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Roderick Porter and Myrtle Nyberg Stocking on the farm near Mayfield, Kansas

Roderick Porter and Myrtle Nyberg Stocking

Amanuensis Monday – Ralph Hurlburt Stocking Death Obituary

Ralph Stocking Obituary
Wellington Daily News
28 January 1963; page 1



Former county commissioner succumbs today

Ralph Stocking, 80, of 1309 North Blaine, a former Sumner County commissioner, died early today in a local hospital where he had been only a short time.

He was born May 17, 1882 at Mayfield. A number of years ago he operated the Merchant’s Delivery Service in Wellington. He was engaged in farming for many years, living just west of Wellington on Highway 160 before moving to Wellington about 10 years ago. He served as a county commissioner of the first district. He was also engaged in the insurance business. He was a member of the First Methodist church.

Survivors include his wife, Dora M., of the home; two sons, Edwin Stocking, Palo Alto, Calf., a brother, John L. Stocking, Kansas City, Mo., and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the First Methodist Church with burial in Prairie Lawn cemetery. Arrangements were incomplete today and will be announced later by the Fisher Mortuary where friends may call.

Wordless Wednesday – My Dad, Harold “Jiggs” Stocking, Sr, and Me



A photograph of Harold Stocking, Sr, also known as "Jiggs" Stocking and his baby daughter, Sherry Lynn.

Harold “Jiggs” Stocking and baby daughter, Sherry Lynn


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Amanuensis Monday – Uncle Frank’s Postcard Home from the U.S.S. Ticonderoga

Some time back, shortly after my Aunt Frances (Stocking) Hill passed away, her daughter Phyllis brought me a suitcase of her mother’s photographs, papers,  and other memorabilia.

I  looked through it several times, even scanned a a few of the pictures and shared some with family, but I’m ashamed to say that I’m just now getting the rest of them sorted.

It’s a big suitcase.

It’s going to take awhile to sort, scan, and add the  information and photos to my family tree program.

Once the sorting and scanning is done, I’m sending the photos to the different branches of our family by sending them to the folks that are in them, or the children of those in them.

One such treasure, a postcard from my Uncle Frank (a.k.a. “Pike”) to his sister, my Aunt Frances, was postmarked 19 September 1945, U. S. Navy, U. S. S. Ticonderoga.

Postcard from Frank Stocking to sister Frances Stocking Hill

Frank Stocking Postcard to sister Frances Stocking Hill


Postcard written from Frank Stocking to his sister, Frances Stocking Hill

Postcard written from Frank Stocking to his sister, Frances Stocking Hill

Transcription of the Postcard:

Lt. (JG) Frank Stocking
USS Ticonderoga (CV14)
c/o FPO
San Francisco, Calif

Postcard – Postmarked U. S. Navy – Sep 19 1945
Addressed to: Mrs. Marshall W. Hill
Hill General Electric
Arkansas City,

Well, I’m ready to start home for discharge. Probably be sometime before I get home but I leave Tokyo Bay soon.

I got this card from a Jap lady on the streets of Tokyo who speaks English about like I speak Japanese, anyway you can read all about it on the other side.


I loved finding this post card and if I can get the rest of his daughter’s family’s photographs packed up this will be on its way home to my Uncle Frank’s daughters.

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