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RETIRED RAILWAY AGENT, DIES AT 87 Simeon B. Stoddard, 87, retired Milwaukee and D., R. I. V N. W. railway freight and passenger agent, who began his long railroad career at the Rock Island Lines in 1871, died Fri day at 11:20 p. m. at the family res i d e n c e, 738 Twenty - third street, M r Stoddard had been ill tor V7 the past year with heart disease. A life resident of the city, S. B. Stoddard ne had served In various railroad posts for M vears, and retired on Feb. 1, 1928, on pension, after being joint agent in Rock Island for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul and the D., R. I. h N. W. for 28 years. Born July 17, 1850, in Evans-ville, Ind., he came to Rock Island when a small infant with his parents, Mr and Mrs S. B. Stoddard, sr., and was reared and educated in the city. He entered railroad work in 1871, starting in a clerical position of the Rock Island Lines freight office here under the late R. R. Cable, president of the road, Four years later, he rose to- cashier and in 1880 was advanced to freight agent, holding this post until 1897. He became freight and passenger agent at the Milwaukee station here three years later and was succeeded In 1928 by W, E. Biggs, present freight agent for the road. Mr Stoddard was married on March 10, 1880, to Miss Emma Louise Mitchell of Moline there. A daughter, Zetta Belle, died in infancy. Surviving are the widow, three daughters, Mrs C, C. Marshall, Evanston; Miss Flora MH at home, and Mrs Henry P. Pope, Buffalo, N. Y six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Knox chapel. D. L. Hartman, a reader, of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, will officiate, Burial will be in Chippiannock cemetery. The pallbearers will be George Hepburn, Steve Hepburn, Carl Mitchell, Harry W. Mitchell, Robert Lynch and W. E. Biggs. SIMEON STODDARD

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  1. The Daily Times,
  2. 05 Mar 1938, Sat,
  3. Page 18

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