Henrietta Celeste Stanley

b. 6 December 1863, d. 28 January 1964

Henrietta Celeste Stanley Dull, 1863-1964
  • Henrietta Celeste Stanley was born on 6 December 1863 in Laurens County, Georgia, near Chappell's Mill.
  • Ira Eli Stanley and Mary M. E. Breazeal appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Hawkinsville PO, Pulaski County, Georgia. Other members of the household included Henrietta Celeste Stanley, Rollina Elizabeth Stanley, Henry Breazeal Stanley and Jannet McCall Stanley. Also in the household were a domestic servant and her child, and three farm laborers.
  • Ira Eli Stanley and Mary M. E. Breazeal appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Flowery Branch, Hall County, Georgia. Other members of the household included Henrietta Celeste Stanley, Rollina Elizabeth Stanley, Henry Breazeal Stanley, Jannet McCall Stanley, Ira Eli Stanley Jr., Mary Josey Stanley and George Jordan Stanley. Also in the household were a few farm workers and servants.
  • She married Samuel Rice Dull, son of Cornelius Dull and Elizabeth Ann Rice, circa 1887.
  • Samuel Rice Dull and Henrietta Celeste Stanley appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Atlanta, Fullton County, Georgia, at 59 East Ellis. Other members of the household included Ethel McA. Dull, Henrietta Stanley Dull, Samuel Rice Dull Jr., Mary Breazeal Dull, Louise Hawthorn Dull and Ira Cornelius Dull. Four of Henrietta's sisters were living next door.
  • Samuel Rice Dull and Henrietta Celeste Stanley appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Atlanta, Fullton County, Georgia, at 40 Currier Street. Other members of the household included Ethel McA. Dull, Henrietta Stanley Dull, Samuel Rice Dull Jr., Mary Breazeal Dull, Louise Hawthorn Dull and Ira Cornelius Dull.
  • She was self-employed as a caterer to private families, according to the 1910 census.
  • Henrietta Celeste Stanley became a widow at the circa 9 February 1919 death of her husband Samuel Rice Dull.
  • Henrietta Celeste Stanley appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Atlanta, Fullton County, Georgia, at 40 Currier Street. Other members of the household included Ethel McA. Dull, Samuel Rice Dull Jr., Louise Hawthorn Dull, Ira Cornelius Dull, Esther Gibson Hatchett and Sydney Fletcher Owen.
  • She was employed as a hostess for men serving in the military.
  • The following appeared on 26 October 1926 in The Atlanta Constitution: Funeral services for Ira C. Dull, 28, popular young Atlantan, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Dull, Sr., who died suddenly Sunday night at the United Statese naval hospital at Port Royal, S. C., will be held at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning from the chapel of H. M. Patterson & Sons, the Rev. Charles W. Daniel officiating. Interment will be in West View cemetery.
         His death came after more than a month's illness, during which time several blood transfusions were resorted to to save his life after he developed blood poisoning from an infection caused by a carbuncle.
         He was born in Atlanta and served in the navy during the world war. About three months ago he enlisted in the United States marines and was sent to Parris Island, S. C. For some time Mr. Dull was associated with Leow's Grand theater as assistant manager, and then became connected with the engraving department of The Atlanta Journal, later becoming a member of the reportorial staff of that paper.
         He is survived by his mother, Mrs. S. R. Dull; one brother, Samuel R. Dull, and four sisters, Mrs. J. A. Broach, Mrs. S. F. Owen and Miss Ethel Dull, of Atlanta, and Mrs. R. Kottemann, of Memphis, Tenn.
         Military services were held Monday at the marine barracks at Parris Island, and the remains will arrive in Atlanta this morning for funeral and interment.
  • Sydney Fletcher Owen and Louise Hawthorn Dull appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia, at 290 Elmira Place NE. Other members of the household included Henrietta Celeste Stanley.
  • She was a teacher of home economics, according to the 1930 census.
  • Sydney Fletcher Owen and Louise Hawthorn Dull appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, at 702 Cumberland Road NE. Other members of the household included Henrietta Celeste Stanley.
  • She was a home economist in a private school, according to the 1940 census.
  • Henrietta Celeste Stanley appeared in the 1960 Atlanta, Georgia, City Directory at 702 Cumberland Road NE.
  • Henrietta Celeste Stanley died on 28 January 1964 at age 100 in Fulton County, Georgia.
  • She was buried at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.
  • Henrietta Dull, who published in 1928 the regional cookbook Southern Cooking, was food editor of the Atlanta Journal for many years, and probably was the best-known Southern food author of her day.
  • Last Edited: 25 Oct 2012

Family: Samuel Rice Dull b. 8 June 1861, d. circa 9 February 1919