Monday, February 2, 2015

Belle Steunenberg moves from ID to CA in 1921

From my mother's copy of First Ladies of Idaho 1890 - 1990 by Friends of the Historical Museum, Boise, Idaho, 1990.
Belle moved to Angwin, CA (Napa County) in 1921 where a large Adventist community had developed. Is was also the home of Pacific Union College. Her now adult children, including my grandfather Julian, also ended up in CA where we had quite a few Steunenberg kin through the 1960's, 70's and 80's. Frank W. (youngest son of Gov. Steunenberg & Belle) was later an instructor (click here for article Life Story of Governor Told) at Pacific Union College and probably moved to the area during Belle's later years.  

Belle died on 1/7/1951. She never got to meet me as I was not born until August of that year. However, she did get to see my older brother Gary (below). She lived long enough to have perhaps met my sisters, Beck and Kris, but I haven't run across any photographs with them. I will have to check if either of my sisters have any photos with Belle or other recollections. 
"4 generations" written on the photo by my mother.
From the left, my mother Brenda Steunenberg Osborne (Richards still a few years away), Belle seated, my grandpa Julian and my brother Walter 'Gary' Osborne from moms first marriage. Gary looks to be maybe one year old or so placing this circa 1941-42.  

 I see mom, as often the case, is the only photogenic one in the crowd.

Saturday, September 13, 2008
Mrs. Steunenberg Pardons Slayer Of Her Husband 

Saturday, April 4, 2009
Eveline "Belle" Steunenberg Letter to the Idaho State Prison Board Re: Douglas Van Vlack Execution

Belle was buried next to Frank at Canyon Hill Cemetery in Caldwell, ID.

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