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Pearl (Heaton Irwin) Wooster

Birth: Born in 1885 at Nebraska.  

Family Information: She married Ernest Wooster on Jan. 6, 1920 in DeRidder, LA.

Mother of twins, Bobby and Jeannette.

 

Description:  

Pre-Colony History: In 1900 she was living in Nebraska with her parents where her father was a farmer.  

Home in Colony: In 1920 she was living in the colony.  

Job in Colony: She was a member of the office force in 1920.  

Other Info: In 1917 she and Ernest were the first to greet colonists Doc Williams, Babb, Bruhl and Ed Kenny when they arrived for the first Christmas celebration in Louisiana.

After her wedding in DeRidder, a small group of colonists held a "chiverie" (var. spelling - chiravari) outside their residence. The band included an accordion, clarinet, several horns and innumerable cans. After their performance, the crowd was invited into the Wooster home, where they made merry for some time.

She served as the matron of honor for her sister-in-law, Elma Wooster in April, 1920.  

Post-Colony History: She left the colony in 1920, traveling first to Nebraska for a visit with her sisters, then on to California.

In 1930 and 1936 she was living in California with her husband, Ernest, and their two children, Bobby and Jeannette. In 1940 she was still there with her husband and children, and also her mother-in-law, Jeannette Wooster.  

Death: She died in 1858 in California.  

Sources: Photo Archives; US Census: 1900, 1920, 1930, 1940; "Vernon Parish Democrat": Jan. 10, 1920, April 24, 1920; California Death Index  

Photo: Pearl Wooster is standing, second from right, Viola Gilbert is standing at right; Ernest Wooster is kneeling in front of them with the Wooster's adopted twins.  

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