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 Modrea <I>Hoyne</I> Buell

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Modrea Hoyne Buell

  • Birth 2 Jul 1871 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 3 Nov 1966 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Section R
  • Memorial ID 95560367

Wife of Charles Clinton Buell.

Mrs. Modrea Hoyne Buell was a recluse for the last few years of her long life. She was born 2 July, the year of the Great Chicago Fire, 1871, but her home escaped destruction. Modrea's paternal grandfather, Thomas Hoyne, served the Chicago area as reform mayor in 1876 and her maternal great-grandfather was Dr. John Taylor Temple, one of the thirteen men who incorporated Chicago as a village in 1833.

Mrs. Buell leaves her son Temple; a daughter, Mrs. Jay Bernard Mullen, (a noted muralist known professionally as Buell Mullen); ten grandchildren, and twenty-three great-grandchildren.

Modrea's son Temple, a prominent architect and land developer in Denver, CO, donated a $25 million endowment to the Denver Women's College just before he left for Chicago to attend his mother's funeral.

In our Black Family Tree, Modrea is my husband Bruce's maternal 3rd cousin, 2x removed.

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Gravesite Details Source with some editing: Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) 05 Nov 1966, Sat  • Page 44





  • Created by: Brenda
  • Added: 18 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95560367
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Modrea Hoyne Buell (2 Jul 1871–3 Nov 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95560367, citing Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Brenda (contributor 47437927) .