Stockwell, Gideon Drake

Gideon Drake Stockwell of Birdsall, Dies at the age of 78

Gideon Drake Stockwell died in Birdsall at the home of Frank J. Closser, March 14, 1912.

The deceased was born in the town of Almond, March 11, 1834.  He enlisted at Birdsall August 1861 in the 30th NY Infantry afterwards changed to the 1st NY Dragoons. Was mustered out and discharged at Washington in 1865.

On his return home he married Annie Kellogg of the  town of Allen.  The following year they moved to Michigan where he lived for about twenty years, when he returned to Birdsall and has retained his residence there since.  For the past eighteen years he has made his home with Frank J. Closser.

He left one son Cyrus, a Congregational minister living in Illinois, and a daughter, Edith Shepard of Litchfield, Mich.

All his living brother and sisters were present at the funeral, namely, two brothers, David of Buffalo and B.W. of Birdsall, and three sisters, Mrs. Nancy Hull, and Mrs. Mary Luce of Buffalo and Mrs. Hattie Kellogg of Niagara Falls.

NOTE:  It is believed Mr. Stockwell is buried in the White Cemetery in Allen.  If there is a marker for him, it is buried under years of pine needles.

Researched & Submitted by Mary Rhodes
From: Allegany County Reporter, Mar 26, 1912