Lois Kellog









The clipping was brought in by Mrs. Harriet Cody of Casa Cody, who called attention to a notable part of Miss Kellogg s career which was not included in the Nevada paper’s article. ‘ Out of her large income, Miss Kellog gave substantial sums in support of a Russian ballet and herself took lessons so that she could say she had danced the ballet.” said Mrs. Cody. “She did 1 appear in one performance in Chicago.


“She did so love the desert for it gave her freedom of movement and life that her wealth barred [from her in Chicago.” I The Tonopah item follows; A resident of this district for the past several years and the operator of two of the largest ranches in Nye and Esmeralda counties, Miss Lois Kellogg passed away in a Reno hospital last j Sunday morning following a brief illness. Miss Kellogg was stricken ill at her Fish Lake, Esmeralda county, ranch and last Thursday was entered in the Mines hospital j! here. Dr. R. R. Craig, her personal physician, considered her condition as such that she needed additional treatment and she 1 1 was taken to Reno by Dr. Craig i and Mrs. Harshman. Despite sevoral blood transfusions and other 1 medical treatment she died at St. . Mary’s hospital Sunday morning. The body was accompanied to 1 Sacramento for cremation and funeral services were private.

Miss Kellog was bom in Chicago, in 1894 and was a member of a prominent Chicago family. She was educated in this country and also had studied in Europe. She had traveled extensively and frequently made trips to Europe. Her grandfather, Charles P. Kellogg, was one of the well known figures of Chicago in the last years of the 19th century. came here in 1917 Miss Kellogg came west with her mother in 1913 for her mother’s health.

After Mrs. Kellogg’s death in 1917, Miss Kellogg decided to make her home in California. She built a home at Palm Springs and lived there for a number of years. Through those years she was interested in Russian wolfhounds and was a partner in the Valley Farm kennels of Stamford, Conn. She divided her time between Palm Springs and Stamford. The kennels were regarded as one of the outstanding in the nation and once received the highest award for dog breeding that this country bestows the George Mortimore trophy—for the best American bred dog of any breed. After the death of her partner, she took over the eptire kennel and moved the dogs to California, where she opened the Perchino kennel. She first located the dogs in San Jacinto, but finding the climate too warm there, she purchased the Chiatovich ranch in Fish Lake Valley in 1934.

Miss Kellogg took a great interest in Nevada and was always interested in cattle and land development. She added some pureI bred shorthorn cattle to her ranch stock to improve the range herd and later developed a ranch, at Pahrump in southern Nye county. Never a woman of strong constitution, but of great energy, she worked tirelessly to build up these ranches and a stock of cattle which would satisfy her. The war and accompanying scarcity of farm labor threw a burden of labor on Miss Kellogg that was too much for her. When Miss Kellogg was cutting up a rabbit recently she punctured her hand with one of the rabbit bones. Her friends wanted her to cauterize the wound or see a doctor, but this she neglected to do. She developed tuleremia—commonly known as rabbit fever —from the diseased rabbit which resulted in her death last Sunday. (1944)



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