Cleland Stone Van Dresser

Birth
Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Death Sep 1963 (aged 59)
Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 155915839 · View Source
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Son of Jasmine Edson Stone (b. 1875, d. 1948) and William Thatcher van Dresser (b. 1870, d. 1950).

Cleland married first at age 24 in Santa Ana, Orange Co., California, November 16, 1928, Rebecca Alice Russell, age 22, b. California ca 1906, daughter of Cleo M. Spurgeon and D.A. Russell. [first marriage of each; witness was Cecil H. Stone of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California] Cleland was a Reporter and Rebecca was a Writer at the time of their marriage. They divorced before April 15, 1930.

Cleland married second in Manhatten, New York, June 12, 1934, Dorothy Stuart Mahony, b. New York City, New York, Dec 1896, daughter of Adele F. Bracken and James A. Mahony. Dorothy had previously married in Manhattan, NY, Aug 18, 1917, Luke Garrettson Thomas, son of Lisle Colby and Augustus Thomas.

He married at age 43, widower, in Broward Co., Florida, April 22, 1947, Miles Cary Smith, age 40, divorced. She was born in Birchland, Virginia; previously married and divorced in Daytona Beach, Volusia Co., Florida, February 1, 1947. [note: he signed his name on marriage certificate as Cleland van Dresser] Cleland and Cary divorced in St. Lucie, Florida, in 1948.

He married in Pampano Beach, Dade Co., Florida, December 11, 1949, Ella G. Dowd.

He was listed in the 1905 New York State Census in Bronx, New York, with his family as: William T. Van Dresser, head, 33, Commercial Artist; Jasmine S. Van Dresser, wife, 30, Partner in Business with Husband; Cleland S. Van Dresser, son, 1; with Louise C. Page, boarder, 27; and Eva Williams, 22, servant.

He was listed in the 1915 New York State Census in Bronx, New York, with his family as: William T. Van Dresser, head, 42; Jasmine S. Van Dresser, wife, 37; Cleland S. Van Dresser, son, 11; and Peter S. Van Dresser, son, 6.

He was listed in the 1920 US Census in Bronx, Bronx Co., New York, with his parents and brother as:
William Van Dresser, head, 48, b. TN, Illustrating Artist
Jasmine S. Van Dresser, wife, 42, b. MO, Fiction Writer
Cleland S. Van Dresser, son, 15, b. NY
Peter Van Dresser, son, 11, b. NY

He attended Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, in 1925-1926.

He was listed in the 1930 US Census in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, as:
Cleland S. Van Dresser, head, 26, divorced, b. NY ca 1904; News Paper Reporter
Bert White, Lodger, 27, b. SC, Aviation Aviator

He was listed in the 1945 Florida State Census in Boca Raton, Palm Beach Co., Florida, with his parents as:
William Van Dresser, 75, b. TN, Artist, College Graduate
Jasmine S. Van Dresser, 68, b. MO, College Graduate
Cleland Van Dresser, 41, b. NY, College Graduate

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  • Created by: Jim Dugan
  • Added: 11 Dec 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 155915839
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cleland Stone Van Dresser (15 Mar 1904–Sep 1963), Find a Grave Memorial no. 155915839, ; Maintained by Jim Dugan (contributor 47026362) Unknown.