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A view from the hillside outside of Stockton.
Named for Private John C. Rooks of the 11th Kansas Infantry who died December 11, 1862 of wounds received at the Battle of Prairie Grove near Fayetteville, Arkansas, during the civil war.
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First settlers: Joseph, James, Thomas, John and Francis
McNulty; Tunis Bulls, John Wells, John Powell, Seal Northrup and
Capt. J. Owens.
First woman settler: Mrs. Robert E. Martin, who came with her husband and family in the fall of 1871.
First house erected: February 1871 by the McNulty Brothers, 2 1/2 miles south of town on the south side of the South Solomon.
First marriage: January 1, 1873 William E. Newton was married to Mary M. Young, by B.M. Cooper, a Justice of the Peace.
First birth: Myrtle Maude, daughter of Thomas McNulty, born December 25, 1871 on Elm Creek, 3 miles east and south of Stockton.
First death: Erastas Foster, 2 miles from Stockton, in the spring of 1878. He was buried in the Stockton graveyard.
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Cemeteries: Conger (aka East Paradise), Palco, and additions to Paradise Center
Census: State Census 1885 for Logan Township pg 1-12
News: for Palco, Plainville, Zurich, Natoma, Stockton, Webster, Mt. Ayr, Codell, Rooks County
Schools: Common School Graduates in 1920, Codell Students 1920
Obits: Laura Farrier Hopton,
News: Anniversary: Fortieth Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. I.F. Ordway, Mrs. Husted Birthday
News: Webster news from 1906; Plainville News: Geo. Yoxall sells to J.G. Woodrum,
News: Court: List of Jurors 1908
Notices: Birth: daughter to J.A. Lesher; Marriage: JAMISON-FARRIER, OSMON-PEMBLETON, BARRY-MOORE, DEAN-HUTTON, STOVER-BUTLER
Obits: Jonas J. Gilbert, Donald Brodrick, Spidle baby, Harriet C. Overholser, A.T. Dean, Mrs. G.L. Rarck, Jasper Parks, Mrs. Leighton Dean,
County: Notice of Primary Election 1914
News: Newspapers; Community News: Greenfield; Zurich; Plainville; Rockport; Rooks County News
Notices: Marriage Licenses 1889
Obits: Leigh and Lewis Mickey; Berton Danner, Verny Stanfield;
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