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Esther Estella Dean

Female 1865 - 1949  (84 years)


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  • Name Esther Estella Dean 
    Nickname Stella 
    Born 12 Feb 1865  IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    _AMTID 390151080368:1030:116238515 
    Died 2 Dec 1949  Fresno County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I3184  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2016 

    Father William Morris Dean,   b. 2 Mar 1823, Detroit, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1890, Spencer, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Hannah Haigh,   b. Apr 1847, Delhi, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1934, Spencer, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married 1870  IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1383  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 George F. Puffer,   b. 26 Oct 1851, Huron, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1891, Sanborn, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 13 Feb 1888  IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Georgia Alice Puffer,   b. 8 Mar 1888, Spencer, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1988  (Age < 99 years)
     2. Cady Puffer,   b. 13 Oct 1889, Lacrosse, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1962, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Julia Olmstead Puffer,   b. 17 May 1891, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1959, Boise, ID Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Mildred Puffer,   b. 17 May 1891, Clay County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1991  (Age < 99 years)
     5. Emma G. Puffer,   b. Dec 1893, Clay County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1993  (Age ~ 99 years)
     6. Olive Alice E. Puffer,   b. 4 Apr 1899, Spencer, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1976, Fresno, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     7. Alta Voe Puffer,   b. Abt 1899, Spencer, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1998  (Age ~ 98 years)
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F4476  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thomas Arnett,   b. 1863, Spencer, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1930  (Age < 66 years) 
    Married 16 Jun 1915  Spencer, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F4554  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • She is a 'servant' at a hotel in Clay County, IA in 1900. The record shows she's married, but her husband doesn't show on the census, just her two small girls.

      As to how her youngest children could be born after George had died and still be listed as his children, "She simply listed that George was the father even though he had been dead for many years. Charlotte Gilbert Puffer, Stella's mother-in-law, did not feel that Stella was an 'appropriate' mother for her three legitimate children: Georgia Alice (1888), Cady (1889 - my grandfather) and Julia (1891) and so Charlotte took them to her daughter Julia Puffer Olmstead in Wisconsin. The three children were raised by Charlotte and Julia and her husband George Olmstead. George was later transferred to Idaho where he became Supervisor of the Railroad Company and Vice President of a bank." Sharon (granddaughter of Cady Puffer).

  • Sources 
    1. [S2366] California, Death and Burial Records from Select Counties, 1873-1987.