James Williamson Stoddard

14 January 1864–12 October 1926 (Age 62)
Wellsville, Cache, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of James Williamson

When James Williamson Stoddard was born on 14 January 1864, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah Territory, United States, his father, David Kerr Stoddard, was 33 and his mother, Mary Rae Williamson, was 24. He married Agnes Stuart on 15 November 1888, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1880 and Independence, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1910. He died on 12 October 1926, in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Sugar City, Madison, Idaho, United States.

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James Williamson Stoddard
Agnes Stuart
Marriage: 15 November 1888
James Stuart Stoddard
David Stuart Stoddard
Floyd Stuart Stoddard
Nora Stuart Stoddard
Robina Stuart Stoddard
Charles Stuart Stoddard
Arl Stuart Stoddard
Zella Stuart Stoddard

Spouse and Children

15 November 1888
Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 1

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 17

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English (Northumbria): occupational name for a breeder or keeper of horses, from Old English stōd ‘stud’ or stott ‘inferior kind of horse’ + hierde ‘herdsman’, ‘keeper’. There is a difficulty in deriving this name from Old English stōd in that stud is not recorded in the sense ‘collection of horses bred by one person’ until the 17th century; before that it denoted a place where horses were kept for breeding, but that sense does not combine naturally with ‘herdsman’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Stoddard in household of David Stoddard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Stoddard in household of David Stoddard, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Stodard in household of David Stodard, "United States Census, 1880"

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