Estella was born Mar.20 1876 to Archelaus & Ruth (Baker) Hartt of Kingsclear, New Brunswick. Estella taught for a time in New Brunswick prior to coming to Western Canada. In the spring of 1907, she joined homesteaders, missionaries, ministers and other teachers on the long train trip West to the new country just opening up. She went on to teach in business schools in Regina, Weyburn and Medicine Hat. In 1945, Estella went to visit her friend, Mae Whitehead, at the Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills, Alberta. When she heard that there was a Hartt family at the Institute, she went to meet them and found that David Roy Hartt was indeed related to her. After she returned to her home near Arrow Park, B.C., she sent them a drawing of the animals. Brad says that when his parents passed away, he inherited the drawing and has passed it on to his artist daughter, Carolyn Hartt, who has it in her home in Tacoma, Washington. Estella raised ginseng on her little farm near Upper Arrow Lake in order to supplement her income. Estella never married. She retired from teaching in 1928 so she could care for her aging mother, Ruth Baker Hartt who came from New Brunswick until she died in 1935.They lived in Arrow Lakes area of BC. Estella passed away August 10, 1967.
Courtesy: Carole Dick
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, Okanagan Simikaneen Regional Dist.
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