John Irving Stockwell

11 December 1887–1961 (Age 73)
East Douglas, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John Irving

When John Irving Stockwell was born on 11 December 1887, in East Douglas, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Byron Augustus Stockwell, was 36 and his mother, Florence E. Cummings, was 40. He married Elizabeth Poole on 14 October 1915, in Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1954 and lived in Montclair, Essex, New Jersey, United States for about 5 years and Red Bank, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 1942. He died in 1961, at the age of 74, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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John Irving Stockwell
Elizabeth Poole
Marriage: 14 October 1915
John Irving Stockwell Jr
Elizabeth Bradshaw Stockwell

Spouse and Children

14 October 1915
Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Byron Augustus Stockwell


    Florence E. Cummings




    Bertha Cummings Stockwell


    Harry Lewis Stockwell



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Age 7

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 20

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place now in Greater London, so called from Old English stocc ‘tree trunk’, ‘plank bridge’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John J Stockwell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John I Stockwell in household of Byrnn Stockwell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John I Stockwell in household of Byron H Stockwell, "United States Census, 1910"

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