State of California
Department of Health Services
Certificate of Death
died August 7, 1961 at 7:25 p.m.
date of birth, February 2, 1867
age, 94 years
Place of death, Camarillo State Hospital, Camarillo, Ventura Co., Calif.
length of time there, 8 years 9+ months
last usual residence, Hillhaven Sanatorium
cremation, August 9, 1961, Westwood Memorial Park Crem., Los Angeles
cause of death, Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease
Associated with Senile Brain Disease, with Psychotic Reaction
Margaret Dresser (born Margeruite May Steinman in 1867) was Theodore Dreiser’s sister-in-law. She was the wife of Dreiser’s brother Alphons J. Dreiser.
Theodore Dreiser seems to have had minimal contact in later years with his brother Al, Margaret’s husband.
In his The Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser, Jerome Loving states (footnote pg. 448):
The last known address for Al Dreiser was in 1934, at 1235 Muirhead Street, Los Angeles; he had apparently written Dreiser about his share of the royalties from the publication of The Songs of Paul Dresser.