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J.R. Stoddard
(1855-1936)

Published obituary: "John Roswell Stoddard, 80, retired of the Capewell Horseshoe Nail Company, and a 32nd-degree Mason, died suddenly Friday night (Jan.3, 1936) at his home, 262 Willard Avenue, after a short illness. Retiring from active business 20 years ago [1916] , Mr. Stoddard since that time has traveled extensively. Before his association with the Capewell Horseshoe Nail Company as its manager, he was superintendent for 10 years of the Russell & Irwin Manufacturing Company, New Britain. A native of Newington [Connecticut], he was born there August 6, 1855 and had lived there all of his life. He attended the Newington public schools and Cheshire Academy. He was a member of several fraternal organizations including the AF&AM [Ancient Free & Accepted Masons], RAM [Royal Arch Masons], R&SM [Royal & Select Masons], KT [Knights Templar], AAON-MS [Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine ("The Shriners")], Charter Oak Lodge of Perfection [Scottish Rite Masons], Rose Croix [Rosicrucians], and the Connecticut Consistory [Scottish Rite Masons] of Norwich."

He was the son of John Gaylord Stoddard and Caroline Rice, farmers in Newington, Hartford County, Connecticut; he married Lila Marguerite Steele (1854-1943) in 1878, and together they had seven children. It the time of his death he also had 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. No information appears to have been recorded regarding his mineral collection or its disposition.

Reference:
ANONYMOUS (1936) Obituary for John R. Stoddard. Hartford Daily Courant: Saturday, Jan 4, 1936.
PATTERSON, williams (1873) John Stoddard of Wethersfield, Connecticut and his descendants, 1642-1872. Succasunna, NJ, 94,16p.
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