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Flora Call Disney

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Flora Call Disney
BornFlora Call
(1868-04-22)April 22, 1868
Steuben, Ohio, U.S.
DiedNovember 26, 1938(1938-11-26) (aged 70)
North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of deathAsphyxiation caused by gas fumes
Elias Disney
(m. 1888)
ChildrenWalter Elias Disney
Herbert Arthur Disney
Roy Oliver Disney
Raymond Arnold Disney
Ruth Flora Disney
Parent(s)Charles Call
Henrietta Gross
RelativesSee Disney family

Flora Call Disney (April 22, 1868 – November 26, 1938) was the mother of Walt and Roy Disney.


Call was born in Steuben, Ohio, the daughter of Henrietta (née Gross; 1837–1910) and Charles Call (1823–1890), who were neighbors of Kepple Disney, father of Elias Disney, her husband. She was of German and English descent.[1]


Flora died in 1938 in an accident that plagued her son Walt with grief for the rest of his life.[2] After the success of their film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, in 1938, Walt and Roy presented their parents with a new home in North Hollywood, near the Disney studios in Burbank, California. Less than a month after moving in, Flora complained to Walt and Roy of problems with the gas furnace in her new home. Studio repairmen were sent to the house, but the problem was not adequately fixed.[citation needed] Flora wrote a letter to her daughter Ruth describing the wonderful new home, but again complaining of the fumes from the furnace. A few days later, Flora died of asphyxiation caused by the fumes at age 70.[citation needed] She is entombed next to her husband in Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

See also


  1. ^ "Ancestry of Dick Cheney (b. 1941)".
  2. ^ Williams, Pat (2004). How to Be Like Walt: Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life. HCI. p. 131.

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