Stella Maude Gaskill

22 October 1896–January 1985 (Age 88)
Wright, Missouri, United States

The Life of Stella Maude

When Stella Maude Gaskill was born on 22 October 1896, in Wright, Missouri, United States, her father, Martin Alfred Gaskill, was 28 and her mother, Alice Lovenia Ross, was 30. She married Henry J. Chance on 16 July 1919, in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Gasconade Township, Wright, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Avon Park, Highlands, Florida, United States in 1930. She died in January 1985, in Tallahassee, Leon, Florida, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Henry J. Chance
Stella Maude Gaskill
Marriage: 16 July 1919
Jean H Chance
Harriett Chance

Spouse and Children

16 July 1919
Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 8

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Gatesgill in Cumbria, so named from Old Norse geit ‘goat’ + skáli ‘shelter’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Stella Chance in household of Harry J Chance, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Stella Chance in household of Harry J Chance, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Estella Gaskill in household of Martin Gaskill, "United States Census, 1900"

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