Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 12:49:16 :
Saturday, July 2, 1949
Charles F. Stocking, Oldtime S. R. Figure Dies At Age Of 83
Charles F. Stocking, a San Rafael resident for the past 43 years and at onetime the operator of a candy and ice cream stand at the corner of Fourth and B street, San Rafael, died yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Miss Abbie M. Stocking, 810 E street, San Rafael. He was 83.
He was the son of pioneer Oregonians, who came to the West by steamboat via the Isthmus of Panama in 1853, and later mined for gold in Tuolomne county, Calif.
Charles F. Stocking was born in The Dalles, Oregon, in 1866. He came to California and San Rafael in 1906. Four years later in 1910, he opened an ice cream and candy stand where the Casa Marin store now stands. He is remembered by oldtimers as a familiar Fourth street figure. He ran his Fourth street business for 15 years.
His wife, Nettie, preceded him in death by 25 years. She died about 1923.
Survivors, in addition to his daughter, Abbie, include a son, Clayton F. Stocking…. [missing print] … three grandchildren, Clayton F. Stocking, Jr., Charles H. Stocking and Jean Fraser.
Private funeral services were held this morning at the Harry M. Williams mortuary, San Rafael, and inurnment at the Olivet Memorial Park, Colma.
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A Death Notice in the same paper adds information: he was the great grandfather of Russell Fraser Jr., Craig Fraser, Patrick and James Stocking.
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