Theresa "Tressie" Alberta Dell

Female4 July 1896–14 September 1986

Brief Life History of Theresa "Tressie" Alberta

When Theresa "Tressie" Alberta Dell was born on 4 July 1896, in Cass Township, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Howard Wilmer Dell, was 24 and her mother, Sadie E. Park, was 22. She married Herbert Andrew Parks on 7 September 1912, in Mount Union, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Broad Top Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. She died on 14 September 1986, in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Three Springs, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Herbert Andrew Parks
Theresa "Tressie" Alberta Dell
Marriage: 7 September 1912

Sources (5)

  • Alberta Dell in household of Howard W Dell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alberta Tressie Dell, "Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
  • Theresa Alberta Dell, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 September 1912Mount Union, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    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.

    1905 · The Movie Theater

    Age 9

    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 


    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: 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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