John Truman Stoddard

1861–1927 (Age 66)
Michigan, United States

The Life of John Truman

When John Truman Stoddard was born on 9 April 1861, in Michigan, United States, his father, Hiram Loren Stoddard, was 33 and his mother, Lydia Ann Fuller, was 23. He married Ivanella May Staman on 18 June 1894, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Sheffield, Franklin, Iowa, United States in 1915 and Clinton, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 5 November 1927, at the age of 66, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Delmar, Clinton, Iowa, United States.

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John Truman Stoddard
Ivanella May Staman
Marriage: 18 June 1894
Helen Vera Stoddard
Melvina Geneva Stoddard

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18 June 1894
Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 6

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 18

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Truman J Stoddard, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Truman John Stoddard, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Truman Stodard, "United States Census, 1910"

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