Individual Record 1784

Name}   Stockton, Gertrude (Beam) Family History} Hancock                
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam Jun 1866 Place} ,   , California
Marr.: Date} Fam        1884 Place}       (Link)
Death: Date} Cir          1933 Place} Napa, Napa, California
Burial: Date} Cir          1933 Place}  
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 1012=1870 USA cen
Source 2} 878 = 1900 USA cen
Source 3} 872 = 1920 USA cen
Source 4} 853 = 1930 USA cen
Source 5} 873 = Memoirs
Source 6} 1017=Geog history
Source 7} 1009=Letter
Source 8} 1008=Family history
Source 9}  
Source 10} 
Parents: } Henry Clay (Decke) Stockton & Anna (Annie) Elizabeth Doty
   Relationship No.} 681
1st Household No.}  
      Occupation 1} Seamstress/tailor
       Occupation 2}  
Spouses:   Prime} Triplett, Stonewall Jackson
 Total Number of} 1?
Notes:  At the death of her father in 1884 the ranch holdings were sold and the family scattered.  Gertrude was then separated and went to live in Angeles Camp with her three children and bought a small ranch.  This venture failed after a time, and Gertrude and family moved to Vallejo where she got employment at Mare Island Naval Shipyard as a seamstress in the Flag Loft and opened a rooming and boarding house.

Later, following her divorce, Gertrude lived with her daughter Edwina and son-in-law Robert C. Whitthorne Sr. first in Vallejo in 1920 and later in the Carneros area of Napa in 1930.

Robert wrote about Beam's death circa 1933:  Along with the operations of the ranch becoming more difficult, primarily because of the poor price for fruit, age began to take its toll, and I believe our toughest blow was the passing of Edwina's mother.  She had health problems that were normal and offered no cause for alarm.  I had been in town to an Elk's meeting and returned home around midnight to find her sitting at the kitchen table, reading poetry, a favorite pastime of hers.  She asked that I join her with a cup of coffee and we sat for some time discussing nothing in particular that I can remember.  She did ask what my favorite poem was and I said "Thanatopsis" and she quoted several passages including "When thy summons comes to join the innumerable caravan etc. etc."  With that we went off to bed.  ... a couple of hours later when I awoke, thinking I had heard someone call.  Listened a moment and sure enough "Beam" was calling "Firthy".  I woke Edwina and she was in her mother's room right away.  She called me and asked that I get Dr. Murray.  I reached him and he was there in a short time.  Beam must have known that she was going.  She had asked Edwina to get her a fresh gown and tidy up her hair and she passed away quietly in Edwina's arms and about just as she had quoted only a few hours previous "as one who drapes his robes about Him and lies down to pleasant dreams."  Her loss was a terrible blow to us all.  Beam was a very wonderful woman.
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Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                   for the State of}  
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Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated}   3 Sep  2010
Date Created}  18 Mar 2006
Copyright © 2006, 2010 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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