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Frank M. Stamper
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1873
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 30, 1912
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA

1914 Jan 15, The Correctionville Argus, P1, Correctionville, Iowa
With the finding of the fifth and last body of the automobile party, which tipped over into the Missouri river October 1, last the story that the woman whose body, was found last week was a bride of three days, has come out. It appears that she had married Frank Stamper, who was also drowned, and they were on a honeymoon trip.

Frank Stamper formerly lived at Danbury. His first wife was a Correctionville woman [Lottie Luella Parks, married 22 Feb 1898] and after their separation he kidnapped their child from the Correctionville schools while the mother was in California serving as a trained nurse. She later returned here, recovered the child and a divorce followed. [Divorce was final prior to 1910; custody battle resumed.] Her troubles preyed on her mind and one day she threw, herself in front of an incoming Northwestern passenger train and was instantly killed. [Actually ran to sister's house to pick up a new dress, heard the train coming that she was supposed to board, slipped on tracks when attempting too late to cross tracks in front of train.]

The woman Stamper is said to have later married was Ida Hoehne of Omaha [married 27 Sep 1911], and her body was identified by her sister, Mrs Otto Kahter by a ring on the finger of the dead woman. With the identification of Mrs Stamper all of the members of the motor party which left Sioux City probably on the night of October 1, 1912, have been accounted for. The other members of "the party whose bodies have been recovered are George Miller, Mrs. Bertha Holbrook of Sioux City, and Frank Stamper and Louie Ludwig of Danbury, IA. Ludwig was driver of the car.

Son Arthur Stamper, Memorial # 68603195.
Grandson Gideon Stamper, Memorial # 68603827. 
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  Lotta Luella Stamper (1879 - 1911)
Liston Township Cemetery
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA
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