Stockwell, Desdamona (7 MAR 1821 - 8 MAR 1896)







----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 03/12/1896

Stockwell, Desdamona (7 MAR 1821 - 8 MAR 1896)

Mrs. Desdamona Stockwell, died at the home of her son, C. S. Stockwell, in this city (Neillsville, Clark County), Sunday morning, March 8th, 1896, at the age of 75 years.

Mrs. Desdamona Stockwell was born at White Plains, N.Y., March 7th, 1821. In 1836 she came to Michigan territory with her mother's family. She was married to Abel Stockwell Nov. 24, 1839, and went onto a new clearing in the then wild territory of Michigan, experiencing all the thrilling incidents of a frontier life, with only Indians for neighbors, for a number of years. Abel Stockwell died in 1866. He was a descendant of a race whose pedigree can be traced back for several generations.

Eight children were born to them, but two of whom are now living, C. S. Stockwell of this city, and Amos Stockwell, who lives on the old farm in St. Claire County, Michigan, 10 miles from Port Huron.

When C.S. Stockwell went to the World's Fair in 1893, he went to Michigan and brought his aged mother back to reside with him as long as she wished, and he has done for her everything a loving and dutiful son could do to make her last days on earth pleasant.

The funeral was held at Mr. Stockwell's residence Tuesday forenoon, Rev. G. N. Foster officiating. The remains were interred in the city cemetery.



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