Saturday, February 13, 2016

May Louisa Stockton Headstone


Departed this life on the
14th of April in the year of our
Lord 1907 in the 25th year 
of her life.

She studied, loved and obeyed
God's holy law. And her soul
is at peace.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Obituary: Jack Norman Reed

Jack Norman Reed, 89, of Cincinnati, OH, went home to join his beloved wife Mabel Ruth Blosser, who preceded him in death almost exactly three years prior. He made a peaceful transition on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.

Jack was born to the late Austin Clyde Reed and the late Salinda May Powell in the Montana coal camp in Marion County, West Virginia. He was the younger brother to the late Wanda Reed, who died as an infant, and the late Starling Reed.

Jack was part of the “Greatest Generation,” a generation that knew what it was to be a man, partly because they had to become men at an early age. Faced with the dangers of following his father into the coalmines, he decided to risk his luck instead by signing up for the U.S. Army at the start of World War II. He was assigned to the 774th Field Artillery Battalion, where he served as a Corporal. For his act of bravery for directing field artillery from behind enemy lines, he was awarded the Bronze Star.

After the war, Jack went to West Virginia University on the GI Bill to get a degree in Mechanical Engineering, thus ensuring that he would never be going into the mines. While back home in West Virginia, he met his wife Mabel at a local square dance. His adoration for her that started that day and lasted their nearly 63 years of earthly marriage could never be doubted.

Always following the next engineering project, he ended up settling in Cincinnati, where he eventually started AE Development, an engineering company, with loyal business partner Nick Neidich.

Jack was a very caring man, who always put his family first, and worked hard to well provide for them. A humble man, his pride was reserved for his family. He had a great sense of humor and had a smile and laugh that would light up the room. He loved a good party, and was always quick to get ready, wanting to be early, never late, to an event.

Jack is survived by daughters Carol and Karen; grandchildren Heather, David, Steven, and Phillip; and great-grandchildren Austin and Jack.

A memorial service at the Pleasant Ave, Fairfield, OH Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints meetinghouse will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 6:30PM. Jack begins his temporary rest on Friday, September 27, 2013 with a military burial with full honors at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Grafton, WV. Here he will rise on the day of Resurrection, and perhaps, as usual, he will be a little early to enjoy the festivities with his family.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

May Louise Stockton - Obituary 4/18/1907


The death of Miss May Louise Stockton, which occurred Sunday morning at 6 o'clock, proved quite a shock to a large circle of her friends. She was a young woman with a wonderful charm of manner and immediately endeared herself to all who had the good fortune to come within the circle of her charm. She was a true Christian, following closely in the Master's footsteps, and there were many who felt the gentle kindness of her ministrations in time of need.

Miss Stockton was a daughter of Mrs. Maggie A. Stockton and the late Colonel Philip Stockton, and was just budding into a beautiful and useful womanhood at the time of her demise. She graduated from the Lower Girls' High School in 1901, and then attended the Normal School, with the intention of devoting her talents to school work. She was a member of the Carrollton Methodist Church, and previously had done much Christian work at the Carondelet Street Church. She was very proud of a gold medal awarded to her for attendance at Sunday school every Sunday for three years.

The funeral took place Monday afternoon and was attended by a host of her sorrowing friends, who paid the last sad tribute to her memory at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.

Daily Picayune, 1907-04-18, Pg. 11 col. 5