|Birth: ||1802, Scotland|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 1859|
Charles Stockdale, Sr., one of the early settlers of Washington township, was born in Scotland, in 1802. When but two years of age his parents moved to the northern part of Ireland. He was married there, in 1822, to Miss Margaret A. Sharpe. They were blessed with eight children – William, Thomas, James, Eliza, Margaret A., Steward (sic?), John, and Charles.
In 1854 he emigrated to America, and settled in Onondaga county, New York, where he lived until 1856, when he came to Iowa, and settled in Washington township. He made his home with his son, William, until the time of his death, which occurred December 9, 1859, aged fifty-seven years. Mrs. Stockdale died June 14, 1871, aged sixty-eight years.
The oldest son, William, who settled here in 1855, enlisted in the service, in 1862, and died, while in the service, at Mound City, Illinois, March 31, 1864, aged thirty-nine years. Eliza died September 24, 1861, aged twenty-nine years; Stewart died April 15, 1860, aged twenty years; Margaret died April 12, 1858, aged twenty-four years. Thomas, James, and John now live in Franklin county.
His youngest son, Charles, was born in 1846. He came to Iowa with his parents, where he received his education in the district schools. He attended the first school taught in this township. In 1871 he married Miss Lydia F., daughter of G. B. Smith. They have six children – Mary F., Charlotte J., Charles J., Archie E., and Grace and Guy, twins.
In 1870 he built the house in which he now lives, on section 26. He has been a very successful farmer, and now has 850 acres of land. He has been quite an extensive dealer in live stock. He has taken quite an interest in township affairs, and has been repeatedly elected to offices of trust in the township.
James married in 1864, Sara F. Liddy, a native of Pennsylvania. He lived in Washington township until the summer of 1873, when he removed to Franklin county. His wife died in 1866. He was again married in 1871, to Elizabeth Sharpe. They have five children.
Source: History of Butler and Bremer Counties, Iowa
Union Publishing Co., Springfield, IL, 1883
Pages 738 - 739
Margaret Sharpe Stockdale (1803 - 1871)
Margaret Stockdale (1824 - 1858)*
William Stockdale (1826 - 1864)*
Eliza Stockdale (1827 - 1861)*
Thomas Stockdale (1831 - 1896)*
James Joseph Stockdale (1835 - 1911)*
Steward Stockdale (1840 - 1860)*
Jane Stockdale Hamilton (1844 - 1923)*
Charles Jesse Stockdale (1846 - 1917)*
Pleasant View Cemetery
Created by: Erlene Best (Bremmer)
Record added: Apr 22, 2011
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