Ester Arletta Dell

Female3 January 1913–24 August 2009

Brief Life History of Ester Arletta

When Ester Arletta Dell was born on 3 January 1913, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, her father, Charles Levi Dell, was 22 and her mother, Edith Mabel Williams, was 20. She married Norris Woodrow Dobson on 8 August 1931, in Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States for about 15 years and School District 14 Malta, Phillips, Montana, United States in 1940. She died on 24 August 2009, in Peoria, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Malta City Cemetery, Malta, Phillips, Montana, United States.

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Norris Woodrow Dobson
Ester Arletta Dell
Marriage: 8 August 1931
Lee Reynold Dobson
Daniel Joseph Dobson

Sources (28)

  • Esther Dobson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Montana, Birth Records, 1897-1919
  • Esther Dell, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 August 1931Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries - 1915: Phillips, Montana, United States

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 3

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.


    Age 28

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived in a small, deep valley, from Middle English dell ‘dell’ (Old English dell ‘pit, valley’), or a habitational name arising from any of several minor places called Dell, derived from this word, for example, in Buckinghamshire, Essex, and Sussex.

    English and Scottish: variant of Dill .

    German: topographic name from Low German delle ‘dell, depression’ (Middle High German telle ‘gorge’).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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