journal, 13 June 1917].

Frank was born at Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota 9 December 1891 to Frank W. and Harriet DREW, residents of Minneapolis from 1911 to at least 1930 [Minneapolis Dir., 1911-1930].

His parents were natives of Vermont.

Stella and Francis initially resided in Glen Flora, Wisconsin. She is given as a resident of Rusk Co., Wisc., on a Quit Claim deed dated 21 Apr. 1919 [Houston Co. Quit Claim Deed, Bk. 96, p. 511].

They removed to Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minn., by Jan. 1920, where he was an Insurance salesman and she was a stenographer living at 610 E. 15th St. [1920 U.S. Census, Minn., Hennepin Co., Minneapolis, 11th Precinct, ED 101, S. 8, microfilm] and res. there in July 1921 [W. H. Harries Obituary]. In 1924, Frank W. DREW, Jr., was an agent for Minneapolis Insurance Agency, Minneapolis, and res. at 5504 Emerson Av. S.

Stelle and Frank were enumerated in Los Angles, Los Angeles Co., California, in 1930. Stella and Frank removed to Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., California by 1935 where they were enumerated in 1940 and listed in the Pasadena directory in 1949.

Her cousin, W.D. Belden, mentioned Stella Harris DREW in his diary for 1936.

Stella and Frank had no children.

Frank remarried about a year after Stella died in 1952, and died at Fresno Co., California on 10 December 1970.

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