Stella Gertrude Schriner (1899-1990)


Father: Herman Henry Schriner  (1871-1958)
Mother: Armanella Hammond  (1874-1953)


Sister: Louisa Margaret Schriner  (1898-1985)
Brother: Herman Hammond Schriner  (1903-1906)


Husband: William Thorburn Ivey, Sr.  (1898-1985) married 1920-02-11, divorced ????-??-??.


Daughter: Jeannette Louise Ivey  (1920-1995)

Basic Data

Names: Her friends Clint and Glee called her P.I.—short for "Poison Ivey", of course! I imagine she was named after her aunt on her mother's side, Stella Gertrude (Hammond) Stoll.
Born: 1899-11-12
Place: Shipley, Anne Arundel County, MD, USA
Died: 1990-08-22
Place: Hyattsville, MD, USA
Buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Brooklyn, MD, USA


Photograph: On the Tolchester Beach excursion boat (1919?).


Find A Grave: Stella Schriner Ivey (1899-1990)

A letter written by Louisa Margaret (Radecke) Stoll to Stella, her granddaughter by her first marriage to Albert Schriner, Sr. From the letter's mention of my mother, Jean, in connection with vocal lessons, I would guess that the letter was written in the early 1930s. I would think that Dorothy, Merle's oldest sister, would have been too old for Sunday School, so perhaps Merle's going home from Sunday School with her meant that Dorothy was married by then and they were going to her house. Robert was Dorothy's and Merle's younger brother. Spelling and punctuation are as in the actual letter, although I couldn't make out the "Miss Jennie" in the first paragraph; the paragraph breaks were inserted by me for readability.


My Dear Little Stella,

     I was very sorry to miss you yesterday. I go to Church every Sunday then go somewhere to dinner. Miss Jennie Troll [sp?] and I went to dinner to some old friends of the Church. Then we took a ride out Belair Road. I had not seen Aunt Mary's old Home for so long I felt I would like to have a look. Just as I put the key in the door Ida was talking on the Phone. It was John was talking from the Plant. Guess he went down to feed the dog and the Chickens. Said Merle had gone Home from Sunday School with Dorothy. Robert was around some place. Said the Road was terrible out there could hardly get through. I said I would like to come home. He said I had better stay. I am homesick for my own home.

I hope your face is feeling better. I have felt so sorry for you. Rose called up this morning. Glad you went over their. Ida was sorry she was not able to see you. She had an awfull sick headache. Miss Stevens got breafast and dinner. Had dinner with Bertha Friday night and she brought me home. Things are not going right at the office. Bertha said she would leave. They persuaded her to stay another week until they would get someone.

Miss Stevens has Tickets for Chicken Patti Supper Wednesday night. We all expect to go. Thursday night Ida wants me to go to a musicale. Saturday Mamie Walters wants me to go to Brooklyn with her and stay at Gray's overnight.

We have Willing Worker meeting tonight at 316 E. 21st. Mrs. Peterman and Mrs. Bauer Hostesses. If you ever want Jean to take vocal lessons Margaret Heiler has a Studio on Eutaw st above Franklin. She has sung at the Cathedral. They are members of Rev. Rossiters time. Mrs. Heiler was so glad to see me and treated us splendid.

Well give my love to each one. Hope you will not have to suffer so much again.     


From my mother Jean's notes on the back of the letter:

    Merle, Dorothy & Robert Stoll - her grandchildren from 2d marriage

    Bertha Gunther - unmarried sister of Charlie Gunther (whom I met with "Pop" [Herman Henry] Schriner one day)

    The church referred to was a Lutheran church in ________?

    Mom [Stella S. Ivey] also knew Mrs. Peterman.

An inventory of her life, apparently written towards the end of it. I'm not sure what the first couple of entries are referring to.

Actually, her sister, my "Aunt Louise", spent a year in the hospital back in the 1960's. She thought she would never see the light of day again, so, when she finally returned home (4208 N. Charles St.), she would never allow the blinds to be closed in her bedroom, no matter how brightly the sun shone in. Her legs, nearly useless already, got even weaker as time went on. (Our family doctor said she had a very slow form of ALS.)

Grandma Ivey cared for Aunt Louise up until 1981, when it got to be too much for her - remember, they were both in their 80's - and Aunt Louise was moved into a nearby nursing home. Grandma went out to see her one icy day, slipped, and broke her back. The nursing home, meanwhile, wasn't very good, so my mother and father got a hospital bed and brought Aunt Louise down to live with them until her death in 1985.

When Grandma was released from the hospital, she also came to stay with my parents. After recuperating, she returned to Baltimore; several years later, my mother convinced her to move down to an apartment in College Park where it would be easier for us to care for her. Grandma lived there for several years, before finally having to go into Sacred Heart Nursing Home - kicking and screaming, figuratively speaking! (My father had a heart attack in 1984 and major heart surgery in 1986, and my mother's health was beginning to fail, so they couldn't take her in.)

The Baltimore News-Post, January 15, 1963.

Smart Set
THERE IS A NEW curator at Mount Clare, the historic mansion of Charles Carroll, the barrister, at Carroll Park.

She is Mrs. Stella Ivy of Relay, and she succeeds Mrs. Walter N. Ruth, who had been curator for some years.

Born in Anne Arundel County and educated in Baltimore, Mrs. Ivy has had a life-long interest in historic houses and is herself descended from one of the seven Hammond brothers, each of whom built a colonial house in Maryland.

She recently made extensive research into the two branches of the Carrolls of Maryland -- Charles Carroll, signer, and Charles Carroll, barrister.

Mount Clare is under the custody of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland and is maintained jointly with the Department of Parks and Recreation of Baltimore City.

And in another newspaper, unnamed and undated. Both articles spell her name incorrectly!

Mount Clare Has
New Curator
   Mrs. Stella Ivy, of Relay, Md.,
has succeeded Mrs. Walter N.
Ruth as curator at Mount Clare,
Carroll Park, the home of Charles
Carroll, barrister.
   Born in Anne Arundel county
and educated in Baltimore, Mrs.
Ivy has had a lifelong interest in
historic houses, and is herself
descended from one of the seven
Hammond brothers, each of whom
built a colonial house in Mary-
land. She recently made in-
tensive research into the two
branches of the Carrolls of
Maryland, Charles Carroll, "the
signer", and Charles Carroll, bar-
rister, of Mount Clare.

Death notice - The Washington Post, August 24, 1990.

On Wednesday, August 22, 1990, STELLA S. IVEY
of College Park, MD, beloved mother of Jeanne I.
Measday. Grandmother of Walter S. IV, Peter S.,
Andrew H. and Charles A. Measday. Great
grandmother of Adam, Christine, Deanna and
Elizabeth Measday. Relatives and friends may call
Powder Mill Rd., Beltsville, Md., on Friday from 7
to 8 p.m. where service will be held on Saturday,
August 25 at 11:30 a.m. Interment Cedar Hill
Cemetery, Brookland, MD. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to the
charity of your choice.

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