Obit: Stockwell, Mary A. (1845 - 1918)



----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 01/09/1919

Stockwell, Mary A. (25 MAR 1845 - 31 DEC 1918)

Mrs. C. S. Stockwell died at her home in this city (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Tuesday morning, Dec. 31, 1918, as the result of anemia from which disease she had long been a patient sufferer, although confined to her bed only the last few weeks.

Mary A. Carless was born in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England March 25, 1845 and was at the time of her death 73 years, 8 months and 6 days old. She came to America with her parents in 1850. They first settled at Long Point in Canada. In her early teens she came to the states and took up residence with relatives in Michigan. Here she grew to womanhood and was educated in the Saginaw and Bay City schools. She taught school for a short time, then was married to C. S. Stockwell at Brockway, Mich., April 11, 1868.

They came to Wisconsin in 1877 and lived in La Crosse Co. until the spring of 1884 when they moved to Clark County and here they have since made their home. She is survived by C. S. Stockwell, her husband, and eight Children: Cyrus D. of Spooner; Mrs. F. J. Baer of Granton; Israel M. of Volga, S.D.; Mrs. F. S. Thomas of Lisbon, N.D.; Thomas C., a radio operator in Uncle Sam's service in Port Honolulu, Hawaii or enroute from there to Vladivostok; Mrs. E. G. Wanner of Bismarck, N.D., Arthur R. of the town of Pine Valley and Miss Ethel at home, and by twelve grandchildren.

Mrs. Stockwell was a woman whose chief devotion was to her home and her family, and yet in her quiet unobtrusive way she gave of her help and sympathy to friends and neighbors, to the welfare of the community, to all who needed her assistance. Her life may be well judged by her home. While other influences and environments aid in molding character, none are more potent than the influence of the mother. Judged by this standard she did a great work, for out of her home came young people who have all taken a worthy, and some of them conspicuous places in the world. The influence of such a life as here cannot be estimated; it reaches out in a thousand ways that cannot be seen, and will go on indefinitely through her children and others who have known and felt her quiet power.

The funeral was held at the home Thursday afternoon, Rev. G.W. Longenecker officiating.



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