Richard Benson Stoddard

Richard Benson Stoddard[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19]

Male 1880 - 1957  (76 years)

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  • Name Richard Benson Stoddard 
    Born 2 Nov 1880  Roanoke, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17
    Gender Male 
    Residence Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Relative Relation to Head: Wife 
    Residence 1920  Memphis Ward 26, Shelby, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Marital Status: MarriedRelation to Head of House: Head 
    Residence 1930  Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Marital Status: MarriedRelation to Head of House: Head 
    Residence 1934  Memphis, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Residence 1935  Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Residence 1 Apr 1940  Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Marital Status: MarriedRelation to Head of House: Father-in-law 
    Died 9 Mar 1957  Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9
    Person ID I13  Stoddard
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2018 

    Father Edward Stoddard,   b. 1854, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Wagner,   b. 1850,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Ellen Beaghan,   b. 23 Apr 1891, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1960, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Children 
     1. Dorothy Stoddard,   d. 19 Mar 1913, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Signe Marie Charlotte Danielson,   b. 26 Feb 1893, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1985, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 14 Jun 1911  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Children 
    +1. Russell Victor Stoddard,   b. 9 Oct 1911, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1996, Orem, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +2. Virginia Stoddard,   b. 6 Sep 1913, Astoria, Clatsop, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 2000, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Nov 1880 - Roanoke, Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Relative Relation to Head: Wife - - Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Jun 1911 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Marital Status: MarriedRelation to Head of House: Father-in-law - 1 Apr 1940 - Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    1911 Marriage Picture for Richard Benson Stoddard and Signe Danielson
    1911 Marriage Picture for Richard Benson Stoddard and Signe Danielson
    Richard Benson Stoddard circa 1930?
    Richard Benson Stoddard circa 1930?
    Richard Benson Stoddard with dogs
    Richard Benson Stoddard with dogs
    Richard Benson Stoddard circa 1940?
    Richard Benson Stoddard circa 1940?

    Documents
    1903-1906 Map of St. Louis showing locations where Richard worked and lived
    1903-1906 Map of St. Louis showing locations where Richard worked and lived
    Locations displayed on 1897 map
    1903 Room for Rent Advertisement
    1903 Room for Rent Advertisement
    15 Jul 1903, St. Louis Republic newspaper

    2642 Washington Ave., St. Louis

    source: www.chroniclingamerica.loc.gov

    By Dec 1903 Richard is living in the boarding house at 2642 Washington ave. While we do not know for sure when he moved in, this room-for-rent advertisement might be the ad he replied to.

    Directly across the street at 2645 Washington Ave was a Shorthand and Stenography school run by James M. Barnes in the same time frame.
    1903 Newspaper Advertisement
    1903 Newspaper Advertisement
    26 Dec 1903 St. Louis Republic newspaper

    WHY study for months? Learn shorthand in eight short, easy lessons. R. B. Stoddard, 2642 Washington ave.

    source: www.newspapers.com
    1904 Newspaper Advertisement
    1904 Newspaper Advertisement
    20 Apr 1904, Hermann Advertiser, Hermann, Missouri

    Shorthand by mail in eight short lessons. No chance of failure. Prepare yourself for a good position.
    R.B. Stoddard, 624 Washington Ave. St. Louis, Mo.

    624 Washington Ave is the address of the Graves China Co.
    Hermann, Missouri is 1 1/2 hours west of St. Louis.
    source: www.newspaperarchives.com
    1904 St. Louis, Missouri City Directory for Richard B Stoddard
    1904 St. Louis, Missouri City Directory for Richard B Stoddard
    Name: Richard B Stoddard
    Occupation: Stenographer
    Employer: Graves China Company
    Residence Address: 2642 Washington Avenue
    1904 St. Louis City Directory Listing for Graves China Company
    1904 St. Louis City Directory Listing for Graves China Company

    The Graves China Company was located at 623 Washington Avenue, 7th Floor of the Model Building, St. Louis, Missouri

    William E. Graves
    Wholesale commission merchant. Born September 25, 1874, in Morristown, Tenn. Son of J. F. and Mary (Carriger) Graves. Educated in the high school, and graduating int he year of 1891, and two years in the Carson & Newman College. He is president of Graves China Company, which firm was established in November, 1902, and incorporated October, 1904. They are wholesale commission dealers in china, glass, and fancy goods. Their business has steadily increased from the beginning up to the present time. The second year they had thirty-three and one-third per cent increase in business...

    Source: https://books.google.com/books?id=Cc4yAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA386&lpg=PA386&dq=%22graves+china+company%22+st+louis+missouri&source=bl&ots=tZSs0oGMWg&sig=VuS7kQkGsMkA3MiDupKBZ1ufKG8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjn-au82Z7WAhUSzGMKHamXCNoQ6AEIRTAI#v=onepage&q=%22graves%20china%20company%22%20st%20louis%20missouri&f=false
    1905 Roster of The Missouri Athletic Club, St. Louis, Missouri
    1905 Roster of The Missouri Athletic Club, St. Louis, Missouri

    Mr. R. B. Stoddard, care of Graves China Company, Model Building

    Willard L. (W.L.) Dunbar is also listed in the 1905 Roster. Is this how they met?
    Source: https://archive.org/stream/yearbookroster1900miss#page/n107/mode/2up
    Graves China Company Letterhead
    Graves China Company Letterhead
    Company letter dated 1906
    1905 St. Louis, Missouri City Directory for Richard B Stoddard
    1905 St. Louis, Missouri City Directory for Richard B Stoddard

    Name: Richard B Stoddard
    Occupation: Manager
    Employer: Carsaline China Company
    Business Address: 202 N 9th
    Residence Address: 3225 Lawton Avenue
    1906 St. Louis, Missouri City Directory for Stoddard
    1906 St. Louis, Missouri City Directory for Stoddard

    Stoddard, Richard B
    Manager, Dunbar & Stoddard 3146 Olive
    Residence: Plaza Hotel at 3127 Locust Street

    Stoddard, Martin
    Dunbar & Stoddard 3146 Olive
    Residence: New Orleans, Louisiana
    1906 St. Louis, Missouri Directory listing for Dunbar & Stoddard
    1906 St. Louis, Missouri Directory listing for Dunbar & Stoddard

    Dunbar & Stoddard (Willard L Dunbar and Martin Stoddard) china 3146 Olive
    Willard Dunbar and Martin Stoddard appear to be partners and owners of the china company. Richard Stoddard was the manager.

    Willard L. Dunbar (born 1868 - died 22 May 1928) of Massachusetts.
    filed in 1914 and was granted a patent in 1916 US1206313A via Dunbar Pattern Company (see https://encrypted.google.com/patents/US1206313).
    1906 Lawsuit Sara Ellen Beaghen vs Richard Benson Stoddard
    1906 Lawsuit Sara Ellen Beaghen vs Richard Benson Stoddard
    Stenographer Levies on Goods
    Sara Ellen Beaghen, a stenographer, is suing Richard Benson Stoddard, her employer, proprietor of a store at 3146 Olive street, for $192, alleged to be due for wages. That amount also includes $5 which she says she paid on a gas bill of her employer's, and $3.50 which she says is due her for a gold pin he borrowed and did not return. Constable Kinney, who has levied on the stock of china and glassware says it will be ample to meet the claim.

    Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tuesday, February 13, 1906, page 5
    1906 Newspaper Article March 4
    1906 Newspaper Article March 4

    CONSTABLE'S SALE!

    I will sell March 5, 1906, commencing 3 o'clock, stock of chinaware, glassware, lamps, oriental ware, bric-a-brac, 800 pasteboard boxes (10x10x3), office fixtures, partition, railing, roller-top and typewriter desks, carpets, safe, china closet, shelving, mirrors, etc., at 3146 Olive st. MICHAEL KINNEY, Const.,
    620 Chestnut st.

    HAROLD JOHNSON, Atty., 700-1-2 Roe bldg.

    Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4 March 1906
    1906 Newspaper Article pertaining to Richard Benson Stoddard
    1906 Newspaper Article pertaining to Richard Benson Stoddard
    POLICE SEEK MISSING GIRL Property Was Carried Home by Sarah Beaghan Before Her Disappearance. TAKEN FROM CHINA STORE She Had Been Employed by Richard B. Stoddard, in His China Store. SOLD BY ORDER OF COURT Stock in Store Auctioned to Satisfy Claim of Girl and Her Mother. Sarah Beaghan, 15 years old, has disappeared, and her mother, Mrs. Ella Beaghan of 2837 Lucas avenue, has surrendered to the police $200 worth of bric-a-brac taken home by the girl Wednesday, but now claimed by John Wulsen of 3146 Olive street, who says he purchased the articles as part of the stock of Richard B. Stoddard. Sarah was employed by Stoddard, and, as has been brought out recently in a justice court, he abandoned the business, leaving a note empowering the girl to sell his stock in settlement of a claim of $300 held against him by Sarah and her mother. The police have been unable to find Stoddard. He Is wanted to explain the bric-a-brac transaction and help decide ownership. Girl Went Away March 7. Mrs. Beaghan told the police Saturday that her daughter disappeared on the night of March 7. She has heard nothing from the girl since that time. nor she said had she any idea as to Stoddard's whereabouts. Stoddard's business was bought at a constable's sale March 6 by John J. Nulsen. On the night of that day, so Nulsen informed the police, bric-a-brac, chinaware and other articles to the value of $200 were taken from the store. Entrance to the store, Nulsen said, was obtained by means of a duplicate key. Saturday morning the police recovered $60 worth of chinaware at the Beaghan residence. Mrs. Beaghan explained that her daughter had taken it home with her on the day preceding her disappearance. She did not know where it had been procured. According to the police Stoddard abandoned his business Feb. 15, but he has been seen several times since then. Store Sold by Court Order. Mrs. Beaghan and her daughter, who claimed Stoddard was indebted to them in the sum of $300, instituted court proceedings, under which the stock owned by Stoddard was sold. Shortly after Stoddard went away the police found a note which he had left stating that if anything happened to him his property should be turned Over to Sarah Beaghan. Mr. Nulsen, who succeeded Stoddard as proprietor of the china store, said to the police that Stoddard had visited Kim two or three times last week, but he had not seen him since March 6. Stoddard is married, the police say, and his wife Is said to reside in St. Louis. Until recently he boarded at the Plaza Hotel on Locust street. Sarah Beaghan had been working I for Stoddard about two months. Her mother is at a loss to account for her absence. Constable Has Girl's Money. Harold Johnson, an attorney with an office in the Roe Building, was employed by Mrs. Beaghan to look after her interest in the attachment suit. "The disappearance of young Miss Beaghan is mystifying me," said Mr. Johnson to a Post-Dispatch reporter. "In the first place, there is still due herself and mother on the sale of china stock $201. This money is now in the hands of a constable. "I never learned how Stoddard became indebted to Mrs. Beaghan, but it was probably an overdue salary account. "After Stoddard left and Mr. Nulsen took up his stock, Sarah Beaghan was employed to wind up the business - that is, so far as the creditors of the store were concerned. She is an exceptionally bright girl and managed the place in a most business-line manner. "It was after she turned over the business to Nulsen, the business being practically closed out for the benefit of creditors, that Miss Beaghan disappeared. "Stoddard and Miss Beaghan and her mother formerly lived at the Plaza Hotel on Locust street.


    Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Saturday, March 10, 1906, page 2
    1907 Birth Record for Baby Beahom
    1907 Birth Record for Baby Beahom
    Name of Child: Baby Beahom
    Sex: Female
    Date of Birth: 11 January 1907 at 8:00 AM
    Place of Birth: Michael Reese Hospital
    Residence of Mother: Metropole Hotel
    Full name of Mother: Mrs Beahom
    Age: 33 years
    Birthplace of Mother: Philadelphia
    Number of previous Children of Mother: None
    How many now living (in all): One
    Full name of Father: Mr Beahom
    Occupation: Business
    Birthplace: America

    Source: FHL film 1288129 cn998
    1907 Chicago Directory for Stoddard
    1907 Chicago Directory for Stoddard
    Lists Richard B Stoddard as a partner is business "Stoddard & McKenna" located at 112 Clark, suite 608. Apparently Richard B Stoddard and William T McKenna own a shorthand school named "20th Century Shorthand School"

    Richard B Stoddard and Robert Stoddard live in Wilmette, a township about 14 miles north of Chicago.
    1907 Chicago Directory Listing for 20th Century Shorthand School
    1907 Chicago Directory Listing for 20th Century Shorthand School
    Located at 112 Clark Street, Suite 508 1/2, Phone number 4903
    It appears that the school lasted about a year.
    1911 Chicago City Directory for Stoddard
    1911 Chicago City Directory for Stoddard
    Richard B Stoddard is living at 2910 N Halsted

    1911 Marriage License for Richard Stoddard and Signe L Danielson
    1911 Marriage License for Richard Stoddard and Signe L Danielson
    County: Cook
    License Date: 20 May 1911
    Wedding Date: 14 June 1911
    Official: Andrew C. Zenos
    Official Title: Presbyterian Minister
    Address: 2 Chalmers Place, Chicago, Illinois

    Note: Andrew C. Zenos 1855-1942 lived in Chicago Ward 24 per 1910 Census, full name was Andreas Constantinades Zenos from Istanbul, Turkey, attended Princeton Theological Seminary in 1880-1, graduated from College of New Jersey 1888. Andrew would have been 65 years old at the time of this wedding.

    See: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=60898993&ref=acom


    Cook County Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois 15 April 1921, Friday, Page 8
    "Prof. Andrew C. Zenos, D.D. of McCormick Seminary Speaks at the Presbyterian Church - It had been seven years sine the Rev. Zenos spoke at the Presbyterian church, here. To his old friends his visit last Sunday was most welcome. He preached both morning and evening and his sermons were always evolved from deep thot and sure to make men think. His evening sermon was on the subject o the Brotherhood of Man and should have been heard by a larger audience. Indeed, one can but wonder where the young and even older men of our village betake themselves, when such a man as Dr. Zenos comes to speak to us. A man well admitted to be on of the finest scholars and deepest thinkers of our day: born in Athens, educated in Roberts College, Constantinople, he came to America at the age of 22 and after some tine at Lake Forest, entered Princeton, from there was graduated and in 1891, came to McCormick Seminary, where he was held the chairs of Grek, Hebrew, History, and other classics. Like Paul, Dr. Zenos has always had a care over all the churches and has come often to this church in Arlington Heights - in times of change or stress. He has been associated in the Presbytery with Rev. Jenkinson for many years. It was fine of our pastor to give us the opportunity of hearing him once more. And I am sure many heartily appreciate the privilege.
    Marriage Index, Chicago, Illinois for Richard Stoddard and Signe Danielson
    Marriage Index, Chicago, Illinois for Richard Stoddard and Signe Danielson
    Richard Stoddard age 30
    Signe L. Danielson age 19
    Marriage: 14 Jun 1911
    Chicago, Cook, Illinois
    1911 Birth Certificate for Russell Victor Stoddard
    1911 Birth Certificate for Russell Victor Stoddard
    Russell Victor Stoddard
    first child
    Born: 9 Oct 1911
    Chicago, Illinois
    Mother: Signe Danielson Stoddard, age 18, born in Chicago, Illinois
    Father: Richard Stoddard, age 30, born in Roanoke, Virginia
    Father's occupation: Manager Steel concern

    FHL Film 1288228
    1912 Chicago City Directory for Richard B Stoddard
    1912 Chicago City Directory for Richard B Stoddard
    Clerk living at 3716 Ward (Probably Ward Street which was located on the southwest end of Webster Avenue by the railroad tracks.
    1912 The Morning Oregonian, Friday, October 4, 1912
    1912 The Morning Oregonian, Friday, October 4, 1912
    Ad placed by Richard Benson Stoddard"
    "COMPETENT bookkeeper, stenographer and all around office man; executive ability. R. B. Stoddard, 507 Clay st. Main 171."

    Source: https://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/lccn/sn83025138/1912-10-04/ed-1/seq-18/#date1=01%2F01%2F1880&city=&date2=12%2F31%2F1915&searchType=advanced&language=&sequence=0&lccn=&index=2&words=B+R+Stoddard&county=&frequency=&ortext=&proxtext=&phrasetext=r+b+stoddard&andtext=&rows=20&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1
    1913 Astoria, Oregon City Directory for Stoddard
    1913 Astoria, Oregon City Directory for Stoddard
    Name: Robert B Stoddard
    Spouse: Signe Stoddard
    Occupation: Stenographer
    Employer: George W Sanborn & Son
    Residence: Hotel Royston
    FHL Film 1930283

    The Hotel Royston was located on the NE corner of Franklin Avenue and 11th and the owner was N B Royston who offered "Furnished Rooms and Housekeeping Suites, Steam Heat in all Rooms."

    From:https://www.nps.gov/articles/aleu-mobley-ch-6.htm
    In 1912 the Sanborn Cram Company of Astoria, Oregon, built a cannery at Cannery Point (Cobb 1917:50). The Sanborn family had a long history in business and were part of Astoria’s affluent during the late 1800s; in 1889 under the name Astoria and Alaska Packing Company, George W. Sanborn and a partner built one of Alaska’s earliest canneries at Pavlof Harbor on Chichagof Island – across Chatham Strait midway between Funter Bay and Angoon (Cobb 1922:40).The same year they began the Burnett Inlet cannery, George W. Sanborn and his son Frank joined several other investors to form the Sanborn Cutting Company and built a cannery at Kake (District of Columbia Court of Appeals 1918:673-679; MacDonald 1949:33; Mobley 2009). The two companies were based in Astoria and for a time were contemporaries – both firms exhibited at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco (Wahlgreen Company 1915). By1920 a large portion of the Astoria waterfront was taken up by the docks and warehouses of George W. Sanborn and Sons (Pacific Fisherman 1920:21), at a time when the elder Sanborn was one of the city’s three port commissioners (Special Correspondent 1918:142).
    1913 Certificate of Birth for Virginia Stoddard
    1913 Certificate of Birth for Virginia Stoddard
    Date: 6 September 1913
    Location: Astoria, Clatsop, Oregon
    Father: Richard B. Stoddard
    Residence: Astoria
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Occupation: Accountant
    Mother: Signe C. Danielson
    Residence: Astoria
    Birthplace: Chicago
    1913 Death Record for Dorothy Stoddard
    1913 Death Record for Dorothy Stoddard
    Full Name: Dorothy Stoddard
    Sex: Female
    Color: White
    Status: Single
    Death Date: 19 March 1913 at about 12:50
    Place of Death: (unreadable)
    How long at hospital: 16 days
    Usual residence: 5 W Eris Street
    Place of Burial: Mt. Olivet, 2755 West 111th Street, Chicago, Illinois
    Undertaker: F. S. Deuel
    Date of Burial: 20 March 1913
    Address: 47 E 22nd Street
    Hour: 1:30 PM
    Cause of Death: Scarlet Fever
    Contributory: Diphtheria
    How long resident in city: 4 years
    How long in state: 5 years
    How long in U.S. if foreign born: 5 years
    Name of Father: R. B. Stoddard
    Birthplace of Father: Louisiana
    Maiden name of Mother: Sarah E Braghan
    Birthplace of Mother: Pennsylvania
    Informant: Mother
    Address: 5 W Eris Street

    Source: FHL film 1287675 cn16502 (2)
    1915 Astoria City Directory Listing for Stoddard
    1915 Astoria City Directory Listing for Stoddard
    Name: Richard B Stoddard
    Spouse: Signe Stoddard
    Occupation: Clerk
    Employer: George W Sanborn & Son
    Residence: 821 9th, Astoria, Oregon
    FHL Film 1930284

    The business George W Sanborn & Son was located on the front of 9th street.
    1918-1957 Memphis, TN Address Map For Richard B. Stoddard
    1918-1957 Memphis, TN Address Map For Richard B. Stoddard
    1918 Memphis City Directory for Richard Stoddard
    1918 Memphis City Directory for Richard Stoddard
    Occupation: Bookkeeper
    Employer: D D Thomas & Son
    Residence: 1070 College
    1918 WWI Draft Registration Card for Richard Benson Stoddard
    1918 WWI Draft Registration Card for Richard Benson Stoddard
    Name Richard Benson Stoddard
    Race White
    Birth Date 2 Nov 1880
    Street Address 1070 College
    Residence Place Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, USA
    Physical Build Slender Medium
    Hair Color dark
    Eye Color Brown
    1920 US Census for Richard Benson Stoddard
    1920 US Census for Richard Benson Stoddard
    Name R B Stoddard
    Age 40
    Birth Year abt 1880
    Birthplace Virginia
    Home in 1920 Memphis Ward 26, Shelby, Tennessee
    Street College Street
    Residence Date 1920
    Race White
    Gender Male
    Relation to Head of House Head
    Marital Status Married
    Spouse's Name Signe Stoddard
    Father's Birthplace France
    Mother's Birthplace Unknown
    Able to Speak English Yes
    Occupation Bookkeeper
    Household Members
    Name Age
    R B Stoddard 40
    Signe Stoddard 27
    Richard Stoddard 8
    Virginia Stoddard 6
    1930 Memphis City Directory Listing for Richard Stoddard
    1930 Memphis City Directory Listing for Richard Stoddard
    Name Richard B Stoddard
    Gender Male
    Residence Year 1930
    Street Address 310 Mississippi blvd
    Residence Place Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    Occupation Radio Repairman
    Spouse Signe Stoddard
    Publication Title Memphis, Tennessee, City Directory, 1930
    1930 US Census for Stoddard
    1930 US Census for Stoddard
    Name Richard B Stoddard
    Age in 1930 48
    Birth Year abt 1882
    Gender Male
    Race White
    Birthplace Virginia
    Marital Status Married
    Relation to Head of House Head
    Home in 1930 Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee
    Home Owned or Rented Owned
    Age at First Marriage 28
    Attended School No
    Able to Read and Write Yes
    Father's Birthplace France
    Mother's Birthplace Louisiana
    Able to Speak English Yes
    Occupation Radiotrician
    Industry Radio Repair Shop

    Household Members
    Name Age
    Richard B Stoddard 48
    Signie Stoddard 37
    Richard Stoddard 18
    Virginia Stoddard 16
    1933 Newspaper clipping of Richard B. Stoddard
    1933 Newspaper clipping of Richard B. Stoddard
    6 July, 1933, unidentified newspaper

    R. B. Stoddard, veteran radiotrician and inventor...

    source: J. Buckner
    1934 Memphis City Directory Listing for Richard and Signe Stoddard
    1934 Memphis City Directory Listing for Richard and Signe Stoddard
    Name Richard B Stoddard
    Gender Male
    Residence Year 1934
    Street Address S57 Whltford ill
    Residence Place Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    Occupation Radio Repairman
    Spouse Signe Stoddard
    Publication Title Memphis, Tennessee, City Directory, 1934
    1940 U.S. Census for Richard and Signe Stoddard
    1940 U.S. Census for Richard and Signe Stoddard
    Name: Richard Stoddard
    Age: 59
    Estimated birth year: abt 1881
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Father-in-law
    Home in 1940: Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee
    Map of Home in 1940: View Map
    Street: Spring Street
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee
    Residence in 1935: Same Place
    Sheet Number: 9B
    Occupation: Radio Repairman
    Attended School or College: No
    Highest Grade Completed: College, 4th year
    Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 20
    Class of Worker: Working on own account
    Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
    Income: 0
    Income Other Sources: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    1941 U.S.Social Security Application Index for Richard Benson Stoddard
    1941 U.S.Social Security Application Index for Richard Benson Stoddard
    Richard Benson Stoddard
    Birth date: 2 Nov 1880
    Birth place: New Orleans, Louisana
    Father: Edward Stoddard
    Mother: Mary Wagner
    1943 Birth Record for Russell Victor/Richard Stoddard
    1943 Birth Record for Russell Victor/Richard Stoddard
    1957 Obituary for Richard Benson Stoddard
    1957 Obituary for Richard Benson Stoddard
    RICHARD B. STODDARD

    Retired Radio Technician To Be Buried Today

    Services for Richard B. Stoddard of 4309 Benjestown Road, who died yesterday, will be held at 2 this afternoon at National Funeral Home with Rev. Herbert M. Scoby officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery on Benjestown Road.

    Mr. Stoddard, a retired radio technician, died at 9:50 a.m. after a series of heart attaches the past few weeks. He was 76.

    Mr. Stoddard, who is thought to have built the first radio in Memphis, had been working in recent years as a bookkeeper for Vandiveer Cotton Gin. Born in Virginia, he had lived here most of his life.

    He leaves his wife, Mrs. Signe Marie Stoddard; a son, Richard Stoddard: a daughter, Mrs. J. C. Vandiveer, all of Memphis, and six grandchildren.
    Death record for Richard Benson Stoddard
    Death record for Richard Benson Stoddard
    Tennessee Death Record
    Richard Benson Stoddard
    Gender Male
    Birth Date 2 Nov 1880
    Birth Place Virginia
    Age 76
    Death Date 9 Mar
    Death Place Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee
    Father's Name Edward Stoddard
    Mother's Name Mary Wagner
    Certificate Number 57-07118
    Wills and Probates Richard B Stoddard - 1957
    Find A Grave for Richard Stoddard
    Find A Grave for Richard Stoddard
    Name: R. B. Stoddard
    Birth Date: 2 Nov 1880
    Death Date: 9 Mar 1957
    Cemetery: Oaklawn Cemetery
    Burial or Cremation Place: 5714 Benjestown Road, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee 38127
    Phone: 901-353-4730
    1957 National Funeral Home - Memphis record for Richard B. Stoddard page 1
    1957 National Funeral Home - Memphis record for Richard B. Stoddard page 1
    Name: Richard B. Stoddard
    Date of Birth: 2 November
    Time of Death: 9 March 1957, 9:30 A.M.
    Age: 76 years, 4 months, 7 days
    Birthplace: Va.
    Doctor: Richard W. Miller
    Cause of Death: acute coronary thrombosis
    Veteran: None
    Occupation: Retired
    Industry or Business: Radio tec.
    Place of Death: Methodist Hospital
    Residence: 4309 Benjeston Road, Memphis, Tennessee
    Place of Interment: Oaklawn, Benjeston Road
    Clergyman: Rev. Herbert M Scoby
    Hour of Funeral: 2:00
    Date of Funeral: Sunday 3-10-1957
    Place of Funeral: National Funeral Home


    1957 National Funeral Home - Memphis record for Richard B. Stoddard page 2
    1957 National Funeral Home - Memphis record for Richard B. Stoddard page 2
    Wife: Mrs. Signe Marie Stoddard
    Surviving Relatives: Richard Stoddard, Mrs. J. C. Vandiveer

  • Notes 
    • IF ANYONE HAS ANY MORE INFORMATION FOR RICHARD BENSON STODDARD PLEASE CONTACT US. WE HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING RICHARD'S PARENTS FOR A LONG TIME.


      12/18/2017 - Film 7513797 does not list a Stoddard marriage in St. Louis for 1881-1911.

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      9/19/2017 - BYU receives auth from Tenn to ship reel.
      9/13/2017 - Memphis / National Funeral Home Records, 1935-1971.
      Records include name, age, race, marital status, occupation, name of doctor, cause of death, names of mother and father, place of interment, and names of surviving relatives. Indexed.
      Microfilm: #1707. 43 reels. 16mm. microfilm only collection, TSLA.

      Need reel 17 for March 1957.

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      9/19/2017 - City and County could not find anything regarding this lawsuit.
      9/14/2017 - Kathy Grillo searching for 1906 suit.

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      9/18/2017 - Record could not find any record of either company.

      9/12/2017 - Requests for a copy of circa 1905 Dunbar & Stoddard and Carsaline China Company's applications for incorporation turned up nothing with the Secretary of State and the St. Louis Recorder's Office.



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      Ruled out Frederick Lincoln Stoddard as father of Richard B. Stoddard:

      https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/12892196/person/-26826254/facts?ssrc=

      https://www.newspapers.com/image/139058768/

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      The Commercial Appeal Newspaper was the newspaper for Memphis during this time. A request has been submitted to the Memphis Library 9/11/2017 for a lookup.

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      Wilmette Newspapers
      http://news.wilmettelibrary.info/241/Exhibit/1

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      Aug 2017 - No answer at cemetery.

      Baptist Church
      5714 Benjestown Road
      Memphis
      Shelby County
      Tennessee USA
      Postal Code: 38127
      Phone: 901-353-4730

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      Year Father Mother
      1920 France Unknown
      1930 France Louisiana

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      1913 Polk's Astoria city and Clatsop county directory, 1913... by R. L. Polk & Co. (1914 Not published)
      Film
      1930283

      Not in 1902, 4 6, 8, 9, 10, 17-18, 20-21, but in 1913 and 15.(1903, 5, 7, 11, 12, 14, 16 & 19 not published).

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      Employed by D D Thomas as bookkeeper per 1921 Memphis City Directory

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      Chicago City Directories (1902
      1900 Film 1376702, 3
      1901 Film 1376704, 5
      1902 Film 1759633
      1903 Film 1759634
      1904 Film 1759635
      1905 Film 1759636
      1907 Film 1759637
      1908 Film 1759638
      1909 Film 1759639
      1910 Film 1759640

      Look for father, Edward
      Have ruled out Edward B. Stoddard, the architect
      Ruled out Edward C. Stoddard, bookkeeper born in Arkansas in 1882

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      Richard Benson Stoddard is not at 2710 Hasalt in the 1910 census:

      https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7884/31111_4328163-00875?pid=4993334&backurl=http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3Dylg370%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26gss%3Dangs-c%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26gsfn%3Dcora%26gsfn_x%3D0%26gsln%3Dmoore%26gsln_x%3D0%26msrpn__ftp%3DCook,%2520Illinois,%2520USA%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26mssng%3DAsaph%26gskw%3DHalsted%26_83004003-n_xcl%3Dm%26cpxt%3D1%26cp%3D12%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Du41%26pcat%3DCEN_1910%26h%3D4993334%26dbid%3D7884%26indiv%3D1%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=ylg370&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true





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      Richard B. Stoddard, died 3-9-1957 of acute coronary thrombosis. Reported by his wife, Signe. Parents listed on death certificate are Edward Stoddard and Mary Wagner. Last address 188 S. Bellevue, Memphis, TN Buried in Oaklawn cemetery in Shelby County Tennessee
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