Bio: Stocking, J. B. (1881)


Surnames: Stocking, Patterson, Whiteside, Wilkins

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 333

J. B. STOCKING, came to Eau Claire in August, 1858, with Charles E. Patterson, and engaging in newspaper business with the Free Press, issued the first newspaper. He has been with it ever since except a few years early in the seventies. From 1862 till 1870, he and his brother, H. M. Stocking, were proprietors of the paper he now owns one-third interest in it. The brothers have been engaged in lumbering, logging and farming. Mr. J. B. Stocking has been Deputy U. S. Internal Revenue Collector of the Second Div., Sixth District of Wisconsin, since May, 1880. He was born in Lisbon, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., May 12, 1843, and went to Grand Rapids, Mich., when seven or eight years old, with his parents, Duncan T. and Susan Whiteside Stocking, both deceased. He came from Grand Rapids to Eau Claire, where he was married to Mary Alice Wilkins, who was born in Allegany Co., N. Y., and is a daughter of Edwin C. Wilkins, a resident and early settler of Eau Claire. They have one daughter, Eva F.



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