Local History and Genealogy

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


     Gypsies, in traditonal mourning garb, thronged about Canton, Ohio, last week to pay final homage and mourn their queen, Stella Mitchel who died in a canton hospital where she was taken by ambulance plane on Tuesday afternnon last week from the Cameron hospital here in Angola, where she had been a patient about a week suffering from a heart ailment.
     The Brazilian gypsies, who had been encamped east of Angola most of them housed in house trailors, formed a caravan which proceeded from here to Canton following the removal of the queen to the hospital there,  According to reports, one of the largest gypsy encampments in this country is centered in Canton, and the tribe apparently wished their queen to be surrounded by friends and relatives.

Steuben Republican September 5, 1951