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Saturday, April 17, 2021

JUDGE, Mollie and Viola (Hailey, ID)


PHOTO TAKEN: unknown photographer, Bellevue Idaho, circa 1910
PURCHASED: 2016 Hollywood Antiques, Eugene OR
On back: "Mollie Judge, taken soon after Jim passed away, at Bellevue, Idaho"
Also on back: "Mr. G W Crowder, Rte 3, Burley, Idaho."

I believe this is Mary "Mollie" McDonald-Judge (born 4 June 1855 in Ontario Canada to parents Peter McDonald and Jane Pinkham), wife of James Judge proprietor of the Palace Hotel in Ketchum Idaho. They were married 20 Jun 1872 at Ada Idaho.

She had siblings:
  • Charles A. McDonald (1845-1926)
  • Sarah Jane McDonal (1849- )
  • Violet McDonald (1859-1933)

1880 Federal Census > Idaho > Owyhee County > Silver City
JUDGE, James, 44y, head, born in Massachussetts of Irish parents, Keeping Saloon
JUDGE, Mary E, 27y, wife, born in Canada of CAN parents, Keeping house
JUDGE, Charles P., 6, son, born in Idaho Terr.

(from The Ketchum Keystone, June 7, 1884.)

Mollie and James had a son Charles P. Judge (b. 1874) who went to Oregon and died in Bend Oregon in 1917.

1900 Federal Census > Idaho > Blaine County > Hailey
JUDGE, James, Head, 65, Feb 1835,born in Mass of Irish parents, Saloon buyer
JUDGE, Mary E, wife, 40, Jun 1859, born in Canada of Scotch/Canadian parents
JUDGE, Charles P., son, 26, Nov 1873, born in Idaho, day laborer

 (From The Idaho Statesman 10 Dec 1900.)

1910 Federal Census > Idaho > Blaine Co.> Hailey
JUDGE, Mary E., head, 55 widowed, seamstress at home

(Note - there is a column for number of children born/living, and for Mollie it said 1 child born, 1 child living. This is disconcerting. It is either an error, or I have the person identified.)

1920 Federal Census > Idaho > Ada > Boise
PINKHAM, Joseph, head, 86, widowed, born in Canada, no occupation
JUDGE, Mary, niece, 66, widowed, imm. 1870, nat. 1875, born in Canada

James died in 1910 while a resident of the State Asylum.

Mollie died 2 March 1931 in Caldwell Idaho (Canyon County). On the death certificate, the informant was Mrs. Viola Price (matron of the I.O.O.F. Home in which Mollie was tenant at the time).

PHOTO TAKEN: Adams Bros., Park City UT, circa 1894-1895
PURCHASED: 2016 Hollywood Antiques, Eugene OR
On Back: "Mollie's baby Viola, died in Carey with Diptheria, when Johnie Judge's 2 children died at the same time"
Also on back: "Mrs Jas. Judge, no 4 Thorton Court, between Main & W. Temple, Salt Lake"

Lots of clues there! I find that in the Carey Pioneer Cemetery (Carey, ID) there are two children of John P. Judge (1866-1920, son of James Judge and Mary Golding), which both died in 1895. These are Nora Irene Judge (age 1 or 2) and her brother Edmund Percival Judge (age 3).

This tells me that Viola Judge also died in 1895.

This death notice for Charles Judge was located in the Bend Bulletin, 25 June 1917.

SEEGAR, Mabel (Jersey City, NJ)

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UPDATE - This photo has been claimed by Mabel's family and had gone home!


PHOTO TAKEN: Holzmann, 457 Palisade Ave, J.C.N. , Jersey City NJ, circa 1906

PURCHASED: 2018 August, Glenwood Manor Antiques, Queensbury NY

There was a photographer named Luis Holzmann who had a studio at 362 Palisade Ave, Jersey City during the years 1908-1909. Per the 1900 Census, the studio was located at the 457 address which is shown on the photograph. The Jersey City Directory shows the studio still at 457 in 1905. The clothing worn appears to be circa 1902-1906.So I think we can determine the time period is between 1902 and 1906.

Although the back of the photo bears the identification "Mabel Seegar", I believe this could also be a misspelling of Mabel SEEGER, whom I find living about 35 miles away in Rockland County NY at this time. 

I still need to determine whether or not a girl of this age and name might have been living in the Jersey City area at this time.

Still working on this one.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

LAKE, Harry (Bedford IA)



IDENTIFICATION ON PHOTO: "Harry Lake, Bedford Iowa"

PHOTO TAKEN: unknown location and photographer, but likely Bedford Iowa c. 1904

PURCHASED: This image is part of a group of old photos sent to me by Carol Kleppinger, and are assumed to be friends of her grandmother Florence Ream.

This is Harry Clifford Lake, born 27 June 1882 in Conway, Iowa, to parents Albert Enos Lake (1850-1940) and Sarah L. Reed (1848-_).

The family is found on the 1900 Federal Census:

1900 Federal Census > Iowa > Taylor > Bedford

  • LAKE, Albert E., head, Sept 1850, 49, born in Mass of Mass parents, County Treasurer
  • LAKE, Sarah L., wife, July 1848, 51, born in Mass of RI & MA parents
  • LAKE, Walter H., son, Mar 1878, 22 single, born in Iowa, Deputy Treasurer
  • LAKE, Harry C., son, Jun 1882, 17 single, born in Iowa, at School

Harry married Harriet "Maud" Barr, and they had two daughters and two sons:

  • Julia Lake (1921) m. Ferringer
  • Harriet Alberta Lake (1922-2009) m. John R. Morgan
  • Harry J. Lake (1924-2000) m. Mary Grace Gangemi
  • Clifford John Lake (1928-2002)

The family is found on the 1930 Census:

1930 Federal Census > Pennsylvania > Indiana County

  • LAKE, Harry, head, 47, born in Iowa of Mass parents, specialty salesman food products
  • LAKE, Harriet Maude, wife, 34, born in PA of PA parents
  • LAKE, Julia, dau, 9, born in PA
  • LAKE, Alberta, dau, 7, born in PA
  • LAKE, Harry Jr, son, 5, born in PA
  • LAKE, Clifford J., son, 1yr 7mo, born in PA

Harry died 1 Jun 1976 (age 93) in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. His memorial at Findagrave can be found here.

LAKE, Viola (Mrs Foster) (Mankato KS)




PHOTO TAKEN: Ladd Studio, Mankato KS, 1924

PURCHASED: These three images are part of a group of old photos sent to me by Carol Kleppinger, and are assumed to be friends of her grandmother Florence Ream.

This is Viola Matilda Lake, born 9 Aug 1904 in Jewell County Kansas to parents Ralph Emmet Lake (1884-1959) and Bertha Viola Watson (1884-1964).

1920 Federal Census > Kansas > Clay > Chapman

  • LAKE, Ralph E., head, 38, born in Kansas of Iowa parents, farmer
  • LAKE, Bertha, wife, 35, born in Kansas of Scottish & Irish parents
  • LAKE, Viola M., dau, 15, born in Kansas
  • LAKE Emmet Charles, son, 13, born in Kansas

Viola Lake married on 8 Sep 1925 to Jay Madison Foster (1896-1959).

This Marriage Notice was in the 10 Sep 1925 edition of the Belleville Telescope, Belleville KS.

1930 Federal Census > Kansas > Republic > White Rock

  • FOSTER, Jay M., head, 33, born in Kansas of IL and IA parents, farmer
  • FOSTER, Viola M., wife, 25, born in Kansas of Kansas parents
  • FOSTER, Mary E., daughter, 3, born in Kansas
  • FOSTER, Dean R., son, 2, born in Kansas
  • FOSTER, Delpha J., daughter, 10m, born in Kansas
  • FOSTER, Mary E., mother, 67 widow, born in Iowa of IN and NC parents
  • FOSTER, Roy H., brother, 46, born in Kansas of IL and IA parents, farm labor

Two eldest children c. 1933-34

By the time of the 1940 Census, the family is farming in Madison Co. Ohio.

1940 Federal Census > Ohio > Madison > Deer Creek

  • FOSTER, Jay M., head, 43, born in Kansas, farmer
  • FOSTER, Viola M., wife, 35, born in Kansas
  • FOSTER, Mary E., daughter, 13, born in Kansas
  • FOSTER, Dean Riley, son, 12, born in Kansas
  • FOSTER, Delpha June, daughter, 10, born in Kansas
  • FOSTER, Warren Everett, son, 9, born in Kansas
  • FOSTER, Evelyn Bertha, daughter, 7, born in  Kansas

All 5 Foster children c. 1933

The children:

FOSTER, Mary Elizabeth (1926-2004) m. William Banks in 1952
  - BANKS, Nancy, m. Robert Cowee
  - BANKS, Karen, m. Richard Terhune
FOSTER, Dean Riley (1927-2011) m. 1) Mary Moberly, 2) Mildred M. Brockway
  - FOSTER, David
  - FOSTER, Paul m. Maria
  - FOSTER, John m. Maria-Diana
FOSTER, Delpha June (1929-1998) OSU Graduate 1951, dietician in NY hospital
FOSTER, Warren Everett (1930-1984) was in the army
FOSTER, Evelyn Bertha (1932-1955) teacher, died age 22 in auto accident in Colorado

Viola died 12 Nov 2003, age 99, at Columbus OH. She is buried at Deer Creek Township Cemetery, Lafayette, Madison county, OH. 

Her memorial at Find-a-Grave

Saturday, December 26, 2020

PUTNAM, Leslie R. (Bedford IA)



PHOTO TAKEN: unknown photographer, circa 1904

PURCHASED: This is part of a group of old photos sent to me by Carol Kleppinger, and are assumed to be friends of her grandmother Florence Ream

As you can see, the lower third of this photo card is broken, but it's hanging in there.

The photographer's mark appears to say "Midder's" but no location is given. Leslie Putnam attended a number of colleges, and this could have been taken in any of those locations. There were multiple people named "Leslie R. Putnam" but I am certain I have the correct one because this one went to high school in Bedford Iowa, the same school as Florence Ream, in whose possessions these photographs were kept.

Leslie R. Putnam, born 6 May 1885, on the 1900 Census for Bedford Iowa. His father is Henry Harrison Putnam (1840-1911) and his mother is Cornelia Ann Chamberlain (1848-1928).

1900 Federal Census > Iowa > Taylor > Bedford

  • PUTNAM, H., head, Aug 1840, 59yo, born in VT of Mass and VT parents, farmer
  • PUTNAM, Cornelia A., wife, Nov 1848, 51, born in NY of Mass and NY parents
  • PUTNAM, Etta G., dau, Dec 1872, 27, born in IL, asst county supt school
  • PUTNAM, Irving E., Oct 1878, 21, born in Iowa, at school
  • PUTNAM, Charles H., son, Jul 1881, 18, born in Iowa, at school
  • PUTNAM, Clyde C., son, Apr 1883, 17, born in Iowa, at school
  • PUTNAM, Leslie R., son, May 1885, 15, born in Iowa, at school
  • PUTNAM, Stella B., dau, Jan 1891, 9, born in Iowa, at school

Leslie married Neva Vay Smith (1889-1970), daughter of Stephen P. Smith and Lucy L. Stapleton.


One of the most beautiful home nuptial events which have taken place in Morrison in recent years was the wedding of Professor Leslie Ray Putnam of Helena, Mont., and Miss Neva V. Smith, which was solemnized at the residence of the bride's mother on North Base street. The ceremony was performed by Rev. I. E. Putnam of the Albany Park M. E. church of Austin, a brother of the groom, assisted by Rev. W. J. Abel, pastor of the M. E. church in this city. The vows were taken at 8:30 o'clock in the presence of a number of relatives and close friends of the contracting parties. The couple was attended by Miss Veda Maud Smith, sister of the bride and Rev. Charles Putnam, pastor of the Bethel M. E. church of Chicago, a brother of the groom. Mr. Putnam, as well as his bride, is a graduate of the College and Conservatory at Mt. Vernon, Ia., and at the present time he is one of the professors in the Montana Wesleyan University at Helena, having supervision of the music and teaching history. Mrs. Putnam has been elected instructor in the conservatory and will give instruction in voice culture and on the piano. Those from out of town who attended the wedding were; Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Putnam of Bedford, Ia., Rev. I. E. and C. H. Putnam of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Orton Chamberlin of Lyndon, Charles, Fred and Edward Stapleton with their wives of Edgely, N. D., Madge Shafer of Port Byron, Hiram Smith of Fulton, Louise Lte of Amboy and Miss Coral Allen of Sterling. [The Sterling Evening Gazette, Sterling IL,  24 Dec 1910 Pg 2]

1930 Federal Census > Iowa > Jefferson > Fairfield

  • PUTNAM, Leslie R., head, 44, born in IA of PA? parents, Teacher at Public School
  • PUTNAM, Neva, wife, 39, born in IL of PA and IL parents
  • PUTNAM, Paul L, son, 18, born in Montana
  • PUTNAM, Loren S, son, 16, born in IL
  • PUTNAM, Louise V, dau, 7, born in SD
  • SMITH, Lucy L, mother in law, 68, widow, born in IL of English parents

Their children:

  • Paul Leslie Putnam (1912-1897) m. 1) Betty Ann Phillips, 2) Frances Smith
  • Loren Smith Putnam (1914-2006) - Professor of Zoology at Ohio State Univ. 1935 Graduate of Murray State College, m. Mildred Miller.
  • Louise V. Putnam (abt 1923-2000) m. Herbert L Carter

WWII Draft Registration shows a lot of useful information. His middle name is Ray. He was born 6 May 1885. At that particular time he was employed by Murray State College in Kentucky.

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An article in The Paducah Sun 1966, covering a Benefit Concert to be held in nearby Murray KY, had much to reveal on Leslie Putnam's background. In part it said "Born at Bedford Iowa, he earned the BM and BS degree from Cornell College; did graduate work at Northwestern University and Garrett Biblical Institute where he received a music degree. He was awarded the MS degree in education at Kansas State College and studied voice at Chicago Musical College, Lamont School of Music in Denver and was baritone soloist with the Cornell College Choral Society and the Kansas State Choral Society."

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There was a music scholarship at Murray College named in his honor.

Leslie died 21 Nov 1969 at age 84. He and his wife are buried at the Murray City Cemetery, in Murray Kentucky. Obit is from The Paducah Sun, 21 Nov 1969.

Friday, December 25, 2020

KIRKPATRICK, Charles (Bedford IA)



IDENTIFICATION ON PHOTO: Charles Kirkpatrick, 1904, Teacher Bedford High School

PHOTO TAKEN: Siegel-Cooper & Co., Chicago IL, 1904

PURCHASED: This is part of a group of old photos sent to me by Carol Kleppinger, and are assumed to be friends of her grandmother Florence Ream

Charles Kirkpatrick was born 1876 in Spencer, Clay County, Iowa to parents Dougas Kirkpatrick and Cordelia E Davis.

He was a teacher or professor at Bedford High School for a number of years before relocating to Seattle around 1906, where he also taught and worked in school administration. It was in Bedford Iowa that he would have been acquainted with the above-mentioned Florence Ream. He clearly made an impression upon her as she kept his photograph among those of her other friends. She must have valued his memory.

Charles' first wife was Mabel Cordius Hardenbrook (b. 1876 in Iowa) to whom he was married 4 years up until her death in Seattle in 1909.

His second wife was Seattle socialite Edith Lilian Allen (b. 1887) to whom he was married 3 years up until her death from illness in 1916.

(It is believed that neither wife produced any offspring, so I will not be finding descendants who might wish to receive this photograph. Perhaps a relative will step up and offer him a home.)

In 1919, Charles who was at that time principal of the Broadway High School in Seattle (see image at left), tendered his resignation owing to his own ill health. 

Charles Kirkpatrick died in 1924 in Washington State, and is buried with family at the Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Iowa.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

LOW, Elizabeth (New Berlin NY)



UPDATE - This photo of Elizabeth Low has been claimed by a relative and is being sent home.


PHOTO TAKEN: Talbot's Studio, New Berlin, NY, circa 1905

PURCHASED: 2018 August, Madison-Bouckville Antiques Week

This image is of a young woman around 14 or 15 years old. It appears to have been taken a bit before the New Berlin High School photos of 1909, so I place it about 1905. That means the young woman was born around 1890.

Checking in at, a likely suspect comes up immediately. I believe this is Elizabeth Lowe (or Low), born 16 Jan 1890, died 1939, at the age of 49.

Her parents were Mark Lafayette Low (1858-1917), a farmer, and Ella Agnes Barber (1858-1920).

On the 1910 Census, I find that Mark Low's farm was directly adjacent to that owned by Fred & Charity Matteson (previously posted here) and looking back at that post, I see that Charity Matteson had a maiden name of Lowe (or Low). She was a daughter of Thomas Lowe (1820-1891) and Elizabeth Ann Phillips (1826-1892), as is Mark Low, so they are siblings. This also further verifies that I have the correct Elizabeth Low, as the photos were acquired at the same time, and at the same antiques booth.

Also, Elizabeth's mother Ellen Barber is a sister of William Barber (previously posted) and of Charlotte Barber who married Howard Kneeland (previously posted).

Elizabeth married Ray Leslie Chapin in 1911, who operated a dairy farm in nearby Pittsfield, Otsego County, NY (about 7 miles away from New Berlin. Ray is a brother of Lester Chapin (Previously posted).

Elizabeth and Ray had two sons; Robert (1917) and Donald (1924).

It has become evident to me that the person who collected all these "New Berlin" photos that I had previously posted and bought all together (and seemed to be related in some way) is Elizabeth Lowe (1891-1939). She would have been a classmate of those pictured in the Class of 1909 photos . Her father was Marquis Lafayette "Mark" Lowe (a brother of Charity Lowe) which makes her a niece of Uncle Fred and Aunt "Chat" Matteson, and may have written the inscription on the back of that one. I have already sent hone Fred & Charity, and I did not keep a digital image of the inscription. Elizabeth married Ray L Chapin (a surname on other photos found in this same batch). 

The most convincing piece of evidence is the handwriting of Elizabeth which is beautiful and distinctively leans backward. Here is the back of the photo of Edith Pope , one of Elizabeth's high school pals.

Compare this with Elizabeth's own signature, taken from her Wedding Certificate in 1911.

I am not sure why she died so young. 

Elizabeth is buried at Fairview Cemetery in New Berlin, Chenango County, NY.

Friday, November 20, 2020

STACY, Leland Johnson (DeKalb, NY)




PHOTO TAKEN: Cunningham Photographic Studio, Ogdensburg NY, circa 1912-1914

PURCHASED: 2017 Traditions Antique Mall, Wildwood FL

UPDATE - All three related STACY photos have been claimed by family and are going home!

This is the third STACY surname photo acquired at the same time from the same booth at an antique mall. The other two were: JOHN S. STACY and CHARLES P. STACY.

This is LELAND JOHNSON STACY, SR., born 11 Aug 1889 in St Lawrence County, NY. He is the son of George Arthur Stacy (1859-1942) and Minnie Johnson (1865-1923). His father George is a son of William Maurice Stacy, who is an older brother of John S. Stacy and Charles P. Stacy (previously researched). Leland is a great-nephew of John and Charles.

The photo was taken at a studio identified only as "Cunningham", but I believe this was the studio of John Cunningham who operated in Ogdensburg NY, a mere 20 miles north of De Kalb where the Stacy family lived. The fashions worn suggest a time period of between 1911 and 1914, and the sitter appears to be in his early to mid 20s.

Leland would have completed High School around 1908, so this was probably taken during his college years. At age 25 (circa 1914), Leland was working as a Chemistry and Physics teacher at the Ivy League prep school Horace Mann in The Bronx. And in 1917 he is found in the University of Chicago yearbook, and is shown having earned a Fellowship in Physics.

He was a commissioned Lieutenant in WWI.

In midsummer 1919 Leland married Mary Elena Elliott in Missouri. They resided in Essex County NJ and had the following children:

 1920 Alma May Stacy (d. 1979)

 1922 Leland Johnson Stacy Jr. (d. 2009)

 1925 Susan Stacy (d. 2006)

 1926 Emily Ann Stacy (d. 1989)

Leland died in Sep 1965 in Norfolk VA and is buried in a family plot in Missouri.

STACY, Charles P. (San Francisco, CA)




PHOTO TAKEN: Swasey Photographic Studio, 26 Montgomery St, San Francisco CA, circa 1890

PURCHASED: 2017 Traditions Antique Mall, Wildwood FL

UPDATE - All three related STACY photos have been claimed by family and are going home!

Looking first at the physical clues present in the cabinet card, I noticed right off that the dark maroon/brown Card Stock is thin, has rounded corners, and a gilded beveled edge. The beveled edge was most popular from 1885-1895. The dark maroon cards were introduced in the late 1880s, first with only the front of the card colored, but by 1890 cards were being produced with the same dark color front and back (as this one does).

About the photographer: There is a Fred Park SWASEY appearing on the San Francisco 1880 Federal Census. His occupation is "Photo retoucher" and he lodges at 14 Turk Street which is about 6 blocks away from the Studio address given on the front of the photograph. He appears also on the 1880 Voter Register, same address, occupation "Photographer". I find news of his death in 1900, wherein he is reported passing from typhoid malaria in Redding CA where his brother Frank is owner and editor of the Redding Free Press. His obit mentions that he had a business in San Francisco for a few years, "a while back". So I think a close estimate for a timeframe on this photo is very early 1890s.

Charles P. Stacy, I find, is a brother of previously researched John S. Stacy. Their photos were acquired together at the same Antique Mall.

Their parents are Pelatiah STACY (1792-1872) and Jerusha TANNER (1800-1877). Children of this couple are:

 1822 James A Stacy (d. 1858)

 1824 Jerusha Stacy (d. 1899)

 1826 Lydia Stacy (d. 1901)

 1828 William Maurice Stacy (d. 1892)

 1830 Isaac Warren Stacy (d. 1898)

 1833 John Seeley Stacy (d. 1910)

 1835 Erastus W. Stacy (d. 1896)

 1837 Mary Ann Stacy (d. 1913)

 1840 Elisha Henry Stacy (d. 1908)

 1843 Maria Catherine Stacy (d. 1899)

 1845 Edson Elmer Stacy (d. 1864)

 1845 Charles P. Stacy (d. 26 Jul 1903 in Chicago IL)

1880 Federal Census, Anamosa, Jones County, Iowa shows Charles P. Stacy and wife Frances. His occupation is "Commercial Agent." They also have two sons Robert (7) and George (2).

Charles and his wife Frances are found on the 1885 Iowa State Census in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa where his occupation appears to say "Commercial Travel". They still have only two offspring; Robert (11) and George (6).

Charles and his wife Frances are found on the 1900 Federal Census as boarders in Chicago. His occupation is Traveling Salesman. No children in the household at that time.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

STACY, John S. (San Francisco, CA)




PHOTO TAKEN: Morse's Palace of Art, 417 Montgomery St., SF, circa 1877-1878

PURCHASED: 2017 Traditions Antique Mall, Wildwood, FL

UPDATE - All three related STACY photos have been claimed by family and are going home!

The cabinet card is fairly thin, with straight-cut edge, rounded corners and thick gold border that extends to the edge of the card, suggesting a time period from 1878-1885. 

The man's bow tie tucked under the shirt lapels was fashionable during the decade of the 1870s.

The Photographic Studio Morse's Palace of Art on Montgomery Street is mentioned in the San Francisco City Directory of 1877. Proprietor is George D. Morse who worked as a photographer in San Francisco from the 1860s to at least the mid-1890s. The embossed name G.D. Morse can be seen at lower right front if the photo is held at an angle to the light source.

Also found in the 1877 City Directory is John S. Stacy. He is described as an attorney at law at firm whose office was located at 401 California. His home was Oakland. In 1875 he was part of the Law Firm of Stacy & Tripp (with Dwight K. Tripp). His firm in 1876 was called Stacy & Hart (with William H.H. Hart) and in 1877 the firm was called Stacy, Thompson & Hart, having added James D. Thompson to the shingle.

From History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 580.

JOHN S. STACY, attorney and couselor at law, Anamosa. Judge Stacy was born on the 13th of May, 1833, at De Kalb, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y.; his parents were Pelatiah and Jerusha Tanner Stacy. The paternal ancestors were from Massachusetts, thence to Oswego, N.Y., and his grandfather was one of the first settlers in De Kalb. His father served a short time in the war of 1812, at Ogdensburg. His maternal ancestors were settlers in the vicinity of Cooperstown, N.Y., and the remains of many of them rest in the cemetery in that town. In boyhood, John S. Stacy had a great taste for reading, but was accustomed to the hard work of a farm, with only a few months at school each year until he was 16, when he attended an academy at Gouvernenr, N.Y., there preparing for college; he attended one term at Oberlin, Ohio; then entered the Sophomore Class of Union College, and graduated in 1857; it was during President Nott's administration that Mr. Stacy was at Union College. He taught school several terms, studying law at the same time and during vacations. Immigrating westward, he spent a short time in teaching at Dover, Bureau Co., Ill., and, in the spring of 1858, located at Anamosa, Iowa; he entered the law office of Hon. E. Cutler, and was admitted to the bar in the autumn of the same year; he accepted an invitation to become a partner of Mr. Cutler, and the law firm of Cutler & Stacy commenced business on the 1st of January, 1859, which terminated in the autumn of 1862, by Mr. Cutler entering the military service. In 1864, Mr. Stacy engaged in banking, in connection with the practice of law, continuing until the autumn of 1873, when the panic compelled him to surrender. He was actively engaged in the building of the Iowa Midland Railroad, as attorney and Director. He was also President of the Iowa & Minnesota Railway Company, which had so far succeeded as to secure the preliminary negotiations, in London, for a loan that would doubtless have resulted in the success of the enterprise, but for the panic just alluded to, which put a stop to a great many important enterprises. In 1874, Mr. Stacy went to California, and spent two months there; he returned to that State again in 1875, and remained nearly two years, practicing law with success in San Francisco. Mr. Stacy was elected Judge of Jones Co., in 1861, and served one term. Judge Stacy has always been an ardent and active Republican. He was a Delegate to the National Convention which re-nominated Mr. Lincoln in 1864, and was one of his most hearty supporters. In 1858, while in Dover, Ill., Judge Stacy united with the Congregational Church, and, on settling in Iowa, transferred his membership to the Anamosa Church; he is an active Christian worker, and foremost in all philanthropic measures. On the 16th of November, 1862, he married Miss Charlotte A. Kellogg, a daughter of Rev. E. W. Kellogg, who, for forty years, was a Congregational minister in Vermont; she is a lineal descendant of William Bradford, second Governor of the Plymouth Colony; is a woman of fine mental culture and exalted Christian character, a worthy representative of the best Puritan stock; she has three children, who feel daily the molding hand of a Christian mother.