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Stella Kittle

Birth: She was born in 1905 at Kentucky.  

Family Information: Daughter of Robert "Bob" Kittle.

Sister of Robert, Carl, Ruth and Virginia, Gladys and Donald Kittle.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1930 she was living in Kentucky with her father and siblings.

Mr. Kittle arrived in the colony in September 1930, with "quite a bunch of youngsters" -- they had come from Kentucky in an auto. He informed the colonists that where he came from cows were selling for a dollar a head.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In May 1931 the dining room girls were Gladys Wilkerson, Florence Case, Ruth and Stella Kittle and Melvina Hullinger and they saw that the tables were made and kept clean and shiny.

In June 1931 the midday meal was prepared and served by the Mesdames Lentz, Long, White, Corbett, Nesnow, Parsons, Hardy, Joynes and the Misses Stella Kittle, Bays and Caves. Frances Wilkerson and Virginia and Ruth Kittle gathered the trays which Mrs. Wright was kept busy wiping for repeated service.  

Other Info: At a theater program in May 1931 Robert and Stella sang two much appreciated numbers accompanied by Robert on his guitar. For an encore Robert accompanied himself singing several story-songs.

In June 1931 the Kittle family and Comrade Hiatt gave an exhibition of the square dance much to the enjoyment of the crowd. Also Robert, Jr. entertained with three numbers on his guitar while his father demonstrated a "clog".  

Post-Colony History:  

Death: She died in 1972 and was buried at Rose Hill Burial Park and Mausoleum in Ashland, Kentucky.  

Sources: US Census: 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist": September 20, 1930, May 16, 1931, May 30, 1931, June 6, 1931; US SSDI; Kentucky Death Index;  


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