Stamper Family Project

Submitted to the Stamper-list June 6, 2006

Following is the obituary of my gr-gr grandfather:

William B. STAMPER
Something of the Life of a Deceased Pioneer.

William B. Stamper was born on the 21st day of July, 1813, in Ashe County, North Carolina. In the early days of his youth he went
from the scenes of childhood into the state of Tennessee, and for a time dwelt in and about the town of Cleveland. Here he engaged
to assist those who had the contract of removing the Cherokee tribe of Indians from their reservation lands in Tennessee to their
present reservation in the Indian territory. Having accomplished this difficult and arduous work, a few of his succeeding years were
spent as a trader through the states of Kentucky and Tennessee and journeying as far south a New Orleans. Returning north, he resided
in Illinois and Iowa, and from the latter state he moved to San Joaquin County (California) in 1853, where he resided until 1859, when
he returned to Kentucky. In 1860 he again came to this county, where he continued to live until the pale messenger of death beckoned
him quickly and silently away.

He was county assessor for two terms. He was united in marriage to Amanda SMITH on the 26th day of October, 1848, in the state of
Iowa, who, with eight children, he leaves to mourn their loss. For many years the deceased was afflicted with heart disease, in so much
latterly in life that with almost every pulsation he felt more or less discomfiture and knew, as he said to the writer of this, that at any
moment he was liable to pass from the scenes of life and home. And so it was. At 11:30 a.m. on the 8th inst., after speaking a kindly word
to his aged mother, the wheels of life stood still, our friend and neighbor, Dr. Stamper, ceased at once to work and live. Our brief
acquaintance with him will not soon be forgotten. He was one of nature's noblemen, and there was in him a genial spirit and manly
frankness which seemed to characterize his every act. He was a man of strong decision of character, and with him to will was to do.
A kind father, a faithful husband, and a good citizen has left us for different scenes than those which engaged his attention while
among us. A large procession of friends and neighbors followed the remains to Harmony Grove Cemetery. At the residence of Captain
Montgomery, the Masons of Linden met the procession and took charge of the (funeral ?).
The city of Cleveland is in Bradley Co, TN. I don't know how young he would have been "in the early days of his youth".
He must have been in the area for quite some time if he was old enough to help move the Indians when he left from there.

When he first came to California, he settled in Douglas Twp, San Joaquin Co, where small town of Farmington stands, and
took up 1/2 section of land. He named the town Farmington because it was the center of an extensive and rich farming counry.

In case you can notice some naming patterns, the following are his children, which were born from 1852 to 1871, 10 in all,
with the first, b. 1849, dying at 1 mo:

Emily Elizabeth, Hiram H., Hosea B., Roseltha Lovisa, Josephine, Lewis Oscar, William Riley, Frank Marion, and Alva Walker.

Will you please let me know what you have about the Stampers in Bradley Co, TN? I have been unable to penetrate back
beyond William B. Stamper. Do not know who is parents are. There were a zillion Stampers in Ashe and Wilkes Co, NC,
and also in Kentucky.

My gr-gr grandfather was in and around Cleveland, Bradley Co, TN for a while and also was a trader in Kentucky
and Tennessee and south into New Orleans. He later resided in Illinois and Iowa and was married there to Amanda Smith
in 1848. In 1853 he left Iowa for California (San Joaquin Co.), and lived here the rest of his life except for a brief trip
to Kentucky in 1859.

Marilyn Shively

  Find A Grave Search Results / Cemetery Records Online (
 Green Lawn Memorial Park ... Bakersfield, Kern County, California
 Stamper, Grady Glen b. 1910 d. 1980
 South Kern, Arvin Cemetery ... Arvin, Kern County, California
 Stamper, Della Sue b. 1943 d. 1965
 Stamper, James R. b. 1942 d. 1966
 Stamper, Orpha b. 1912 d. 1972
 Stamper, Sheila Kay b. May. 8, 1964 d. Jan. 25, 1966
 Los Angeles National Cemetery ... Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
 Stamper, Porter b. Aug. 8, 1909 d. Jan. 30, 1974 -  PFC US ARMY, Plot: 70A S-31, bur. 02/04/1974, *
 Riverside National Cemetery ... Riverside, Riverside County, California
 Stamper, Eugene b. Sep. 10, 1925 d. Jan. 30, 1986 - COXSWAIN USN, Plot: 20-A 1079, bur. 02/03/1986, *
 Miller, Denny Stamper, b. 06/24/1905, d. 10/31/1983, CDR USN, Plot: 5 2354, bur. 11/04/1983, *
 Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery ... San Diego, San Diego County, California
Stamper, Ethel S b. Apr. 24, 1895 d. May. 27, 1962
Plot: S 1205, bur. 06/06/1962, *
  Stamper, Gertrude A b. Sep. 26, 1917 d. Nov. 9, 1965
Plot: A-B 227, bur. 11/15/1965, *
Stamper, Hamilton Alan b. Mar. 7, 1897 d. Mar. 20, 1962
2D LT US ARMY, Plot: V 775, bur. 10/08/1962, *
Stamper, William James b. Jun. 5, 1893 d. Jun. 21, 1963
CAPT USMC, Plot: S 1205, bur. 07/12/1963, *
 San Francisco National Cemetery ... San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
 Stamper, Anna b. unknown d. Jan. 30, 1938 - Plot: A 117, bur. 02/01/1938, *
 Stamper, Clyde R b. unknown d. Sep. 12, 1918 - CPL CO G 18TH INF 1 DIV, Plot: A 117, *
 Golden Gate National Cemetery... San Bruno, San Mateo County, California
Stamper, Delmer Marion b. Feb. 22, 1900 d. Nov. 27, 1961 - MAJOR POST SIGNAL OFFICE GEN HOSP SALESBURG  
 Not sure if these two entries belong in California or Illinois ... will verify. If anyone knows, please share.
 ILL SIG C, WWII, Plot: S 30, bur. 01/01/1961, *
 Stamper, Denis Lee b. unknown d. Sep. 1, 1943 - Plot: E/1 6, bur. 09/03/1943, *
Stamper, Donald Paul b. unknown d. Sep. 2, 1943 - Plot: E BLK6, bur. 09/03/1943, *  

Edna Kathleen Linderman, 52, died March 1, 2005, at her home in Palmer of cancer.
A service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Valley Open Bible Fellowship, 14251 Jojoba Drive in Big Lake. The Rev. Ed Blocker will officiate.
Ms. Linderman was born Nov. 6, 1952, in Logansport, Ind. She attended Logansport High School. She moved to Alaska in 2001. She lived in
Houston for one year before settling in Palmer. She worked as a flagger in Washington, for Wal-Mart in Oklahoma and for Fred Meyer in Wasilla. She attended Valley Open Bible Fellowship.

Her family wrote: "Edna loved to cross-stitch and spend time with her grandkids. She was one of nine children, so she was very family
oriented and quick to help out where needed. Edna was very creative and loved to decorate. She loved to spend time with her family and grandchildren. She loved to go gold panning."

She is survived by her son, Joe Brewer of Logansport; daughter, Tamatha Slizeski of Palmer; grandchildren, Brieana Brewer of Logansport
and Austin Slizeski, Christine Vanderiff and Dominic Vanderiff, all of Palmer; mother, Helen Stamper of Palmer; siblings, Olivia Stewart and Rebecca Stamper of Palmer, Scott Stamper of Panama City, Panama, Teresa Myers and David Stamper, both of Houston, Clay Stamper of Eureka, Calif., and Mark Stamper of Roy, Wash.; and a large extended family including many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Stamper; stepfather, Leonard Nelson; and brother, Ted Stamper.
Her ashes will be scattered over Pioneer Peak in the spring. Arrangements are with Kehl's Palmer Mortuary.

Solana County Genealogical Society Index

Stampers found in the Death Database

Stamper, Claude E. 1944
Stamper, J. W. 1879
Stamper, Joseph W. 1879
Stamper, Joseph W. 1879
Stamper, William (father of J. W.) 1874

 Hills Ferry - Newman, Stanislaus County - title page - extractions
Tulare County Deaths 
 Stamper  Anneta Carol  2mo  1944 Aug 30 PER
  Stamper  Everett N 54  1967 Jun 7, 8, 9  PER
Stamper    Henry D 77 1960 Nov 22, 23, 25, 26  PER
  Stamper  Lova Fern (Mrs) 35  1951 Oct 3, 4, 5, 9 PER 
  Stamper  Norval Clark 78  1993 Apr 16 PER  
  Stamper Richard C   50 1990 May 29  PER 
  Stamper  Son Inf  1951 Oct 2  PER
  Stamper Wayne  56 1999 Dec. 8, 9, 10, 11, 13 TAR 

Hillcrest Cemetery - was established in 1930 and is known for its park like effect as the lawns
are smooth and unbroken, all the headstone are sunken.... 20 Feb 2008

STAMPER infant son b & d 2 Oct 1951 - bur 8 Oct 1951 with mother I-1066-4 Lova Ferne Stamper; father Everett Stamper
STAMPER Carol age 2mo 4da b 25 Jun 1944 d 29 Aug Tulare J-936-6 CA bur 31 Aug 1944; father Everett Stamper - headstone
STAMPER Everett Newton Sr b 17 Sep 1912 OK d 7 Jun 1967 - G-726-6 Martinez CA bur 10 Jun 1967; sister Edna Rogers headstone
STAMPER Lova Ferne b 26 Nov 1915 OK d 3 Oct 1951; I-1066-4 bur 8 Oct 1951; husband Everett Stamper

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