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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.

Amanuensis Monday – Pauline Wimp’s Diploma – Kiowa County, Colorado

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.

Wimp, Pauline - 1936 Elementary Graduation booklet Front

Wimp, Pauline - 1936 Elementary Graduation booklet inside

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
http://www.familytreewriter.com/2010/06/amanuensis-monday-death-of-sgt-robert-wimp/

Sergeant Robert Wimp information
www.familytreewriter.com/2010/12/amanuensis-monday-sgt-robert-wimp/

Ford-Newland Wedding Announcement
http://www.familytreewriter.com/2010/04/mystery-monday-ford-newland-wedding-announcement/

** The name here may be Lois Sibcy.

Amanuensis Monday – Margaret Ethel “Peggy” Stocking Glaze’s Obituary

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 Ethel "Peggy" Stocking Glaze

 

Margaret E. (Peggy) Glaze Obituary
Hutchinson News
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.

 

 

Amanuensis Monday – Richard S. and Mary (Corson) Corson and their Children

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.

Description

BookPageNO: Vol II. XII. The sixth generation. The descendants of John and Mary Corson

Source Information

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.

Related Links:

Margaret “Maggie” (Corson) McGinnis Dies at Age 101

Margaret “Maggie” (Corson) McGinnis Sang for Abraham Lincoln

Gr-Grandmother Maggie (Corson) McGinnis & Maud McGinnis Stocking Scrapbook page

Thomas J. McGinnis Obituary

The Corson Family Association

Book: “Three Hundred Years with the Corson Family” by Orville Corson

 

Amanuensis Monday – Sampson Whitley – Death Certificate Transcription

SAMPSON WHITLEY – DEATH CERTIFICATE

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH

Place of Death – County – Hill

      1. Usual Residence:    State – Texas  County – Hill  City – Itasca, Texas
      2. Name of Deceased:    Sampson Whitley
      3. Date of Death:   5/8/54
      4. Sex:   Male
      5.  Color or Race:  Colored
      6. Marital Status:  Married
      7. Date of Birth:   Nov 8, 1890

Age:  64

  1. 10a. Occupation:  Labor

10b. Kind of business:  None

  1. Birthplace:  Texas
  2. Father’s Name:  John Whitley        Birthplace:  Texas
  3. Mother’s Maiden Name:  Unknown          Birthplace:  Unknown
  4. Not filled in
  5. Not filled in
  6. Not filled in
  7. Social Security No:  Not filled in
  8. Informant:  Ida Whitley
  9. Cause of Death:  Malignancy (Lung) type unknown       Interval between onset and death:  1 – 2 years
  10. Not filled in
  11. 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.
  12. Signature – Charles C Allen          Address:  Box 67, Itasca, Texas                  Date signed:  May 10, 1954
  13. Burial, Cremation, Removal:  Burial    23b.  Date:  5/11/54    Name of Cemetery or Crematory:  Itasca Cemetery
  14. Location:  Itasca, Texas  
  15. Funeral  Directors Signature: Kentard Funeral Home – Richard Hemphill
  16. Registrar’s File No.  226
  17. Date Rec’d by Local Registrar:  May 10, 1954
  18. 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!

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