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Forrest A. STOCKER

Male 1887 - 1898  (11 years)


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  • Name Forrest A. STOCKER 
    Born 4 Apr 1887 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Oct 1898 
    Person ID I899  Carl
    Last Modified 20 May 2012 

    Father William Sylvester STOCKER,   b. 1 May 1842, Gnadenhutten, Tuscarawas County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1922, Tippecanoe Twp., Kosciusko County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Sarah Catherine KNEPPER,   b. 29 Jan 1847, Franklin County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1923  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1866 
    Family ID F384  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The following is taken from a newspaper clipping from the Warsaw
      newspaper: "It is our painful duty to chronicle the death by
      accidental shooding of one of our citizens near here Saturday. Sam
      Stocker accidently shot his young brother Forrest, death resulting in
      a few minutes. Their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stocker, who live on
      the northeast farm of the township, had gone to Ligonier and the
      brothers took down the gun and went out to hunt rabbits and had killed
      two when another was scared up, which the elder boy was prepared to
      shoot, when it got away, and in putting down the trigger the gun was
      discharged, the contents entering the body of the younger brother in
      the region of the heart. He said: "Sam, you have shot me," and
      expired instantly. Sam is seventeen and the deceased eleven years of
      age. The bereaved ones are deserving of all sympathy, and especially
      the one who innocently did the deed."

      Forrest Stocker
      Northern Indianian Oct. 20, 1896 (Webster)
      DEATH: It is our painful duty to chronicle the death by accidental shooting of one of the citizens near here Saturday.
      Sam Stocker accidently shot his younger brother, Forrest, death resulting in a few minutes. Mr. and Mrs. William
      Stocker, who live on the NE far of the township, had gone to Ligonier and the brothers took the gun to hunt rabbits.
      They had secured two, when another was scared up, which the elder boy was prepared to shoot when it got away.
      In putting down the trigger, the gun was discharged entering the young brother in the heart. Sam is 17 years old,
      and the deceased was 11.