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SIMEON B. STODDARD. Death of the AVell-Knuwn Old Hesi dent of Kock Island, in His ftlid Yea r. Simeon B. Stoddard, cue of Hock Island's old citizens, died yesterday at the residence of hia oniy surviving son, Simeon B. Stoddard jr., with whom he has made his home for the past fifteen years, Mrs. Stoddard having died in February, 1S82. lie was a native of Connecticut, where he was born Jan. 2, 1813, bo that he was uearing th8 completion of bis 83d year. H13 health was good till he was taken with a chill a week afro. The chills recurred daily, and he realized that death was approaching. Mr. Stoddard was married atEvans- ville, Ind., Feb. 15, 1SH, to Miss El vira M. Damon. They settled in Rock Island in 1851, when Mr. Stoddard went into the wagon and carriage business with James G. Blvthe under the style of Blythe & Stoddard. They carried on the business successfully until 1871, when they sold out their interest, since which time Mr. Scod dard has not been actively engaged in business. ' Mr. Stoddard was probably one of the oldest members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in the etate. He was inducted into the mysteries of the order March 16, 1842, and he was an active and earnest member to the last. He was a member of Rock Island lodge. No. 18. and of Rock Isl and Encampment, No. 12. The breth -ren of the lodge and canton, when ho rounded the half-century mark of hia membership presented bim with a beautiful gold emblem of the order, richly jeweled. As stattd above, Mrp. Stoddard died in 1S52. Of their four sons, Eugene, Norris, Rollin and Simeon, only i he latter survives, and the only other living relative is Mr. Stoddard's sis ter, Mrs. Lucy Beebe of Des Moines. 1 he funeral takes placo from the family residence at 10 A. M. tomorrow, the services at the house being conducted by the Rev. W. 3. Marquis, and those at Chippiannock by the Odd Fellows.