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Amanuensis Monday – Willis Washington Jones Death Certificate

Amanuensis Monday – Willis Washington Jones Death Certificate

After years of hunting, gathering, and collecting family information, and many attempts at getting it organized, I’m going back through it with an eye to getting it done right this time.  Some of these files were entered, several years ago, into a FamilyTreeMaker database file that all disappeared when I updated my program, so it took me awhile to decide to start over and enter all my data into another program!!

Willis Washington Jones Death Certificate

OKLAHOMA STANDARD CERTIFICATE OF DEATH

PLACE OF DEATH (County):  Creek                       STATE OF OKLAHOMA.  Registered No: 2055 (Lewis)

Village:            (blank)                                                 (453 stamped in crossways here)

Township: (blank)

City: Sapulpa                          No. (handwritten numbers – 19 – 429)

FULL NAME:  Willis W. Jones (handwritten – 520)

(a) Residence No. (blank)                   St. (blank)                    Ward (blank)

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS

  1. SEX: Male
    4. COLOR OR RACE: White
    5. SINGLE: Widow
  2. IF MARRIED, wife or husband
    7. DATE OF BIRTH: March 5th, 1853
  3. AGE: 76 Years, 6 Months, 21 Days
  4. OCCUPATION OF DECEASED: Retired
  5. BIRTHPLACE: KY
  6. BIRTHPLACE OF FFATHER: UNKNOWN
  7. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER: (BLANK)
  8. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER: (BLANK)
  9. INFORMANT: W. L. JONES

ADDRESS: Mankato, Kansas

  1. FILED: 10-17-29 Mrs. C. W. Duncan (Registrar)

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH

  1. DATE OF DEATH: Sept 26th, 1929
  2. I hereby certify that I attended deceased From Sept 26, 1929 to Sept 26, 1929.

that I last haw him alive on Sept 26, 1929 and that death occurred on the above

date, at 11:00 P.M.

The CAUSE OF DEATH:  Apoplexy    Duration:  One day

  1. Where was disease contracted: (blank)

did an operation precede death:  NO

Was there an autopsy:  NO

Signed:  R. K. Lewis
Address:  Sapulpa, Okla

  1. PLACE OF BURIAL: South Heights DATE of BURIAL: 9/28TH 1929
  2. UNDERTAKER: Lewis Landrith ADDRESS: Sapulpa

State Department of Health
State of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73152

December 09 1997

Willis Second Wife Eliza Clark Jones Death Certificate:
http://www.familytreewriter.com/2018/01/amanuensis-monday-eliza-clark-jones-arkansas-death-certificate/

Willis daughter, Myrtle, buried in Osborne Township Cemetery, Mayfield, Kansas

Willis’ half-sister, Bettie Crabb, buried in Glasgow, Kentucky
http://www.familytreewriter.com/2010/04/tombstone-tuesday-bettie-crabb-barren-county-kentucky/

Willis’ step-father, J. R. U. Crabb, buried next to Bettie Crabb in Glasgow, Kentucky.
http://www.familytreewriter.com/2009/11/tombstone-tuesday-j-r-u-crabb-barren-county-kentucky/

Willis’ mother, Elizabeth Laird Jones Crabb
http://www.familytreewriter.com/2009/09/tombstone-tuesday-elizabeth-laird-crabb/

 

Amanuensis Monday – Ralph Hurlburt Stocking Death Obituary

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

 

Transcription:

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.

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,
Kansas

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.

Love,
Pike

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.

Amanuensis Monday – Myrtle Nyberg Stocking Obituary

Myrtle Nyberg Stocking Obituary
Wellington Daily News
7 August 1962

Obituary for Myrtle Augusta Nyberg Stocking

Myrtle Augusta Nyberg Stocking Obituary

Myrtle Augusta Nyberg Stocking Obituary Transcription

Myrtle Nyberg Stocking, 76, resident of Mayfield, Kansas died at 11:06 p.m. Monday, July 30, 1962 at Hatcher Hospital, Wellington, Kansas.

The deceased whose maiden name was Myrtle Augusta Nyberg was born August 17, 1885 near Mayfield, Kansas of Mary Alice Marguart Nyberg and Ande Fredrik Nyberg.

On December 30, 1908 she was married to Roderick Porter Stocking of Mayfield, Kansas who preceded her in death 38 years ago.

Three children were born to them who survive: Mr. Wilmer G. Stocking, North Hollywood, Calif.; Mrs. F. E. Heasty, Mayfield, Kansas; Mr. Max Orville Stocking, Fort Worth, Tex. There are five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Dr. M. O. Nyberg, sister Mabel who died in infancy, and two half brothers, Ralph and Raymond Gardner.

She was a dedicated member of the Mayfield Federated Church.

Myrtle Stocking’s cheerful disposition with her gentle love and devotion to family and friends will long be remembered

Amanuensis Monday – Elmer Leverett Stocking – Death Certificate Transcription

Elmer Leverett Stocking – Death Certificate Transcription

State of Kansas
State Board of Health – Division of Vital Statistics
Standard Certificate of Death – No. 96  5415

  1.  Place of Death:  Sumner   –   city
    Township                                                            Registered No.  10
    or City   Mayfield
  2. Full Name:    Elmer L. Stocking
    (a) Residence. No.  Mayfield, KS
    Length of residence in city or town where death occurred   58  yrs

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS

  1. Sex:   Male
  2. Color or Race:  White
  3. Single, Married, Widowed or Divorced:   Married

5a. Spouse:  Maud Stocking

  1.  Date of Birth: Nov. 29, 1879
  2. Age:  58 years  1 month  24 Days
  3. Trade, Profession or particular kind of work done:  Farmer
  4. Industry or business in which work was done:  And Stockman
  5. Date deceased last worked at this occupation:  Not filled in
  6. Total time (years) spent   inn this occupation:  Not filled in
  7. Birthplace:  Mayfield, KS
  8. Father’s Name:   Roderick R. Stocking
  9. Father’s Birthplace:  Michigan
  10. Mother’s Maiden Name: Francis Hitchcock
  11. Mother’s Birthplace:  Crescent City, Illinois
  12. Informant:   Maud Stocking     Address:   Mayfield, KS
  13. Burial:    Mayfield, KS         Burial Date:  January 25, 1938
  14. Undertaker:  A. J. Frank, Wellington, KS
  15. Filed:    January 24, 1938      Registrar: Bernice S. Lindberg

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH

  1. Date of Death:   January 22, 1938
  2. I attended deceased from April 21, 1937 to January 22, 1938. I last saw him alive on January 15th, 1938.  Death is said to have occurred on the date stated above at 11:30 a.m.

The principal cause of death and related causes of importance in order of onset were as follows:

Cancer of Rt Adrenal gland    Date of onset:    1935

Artherosclerosis

 

  1. No Accident or injury
  2. Was disease or injury in any way related to occupation of the deceased:    No

Signed:  A. L. Ashmore  M. D.     Address:  601 Orpheum (?)

Amanuensis Monday – Eliza Clark Jones – Arkansas Death Certificate

Eliza Clark Jones – Arkansas Death Certificate – Transcription

The following is the Transcription of my Step-Great-Grandmother, Eliza Clark Jones, second wife of Willis Washington Jones.

They were living in rural Arkansas when Eliza died. We were told by some of our family that Willis had a strawberry farm in Arkansas. Willis is buried in Oklahoma. (see below for a link.)

STATE OF ARKANSAS

State Board of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics

Certificate of Death for Eliza Clark Jones

1.         Place of Death: Sevier

Township:  Red Colony

Registration District No.  597

Primary Registration District No.  6841

File No.  705
1916

2.         Full Name:  Eliza Clark Jones

3.         Sex: Female

4.         Color or Race: White

5.         Married

6.         Date of Birth: 1869

7.         Age:  47 years

8.         Occupation:  House-wife

9.         Birthplace: Kentucky

10.       Name of Father: Jim Jones

11.       Birthplace:  Kentucky

12.       Maiden Name of Mother: Maria Peden

13.       Birthplace of Mother: Kentucky

14.       Informant: W. W. Jones

Address: Lockesburg, Arkansas

15.       Filed:  Oct 5, 1916; J. P. Norwood, Registrar

16.       Date of Death: Oct 2, 1916

17.       I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from Feb 5, 1916 to August 14, 1916, that I last saw her alive on Aug 14, 1916, and that death occurred on the date stated above, at 2 a.m.

The Cause of Death was as follows: Cancer of Uterus;  Duration:  7 months  28 days

Signed: M. L. Navarro, M. D.,   Address: Lockesburg, Arkansas

18.       Length of Residence: not filled out

19.       Place of Burial or Removal: Union
Date of Removal: Oct. 2, 1916
20.       Undertaker: L? H?      Address: Lockesburg

Eliza is buried in Old Union Cemetery in Lockesburg, Sevier County, Arkansas, USA.  Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is:  66128657

Her husband, Willis, is buried in South Heights Cemetery, Sapulpa, Creek County, Oklahoma, USA.  His Find A Grave Memorial Number is: 16726547

Their children’s names were:
Richard Jones
Veachel Jones
William Jones

Eliza had a daughter, Bessie Jones, before she married Willis.

Here is a digital copy of her death certificate:

Amanuensis Monday – R. Stocking Injured in Farm Accident

Wellington Daily News
8 July 1921
Pg 1

R. STOCKING INJURED

I love doing newspaper research, especially when I find ‘buried treasure’ about my Great-Grandfather, Roderick Remine Stocking!

Roderick Stocking - Wellington Daily News

Roderick Stocking – Wellington Daily News

R. STOCKING INJURED (transcription)

Wellington Daily News
8 July 1921
Pg 1

Roderick Stocking of Mayfield, father of Ralph Stocking of this city, is suffering from an accident which might havev 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.

Live in Kansas?  Have a Kansas Driver’s License?

If so, you can research (most) Kansas newspapers for FREE!!!

Thanks to the Kansas State Historical Society, Kansan’s can access most of the Kansas newspapers offered on Newspapers.com just by going to the Kansas State Historical Society website, click on “Research”,, then click on “Digital Newspapers” in the dropdown box. Then scroll down on the page till you see a box like the one here that says: “Verify Your Driver’s License.”

Verification form for Digital Newspaper Access

Verification Form for Digital Newspaper Access.

I am so glad that my Great-Grandfather was not killed in this incident.  He lived to be almost 98 years old, and I remember seeing him 3 different times, even though I was 2 1/2 when he passed away.  He was a tall, handsome gentleman and I guess what I remember most is how tall he was and how white his hair was!

 

Amanuensis Monday – David Hurlbut

David Hurlbut

David Hurlbut (Ref #20) (his father – John, his grandfather – Thomas (Ref # 1)) was born in Middletown, Ct, 11 August 1688.

He was a Blacksmith…

He also was a blacksmith, having learned the trade of his father, and the first one, it is said, of that occupation at Upper Houses (now town of Cromwell) where he first settled.

There was laid out to him in the North Society, 15 March, 1712, four acres of land. In 1727, with Samuel Tracy, he rented a grist-mill for eight years. In 1730 he sells Daniel Hurlbut in South Lots, Middletown.  In 1734 he sold his house and lands in Upper Houses, for L 210, and moved to Chatham, Middle Haddam Soc’y.  He owned considerable land in the Long Lots near the above named village, portions of which he deeded to his children as they married and settled.

He m. (1) 22 Sept. 1709, Mary Savage, (b. 11 Feb 1691) dau. of John, Jr. and Mary Savage of Upper Houses.

David and wife Mary – Members of the Second Middletown Church…

The names of David Hurlbut and Mary his wife, appears second on the first list of church members on the formation of the “2d church in Middletown,” (Upper Houses) 1715. April 28, 1740, Mrs. Mary Hurlbut, wife of David, was recommended to the church in Middle Haddam.

In 1744, he removed to Groton opposite New London, Ct., and purchased property there in 1746; he returned however to Middle Haddam after 1760.

The date of the death of his wife Mary is not learned, but he m. (2) in Middle Haddam, Mercy ____________. He died 29 Oct 1773, on the farm, as I am told, which he deeded in 1761 to his son Gideon, and where (in 1861) resides Jesse Hurlbut, son of Gideon, in what is now Portland, Ct. His will was proven 26 Nov 1773.

Their Children…

(1st m.)
83. Mary, b. in Middletown, Upper Houses, 15 Dec 1709. + App.
84. Mercy, b. in Middletown, 22 Feb. 1713, d. aged about 15 years
85. Abigail, b. in Middletown, 2 June, 1714. + App.
86. David Jr. b. in Middletown, 1 Nov. 1716. +
(p.28)
87. William, b. in Middletown, 28 Nov. 1718. +
88. Honor, b. in Middletown, 25 April 1721. + App
89. Gideon, b. in Middletown, 11 Jan. 1723. d. 16 Jan. 1724
90. Stephen, b. in Middletown, prob 1725. +
91. Thankful, b. in Middletown, 26 April 1727. + App
92. Gideon (2d) b. in Middletown, 9 June 1729. +
93. Mercy (2d) b. in Middletown, 1 April 1731. (m. John Arnold of Haddam, Ct.)

David’s grandfather – Thomas Hurlbut

“The Hurlbut Genealogy: Record of the Descendants of Thomas Hurlbut
by Henry H. Hurlbut, Joel, Munsell’s Sons, Publishers, 1888, p. 27 & p. 28

Amanuensis Monday – Roderick Remine Stocking in the 1883 Historical Atlas of Sumner County, Kansas

When you’re hunting for information about your family, and especially if you are trying to find glimpses into their lives and create a word picture for your family, you want to look every place you can think of, so checking old atlases can add more information to your family tree.

The 1883 Historical Atlas of Sumner County, Kansas shared information about my Great-grandfather, Roderick Remine Stocking.

Some of it was information that I might not have found otherwise.

According to this Atlas (and not all have this information), my great-grandparents came from Michigan, and settled on their farm in 1878 where they farmed and raised livestock.

They lived near Mayfield, Kansas, in the NE 1/4 Section 13-32-3W.  From other sources, I know that they homesteaded that quarter section and raised their family there.

Their son, Roderick Porter, raised their family there until he was killed in a farm accident, and then the family moved to the small town of Mayfield.

See excerpts from the atlas below:

Historical Atlas of Sumner County, Kansas,
Compiled – Drawn – Published from Personal Examinations and Surveys;
John P Edwards,
No 31 South 6th Street, Philadelphia, and Quincy, Illinois, 1883,
Engraved by A. H. Mueller, 530 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA, Printed by F. Bourquin,
31 S. 6th St.,
Philadelphia, PA

List of Patrons – p. 14
Name: Stocking, R. R.
Post Office: Mayfield, KS
Section: 13-32-3W
Business: Farmer and Stock Raiser
Nativity: Michigan
Settlement in County: 1878

p. 67
R. R. Stocking
Township 32 South Range 3 West
NE 1/4 13-32-3W
R. R.Stocking

Oh, and don’t forget to add this information into your family tree program (if you use one) and be sure and cite your sources so you know where you found it!

Elizabeth Shown Mills has written the definitive source for citing your resources, and the following links to her book and “Cheat Sheet” can help you cite your sources correctly :

“Evidence Explained: History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace 3rd Edition Revised”  by Elizabeth Shown Mills

“QuickSheet: Citing Ancestry Databases & Images Evidence Style 2nd Edition” by Elizabeth Shown Mills

Disclosure: Some of the links included in this blog post may be affiliate links. This means that I receive a small commission for recommending this product.

This does not increase the price that you pay, and it helps support this genealogy blog.

I do not promote products that I do not use or do not believe in. However, it is always best to do your own research on products to make certain that they are a good fit for you and your family.

 

Amanuensis Monday – R. Stocking Injured – Wellington Daily News

Wellington Daily News
8 July 1921
Pg 1

Roderick Remine Stocking injured

Roderick Remine Stocking injured.

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.

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