Robert Roy Stockdale

15 April 1880–1 January 1964 (Age 83)
Cass, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Roy

When Robert Roy Stockdale was born on 15 April 1880, in Cass, Iowa, United States, his father, George Stockdale, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Worton, was 36. He married Bessie May Miller on 8 January 1901, in Milton, Van Buren, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Des Moines Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States for about 25 years and Johnson Township, Scotland, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died on 1 January 1964, in Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Cabool, Texas, Missouri, United States.

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Robert Roy Stockdale
Bessie May Miller
Marriage: 8 January 1901
Thelma Elizabeth Stockdale
Lenard E Stockdale
Doris Cleo Stockdale
George Lamar Stockdale

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 January 1901Milton, Van Buren, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 1
    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.
    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
    Age 11
    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
    1902 · So Much Farm Land
    Age 22
    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a place in Cumbria and North Yorkshire, so called from Old English stocc ‘tree trunk’ + dæl ‘valley’.

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

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    Sources (25)

    • Robert R Stockdale in household of George Stockdale, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
    • R R Stockdale, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Robert R Stockdale, "United States Census, 1930"

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