When Lillie Belle Stoddard was born on 31 May 1865, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, her father, Sheldon Stoddard, was 35 and her mother, Julia Jane Hunt, was 33. She died on 31 August 1889, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.
English and Scottish: occupational name for someone who looked after a stud of horses, from Middle English and Older Scots stod(e), stud(e) ‘establishment where horses were bred’, ‘herd of stallions or mares’ + herd(e) ‘herdsman’.
English: variant of Stothard, an occupational name for a keeper of cattle or horses, from Middle English stot ‘steer, bullock’ or ‘horse’ + herd(e) ‘herdsman’. The name was probably confused with Stodeherd ‘keeper of stud-horses’ (see above).
History: The Stoddard family of Boston, MA, was introduced by Anthony Stoddard (1600–1686), who settled there in 1639. Solomon Stoddard (1643–1728/9) was a prominent Congregational clergyman in MA, the grandfather of Jonathan Edwards, and progenitor of many noted descendants.