Estella Pearl Watson1,2,3

ID# 7346, (1881 - 1924)
FatherJohn Quincy Watson4,5 (5 Oct 1842 - 9 Jul 1934)
MotherLucy Florence Walker6,5 (30 May 1849 - 9 Jul 1928)

Key Events:

Birth: 25 Mar 1881, 205 Walnut St., Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois7,8,9
Marriage: 15 Nov 1906, Peoria, Illinois, William Frederick Glabe (15 Oct 1882 - 18 Mar 1954)10,11,12
Death: 6 Nov 1924, 314 Elmwood Ave., Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois13,14
Burial: 9 Nov 1924, Springdale Cemetery, Peoria, Illinois5
ChartsDescendants of Jakob and Anna Katharina Glebe
AncestryThe Glabe Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Estella Pearl Watson was born on 25 Mar 1881 in 205 Walnut St., Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois.7,8,9
Estella Pearl Watson
family photo

     She appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, in the household of her parents, John Quincy Watson and Lucy Florence Walker.15
     Estella married William Frederick Glabe, son of Jacob Glabe and Emma Amelia Goller, on 15 Nov 1906 in Peoria, Illinois.10,11,12
     Estella and William lived at 1804 North Monroe, in Peoria for a short time after their marriage. Family tradition held that they lived in various cities because of his work for the railroad. His daughter, Carmen, recalled seeing postcards he wrote to his wife during that time, which included the period around her birth, which was in Missouri. But the city directories show his residence in Peoria every year except 1908, so assignments out of town must have been the exception rather than the rule.16,17
     Estella and William returned to Peoria by 1909, and lived there with her parents at 408 Chestnut breifly.18 They moved to 1705 N. Monroe St. the following year.19 They appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, at 1705 N. Monroe St., enumerated 15 Apr 1910. Their children Carmen and Carrie were listed as living with them.20 They then moved to 436 First Ave. then moved to 608 Cornhill the following year.21
     About 1915 the family moved to 1211 East Gift Ave., where they lived for about four years.22,23 Estella and William moved to 314 N. Elmwood Ave., about 1920, the home he owned until he and his second wife moved to California about 1939.24,25 They appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, at 314 N. Elmwood Ave., enumerated 14 Jan 1920. Their children Carmen, Florence and Jessie were listed as living with them.26 Estella's parents, Lucy and John Quincy Watson, lived with them there for a brief time about 1918.27,28,29
     Estella died on 6 Nov 1924 in 314 Elmwood Ave., Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, at age 43.13,14
     Her daughter Carmen recalls that she was out on a date the evening of her mother's death. Her mother and father had an argument, followed by her mother collapsing on the sofa. When Carmen arrived home her younger sister, Flossie, announced that something had happened. They went to their Aunt Min's house nearby, and she called the doctor.17 She was buried on 9 Nov 1924 in Springdale Cemetery, Peoria, Illinois.5

Children:
     Children with William Frederick Glabe

William and Stella have long been thought to have had only three daughters. However, the evidence of the 1910 census is compelling. It shows two young girls in the household, Corrinne E. and Carrie, both identified as daughters of William. Stella is shown as the mother of two children both living. Corrinne has to be Carmen, apparently known then as Corrinne, after her father's sister. The two other known daughters of William and Stella, Flossie and Jessie, are known to have been born in 1911 and 1918, so neither could be the Carrie listed in the 1910 census. Efforts to locate birth or death records for Carrie in Illinois have been unsuccessful.20

Citations

  1. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows full name.
  2. [S423] William F. Glabe household, 1920 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows name as Estella P. Glabe.
  3. [S473] Estella Pearl Glabe, Standard Certificate of Death, shows name as Estella Pearl Glabe, father John Wilson.
  4. [S8696] Waton twins, Return of A Birth.
  5. [S473] Estella Pearl Glabe, Standard Certificate of Death.
  6. [S8696] Waton twins, Return of A Birth, shows the twins father was Lucy's husband.
  7. [S8696] Waton twins, Return of A Birth, shows date, with year as 1881, address, and city.
  8. [S913] John Q. Watson household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows month, year, as 1881, age 19, and state.
  9. [S473] Estella Pearl Glabe, Standard Certificate of Death, shows date, with year as 1883, city, and state.
  10. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows date, town, and state.
  11. [S721] William Glabe household, 1910 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows married 3 years.
  12. [S719] William F. Glabe household, 1930 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows he first married at age 20.
  13. [S473] Estella Pearl Glabe, Standard Certificate of Death, shows date, place, city, county, and state.
  14. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows date, city, and state.
  15. [S913] John Q. Watson household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  16. [S3472] White's Peoria City Directory, 1907 pg 293.
  17. [S24] Interview, Carmen Glabe Reigel, 7 Oct 1998.
  18. [S3471] Franks Peoria City Directory, 1909 pg 321 shows William F. Glabe, and pg 890 shows Jessie M. and John Q. Watson at 408 Chestnut, pg 984 shows John Q. Watson at 408 and Wilfred F. Peters at 408B; 1910-1911 pg 924 shows John Q. Watson at 408A Chestnut and pg 1028 shows John Q. at 408A and Wilfred F. Peters, dentist at 408B; 1912-1913 pg 1034 shows John Q. and Lucy F. at 408A and pg 1156 shows Peters at 408 and John Q. at 408A.
  19. [S3471] Franks Peoria City Directory, 1910-11 pg 337.
  20. [S721] William Glabe household, 1910 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  21. [S3471] Franks Peoria City Directory, 1912-13 pg 372; 1913-1914 pg 391; and 1914-1915 pg 392.
  22. [S3471] Franks Peoria City Directory, 1915-1916 pg 403.
  23. [S3473] Peoria City Directory, 1916 pg 422; 1917 pg 377; 1918 pg 768; and 1919 pg 776.
  24. [S3473] Peoria City Directory, 1920 pg 614, 1921 pg 613, 1922 pg 626, 1923 pg 630, 1924 pg 466, 1925 pg 334, 1926 pg 353, 1927 pg 352, 1928 pg 367, and 1929 pg 366, all show William F, first with Estella and later with Marie, at this address.
  25. [S3474] Polk's Peoria City Directory, 1930 pg 348, 1931 pg 331, 1932 pg 279, 1934 pg 241, 1935 pg 257, 1936 pg 270, 1937 pg 180, and 1938 pg 184, all show William F with Marie at this address; and 1939 pg 172 shows only Carmen there.
  26. [S423] William F. Glabe household, 1920 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  27. [S3471] Franks Peoria City Directory, 1918 pg 768 shows Wm F and Stella Glabe at 1211 E Gift av. and pg 1313 shows John Q. and Lucy Watson at same address.
  28. [S3473] Peoria City Directory, 1920 pp 754, 1043, 1922 pp 765, 1056, 1923 pp 769, 1054, 1924 pp 593, 851, 1925 pp 461, 701, and 1926 pp 473, 718 all show Edwin and Minnie Lehmann and John Q. and Lucy Watson at 309 N Institute pl; 1928 pg shows John Q. and Lucille F. Watson at 318 College, pg 830 lists them in unit 2 of 4 units listed; 1931 pp 453, 707, 1932 pp 388, 612, 1933 pp 351, 569, and 1934 pp 350, 576 all show Edwin and Minnie Lehmann and John Q. Watson at 309 N Institute pl; the Watsons are not listed in 1927, 1929, or 1930.
  29. [S746] Lucy Watson, Standard Certificate of Death, shows residence as 318 College.
  30. [S185] Carmen Edith Glabe, Certificate of Baptism.
  31. [S423] William F. Glabe household, 1920 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows Carmen as the daugther of Estella's husband.
  32. [S721] William Glabe household, 1910 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows Carmen as the daughter of Stella's husband, and that Stella was the mother of two children, both living.
  33. [S721] William Glabe household, 1910 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows Carrie as the daughter of Stella's husband, and that Stella was the mother of two children, both living.
  34. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family.
  35. [S66] Pound, Family File "POUNDA~1.FTW," 31 Jan 1999.
  36. [S423] William F. Glabe household, 1920 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows Florence as the daugther of Estella's husband.
  37. [S423] William F. Glabe household, 1920 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows Jessie as the daugther of Estella's husband.