William Thatcher van Dresser #30577623
(b. Memphis, Tennessee, Oct 28, 1870 or 1871; liv. Florida 1940; d. September
11, 1950) [Obituary printed in New York Times Sept 14, 1950.].
Dresser was a painter and writer. He worked with charcoals and pastels and
illustrated books and magazines, including the cover of Jack London’s 1916 novel
“The Little Lady of the Big House”. William settled in Boca Raton, Florida,
after World War II and painted portraits of the local society. His eccentric
residence was located at 745 W. Palmetto Road, Boca Raton, Florida.
mother Jasmine Stone van Dresser was a writer of children’s books which were
often illustrated by her husband.
William and Jasmine were listed in the 1940
US Census in Boca Raton, Florida as William van Dresser, 69, b. TN, Portrait
Artist; Jasmine Stone Van Dresser, 66, b. Missouri, Author; residence in 1935
Palm Beach, Florida.
They had two children:
1. Cleland van Dresser
van Dresser, b. 1908, d. 1983
2nd wife was Ona Bright Warner married in Boca Raton,Broward County,Florida Nov 22,1949 Divorced 1933
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