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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

 

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.

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,
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.

Wordless Wednesday – Maggie Corson McGinnis Celebrates her 100th Birthday

Maggie Corson McGinnis Celebrates her 100th Birthday

Maggie Corson McGinnis and her four children, left front, Maud, and back, Charles, Eugene, and Virgil McGinnis

Maggie Corson McGinnis, seated front right, celebrates her 100th Birthday with her four children, Maud, seated left front,and back left to right,, Charles, Eugene, and Virgil McGinnis.

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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 (?)

Day 6 – 365 Days of Memories – My Earliest Childhood Memory

Day 6 – 365 Days of Memories – My Earliest Childhood Memory

Today’s Question is;  What is Your Earliest Childhood Memory?

It was my intent to post a new question to write about every day for 2018.

Now, I’m writing the Memory for Day 6, and today is already January 13th.  I’m 7 days short already! So Sorry!  Maybe I should have tried for 52 weeks of memories!

One of my earliest memories was one between my oldest brother and I.  We were in the pasture, in the back of the old Chevy grain truck that Mom would later nickname “Wobble Knees.” It was cold.  We both had our heavy coats on, and we could see our breath, and the breath of the cattle that we were (well, he) was feeding, as he pitched ensilage over the side of the truck to our dairy cattle.

For some reason, he must have agreed to let me tag along. (Or maybe Mom begged him to take me.)  I had to be somewhere between two and three years old, so it was really nice that he let me go.

Dad usually fed the cattle. But that evening, my brother was the one pitching the silage down to them.  Maybe Dad was ill, but my brother was always good to help Dad, especially after Dad’s heart attack.

The reason that this sticks in my mind is because the question that I kept asking my brother was one that he didn’t answer, and couldn’t answer, to my toddler satisfaction.

I must have just been to Sunday School, and we must have studied how God made the world and everything in it, because the question that I continued to ask him was: “Who made God?”

His reply was that God was, and always had been, and always would be, and that no one made God.

My next question, and the next many questions, was: “But. Who. Made. God?”

I know that I asked him that question many times, and I remember that he was patient, if a little exasperated, by the time the cattle were fed.

I don’t remember how he got me sidetracked, nor if he ever convinced me that God was, and always had been, and always would be, and was the Creator, not the created.

In fact, it’s just that that little scene that has replayed in my memory throughout my life, and I’ve wondered if that exchange has played a part in my faith today.  And I’ve also wondered if my question might have helped trigger my brother’s desire to become a minister.

That last is a question that I can no longer ask him, as he went home to be with the Lord in December of 2012.

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.

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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

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