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Joseph R. Stonebraker

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Joseph R. Stonebraker

Birth
Lewis County, Missouri, USA
Death
25 Oct 1903 (aged 59)
Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA Add to Map
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Mr. Joseph R. Stonebraker, vice-president of the Fidelity and Deposit Company, of Maryland, and head of the firm of Joseph R. Stonebraker & Co., died suddenly yesterday at 10:30 A.M., after a brief illness at his home, 1921 Eutaw Place.

Mr. Stonebraker had been ailing for about three weeks, but only left his office Wednesday. He was chatting with a friend yesterday but a few moments before his death, which was due to Bright's disease.

Mr. Stonebraker was a native of Grange, Lewis county, Mo., and was born on February 1, 1844. His father Henry Stonebraker, had emigrated there from the Rhine Palatinate as a religious refugee, and arrived in New York in 1710. His Great-great-great-grandfather John Schaffer, located at Roxbury, in Western Maryland, in 1772.

Mr. Stonebraker returned to Maryland with his parents at the age of three and received his early education in the public schools.

At the beginning of the Civil War, though very young, he was an ardent Southern sympathizer, and in 1862 was arrested by the federal authorities and thrown into the county jail for his Southern proclivities. he was confined in Fort McHenry for some months, and was then released without trial. Shortly afterward he went South and joined the Confederate cavalry, and served until the end of the war. He was at Appomattox Courthouse, April 9, 1865, and participated in the last charge made by the Maryland Battalion there. he came to Baltimore in 1866 and engaged in the mercantile business, and at the time of his death was the head of the firm Joseph R. Stonebraker & Co.

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Mr. Stonebraker is survived by a widow, who was a Miss Mary Bosler, of Carlisle, Pa.; three sons (Messrs. James B. Stonebraker, Harry Stonebraker and Joseph R. Stonebraker, Jr.) and one daughter (Miss Eliza B. Stonebraker). His mother , Mrs. A. E. Stonebraker, of Funkstown, Md., who is aged 90 years, is still living, and he also leaves two sisters (Mrs. Samuel Keller, of Baltimore, and Mrs. Kate Hamilton, of Funkstown, Md.) and two brothers (Messrs. Charles H. Stonebraker and John R. Stonebraker).

Mr. Stonebraker attended Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Masonic order.

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Baltimore American, Baltimore, MD, Monday, October 26, 1903, P 14 (Genealogybank.com)
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The funeral of Mr. Joseph R. Stonebraker, vice-president of the Fidelity and Deposit Company, of Maryland, and of the firm of Joseph R. Stonebraker & Co., who died last Sunday from Bright's disease, took place yesterday morning at 10:30 o'clock from his late residence, 1921 Eutaw Place. Services were conducted by Rev. John Timothy Stone, pastor of Brown's Memorial Presbyterian Church. Pallbearers ... Interment was made in Greenmount Cemetery.

Instead of the customary crepe, there hung on the knob of the doorbell a beautiful design of American Beauty roses in a setting of verdant strands of trailing smilax. This unusual symbol of mourning attracted considerable attention and was the subject of much comment in financial circles.


Baltimore American, Baltimore, MD, Friday, October 30, 1903, P 16 (GenealogyBank.com)
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Mr. Joseph R. Stonebraker, vice-president of the Fidelity and Deposit Company, of Maryland, and head of the firm of Joseph R. Stonebraker & Co., died suddenly yesterday at 10:30 A.M., after a brief illness at his home, 1921 Eutaw Place.

Mr. Stonebraker had been ailing for about three weeks, but only left his office Wednesday. He was chatting with a friend yesterday but a few moments before his death, which was due to Bright's disease.

Mr. Stonebraker was a native of Grange, Lewis county, Mo., and was born on February 1, 1844. His father Henry Stonebraker, had emigrated there from the Rhine Palatinate as a religious refugee, and arrived in New York in 1710. His Great-great-great-grandfather John Schaffer, located at Roxbury, in Western Maryland, in 1772.

Mr. Stonebraker returned to Maryland with his parents at the age of three and received his early education in the public schools.

At the beginning of the Civil War, though very young, he was an ardent Southern sympathizer, and in 1862 was arrested by the federal authorities and thrown into the county jail for his Southern proclivities. he was confined in Fort McHenry for some months, and was then released without trial. Shortly afterward he went South and joined the Confederate cavalry, and served until the end of the war. He was at Appomattox Courthouse, April 9, 1865, and participated in the last charge made by the Maryland Battalion there. he came to Baltimore in 1866 and engaged in the mercantile business, and at the time of his death was the head of the firm Joseph R. Stonebraker & Co.

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Mr. Stonebraker is survived by a widow, who was a Miss Mary Bosler, of Carlisle, Pa.; three sons (Messrs. James B. Stonebraker, Harry Stonebraker and Joseph R. Stonebraker, Jr.) and one daughter (Miss Eliza B. Stonebraker). His mother , Mrs. A. E. Stonebraker, of Funkstown, Md., who is aged 90 years, is still living, and he also leaves two sisters (Mrs. Samuel Keller, of Baltimore, and Mrs. Kate Hamilton, of Funkstown, Md.) and two brothers (Messrs. Charles H. Stonebraker and John R. Stonebraker).

Mr. Stonebraker attended Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Masonic order.

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Baltimore American, Baltimore, MD, Monday, October 26, 1903, P 14 (Genealogybank.com)
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The funeral of Mr. Joseph R. Stonebraker, vice-president of the Fidelity and Deposit Company, of Maryland, and of the firm of Joseph R. Stonebraker & Co., who died last Sunday from Bright's disease, took place yesterday morning at 10:30 o'clock from his late residence, 1921 Eutaw Place. Services were conducted by Rev. John Timothy Stone, pastor of Brown's Memorial Presbyterian Church. Pallbearers ... Interment was made in Greenmount Cemetery.

Instead of the customary crepe, there hung on the knob of the doorbell a beautiful design of American Beauty roses in a setting of verdant strands of trailing smilax. This unusual symbol of mourning attracted considerable attention and was the subject of much comment in financial circles.


Baltimore American, Baltimore, MD, Friday, October 30, 1903, P 16 (GenealogyBank.com)
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