I am looking for information on Stella Smith De Board who was born on July 26, 1906 in St. Louis, Missouri.Here is what I know about her as of yet.
She married Christopher De Board in Illinois in the early 1920s.They had two children and were later divorced in the late 1920s or early 1930s.I don't have any information on the oldest child, except that it might have been female and her name may have been Florence.That information is not based on documentation but on assumptions and hunches.
The youngest child was born on January 25, 1928 in Springfield Illinois as Marie Christine De Board.At age 4 she was placed in an orphanage called the Illinois Children's Aid Society and shortly after was adopted.
Stella was from a hard working family and her parents died when she was young.After her divorce she supported herself and (we believe) her oldest child (who we don't think was adopted out) by working on the estates of the wealthy has household help.
We suspect that later she might remarried though we believe she stayed in the Illinois area.She may have later dropped her married name and used her maiden name of Smith.
I am looking for any information you might have as to Stella, her oldest child, later family (second husband, futher children), and her family (parents, siblings).