Surname: Stoddard

Ancestry of Lysander Franklin Gurney

LYSANDER FRANKLIN GURNEY, late of Brockton, Plymouth Co., Mass., was a descendant of some of the earliest settlers of this section. Going back to the mother country, we find the following general information in “The Gurneys of Earlham” (two volumes, Hart, Mich., March 16, 1906).

The Norfolk Gurneys claim descent from the ancient Barons of Gournay in Normandy, where the curious Ports Ibert with many old towers of the walls and the twelfth century church of Saint Hildevert attest the wealth and power of its ancient lords. Several members of the House accompanied William the Conqueror to England, and fought at the battle of Hastings, after which the valor of the aged Hugh de Gurney III. was rewarded by the establishment of the English Barony of Gourney, held by tenure of military service and by large grants of land, so that he has left his name of Baron Gourney in Somerset and several other places in England. The story of the “House of Gourney” is told in a magnificent history by Daniel Gurney of Juncton Hall, near Norwich, County of Norfolk, England, which possesses historic interest and shows much antiquarian research.

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Descendants of Charles Little Hauthaway of North Bridgewater MA

For nearly a century there have lived in North Bridgewater and Brockton representatives of an earlier family of the name in and about Boston. Reference is made to some of the descendants of Charles Little Hauthaway, who, coming from Roxbury in youth, in 1828, cast his lot with the people of North Bridgewater, where have figured most successfully three generations of the family. From members of this family it seems that the English spelling of the name is Haughtweight or Hautweight, which may be the same as the old County Suffolk English spelling Hautwat, a name still extant there. The records of a century and more ago in Boston reveal the spelling Hauthwait, one Francis Hauthwait being the owner and occupier of a dwelling “North on West street; east by John Ballard; West by Frothingham.”

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Gurney Family of Brockton, MA

Lysander Franklin Gurney, late of Brockton, Plymouth Co., Mass., was a descendant of some of the earliest settlers of this section. Going back to the mother country, we find the following general information in “The Gurneys of Earlham” (two volumes, Hart, Mich., March 16, 1906).

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Descendants of Frederick Packard of Brockton, MA

FREDERICK PACKARD, late of Brockton, was not only one of the best known men in the line of shoe manufacturing in that city but also one of its most honorable and respected citizens. He ranked among the city’s most successful business men, one whose start in life was obtained by his energy and push, and these traits, combined with excellent business acumen, had long secured for him a position of affluence, and caused the firm of which he had so long been the head to become one of the best known in its line in the country. Mr. Packard...

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Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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Baker Genealogy of Narraguagus Valley Maine

Among the very early settlers at Steuben was Lemuel Baker, who came from Roxbury, Mass. He must have come about, or soon after, the time that the Leightons came. He married a Tracy, sister of Mrs. Thomas Leighton, 2d, and Mrs. Deacon Stevens. He settled near the shore of Joy’s Bay, on what is known as Baker’s Point, afterwards near where the George Baker house is. By his first wife he had four children. George, Nabby, Rhoda, and Dolly. After the death of his first wife, which occurred while these children were young, Mr. Baker moved to Massachusetts and there married Abigail Griggs, and by her had two children, Susanna and Eli F., both born in Roxbury, and while they were young again moved to Steuben, where Lemuel and Abigail lived for the remainder of their days.

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Genealogical and Family History of Vermont

Hiram Charlton took on the publication of the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont for Lewis Publishing. In it, he enlisted the assistance of living residents of the state in providing biographical and genealogical details about their family, and then he published all 1104 family histories in two distinct volumes.

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Migration of Families out of Norwich VT

At the first enumeration of the inhabitants of eastern Vermont, as made by the authority of New York in 1771, Norwich was found to be the most populous of all the towns of Windsor County, having forty families and 206 inhabitants. Windsor followed with 203, and Hartford was third with 190. The aggregate population of the county (ten towns reported) was then but 1,205, mostly confined to the first and second tiers of towns west of the Connecticut River. Twenty years later, in 1791, Hartland led all the towns of the county with 1,652 inhabitants, Woodstock and Windsor coming next with 1,605 and 1,542 respectively. Exceptional causes made the little town of Guilford (now numbering scarcely more than one thousand inhabitants), till after the year 1800, the most populous town in the state. In Norwich, the great falling off in the size of families in recent years is seen in the fact, that in the year 1800, the number of children of school age was 604, out of a total population of 1,486, while in 1880 with a nearly equal population (1,471) it was but 390. In the removal of large numbers of the native-born inhabitants by emigration, we must find the principal cause of the decline of our rural population. Preeminently is this true of Norwich. The outflow of people began very early and now for more than...

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Biography of Alexander K. Stoddard

The subject of this review is a self-made man who, without any extraordinary family or pecuniary advantages at the commencement of life, has battled earnestly and energetically, and by indomitable courage and integrity has achieved both character and fortune. By sheer force of will and untiring effort he has worked his way upward and is numbered among the leading business men of Nampa, Idaho. A native of Utah, he was born in Wellsville, November 3, 1860, and is of Scotch ancestry. His father, John Stoddard, was born in Scotland and during his boyhood emigrated to the United States, in company with his father and the other members of the family, a location being made in Utah. During his business career he followed farming and engaged in the sawmill business. He married Miss Emily Kershaw, a native of England, who departed this life in the twenty-eighth year of her age, leaving four children, all yet living. The father passed away when fifty-five years of age. Alexander Stoddard, their second son, was educated in Utah, and when eleven years of age began to learn the trade of manufacturing lumber in his father’s sawmill, since which time he has continued in that line of business. He is now a part owner of a sawmill at Baker City, Oregon, and in 1886 he located at Nampa, where he opened a yard for the...

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Stoddard, David B. – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Stoddard Funeral Set For Friday Funeral services for David B. Stoddard, who died at his home at 1610 Albany here yesterday, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the LDS tabernacle. Bishop Walter A. Bean will officiate and burial will be in the City Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Edith of La Grande, six sons, a brother, 19 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. La Grande Evening Observer Wednesday, September 29, 1954 Front Page Contributed by: Tom...

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Stoddard, Edith O. – Obituary

Edith O. Stoddard, 83, housewife of 1610 Albany St., died Thursday at St. Joseph hospital. Services will be in the Lower LDS Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. Bishop Perry will officiate, and burial will be in Hillcrest cemetery. Born in Logan, Cache County, Utah, Mrs. Stoddard had resided in La Grande for 58 years. She was a member of the LDS Church and Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Her husband was La Grande’s first mail carrier. Survivors include five sons, Marion and Vernon of Hermiston, Lowell of Wieser, Ida., Henry of Pendleton, and Frank of Los Gatos, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Elmo Clegg, Baker, Mrs. William M. Wale, Salt Lake City, Utah; one brother, William Nibley of Salt Lake City, 25 grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren. Services are under the direction of Crippin and Daniels Chapel. The casket will be open at the funeral home until Saturday noon, after which it will be closed during the time of the service. Observer La Grande, Oregon Friday, October 21, 1966 Page 8 Contributed by: Tom...

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Stoddard, Shirley Elaine – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Shirley Elaine Stoddard, 66, formerly of Union County, died April 26 at her daughter’s home in Baker City. A celebration of Shirley’s life and a memorial service and potluck will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the V.F.W. Hall, 518 N. Main St. in Union. Shirley was born Jan. 26, 1942, to Lawrence and Alberta (Holcomb) Conner in Halfway. She was raised in Halfway, Pondosa, Baker City, Elgin and graduated from Baker High School. She met Vernon Stoddard Sr. and the couple eloped and married on July 25, 1960. They had five children. During Shirley’s life she worked as a teller at the 10th Street Market in Baker City, Valley View Nursing Home in La Grande and the Union Market in Union. Shirley enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved to crochet, garden and read. She is survived by her children, Patricia and her husband, John Weitlauf of Union, Jodi and her husband, Cecil George of Union, Kimberly and her husband, David Baggerly of Baker City, Vernon Stoddard Jr. of John Day and Daniel and his wife, Lisa Stoddard of Tochet, Wash.; sisters, Nellie Turner of Union and Rosemary Howerton of North Powder; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vernon; sisters, Alberta Bowman Walker Conner and Pat Conner; brothers, Darrel Conner, Dan Conner, Donald...

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Stoddard, Marion N. – Obituary

Marion N. Stoddard, 61, Hermiston, died at a hospital here Friday, Mar. 22. He was a retired Union Pacific Railroad Engineer who operated a motel in Hermiston. Services will be Tuesday, Mar. 26, 1:30 p.m. in the LDS Lower Chapel here. Bishop Norman See will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Stoddard was born in La Grande December 9, 1906 and lived here until moving to Hermiston 13 yeas ago. He was a member of the LDS Church and of the BPOE No. 1845 in Hermiston. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth Stoddard, Hermiston; one son Gerald Stoddard, Clear, Alaska; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Bower, Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Wayne Prohaska, Medford; four brothers, Lowell Stoddard, Weiser, Ida., Vernon Stoddard, Hermiston, Henry Stoddard, Pendleton and Frank Stoddard, San Jose, Calif., and five grandchildren and other relatives. Services and arrangements are under the direction of the Burns Funeral Chapel of Hermiston. Observer La Grande, Oregon Monday, March 25, 1968 Page 7 Contributed by: Tom...

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