HINTON, Stella Blanche

Female 1892 - 1981  (88 years)


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  • Name HINTON, Stella Blanche 
    Born 11 Nov 1892  Stockville, Frontier, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Biography


    • Biography by Jeanenne Pickett: Stella Blanche Hinton was born in a sod house on her parents' homestead southwest of Stockville, Nebras­ka. She attended school at the Rising Sun School District #31.

      She and her family, along with four of her father's brothers and their families and several neighbors made a trip by covered wagon to Texas in the year 1901 to put in a new railroad. Stella's grandfather, William Hinton, had a sorghum mill and her grandmother, Sophia (Mangus) Hinton, would cook and skim the molasses. This was a gathering place for the children as they were given a piece of cane to chew on.

      Stella's maternal grandparents, Robert Cas­tor and Elizabeth Jane (McDo­nald) Castor lived on a farm near Farnam, Nebraska, and moved to Wichita, Kansas about 1900. Stella married Arthur Poteet and lived in Curtis where Arthur and his brother-in-law, Ira Maret, owned a general store, Poteet & Maret. In 1916, Willard Poteet bought out his brother-in-law and they changed the name of the store to Poteet Brothers Mercantile.

      After her husband died in 1918, Stella Poteet and her four children moved to Wichita, Kansas, where her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Hinton, lived. She worked in her father's grocery stores. Having kept her house in Curtis, in 1930 she and her family moved back to Curtis. Stella later married Lloyd Russell Grunden. They lived on several farms at Curtis, Wellflett, and Orafino until 1959 when they moved into Curtis.

      Stella loved to cook and was always fixing goodies for someone. She played the piano and organ. She had an old pump organ with which she would entertain her visitors.

      One of the many memories she shared with her grandchildren was when Arthur Poteet would 'come-a-courtin'. Arthur had inherited his family's love of beautiful horses and he owned a fine pair of fast horses which he hitched to a nice buggy. On these happy and exciting rides, they would race with some of the other travelers along the road.

      Stella joined the United Brethren Church at Wichita and Orafino. Later she transferred her membership to the United Methodist Church in Curtis. She was a member of the Congregational Church Ladies Aid, the Royal Neighbor Lodge and the Rebekah Lodge. Stella and Lillie Carlon organized the Gay 60's Club in Curtis. Stella was a happy and optimistic person, and her many friends and family enjoyed being with her. She lived next door to the Curtis rest home where she would visit and help care for the residents.
    Moved 1919 
    Wichita, KS to be near her parents 
    _UID 0D7330450B20A64E8DB7F7BBC183B25858EF 
    Died 31 Oct 1981 
    Person ID I6300  Our Ancestry
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2006 

    Father HINTON, Ezra,   b. 23 Jan 1867, Fairport, Muscatine, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1924, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Rosella G. Castor,   b. 13 Jan 1872, Napoleon, Ripley, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1935, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Family ID F1989  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 POTEET, Arthur (1),   b. 25 Jul 1882, Grant Township, Dekalb, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1918  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1911  Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • They were married at the home of her parents.
    Children 
     1. POTEET, Mearle,   b. 1912,   d. 29 Aug 1912  (Age 0 years)
     2. POTEET, Pauline,   b. 29 Aug 1913,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. POTEET, Eva,   b. 5 Jan 1916  (Age 105 years)
     4. POTEET, Dale,   b. 17 Jul 1918  (Age 103 years)
     5. POTEET, Gayle,   b. 17 Jul 1918  (Age 103 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F1988  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 GRUNDEN, Lloyd Russell (2),   b. 27 Nov 1882,   d. 15 Feb 1964  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 4 Apr 1936 
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F1994  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart