DEATH CAUSED BY FALL FROM ROOF
Injuries received Wednesday of last week in a fall from the roof of the Nettle Hill store caused the death of L. Ross Stockdale, 59, well known farmer and stockman, of New Freeport, R. D. 1, who died Saturday morning, Sept. 12, 1942, at 4:15 o'clock in the Greene County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Stockdale sustained a fractured right leg and a spinal injury in the fall.
A lifelong resident of Greene County, Mr. Stockdale was born April 18, 1883, a son of the late T. R. Stockdale and Mary Etta Williams Stockdale. He was a member of the Bethany Methodist Church and a former superintendent of the Sunday School. He married Mollie Church, who survives with two daughters and one son: Mrs. Wilma Evans and Miss Beth Stockdale, of Columbus, and Hal R. Stockdale, who is in the U. S. Army Air Forces and stationed in Florida. There are two grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers and one sister: Frank Stockdale, Zanesville, O.; Thomas Stockdale, New Kensington; Ray Stockdale, Holbrook, R. D.; David Stockdale, in the U. S. Army and stationed at Fort Meade, Md., and Mrs. Nellie Cumberledge, Holbrook, R. D.
STOCKDALE - Funeral services for L. Ross Stockdale, late of New Freeport, R. D., will be held Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 15, 1942, at 2 o'clock at the Bethany Methodist Church with Rev. George Richman in charge. Interment will be in the Bethany Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Stockdale residence. George I. Church is the funeral director in charge.
Democrat Messenger, September 14, 1942 (Greene County, PA)
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