Louisa Jane Stocks

21 September 1855–6 December 1896 (Age 41)
Sweetwater, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Louisa Jane

When Louisa Jane Stocks was born on 21 September 1855, in Sweetwater, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States, her father, Henry Stocks Sr, was 34 and her mother, Mary Halley, was 35. She married James Foxall Wilkin on 23 December 1875, in Pioche, Lincoln, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 6 December 1896, in Hinckley, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Hinckley City Cemetery, Hinckley, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith Black
Louisa Jane Stocks
Marriage: 13 February 1885
Sarah Eliza Black
Joseph Valentine Black
Louise Valeria Black
Wallace Stocks Black
Roland Millard Black
Florence Bertell Black

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 February 1885Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 8
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    Age 12
    Nebraska is the 37th state.

    Name Meaning

    German: variant of Stock .English (Yorkshire): variant of Stock with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s. In the plural form, the surname may also be topographic, for someone who lived near tree stumps, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Stocks in Thurstonland (Yorkshire). It may also denote someone who lived by, or operated, the obsolete instrument of punishment known as the stocks (Middle English stokkes) owing to its construction from two wooden planks set edgewise one over the other.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Journal entries, Henry Stocks , crossing the plains

    18 th May Sold a piece of cloth bought spade & axe & rope. this day we had to move to Mormon Grove 5 miles from here by ox & waggon. 19th May I was requested to dig a grave for one Sister Gardner fro …

    Sources (25)

    • Louisa Starks in household of Moroni Starks, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Louise J Stocks, "Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993"
    • Louie Stocks in 1942 entry for David Henry Wilkin, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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