Clipped From The Ogden Standard-Examiner
WAGON T1A1N Jotm Francis Stodclarcl Had Resided In Hooper Since 1876 John Francis Stoddard, pioneer farmer and stockman of Hooper, died at his home Sunday night at twelve o'clock after a long illness. He was born on September 14, 1852, in a wagon, near Sweetwater, Wyo., when the family was tarossing the plains to Utah as L. D. S. converts. He was a son of Charles and Lucetta Murdoch Stoddard. He lived in Faitnington for a time and worked on the Union Pacific railroad when it wfes being built through Uintah, Since his marriage to Isadora Estella Belnap in 1875 in Salt Lake City, the family home has been in Hooper. Mrs. Stoddard died on January 3, 1931. Mr. Stoddard was .the 5ast surviving member of the original pioneer family. He is survived by the following sons and daughters: Charles A. Stoddard, Myton; Walter B. Stoddard, Leota; Mrs. Arnold Christensen, O. Lee Stoddard, West Stoddard and Earl Stoddard of Hooper. Thirty-five .grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren also survive. Services will be held Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock in the •looper ward chapel, with Bishop John D. Hooper presiding. Friends . may call at the home in Hooper Tuesday tod also on Wednesday until hour of services. Interment will be made in the Hooper cemetery under the direction of Ltodquist & Sons.