Posted By:Dana Pope
Subject:Stella Ratican Ardis, where buried?
Post Date:November 21, 2010 at 06:56:35
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Forum:Tarrant County, TX Genealogy Forum
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Recently married to Isaac Mansfield Ardis, Stella Ratican (1885-1904) died in 1904 and had an obit in the FW paper saying buried from the home of Mrs. JD Anderson, her half-sister. Left 7-wk old baby with birth certificate in Stephens County (infant Ardis). Not sure what became of him, but theorize he might have been taken in by relatives on Ardis side.

Cannot find death certificate or burial of Stella. Other family members are at Oakwood and Rose Hill primarily.

Mother Martha Jane Mattie Ratican Gard, Father John Ratican.
She had worked at Striplings; Ardis was an amateur theatre star who later became a professional actor. We know his later history,etc.

Just stumped on Stella's death certificate and burial (for now).