Vandela Ella Stone

18 October 1895–25 May 1955 (Age 59)
Anthony, Harper, Kansas, United States

The Life of Vandela Ella

When Vandela Ella Stone was born on 18 October 1895, in Anthony, Harper, Kansas, United States, her father, Arthur Ross Stone, was 22 and her mother, Ada Florence Tibbs, was 18. She married Albert Wesley Whitesell on 1 June 1911, in Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Miami, Dade, Florida, United States in 1940. She died on 25 May 1955, at the age of 59, and was buried in Resthaven Cemetery, Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States.

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Albert Wesley Whitesell
Vandela Ella Stone
Marriage: 1 June 1911
Dorothy Elma “Dot” Whitesell

Spouse and Children

    Albert Wesley Whitesell



1 June 1911
Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States


    Dorothy Elma “Dot” Whitesell


Parents and Siblings

    Arthur Ross Stone


    Ada Florence Tibbs




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Sequoyah Constitutional Convention

Age 10

The Sequoyah Constitutional Convention was held on August 21, 1905, to attempt to secure statehood for Indian Territory, or the State of Sequoyah. The proposed state was in the area which is now the south-eastern portion of modern-day Oklahoma. The proposal was to create a state which would secure Indian control of their lands. A 35,000 word constitution was created which laid the groundwork for the future Oklahoma Constitution. Congress would not consider the statehood bill and it was rejected. 
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English stān ‘stone’, in any of several uses. It is most commonly a topographic name, for someone who lived either on stony ground or by a notable outcrop of rock or a stone boundary-marker or monument, but it is also found as a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in stone, a mason or stonecutter. There are various places in southern and western England named with this word, for example in Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, Staffordshire, and Worcestershire, and the surname may also be a habitational name from any of these.2 Translation of various surnames in other languages, including Jewish Stein , Norwegian Steine, and compound names formed with this word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vanna Harris in household of Rudy Harris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vanna E Whitesell in household of Albert W Whitesell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ella V Stone in household of Arthur N Stone, "United States Census, 1900"

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