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James Edward Stockdale 1880-1958


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/29/2012 at 00:43:21

J.E. Stockdale Dies Suddenly of Heart Attack
J.E. Stockdale, prominent Estherville grain dealer and elevator operator, died suddenly this afternoon of a heart attack at his office.

Mr. Stockdale had been an Estherville businessman since 1906, coming here from Walcott in Scott county. He had served as mayor of Estherville for one term and on the city council on three different occasions.

Mr. Stockdale is survived by his wife, one son, James in the Air Force, and two granddaughters.

Complete biographical information and funeral arrangements will be published in tomorrow’s Daily News. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, October 22, 1958)

Arrangements Pending for Stockdale Rites
Funeral arrangements for J.E. (Ed) Stockdale, prominent Estherville businessman had not yet been set at press time and are pending arrival of his son. Mr. Stockdale, 78, grain dealer and elevator operator died yesterday afternoon at his office here of a heart attack.

Mr. Stockdale was born at Walcott in Scott county, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Stockdale. He received his elementary and high school education there and also attended the State University of Iowa.

Located in Estherville since 1906, Mr. Stockdale was the operator of the oldest existing grain business in Iowa, a business founded in 1854 at Walcott by his father. He had been in the grain business since the age of15 when he became associated with his father.

At one time Mr. Stockdale operated 12 elevators located throughout the state and at the time of his death had elevators at Milford, Melvin and Cloverdale.

Mr. Stockdale was united in marriage to Ruth Bachman of Estherville on Feb. 8, 1908.

Mr. Stockdale served as mayor of Estherville for one term and was on the city council for six terms on three different occasions. He had been a member of the Cemetery Association board for 30 years and was county chairman for U.S. savings bonds.

A member of Grace Episcopal Church, he had served on the Vestry board of the church for many years. He was a member of Masonic, Eastern and – Fraternities.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth, one son, James, stationed with the Air Force in Alaska, two granddaughters and one brother, Lloyd of Estherville. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.

Sandin-Fuhrman Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, October 23, 1958)


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