Category: Bettendorf Brothers

The End of an Era: The Death of Oscar Staby

This week we’re serving up a main course of sudden endings at the table. Oscar Staby was the stepson of an industry giant, and very successful in his own right. But what drove him to a shocking act at his Los Angeles home in 1927? Pull up a chair and find out.

A City Stands Still: The Death of William Bettendorf

Last week, I told the story of the Joseph Bettendorf mansion and how its history is forever intertwined with the…