PADDOCK, Estelle A. 1874-1940
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Date: 11/5/2016 at 06:46:14
Member of First Graduating Class Dies in New York
Miss Estelle A. Paddock, who was born and raised in Grundy Center, died December 31, 1940, at St. Luke's hospital in New York City. She had been ill with heart trouble and a kidney ailment during the past year. The remains were cremated. It is not known as yet whether the ashes will be sent back here for burial. The parents of the deceased are buried in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Estelle Paddock was born to Arthur and Emiline Paddock in Grundy Center, January 18, 1874. She was a member of the first graduating class of the Grundy Center high school, graduating in 1891. Following her graduation from Iowa State college at Ames she accepted a teaching position in the college. Later she was employed in the Agricultural department at Washington, D.C. In 1903 she was Iowa state secretary for the Y.W.C.A., from which position she was promoted to Y.W.C.A. secretary for the Middlewestern states. She proved to be very efficient in this capacity and she was sent to China to be National secretary of the Y.W.C.A. She remained in China eight years. Following her return to the United States she located at New York City, where she was engaged in Near East relief work and advertising. Since the World War she had retired from active business, but had spent considerable time writing features for newspapers and periodicals. At the time of her death she was writing a biography of a woman physician in New York.
Miss Paddock is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Robert Kaufman, of Grundy Center, and Mrs. Frank Crouse of Los Angeles, Calif., and by a cousin, Mrs. Willard Brockway, Grundy Center, who made her home with the Paddock family when a young girl. Miss Paddock made her last visit to Grundy Center 12 years ago.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 January 1941, pg 7
Committal Service for Miss Paddock
A committal service for Miss Estella Paddock, former Grundy Center resident whose death occurred December 31, 1940, in St. Luke's hospital, New York City, was held at the Grundy Center cemetery Sunday, June 15.
The service was conducted by Rev. R. A. Hallett, pastor of the Methodist church
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 June 1941, pg 1
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