Nancy Ann Farris

Genealogy Worksheet
Jane Mason, September 5, 2004

Nancy Ann Farris
B 13Feb1839 IN (5)
D 24Aug1916 Boise, Ada county ID buried Morris Hill cemetery (5) no gravestone (11)
Parents: Young and Mary "Polly" Dunbar Farris (5)

M 5Nov1856 Clarinda, Page county IA
William Madison Stockton
B 15Jan1836 Quincy, Adams county IL (6) (7)
D 1Apr1917 Boise, Ada county ID buried Morris Hill cemetery(6) no gravestone (11)
Parents: James and Susan Kirkpatrick Stockton (6)

2  son c1858-1860   (1910 census lists 3 children/2 living)  also see (12)
2 Mary Emily 1862-1940
2 Charles W. 1863-1940

1860	In April began trip to first CO and then OR ; for description of trip see (12)
 "Gone to Pike's Peak
"A number of our citizens have started to Pike's Peak, and more of them are preparing to go.  Among those 
who started this week, were the following gentlemen:  Lewis Neff, three sons of Andrew Morrow, Lewis 
Fritz, David C. Ribble, Newton Ridenour, B. Hinds, Chas. Hinman, jr., A. S. Reed, Beecher McAlpin, kGeo. 
Westheffer, John Buckingham, Joshua Buckingham, James Hawley, ___Hammond, Benj. Tanner, 
___Murphy, Thomas B. Chamberlain, Henry Dorsey, Young farris and family, Wm. Scarlet and family, and 
___Stockton and family.  These three families will go on to Oregon if they are not suited in the Pike's Peak 
region.  We hear that several are prepairing to start from Amity, but are not posted as to who they are or 
when they will start.  We wish them all, individually and collectively, a safe and speedy trip, and an 
abundance of the "root of all evil."(1)

"Oregon Emigrants
A Company from Clarinda, Page Co. Iowa consisting of Wm. Stockton, Y. Farris, Wm. Scarlet, Mr. Fraley 
and their families arrived here on Saturday on their way to Oregon.
While they were encamped on the opposite side of the river, a little boy*, about three years old, son of Mr. 
Scarlet, who had been ill previous to starting grew worse and died.  The bereaved parents deposited the 
body of their little one in Wyuka Cemetery yesterday and this morning with saddened hearts will pursue their 
way toward the setting son."(2)
*this would appear to be an error, the boy was the son of the Wm. Stockton family (12)
1860 (3)
1870	ID Ada County, Boise…Nancy with her husband and two children(10)
1880 NV Washoe county, Wadsworth…Nancy with husband and daughter, William's occupation is given as 
1882 NV Nye county, Amargosa valley...purchased a ranch(13)
1900 ID Elmore county Glenns Ferry census shows Wm/Nancy living in a hotel they own, with them are 
Mary/Fred Sargent, Reginals /Wm Leonard and dtrs Freda/Nancy L.  Fred is a railroad engineer.(8)
1910  ID Elmore county Glenns Ferry, Mary and daughters living with them(9)

Idaho Death Index
STOCKTON, NANCY A 1916 015125 01 SOUTH BOISE  08/24/1916  02/13/1839 

Evening Capital News (Boise ID) 25Aug1916
"Mrs. Nancy A. Stockton, aged 77 years, a resident of Boise for more than 40 years, died last night at Fair 
Lawn, the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. E. Sergent of the south side.  She had been ill for nearly two years.  
She is survived by a son, C. W. Stockton of New York, and the daughter at whose home she died.  The 
funeral was held at the home of her daughter this afternoon at 4 o'clock.  Rev. W. W. Van Dusen officiated 
and burial was in Morris Hill Cemetery."

Idaho Death Index
STOCKTON, WILLIAM MADISON 1917 017598 01 BOISE  04/01/1917  01/15/1831

Evening Captial News (Boise ID) 2Apr1917
"Stockton – William Madison Stockton, aged 81 years died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. E. 
Sargent in South Boise.  Mr. Stockton was a native of Quincy, Ill., where he was born Jan. 15, 1836.  For 
40 years he has been a resident of Boise and for a number of years has been an invalid.  Besides his daughter 
here he leaves a son in New York.  The funeral was held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Fry & Summers 
chapel, Rev. W. W. Van Dusen officiating.  Burial was in Elks Rest in Morris Hill cemetery."

(1) Clarinda Herald (IA),  27Apr1860
(2)  Nebraska City Press (NE) 1May1860
(3)	I have been unable to locate a census recording in any of the states the Young Farris, Wm. Stockton 
party traveled through
(4)	1880 NV R759 Washoe county Wadsworth ED54P6S#324DL42
William Stockton  44  freighter  IL IL __
Nancy F.  40  IN  Ky  IN
Mary E.  19   OR  IL  IN
Son Charles with Aunt  Emma in San Francisco CA
(5) ID death certificate #15125; fathers only listed ; Mollie E. Sargent informant;  
Lake County CA Superior Court, #277 filed 25Feb1889, Probate for the estate of Young Farris –
N. A. Stockton, aged 50 years, residing in Idaho
(6)	ID death certificate #17598; fathers name only listed; W. V. Leonard informant
(7)	County/state from Stockton Project material posted on www rootsweb world connect
(8)	1900 ID Roll 232 Elmore county Glenns Ferry Pct ED44S34BL67
W. M. Stockton  1/1830  64y  married 44y  IL TN GA  hotel keeper/owner
Nancy  wife  2/1839  61y  married 44y Children 3/Living 2  IN KY IN
Mary Sargent dtr  11/1862  37y  married 10y Children 4/Living 4  OR
Fred L.  SIL  4/1859  41y  maried 10y  NY NY NY  railroad engineer
Reginold  son  8/1884  15  ID
Vernon  son  2/1886  14  ID
Freda  dtr  10/1891  8  ID
Nancy  dtr  3/1895  5  ID
Roscoe  nephew  12/1888  21y  NY NY NY
(9)	1910 ID Roll 224  Elmore county Glenns Ferry Village ED120P1AL1
William Stockton  head  74y  married 53y  IL TN GA  real estate
Nancy A.  71  marrried 53 y  Children 3/living2  IN  KY  IN  
Mary E. Sargent  dtr  42  div2  Children4/living4  OR  postmistress
Freda S.  granddtr  18  ID NY OR
Nancy  granddtr  15  ID  NY  OR
(10)	1870 ID Territory  R185 Ada county Boise City  S#20 L 1
William M. Stockton  34  common laborer     /$1500  IL
Nancy  29  IN
Mary  9  OR
Charles  7  OR
(11)letter dated 1July2003 from  greatgranddaughter of William and Nancy 
(12) Statesman (Boise ID) 26October1913pII-4
Pioneer Department of the Sunday Statesman
edited by Eva Hunt Docker

Pioneer Freighter Who Started One Town and Helped Build Others

"Daddy Stockton", as W. M. Stockton is lovingly known to all his friends, is now located in Boise, after 
living in a number of Idaho cities from Lewiston south.  Few men have had more to do with the early 
building of as many towns in Idaho as has Mr. Stockton.  He went into the Rogue River country, 
Oregon in 1860, settled in Lewiston from May of '62 until the fall, when he went to the Grande Ronde 
valley.  He freighted between Idaho City and Washoe for seven years bringing many of the supplies 
for the early settlers of the Basin towns.  Later he freighted between Winnemucca and Silver City, 
moving to Silver City when the camp was in its infancy.

After a few years he went to Weiser, where he first engaged in the logging business and later in the 
hotel business.  In 1884 he took up 160 acres, the present townsite of Glens Ferry, where he lived 
until two years ago when he came to Boise, purchasing "Fairlawn", the former home of Mr. and Mrs. 
Nathan Smith.  For the past 18 years Mr. Stockton has been unable to walk and goes about in a wheel 

Few emigrants had more encounters with the Indians in crossing the plains than did Mr. Stockton and 
his wife, although no fatalities happened to any of their party.  They started from Clarinda, Iowa, in 
1860.  Three days out, when at Nebraska City, they buried their two year old boy.  Their train 
consisted of three families with seven wagons until they reached the Portneuf river.  At Ft. Hall they 
found a bunch of wagon irons, mute reminder of an Indian massacre the year before.

At Portneuf a company of soldiers were located and informed the party that it was not safe for them to 
go down the Humbolt river on account of the fact two Indian tribes, led by Buffalo Horn and 
Winnemucca, were at war with the whites.  The party waited 10 days when 100 wagons and 300 
people had assembled.  They were given firearms then and told to go, but to use every precaution.

The trip down the Humbolt river was 480 miles.  At Lawson [sic-I believe this is Lassen]   Meadows 
the party was advised to break up since there was not water enough nor feed for so large a company.  
Guards were changed every night and the old emigrant trail into Shasta valley, Cal., was reached at 
Honey Lake valley.

Indians were met all along the route, but nothing serious happened.
pictures of the Humboldt section of the California trail:

excellent review of the California trail:
the Farris-Stockton train left the California trail and travelled through Honey Lake; the website contains 
the following re the Honey Lake Road
Frederick Lander laid out the Lander Road from South Pass to Fort Hall, and then improved the 
existing trail from Ft. Hall to City of Rocks. This became a primary route for emigrants beginning in 
1858. Lander made other significant improvements on sections of the Applegate Trail and Nobles 
Trail in 1860, mainly enlarging water holes. The improvements from the Humboldt River to Honey 
Lake near Susanville led to this section of trail being known as the Honey Lake Road. 

(13)posted by Alan Baltazar on the Friends of Rhyolite - Amargosa Valley website
The Bullfrog and It's Associated Mining Districts:
Nov. Eugene Lander located the "Blue Monster" Mine on  what is presently known as Bare Mt. Lander 
and  his partners formed the "Bromide Mining District".  The ore was found in small pockets and was 
difficult  to work. This mine was worked until 1886 then  abandoned. While he was working on this 
mine Lander  started a small ranch on the Amargosa River located  near the present site of Beatty, NV.
Sep. 22, William M. Stockton acquired Lander's Ranch after  Lander's death.

B 8Nov1862 Winnemucca Humboldt county NV
D 19Nov1940 Boise, Ada county  ID buried Morris Hill Cemetery

3 Reginald Wilton Leonard 1883-1937
3 William Vernon Leonard 1887-1954
3 Freda Lillian Sargent 1891-1980
3 Nance Lorene Sargent 1895-___

Much information re Mary Emily and her descendants was obtained from a granddaughter of Mary Emily,  
daughter of W. V. Leonard.

Idaho Death Index:
ID 116995 Certificate # 121677
Sargent, Mary Emily
County of Death: Ada  City:  Boise
D Nov 19 1940 B Nov 8 1865 

Idaho Daily Statesman (Boise) 20Nov1940 page 3
"Mrs. Mary Sargent Succumbs in Boise
"Mrs. Mary Emily Sargent died Tuesday morning at a Boise hospital.  Mrs. Sargent was born in 
Winnemucca, Nev., Nov. 8, 1865 and for 30 years made Boise her home.
"She was a member of the Episcopal church.  She is survived by one son, W. V. Leonard, state chemist; two 
daughters, Mrs. A. C. Farley of Boise and Mrs. Lem Adams of Evanston, Ill., and four grandchildren.  The 
funeral will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Summers Funeral Home.  Dean Frank A. Rhea will have charge of 
the services and interment will be in the family plot in Elk's Rest, Morris Hill Cemetery."

1M 15Oct1883 Weiser City, Washington county ID, divorced
Mark V. Leonard
B 23Feb1851 NYC, NY
D 13Nov1924 Boise, Ada county ID

Idaho Marriage database at BYU, special collections
Complete Marital Information for Mark LEONARD and Molly STOCKTON
ID 9948 
Groom Leonard, Mark  Residence Silver City
Bride Stockton, Molly
County of Record Owyhee county ID
Place of Marriage Weiser    Date  00 Oct 1883
(second listing with slightly different info)
gives county of record as Washington county ID and brides residence as Weiser and date 
of marriage as 15 Oct 1883	
1910 ID  Ada  Boise City Pct 5   ED5P1AL7
Mark Lenard  roomer  58  wd  NY NY NJ  cigar store
Wm. V.  roomer  24  single  ID  NY NJ  none
Reginald W.  roomer  36  single  ID  NY NJ  mining engineer

1920 ID  R287 Ada county, Boise City ED4S9BL97
Lenard, Mark 62 Div. NY Ire Ire clerk at Elks Club

Idaho Death Index:
ID 43118  Certificate 047558
Leonard, Mark
county of death Ada   City  Boise
Death Nov 13 1924 Birth Feb 23 1851

Idaho Daily Statesman (Boise) 16Nov1924 
"Mark Leonard, Pioneer, Is Laid To Final Rest
"Mark Leonard, pioneer of Osyhee county and for a quarter century a Boise resident, was 
buried in St. John's cemetery Saturday following funeral services at the cathedral of St. 
John, where requiem mass was celebrated by the Rev. B. A. Ronayne.  Marion Henkel, 
Harold Williams, John Mather and Eugene Thisson sang Hamma's Requiem Mass with 
Sister M. Benedict at the organ.
"In a brief funeral sermon Father Ronayne paid tribute to the pioneering spirit which he 
said blazed the trails of opportunity for those who have followed.
"Pallbearers were Jess Hawley, exalted ruler of Boise Elks; E. W. Johnson, secretary; 
Alvin Regan, Frank Blackinger, E. G. Gallet and R. H. Johnson"

2M c1890
Fred L. Sargent
B  Apr1859 NY railroad engineer  married c1890 (1900 census)

? 1910 NV White Pine  county  McGill Pct  ED80P5AL40
Fred L. Sargent  boarder  52  m2 18y  NY PA NY  car inspector smelter

1920 ID R287 Ada county South Boise  ED21S8BL69 
Molly E. Sargent  head  own home  __  58y  CA  IA  IA  (marriage status looks like M with D written 
over )
Reginald Leonard  son  single  35y  ID  NY  CA  mining engineer
Wm V. Leonard  son  single  33y  ID  NY  CA  mining engineer

In 1930 census Mary in home of daughter Freda and her husband Lem Adams.

3  Reginald Wilton
B 18Aug1883 Silver City Owyhee county ID
D 16Nov1937 Boise Ada county ID
MaBelle ______

Idaho Death Index 
ID 110567  Certificate 106740
Leonard, Reginald Wilton
County of death  Ada   City  Boise
Death Nov 16 1937 Birth  Aug 18 1883

Idaho Daily Statesman(BoiseID) 17Nov1937 p5
Reginald Leonard Succumbs In Boise
Reginald W. Leonard, 54, engineer for the Idaho public utility commission and resident of Boise for 
nearly 40 years, died Tuesday evening in a Boise hospital following a heart attack suffered last Friday.
Mr. Leonard was born at Silver City August 18, 1883, but had lived in Boise most of his life, although 
he spent 11 years with the Electric Bond and Share company in South America.
He was a member of the Boise Elks lodge and was a World war veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. MaBelle Leonard; his mother, Mrs. M. E. Sargent of Boise and two 
sisters, Mrs. Allen Farley of Boise and Mrs. Lem Adams of Chicago.
The body is at the Summers mortuary.  No funeral arrangements have been made.

1920  ID R287 Ada S.Boise ED21S8BL69 Reginald is a mining engineer	
1930 census  _______ haven't located - ?South America

B  16Feb1887  Medbury ID
D 24Jan1954 Boise Ada county ID
1M  27Mar1921  Mountain Home, Elmore county ID
Dorothy Beatrice Cowan Rhoads B ____ D Nov1937
2M  30Nov1940 Caldwell ID
Gladys E. Whitwell

Leonard, William Vernon 6 Feb 1886 W works in Mountain Home ID Boise City ID 

Idaho Marriage database at BYU, special collections:
Complete Marital Information for William Vernon LEONARD and Dorothy Beatrice 
ID 64482
Leonard, William Vernon
Rhoads, Dorothy Beatrice
County of Record Elmore county ID
Place of marriage  Mountain Home   Date 27March1921

The Idaho Daily Statesman(BoiseID)    25Jan1954 p9
W. V. Leonard, Idaho Native, Succumbs at 66
William Vernon (Mike) Leonard, 66, of 1414 Alturas street, a native Idaho resident and a 
former state chemist, died Sunday night in a Boise hospital.
Mr. Leonard was born Feb. 6, 1887, at Medbury, Idaho.  He was graduated from Boise high 
school in 1906 and from the University of Idaho in 1910.  He served as state chemist in 
Idaho for 25 years prior to 1952,  when he became sanitary engineer for the state of 
Wyoming.  He retired from that office in 1951 and returned to Boise, where he since had 
been a consulting engineer.
Mr. Leonard was a member of St. Michael's Episcopal cathedral parish and of Phi Delta 
Theta fraternity.  He served as president of the Rocky Mountain section of the American 
Water Works association in 1946 while he was a resident of Cheyenne.  He also had 
received the Fuller Award.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gladys E. Leonard of Boise; one daughter, ____of Fullerton, 
Neb.; two sisters, Mrs. Freda Adams of Redwood City, Cal., and Mrs. Mance Farley of Boise; 
a step-son, Mahlon Leonard of Portland and two grandchildren, ___, both of Fullerton.
Summers chapel is arranging services.

1920 ID R287 Ada S.Bolise ED21S8BL69 William is a mining engineer

1930 ID R395 Ada Boise City  ED14 P12A L1
William V. Leonard  H  Own  $7000  43 1st M at 33y  ID CA CA  state chemist  veteran-WW
Dorothy B.  W  38y  1st M at 27  WY IN US
Maylon Rhoades son 16  ID PA WY
Lloyd L. Lee  BIL  25  ID  NE WY  radio electrician

Per William’s daughter:    Mahlen Eugene went by Mahlen Leonard or Jack Leonard as a professional 
musician.  He was never adopted by my father as the Rhoads relatives objected.  Died in Portland.  
Mike was nickname from college play he was in; mother called him Vern; U of ID Mining Engineer
"worked the mines north of Boise til  mining fell apart"; Idaho State Chemist for 17 years; Sanitary 
Engineer for Wyoming during WWII

B 6Oct 1890/91  ID (1900 census)
D Apr1980 Franklin, Franklin county NE
M 8Mar1911
Lem Adams 
B c1887 TX (1930 census]

4 James S.  c1919-____

Idaho Marriage database at BYU, special collections
Number 63384
Grooms First Name Lem 
Grooms Last Name Adams 
Grooms Residence
Brides First Name Freda Lillian
 Brides Last Name Sargent 
Brides Residence
County of Record Elmore Co., Idaho 
Place Glenns Ferry
Date of Marriage 08Mar1911
Volume 21 P 197

FREDA ADAMS 06 Oct 1890 Apr 1980 68939 (Franklin, Franklin, NE) 68939 (Franklin, 
Franklin, NE)  Nebraska

Per Mary Emily’s graddaughter – Freda  "to my knowledge had no college, just a 'finishing school' 
at St. Margaret Marys, an Episcopal boarding school in Boise"; "married and left Idaho never to return"
“Lem Adams graduate of Texas A&M;  working for Union Pacific; "rising star"; moves "up the ladder"; a 
"charming southern gentleman"

1910 ID Elmore county Cold Springs ED119P3BS#58
Lem Adams  24  TX TX TX civil engineer

1920 NE R988  Douglas county Omaha Ward 3  ED32S9A L45
Lem Adams  head  34  TX TX TX engineer
Freda  wife  27  IN  NY  NV
James son 7/12 ID

1930 NE Roll 1277 Douglas county Omaha Ward 9  ED102P16BL67
Lem Adams  43  M at 24y  11,000  TX  NC  TX  railroad engineer
Freda  37  M at 18   ID NY NV
James S.  10  ID TX ID
M. E. Sargent  MIL   65  widow    NV TN IA

4 James S.
B c1919 ID
D ___ NE
Married with two daughters
Per Mary Emily’s granddaughter - Jim Adams  -
graduate of Amhurst and Harvard Business School; I met on trip to Evanston; renewed acquaintance 
when he moved to Nebraska; worked for Union Pacific, an exec

B 4Mar1895 ID(1900 census)
D Mar1967 
M  17Aug1916 Boise ID
Allen C. Farley  
B c1889 OH (1930 census)

4 Keith Cleveland 1917-1987
4 Joseph Stockton 1921-___("not many years after the war")

Idaho Marriage database at BYU, special collections
ID 85172
Groom Farley, Allen Cleveland
Bride Sargent, Nance L.
County of Record Ada county ID  City Boise
Date  17Aug1916

Nance Farley  4Mar1895 - Mar1967 Boise, Ada county ID Issued ID

1920 ID  R291 Elmore county Smiths Prairie Pct  ED151S2BL56 
Allen C. Farley  __  OH OH OH operator farm
Nancy Loraine  23 ID  OR  IL
Keith Cleveland  7  ID

1930 ID R395 Ada Boise City ED14P1AL25
Allen C. Farley  O  4000  41  Mat 26  OH OH OH  commercial trailer
Nancy L.  32  M at 18  ID NY OR
Keith C.  12  ID
Joe S.  9  ID

Living in Boise in Mary's 1940 obituary.
4 Keith Cleveland
B 19Jul1917 ID
D 11June1987 Umatilla county OR

Oregon Death Index
Keith Cleveland Farley  Umatilla county
11June1987   birth 19Jul1917  Cert.# 87-10448

Per Mary Emily’s granddaughter - became a Navy pilot, flew missions with brother Joe; very outgoing; 
managed hotels, had car dealerships; lived CA and OR; died in Oregon

4 Joseph Stockton
B c1921 ID [1930 census] 
D  _____MO  [“not many years after the war”]
Mary Mahon
B 20May1924
D 26Jul2001 FL


Per Mary Emily’s granddaughter -  became a Navy pilot,  flew missions with brother Keith;    active in 
reserves  post WWII; killed in military plane crash in Missouri "not many years after the war"
M Mary Mahon from Jacksonville FL; returned to her family; worked as legal secretary 

Mary M. Farley  20May1924 - 26Jul2001 Jacksonville, Duval county  FL

B   June1863 Portland Multnomah OR
D 5Sept1940 Paramus Bergen NJ
M   Kansas City Jackson MO
Lillian Josephine Stockton
B  June1864 Clarinda Page IA
D  7Oct1934 Ridgewood Bergen NJ
Parents Thomas Richard and Elizabeth Pierce Stockton Stockton

3 Kenneth 1893-1950
3 Dorothy  1894 - ___

New York Times 6Sept1940 P 21
Charles W. Stockton
Ex-General Counsel for Wells Fargo and Railway Express
Ridgewood, N. J., Sept. 5 -- Charles W. Stockton of Paramus Road, Paramus, N. J., former general counsel 
of the Wells Fargo and Railway Express Companies, died here yesterday after a short illness.  He was 77 
years old.
Born in Portland, Ore., he studied law at night while employed in the operating department of the Wells 
Fargo Express Company.  For sixteen years he was connected with the legal department of the express 
companies.  He was in private practice in the firm of Stockton & Stockton of 2 Rector Street, New York, 
from 1919 until his retirement in 1926.
He leaves a son, Kenneth, and a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy S. Nelson, both of Ridgewood, and a sister, Mrs. 
M. E. Sargent of Boise, Idaho.

New York Times 8Oct1934 p17
Mrs. C. W. Stockton
Former President of New Jersey Federation of Women's Clubs
Ridgewood, N.J. Oct 7
Mrs. Lillian Josephine Stockton, president of the New Jersey Federation of Women's Clubs from 1915 to 
1917 died early today at Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, following an operation performed there a week 
Mrs. Stockton was born at Clarinda Iowa, seventy years ago, the daughter of Judge and Mrs. Thomas 
Richard Stockton, who went to Iowa from Pennsylvania in a covered wagon nearly 100 years ago.
After training at Tabor College, Iowa, Miss Stockton taught school for three years and then married Charles 
W. Stockton, a lawyer.  They came to Ridgewood in 1917.
Mrs. Stockton founded the Ridgewood Unit of Republican Women and served as its president for nine 
years.  She was for many years a member of the Bergen County Republican Committee.  She also organized 
the Ridgewood Woman's Club and served as vice president and president.  She was woman's chairman of the 
Council of National Defense during the World War, with headquarters in Newark.
Mrs. Stockton is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. John A. Nelson, a son, Kenneth of London, 
England, and three grandchildren.

Clarinda Herald Journal (IA) 11Oct1934 
Prominent N. Jersey Lady, Clarinda Born Dies at Ridgewood.
Mrs. Lillian Josephine Stockton, born in Clarinda, the daughter of Judge and Mrs. Thomas Richard  
Stockton died at Ridgewood, N. J., Monday, according to newspaper reports.  Mrs. Stockton had gained 
the distinction of being chosen president of the New Jersey Federation of Women's Clubs from 1915 to 
1917.  After training at Tabor college, Iowa, Miss Stockton taught school for three years and then married 
Charles W. Stockton, a lawyer.  They had lived at Ridgewood since 1917.

Email received  12Apr2003 from extended family member -
Elizabeth Pierce wife of Thomas Richard Stockton
I have a letter from my grandmother to my father dated 1932 in which she states (about my 
grandfather, Leon Burnett Dunham), "Daddy is in N.York today. He was there last week 
also. He was going to try to get out to Ridgewood, N.J. this time to see his great Aunt 
Elizabeth Stockton who visited us in Warren about 14 years ago. ? She is 96 yrs of age 
very well and able to be about lives with her grandaughter Mrs. Nelson at 'Kindorbrook' 
Ridgewood, N.J.. Her son is a big lawyer in N.Y. City. At present his health isn't very good 
so he and his wife are wintering abroad." 

B 25Jan1893 Kansas City Jackson MO
D 11May1950 Hackensack Bergen NJ
M 21June1921 
Susette Breevoort

Who Was Who In America Volume 3 P822
Marquis 1966
"Stockton, Kenneth E., business exec; b. Kansas City, Mo., Jan 25,  1893;  s. Charles W. and Lillian J. S; 
Litt. D., Princeton, 1914; LL. B., Columbia, 1917; m. Susette Breevoort, June 21, 1921;  children - ____.  
Law clerk White & Case, N.Y.C., 1917-18; Stetson Jennings & Russell, N.Y.C. 1918-19; partner Stockton 
& Stockton, N.Y.C. 1919-24; European gen. attny. Internat. Tel. & Tel. Co. 1925-35; v.p., 1935- , also dir.; 
v.p. Internat. Standard Electric Corp.; pres. Am Cable & Radio Corp.; dir. Internat. Standard Electric Corp., 
Am. Cable &  Radio Corp., All Am. Cables & Radio, Inc.  Home: 830 Linwood Av., Ridgewood, N.J.  
Office: International Telephone & Telegraph Co., 67 Broad St., N.Y.C.  Died May 11, 1950."

The New York Times
12May1950 P 27
"K. E. Stockton Dies; A Cable Executive
"President of I. T. & T. Affiliate
"Had Been in Communications Field for Last 25 Years
"Kenneth E. Stockton, president of the American Cable & Radio Corporation, world-wide cable and radio 
telegraph affiliate of the International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation, died of a heart attack yesterday 
in the Hackensack (N.J.) Hospital.  His age was 57.
"Mr. Stockton, who resided at 830 Linwood Avenue, Ridgewood, N.J., was also president of two of his 
concern's operating subsidiaries.  All America Cables and Radio, Inc., and the Commercial Cable Company.
"He had been associated with the International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation system since 1925.  
Before his election as president of American Cable and Radio Corporation and its two subsidiaries in March, 
1948, he was divisional vice president of the I. T. & T. for all of Europe.
"Born in Kansas City, son of Charles W. and Lillian J. Stockton, Mr. Stockton was graduated from 
Princeton in 1914 and Columbia Law School three years later.  After serving as law clerk for White & Case 
and Stetson, Jennings & Russell, he was a partner in Stockton & Stockton from 1919 to 1924.
"He joined the legal department of International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation in 1925 and was 
named assistant general attorney of the corporation in 1928.  He became vice president of International 
Telephone and Telegraph Corporation in 1935 and later was elected a director.
"From 1940 to 1945 Mr. Stockton served as chairman of the executive committee of American kCable and 
Radio, after which he assumed his International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation post in Europe.
"Mr. Stockton was also a director of American Cable and Radio Corporation; All America Cables and 
Radio, Inc.; Mackay Radio and Telegraph Company; Compania Radio Area Maritima Espandia and the 
International kTelephone Building Corporation, all International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation 
associated companies.
"His clubs included India House, the Wentworth in England and the Travelers in Paris.
"Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Susette Stockton; four children ____ and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Nelson."

B Feb1894 MO  (1900 and 1920 census)
M c1923 (1930 census)
John A. Nelson 
B c1895 New York (1930 census)

1930 NY county  NY Manhattan ED1203P5AS#39
J. A. Nelson 35 m@28y  own home/$55,000  NY Sweden Sweden engineer oil
Dorothy   wife  36 m@29y     MO  OR   IA

email  (above) -  in 1932   Elizabeth “lives with her grandaughter Mrs. Nelson at 'Kindorbrook' 
Ridgewood, N.J..”
father’s obit of 1940 -  Mrs. Dorothy Nelson of Ridgewood NJ
brother’s obit of 1950 – Mrs. Dorothy Nelson
marriage announcement of niece Mary of 1955 – Mr. And Mrs. John A. Nelson

1880 CA R77 San Francisco SanFrancisco county P184AL20 
living with his aunt, Emily Farris Clayton and her husband William 
Charles W. Stockton  nephew  16  OR IL IN  in school

1900  MO Barry county City of Monett Ward 3 Roll 838 ED11S26L32
Charles W. Stockton  head 36yo June1863 m 8y  ID  IL  IL  expressman
Lillian J.                        wife  35y June1864  M 8y children 2/2  IA  IL  PA
Tennie                          daughter 7y Jan1893  MO  ID  IA
Daugherty                   daughter 6y Feb1894  MO  ID  IA
Thomas R.                   father  65y Aug1834 m 37y IL TN  IL
Elizabeth                      mother 64y Jan1836 m 37yt children 3/3  PA  PA  PA

1910 NJ  Bergen  Midland twp ED32P22BL86
Charles Stockton  head  46  m 19y  OR OH OH  lawyer Wells Fargo
Lillian  wife  44  married 196  Children 2/Living 2  IA  IL  PA
Dorothy 16   MO
Kenneth  17  MO
2 servants and 1 gardner in home

1920 NY NYCity Manhatten 17 West 10th Roll 1202 ED713 S7 L73
Charles Stocton  head  56y  OR  KY  IN  lawyer  lawoffice
Lillian J.                wife  55y  IA  IL  PA
Kenneth  E.          son   26y  MO  OR  IA  lawyer  lawoffice
Elizabeth              mother-in-law  84y  PA  PA  PA
Dorothy P.           daughter  25y  MO  OR  IA
two servants

1930 NJ Bergan county Paramis borough  Roll 1315  ED 2-192S1AL1
Charles W. Stockton head own home - value $75,000 66y OR KY IN  lawyer general practice
Lillian J.                        wife    65y  IA  IL  PA
Elizabeth P.                  mother in law     94y  widow  PA  PA  PA
three servants:  nurse, gardner and cook

Unable to locate Kenneth  in the 1930 census.  According to Kenneth’s  entry in Whos Who, he was 
assigned to the European office of IT&T  in 1930.  His mother’s obituary of 1934 states he lives in London.

Thomas Richard Stockton 
Death: 24 NOV 1904 in Chicago,Cook,IL 
obit: His death took place at the home of his daughter, Lillian, in Chicago
Lillian Josephine Stockton 
Death: in Ridgewood,,NJ