Children of Carey Reed and Catherine Stowell Daniells: Estee

September 22, 2009
Oil painting of Estee Daniells, 1954, at the age of 82.  Please note that he is holding his Ingersoll watch.

Oil painting of Estee Daniells, 1954, at the age of 82. Please note that he is holding his Ingersoll watch.

Carey Reed and Katherine Stowell Daniells had five children:  Estee Stowell, Mary Anna, Allan Louis, Will Carleton (my grandfather), and Lucinda Augusta.  Over the next several days I will be sharing the photos that I have of each.

Estee Stowell Daniells was born in 1872 in Chicago, Illinois, and died in 1960 in London, England.  He married Mary Elizabeth Taft and had one child, Ruth Winefred.  Estee followed in the footsteps of his father and went to work for Ingersoll Watch Company, which was founded by the Ingersolls of Wacousta.  He served in Chicago and New York before being sent to London to establish the company there.  This temporary assignment ended up lasting for 50 years, and he served as the president of the company.  He built a mansion in north London and named it Wacousta after his hometown in Michigan.  The home no longer exists, but in 1998, Sandra and I located his address and talked with one of his neighbors and a postman who fondly remembered Estee and his daughter Ruth. I have a great deal of information on Estee and his career but will do a longer feature on him at a later date.

Estee Daniells

Estee Daniells

 

Estee when he first went to New York with the Ingersoll Watch Company

Estee when he first went to New York with the Ingersoll Watch Company

 

Estee Daniells arrives in London.  A London newspaper published the story of Estee's arrival and used this illustration.

Estee Daniells arrives in London. A London newspaper published the story of Estee's arrival and used this illustration.

Mary Taft "Mamie" Daniells, wife of Estee

Mary Taft "Mamie" Daniells, wife of Estee

Ruth Daniells, daughter of Estee and Mamie, at 20 months

Ruth Daniells, daughter of Estee and Mamie, at 20 months

Estee listens to Ruth playing the cello.

Estee listens to Ruth playing the cello.

Wacousta, Estee's London home, named for Wacousta, Michigan.

Wacousta, Estee's London home, named for Wacousta, Michigan.


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