The Sterling Bulletin
The Sterling Bulletin
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Description: Obituary of John Henry Stockwell

Date: November 27 1903

Newspaper published in: Sterling, Rice County, Kansas

Source: library

John Henry Stockwell
Was born in Chenango county, N.Y., August 25, 1830, and died at his home in Sterling, Kansas, November 23, 1903, aged 73 years, two months and 28 days. He was left an orphan in early childhood, after which time he lived with his sister, who still survives him. At the age of 9 years, he removed to Williams County, Ohio; at the age of 23 he was united in marriage to Miss Lydia Palmer, and side by side they have walked life's pathway for more than fifty years. The faithful wife still survives him. To this union eleven children were born, eight of whom are now living, three having died in infancy. In 1861 he enlisted in the Thirty-eighth Reg. O. Inft. On June 18, 1862, he was discharged from service, on account of disability. On February 14, 1865, he reenlisted in the Eleventh Reg. Mich. Inft. Here he remained until the close of the war. He was converted and united with the United Brethren church about twenty years ago, and remained a faithful member until death. He has been an invalid for 17 years, and during all his affliction he has borne his suffering as becomes the child of God, always kind and cheerful. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 25th, at 10 o'clock a.m., conducted by Rev. D.D. Akin. Interment in Cottonwood cemetery, conducted by Meade Post No. 14, of which he was a member.

Submitted: 06/10/05

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