Wellington Daily News
8 July 1921
R. STOCKING INJURED
Roderick Stocking of Mayfield, father of Ralph Stocking of this city, is suffering from an accident which might have proved very serious. He and his son Porter are threshing at the Fred Stayton farm near Mayfield and their machine is run by an electric motor.
In some unaccountable manner Mr. Stocking took hold of a bunch of live wires with a current of 13,200 Volts. Ralph says that the situation is similar to that described by one of the Chautauqua lecturers last summer when he said that a great deal of electricity has just the same effect as a small amount; that is the person will be stunned but not seriously injured.
Mr. Stocking was put to bed, and while he is still unable to be up today, it is thought that he will suffer no serious result. A peculiar circumstance of the affair is that a tack in one of his shoes burnt a hole in his heel.
Mrs.Fannie I. Breneman Obituary
22 April 1947
Fannie Breneman Obituary Transcription
Funeral Rites for Physician’s Widow
El Cerrito, April 22 – Funeral rtes are scheduled at 1:30 today for Mrs. Fannie I. Breneman, 84, widow of Dr. Joseph T. Breneman, pioneer Contra Costa County physician. She died Saturday following an extended illness.
A native of Illyria, Iowa, she had resided in Califonia for 57 years, and in this community for the past 35.
Surviving are four daughters, Miss Fay Breneman, Miss Hazel Breneman, and Mrs. Eula Staley, all of El Cerrito, and Mrs. Frances West of Craddockville, Virginia, two sons, George H. of Martinez and Flint Breneman of Los Angeles.
Services will be conducted at Wilson and Kratzer Chapel. Inurnment at Sunset View Crematory will follow.
I love it when I can add another piece to the family genealogy puzzle, and finding this obituary was the work of a snowy winter day when I had a flu bug, so finding an obituary that had been evading me made the day a lot better.
Now, if I could just find her husband’s obituary, that would be awesome!
This winter was one for the records books for nasty little flu ‘bugs’ going around! But whenever I found myself down and out, I logged onto the digital newspaper site at KSHS.org and began typing in family surnames as keywords!
Below is just one of the many fun little family tidbits that I found:
Wellington Daily News
21 May 1913
Pg 1, Col. 2
The home of Ralph Stocking, 612 North F, is the scene of a happy party being a family reunion. The guests are Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Stocking, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Stocking and children, Mr. and Mrs. Porter Stocking and son, John Stocking all of Mayfield, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hitchcock, of Chicago.
I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas!
Thanks to Footnote Maven of http://www.footnotemaven.com/, Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/footnoteMaven?fref=photo for her Christmas Carol blogging challenge! I have many, many favorite Christmas carols, and listening to all of them is a favorite part of Christmas for me. Most all of the time, I love the old favorites by the original artists, but I add new favorites as they come along.
Two years ago, I added “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Kansas girl Martina McBride and Dean Martin to a favorite’s list on my iPod! (And just so you know, my hubby got to meet her when she was still singing with her parents in different gigs around Kansas!)
He had truck trouble, and Martina’s folks were on their way to a gig and they picked him up and took him into town! She was a beautiful young lady (still is), and he came home with stars in his eyes!
Here are photos and their version of this Christmas classic
And last year, I added a new couple, Missy and Jase Robertson, singing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” to my iPod’s favorites’ list. Missy has a lovely voice, and together they do such a cute job of singing this Christmas favorite.
And as for WHY is it one of my Christmas favorites. Here my “why.”
My Mom and Dad got up at five a.m. every morning, EVERY morning, cold, rain, snow, sleet, ice, didn’t matter, to milk the dairy cows. After they finished milking, Dad went out in the pasture to feed the cows, and Mom came in the house to start breakfast. (And wake me up if I wasn’t already.)
I have this wonderful memory of my dad coming in from a cold, snowy, early winter morning after feeding the cattle, all bundled up in overalls and a heavy flannel-lined coat, his face red from the cold, and that twinkle in his eye that was always there when he looked at my Mom, and he would sing “Baby, it’s Cold Outside” as he snuggled up to her, nuzzled her neck and gave her a chilly hug and kiss. And there was always laughter between them when he did that, and usually a few more kisses.
My dad died when I was not quite 13, and I am thankful for such a special memory, and the love that my parents had for each other and for me, and that still brings a smile to my face.
And as I sit here, playing these two songs, my mom, age nearly 103, has a big smile on her face, and she is singing along!
Thank God for the memories!
Fortieth Anniversary – Mr. & Mrs. Roderick Stocking
Wellington Daily News
4 May 1916; Page 2
A happy gathering was that at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Stocking last Wednesday when the fortieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Stocking of Mayfield, parents of Mr. Stocking was celebrated..
Mrs. and Mrs. Stocking were married at Crescent City, Illinois and came to Sumner County in 1878. They are now living in the town of Mayfield. For many years after taking residence in this county they lived on a farm near Mayfield and it was there that they raised their fine family. As Mr. Stocking said he came to Sumner “when Wichita was the jumping off place.”
Those present at the celebration Wednesday were Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Stocking, Mr. and Mrs. Porter Stocking and son Wilmer, John Stocking, Mr. and Mrs. Wm Mitchell, Miss Nell Mitchell, Miss Julia Holland, Mrs. Lizzie Marshall and Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Stocking.
More Roderick & Frances Stocking Links:
Grand Army of the Republic
John Goldy Post #90 – Milan, Kansas
Muster Roll of Members of this Post Mustered or Admitted by Transfer During the Six Months ending the ______ day of _____ __ [this was not filled in in the digitized copy]
W. T. Boatright
B. L. Beebe
H. L. Benedict
M. L. Emery Age: 58 Born: New York Entry into Service: Aug 1864 Rank: Res Co: D 3 Col Cavalry Date: Dec 1864
C Breneman Age: 59 Born: Ohio Entered into Service: Aug 1862 Co.: 105 Ohio Date: Aug 1865
D. W. Gilbert
G. W. Sease
S. S. McClure
A. V. Worthington
M. T. Weller
C. Breneman Rank: ? Co. H Reg’t 105 Ohio
M. L. Emery Rank: ? Co. D 3′ Col Cavly
My great-grandfather, Constantine “Tom” Breneman, was a blacksmith during the Civil War, and he was also a blacksmith after he settled in Kansas after the Civil War. It appears that he taught one of his sons, Otto Breneman, this skill also, as Otto had a blacksmith shop in the tiny town of Mayfield, Kansas, and Otto and Constantine worked there together for a time before Otto’s death at an early age. Otto and Constantine are pictured Here.
Constantine Breneman and His Buggy Horse Photograph of Ott’s father, Constantine driving a buggy with his beautiful buggy horse.
Constantine Breneman’s Buggy Horse – Photograph of Constantine’s Buggy Horse
Quite some time ago, I picked up a box of photographs and other memorabilia at a yard sale, and I started posting a few of the photos and clippings here, hoping to connect with a family member, which did happen, but I never meant to let so much time go by before following up. I am hoping to connect with that person again, and send her everything that I can.
Until then, here is a scan of Pauline Wimp’s April 1936 diploma in Kiowa County, Colorado.
Colorado Public Schools
Diploma – Colorado – Kiowa County
Be it known, that Pauline Wimp
of School District No. 6 in the County of Kiowa has completed the
course of elementary study prescribed for he Public Schools of Colorado.
In Testimony Whereof, this Diploma is given under our hands this
21st day of April A. D. 1936
Alma Vrooman, County Superintendent
Lois Sibey – Teacher **
Here are more links sharing some of the Wimp family information that was included in my garage sale finds:
Death of Sergeant Robert Wimp
Sergeant Robert Wimp information
Ford-Newland Wedding Announcement
** The name here may be Lois Sibcy.
I re-did my membership with the Rutherford B Hayes library, www.rbhayes.org, recently, as I had found some interesting ‘stuff’ on their website, and I really like having access to the www.newspaperarchive.com site and also Heritage Quest, and that is included with the membership I have at that level.
Today, I was searching NewspaperArchive.com website for my uncle, Frank Stocking, and found a copy of my Aunt Peggy’s from the Hutchinson News digitized on the NewspaperArchive.com website. And it never would have occurred to me to look at the Hutchinson News microfilms!! Eureka! I wasn’t doing genealogy when my lovely Aunt Peggy passed away, and so I had not saved it!
It was such a shock when Aunt Peggy died. We knew she had a heart condition, but still, it was a shock. My daughter had been born three weeks before, and we were all looking forward to visiting with Peggy’s brother and his wife when they came to visit in a few weeks, but that wasn’t to be.
I was still off work on maternity leave when we traveled to the funeral, and I took my 2 1/2 year old son and three-week-old daughter with Mom and I to her service.
Aunt Peggy was a ‘hoot.’ She also had a beautiful smile, a heart of gold, and an infectious laugh! She was always cracking jokes, and I miss her.
Margaret E. (Peggy) Glaze Obituary
July 28, 1977
Column 1; Page 6
MEADE – Margaret E. (Peggy) Glaze, 62, died Tuesday at Meade Hospital. Born Margaret E. Stocking, May 23, 1915 at Mayfield, she was a retired postal employee and lived here since 1945.
She was a member of United Methodist Church, Rebekah Lodge, OES, all of Meade.
Survivors include brothers: Carl L. Stocking, San Jose, California, Frank A. Stocking, Castro Valley, California, Herbert L. Stocking, Downeyville, California; sisters: Mrs. Frances Hill, Arkansas City, Mrs. Mary E. Metcalf, Colorado Springs.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the church; Reverend Dale Ellenberg. Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Mayfield Cemetery. Friends may call 11 a.m. Thursday until 9 a.m. Saturday at Fidler-Orme Mortuary, Meade.
Here is Peggy’s Find a Grave Memorial.
Three hundred years with the Corson families in America
Richard S. Corson, born Jan. 9, 1815, was the eldest son of Elias and his second wife, Abigail (Steelman) Corson. He married Mary Corson, born May 25, 1821, the daughter of John M. and Eliza (Ingersoll) Corson, on Oct. 15, 1836. They were married at the home of her parents by Rev. Mathias Jerman.
Richard S. and his family lived in Petersburg, Cape May County, N. J., for ten years, the husband and father farming part of the time and going to sea the rest of the time.
In the spring of 1845 he went to Illinois and worked on a farm north of Pleasant Plains, Illinois, to see how he liked the country. The Illinois prairies appealed to him so well that he rented a farm and sowed fall wheat, then bought a horse and went back to New Jersey on horseback.
In the spring he returned to Illinois with his wife and five children. The trip from New Jersey was made by water except from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. From thence by the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to St. Louis, then up to Illinois River to Beardstown, and from there to Pleasant Plains.
They lived for five years near Richland, Sangamon County, Illinois, then in the fall of 1850 he bought some land about five miles southeast of Pleasant Plains, Illinois, and built a home on it. The family moved into the new home on February 26, 1851, and here the parents lived the remainder of their lives. They lived to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on October 16, 1901. (From information from Fannie E. Corson of New Berlin, Illinois, and Nellie R. (Corson) Soderburg of Dwight, Kansas.)
Richard S. and Mary Corson had thirteen children, two of whom died young, one was killed in the Civil War, nine married, eight of these leaving descendants. At this time the descendants of this remarkable family are scattered over the western part of the United States from Illinois to the Pacific Coast. The following are the children:
122461 Asail Corson, born Feb 26, 1838
122462 Abigail Corson, born Oct 24, 1839
122463 Sarah Elizabeth Corson, born Aug 7, 1841
122464 Townsend Corson, born Aug 17, 1843
122465 Richard Corson, born Mar 9, 1845
122466 Mary Ann Corson, born Feb 9, 1847
122467 Margaret Corson, born Jan 19, 1849
122468 John Foster Corson, born May 1, 1851
122469 Elias Corson, born Apr. 27, 1855, died Sept 5, 1856
12246:10 Emily Frances (Fannie E.) Corson, born May 20, 1857
12246:11 Elias Corson, born July 30, 1859, died Mar 24, 1862
12246:12 Winfield Scott Corson, born Jan 3, 1862
12246:13 Ida May Corson, born Oct 25, 1866
Richard S. Corson died Dec 7, 1901, and Mary Corson died Aug 23, 1909. They are buried in Bethel Cemetery, Pleasant Plains, Illinois.
BookPageNO: Vol II. XII. The sixth generation. The descendants of John and Mary Corson
Ancestry.com. Three hundred years with the Corson families in America : including the Staten Island-Pennsylvania Corsons, the Sussex County,[database on-line]. Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.
Original data: Corson, Orville,. Three hundred years with the Corson families in America : including the Staten Island-Pennsylvania Corsons, the Sussex County, New Jersey Corsons, the Cape May or South Jersey Corsons, the Corsons of Dumfriesshire, Scotland, the Corsons of Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, the New England Corson families, the Canadian Corson family. Burlington, Vt.: Printed by Free Press Interstate Print. Corp., 1939.
SAMPSON WHITLEY – DEATH CERTIFICATE
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
Place of Death – County – Hill
- Usual Residence: State – Texas County – Hill City – Itasca, Texas
- Name of Deceased: Sampson Whitley
- Date of Death: 5/8/54
- Sex: Male
- Color or Race: Colored
- Marital Status: Married
- Date of Birth: Nov 8, 1890
- 10a. Occupation: Labor
10b. Kind of business: None
- Birthplace: Texas
- Father’s Name: John Whitley Birthplace: Texas
- Mother’s Maiden Name: Unknown Birthplace: Unknown
- Not filled in
- Not filled in
- Not filled in
- Social Security No: Not filled in
- Informant: Ida Whitley
- Cause of Death: Malignancy (Lung) type unknown Interval between onset and death: 1 – 2 years
- Not filled in
- I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from Jan 1, 1954 to May 7, 1954, that I last saw the deceased on May 7, 1954, and that death occurred at 11 a.m. from the causes and on the date stated above.
- Signature – Charles C Allen Address: Box 67, Itasca, Texas Date signed: May 10, 1954
- Burial, Cremation, Removal: Burial 23b. Date: 5/11/54 Name of Cemetery or Crematory: Itasca Cemetery
- Location: Itasca, Texas
- Funeral Directors Signature: Kentard Funeral Home – Richard Hemphill
- Registrar’s File No. 226
- Date Rec’d by Local Registrar: May 10, 1954
- Physician’s Signature: G. Warnour (? – this was difficult to read.)
A three-day bout with a virus sent me to Ancestry.com to see what I could find to fill in the blanks in my family’s tree, and suddenly I was ‘on a roll’ finding my son-in-law’s and granddaughter’s ancestors!
Lucky me! My oldest granddaughter likes genealogy!