Obit: Stockwell, Cyrus D. (1870 - 1953)

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Surnames: Stockwell, Pickering, Selvig, Rickard, Wanner, Holway, Baer, Cook 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) January 22, 1953 

Stockwell, Cyrus D. (1870 - 15 January 1953) 

Death Ends Career of Cyrus Stockwell - Was Superintendent of the Omaha Road - Earlier was Agent at Granton 

Cyrus D. Stockwell died Thursday morning, January 15, 1953, in the hospital at Eau Claire, following a heart attack.  Burial in Eau Clarie followed services at the Methodist church there Saturday. 

Mr. Stockwell was well known in Neillsville, where he spent his boyhood.  He was born in Port Huron, Mich., in 1870 as the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus S. Stockwell. 

As a young man he studied telegraphy and started working for the Omaha railroad.  He became station agent at Granton and was also the agent at Marshfield. 

Through his initiative and loyalty to his job and to the railroad he was made an assistant superintendent of the Northwestern and resided at Spooner.  Then he became superintendent at Eau Claire. 

He married Miss Helen Pickering of Granton.  They had two children who survive him, Mrs. Bernice Selvig of Washington, D. C., and George Stockwell of Spooner.  Also there are three grandsons, Marvin, George and David Selvig and their wives and children.  Helen Stockwell died in 1935. 

The surviving present Mrs. Stockwell was Miss Lida Rickard of Eau Clarie. The Stockwell home is at 1714 Laurel Street in Eau Claire. 

Mr. Stockwell was with the Northwestern railroad all of his working life until he retired 12 years ago. Since then Mr. and Mrs. Stockwell have divided the year between St. Petersburg, Fla., and their home at Eau Claire. 

Besides the immediate family mentioned above, there are one brother and two sisters remaining, A. R. Stockwell of Neillsville, Mrs. Ernest Wanner of Bismarck, N. D., and Mrs. William Holway of Madison.  The oldest sister, Charlotte Baer Cook, preceded Mr. Stockwell in death by just one week. 

C. D. Stockwell was well known in Masonry. He was a Knight Templar and Scottish Rite Mason.



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