Obit: Stockwell, Thomas (1877 - 1942)
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Surnames: Stockwell, Griffin, Cook, Thomas, Wanner, Holway

----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 22 Oct. 1942

Stockwell, Thomas (15 June 1877 - 17 Oct. 1942)

Another former Neillsville boy, Thomas C. Stockwell, son of the late C. S. and Mary A. Stockwell, passed away in an hospital at West Bend, Ore., at seven p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 1942.

Mr. Stockwell had been on a hunting trip with the editor of the Dallas, Oregon, newspaper and a brother-in-law of this son-in-law, Joe Griffin, when he was taken severely ill. He was rushed to the hospital where he died the following evening, a victim of cancer of the kidneys.

Mr. Stockwell was born in Onalaska, Wis., June 15, 1877. He is survived by two daughters, Grace and Patricia, both married and living in West Salem, Ore., and by one grandchild, Janet Ann Griffin, who was born August 21st, of this year. Surviving also are two brothers, C. D. Stockwell of Eau Claire, and Arthur R. of Neillsville, and by four sisters; Mrs. Samuel Cook, Neillsville; Mrs. Grace Thomas, Lisbon, N. D.; Mrs. E. G. Wanner, Bismarck, N. D.; and Mrs. W. C. Holway of Madison, Wis.

Thomas Stockwell grew to manhood here. He went to Oregon to take up a timer claim soon after returning from the Spanish-American War. He had made his home in that state ever since.

Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Stockwell of Eau Claire and Mrs. Samuel Cook of this city autoed out to Dallas, Oregon, in June of last year where they had a delightful visit with their brother, Thomas. His last trip to Neillsville was in 1930 when he visited Mrs. Cook in this city and A. R. Stockwell and family of Pine Valley.

 

 


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