Thursday, August 11, 2016

Storydello: Muriel Undaunted

Fishing may-or-may-not have been Muriel's favourite hobby, but she certainly excelled at catching husbands. She married once more, sometime after 1941, and was widowed again late in her own life.

On August 6, 1959, Muriel died in Queen's, New York. Her body was returned to Kingston, and she was buried in Cataraqui Cemetery near her parents and daughter.

Not long before her death, she had filled out a Social Security claim form in the U.S. As brash as ever, Muriel recorded her birth date as 1895. With a stroke of the pen, she declared herself to be fifteen years younger than she really was.

Posted yesterday on Storydello.

Coming up next on Storydello: the equally-amazing (but very different) adventures of Muriel's younger brother Cyril.  Please stay tuned....

IMAGE: Detail of Muriel Knight Spencer Stadler, from photo "A.J. Cornelis [i.e., Cornelius], Mrs. Emil Auerbach, Mrs. A. Lincoln Stadler, E. Auerbach," Bain Collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division ( : accessed 10 November 2013).