Stella was born about 1879 in Kansas, USA, the daughter of unknown parents.
Her husband was William H. Dunham, who she married in ABT 1905. The place has not been found. Their eight known children were Gertrude (c1902-?), Leota (c1904-?), Cleo (c1906-?), Minnie (c1908-?), Francis (c1909-?), David H (c1913-?), Tully C. (c1915-?) and Gracie M. (c1919-?).