Niagara County

1897 Biography - Ralph Stockwell

Stockwell, Ralph, was born in Adams, Jefferson county, N. Y., Jnly11, 1819, a son of Stephen and Lucy (Bishop) Stockwell. Stephen Stockwell came with his family to West Somerset in 1824 and moved to East Wilson in 1834, where he died January 18, 1890, aged ninety-nine years; his wife died about 1833. Ralph Stockwell was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools, but has gained most of his education by applying himself to reading and observation. He is a carpenter by trade, but carries on farming, having a farm of 103 acres. He married Jane E. Streeter, and they have six children: Dr. James K. Stockwell of Oswego; Herbert R., of Wilson, a dealer in agricultural implements; Homer, superintendent of Glenwood Cemetery of Lockport; Carrie E., wife of Walter E. Wetmore; Frank E., of Rockford, Ill., and Bert G., assistant district attorney. Mr. Stockwell assisted in organizing the Republican party in the town of Wilson. He was supervisor and school commissioner, being first elected in 1862. He was assessor one term, justice of the peace eight years, and was custom house officer under Flagler for eight years.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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