NANCY S. (STICKNEY) PADDOCK


Nancy S. (Stickney) Paddock gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. March 11, 1834 in New Hampshire (also given as Berlin, Washington County, VT)
D. October 22, 1911 in Lake County, IL
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  • Father: David Stickney born October 6, 1803 in Haverhill, Essex County, MA son of Jeremiah Stickney (1758-1837) and Elizabeth (Flanders) Stickney (1758-1851); married (1) Elizabeth Davis “Betsey” Hoyt on October 2, 1826, she was born in 1805 and died on January 6, 1829, buried in Hill Center Churchyard, Hill Center, Merrimack County, NH; married (2) Cynthia Culver on May 25, 1829, she was born August 16, 1809 in Berlin, Washington County, VT and died December 25, 1890 in Montpelier, Washington County, Vt; buried in Berlin Corner Cemetery, Berlin Corners, Washington County, VT; David was a Clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church; enlisted April 28, 1847 as Chaplain of a Vermont regiment; served in the Mexican – American War; David died November 13, 1847 in Mexico City of camp fever; buried in Berlin Corner Cemetery, Berlin Corners, Washington County, VT;

According to the Vermont Watchman and State Journal (Montpelier VT) Thursday, December 23, 1847, page 2:

“FROM MEXICO.

   P. Bates, of Derby, Vt., a discharged teamster, died on board the steamer McKim in the Gulf of Mexico, on the 5th inst.
   A letter from one of the Vermont soldiers, dated in the city of Mexico on the 29th ult., says that all the men from Montpelier, and the vicinity, are in good health and spirits, except David Stickney, whose health is poor.  There is not prospect of peace, says the writer, and he expects hard times from the guerrillas.  The writer speaks highly of the bravery of the Vermonters, and says Gen. Scott commends them very highly.”

 According to the Vermont Patriot and State Gazette (Montpelier VT) Thursday, June 29, 1848, page 1:

“REPORT
OF
Capt. E. A. KIMBALL’S Co. (D.)
9th Regiment, U.S. Infantry,
FROM ITS FORMATION
April 30th, 1847, to April 30th, 1848.

   PACHUCA, (MEXICO,) April 30, 1848,
To the Editor of the Vermont Patriot: —
   SIR: — Having received numerous letters from friends of soldiers, enquiring about them, their healthy, actions, &c., &c., I have deemed proper to make (for publication) a full report of my company, since its first muster to the present date.  I am enabled to take up separate and given a short account of every man who originally belonged to the company, from the fact that since the arrival of the 9th Infantry in Mexico, I have kept a journal and dotted down, at the time of their occurrence, such matters as I thought might be of interest.  The company sailed from Fort Adams, May 28, 1847, and consisted of the following named officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates:
   (NOTE: the newspaper article consisted of many names and the following was included for David Stickney)
   …David Stickney, residence,  Berlin, Vt., soon after entering the city was taken sick and died in hospital of brain fever, Nov. 13, 1847….”

  • Mother: Cynthia (Culver) Stickney born August 16, 1809 in Berlin, Washington County, VT daughter of Jeremiah and Polly (Fuller) Culver; Cynthia died December 25, 1890 in Montpelier, Washington County, VT; buried in Berlin Corner Cemetery, Berlin Corners, Washington County, VT; According to the Argus and Patriot (Montpelier VT) Wednesday, December 31, 1890, page 3:

“Mrs. Cynthia Stickney, mother of Mrs. Jonathan Perkins, died of pneumonia, at the residence of her daughter, last Thursday morning, aged 81 years.  Several weeks ago she fell and badly sprained the ligaments in one hip, since which time she has been confined to her bed.  Her funeral was held from the home of Mr. Perkins last Saturday morning, Rev. J. J. Hall, of Berlin, officiating, and the burial was in the cemetery at Berlin Corner.  Beside Mrs. perkins, she leaves three children – William, of Northfield, Mrs. Nancy Paddock, of Volo, Ill., and Mrs. Abbie Stone, of Watertown, Mass.”

  • Husband: William Robert Paddock born April 25, 1827 in Barre, Washington County, VT; married January 1, 1850 in Berlin, Washington County, VT; William died December 20, 1904 (See section pertaining to William Robert Paddock buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Jennie “Jane” P. (Paddock) Smith born March 2, 1852 in Barre, Washington County, VT; married Charles Deveraux Smith (1850-between 1930-36) on October 4, 1870 in Lake County, son of Ashbel V. Smith (1823-1895) and Elizabeth A. (Brown) Smith (1829-1889); Jennie died October 5, 1936 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; buried in Forest Park, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Wednesday, October 7, 1936, page 18:

“SMITH – Jennie P. Smith, Oct. 5, beloved wife of the late Charles D., devoted mother of Ralph W. Smith of Denver, Colo., and Robert C. Smith of Oak Park.  Services Friday, Oct. 9, 3 p. m. at residence, 425 Home av., Oak Park.  Interment Forest Home.”

  1. Nellie “Ellen” P. (Paddock) Wood born February 18, 1854 in Barre, Washington County, VT; married William W. Wood (1833-1902) on February 18, 1875 as his second wife, son of Samuel Linden Wood (1794-1867) and Ann Wood (1798-1875), first wife was Cordelia H. Carpenter (1844-1872) married about 1864; Nellie died May 22, 1934 in Lincoln, Grafton County, NH; Nellie and William are buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Claremont, Sullivan County, NH
  2. Alice Lucy (Paddock) Smith born May 11, 1857 in Wauconda, Lake County, IL; married William B. Smith (1852-1930) on June 29, 1875, brother to Charles Deveraux Smith, son of Ashbel V. Smith (1823-1895) and Elizabeth A (Brown) Smith (1829-1889); children are: 1) Lt. Col. Ashbel V. Smith (1876-1936), a lawyer in Waukegan and State’s Attorney (1920-1932), and 2) Genevieve S. (Smith) Blodgett (1879-1957); Alice died November 12, 1938 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Alice and William are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Waukegan, Lake County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Sunday, November 13, 1938, page 18:

“Mrs. Alice L. Smith.
   Mrs. Alice L. Smith, 81 years old, lifelong resident of Lake county, died yesterday in her home, 410 Hickory street, Waukegan.  She was the widow of W. B. Smith, who was the assessor of Waukegan township and president of the old Security Title and Trust company of Waukegan.  She was the mother of Col. A. V. Smith, state’s attorney of Lake county, who died in 1936.  A daughter, Mrs. Cyrus Blodgett, survives.”

  1. State Senator Robert William Paddock born March 13, 1861 in Wauconda, Lake County, IL; married Mary French Nicholls (1868-1936) on May 28, 1885 in Cassopolis, Cass County, MI, daughter of John and Caroline Nichols; Robert was educated in Valparaiso, IN, taught at the Lake Forest Academy in Lake County, IL, became a prominent farmer and stock-grower owning eight hundred acres in Charlevoix County, MI, served the Michigan State Legislature (1903-1904), Assistant Superintendent of the Ohio State Industrial School (1904), Charlevoix city alderman (1912-1916); Robert died March 4, 1944 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, MI; Robert and Mary are buried in Brookside Cemetery, Charlevoix, Charlevoix County, MI; According to the Charlevoix Courier (Charlevoix MI) March 8, 1944:

“ROBERT PADDOCK PIONEER CITIZEN
VICTIM OF LONG CONTINUED ILL HEALTH, IS DEAD
He Did Much For Cattle Raising Industry In Region and Was Leader In Civic Lines

   Robert W. Paddock, 82, retired farm manager and well known civic leader, did (sic died) Saturday following several months of ill health.
   Mr. Paddock was born in Volo, Lake county, Ill., on March 13, 1861, the oldest son of Robert and Nancy Paddock, formerly of Barre, Vt. While attending college at Valpariso, ind., he met and married Mary E. Nichols, of Charlevoix, on May 6, 1885. They made their home in Dayton and other Ohio cities until coming to Charlevoix in 1898.
   Mr. Paddock managed farms on the site of the present Loeb farm and in Norwood township. As a member of the old West Michigan Development Bureau, he pioneered in cattle and sheep raising and introduced the Aberdeen Angus breed in this district. He was also prominent in civic affairs having served in the State Legislature from 1902-04 and was alderman in Charlevoix from 1912-16. He was a member of the B.P.O.E. and the Knights of Pythias lodges and the Marion Center and Barnard Granges. He retired in 1926 and moved to East Jordan to make his home. Mrs. Paddock preceded him in death on November 13, 1936.
   Surviving are three sons, Capt. Hubert E. of the U.S. Navy, on active duty in the Southwest Pacific, Richard, of Midland, and William, of Alexandria, La. and several grandchildren.
   Funeral services were held at the See Funeral home at 2:30 o’clock Monday afternoon with Rev. Donald R. Evans officiating. Interment was at the Brookside cemetery.”

  1. Lois “Lola” E. (Paddock) Avery born September 9, 1863 in Wauconda, Lake County, IL; married Sidney R. Avery (1862-?) on January 8, 1886 in Lake County, IL son of Norman S. and Cynthia Avery; Lois died 1930; buried in Angola Cemetery, Lake Villa, Lake County, IL
  2. Albert “Bert” E. Paddock born October 5, 1865 in Wauconda, Lake County, IL; married Josephine “Josie” L Mutaw (1872-1940) on January 29, 1890, daughter of Lucien Mutaw (1833-1916) and Nancy H. (Harvey) Mutaw (1830-1915); children are: 1) Robert Earl “Earl” Paddock born September 15, 1891 in Grant, Lake County, IL, married Kathryn L. Wagner (1896-1983), daughter of Michael Wagner (1860-1937) and Anna Worts (1862-1951), Earl died August 4, 1963 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL, Earl and Kathryn are buried in Saint Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, McHenry, McHenry County, IL, 2) Albert Leslie “Leslie” Paddock born February 26, 1893 in Grant, Lake County, IL; married Anna E. Rommel (1893-1968) on March 31, 1915 in Chicago, Cook County, IL, daughter of Gerhart Rommel, Jr. (1857-1904) and Elizabeth “Lizzie” E. (Rendler) Rommel (1868-?); died May 4, 1971 in Glendale, Los Angeles County, CA, Leslie and Anna are buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, CA, 3) Owen Mutaw Paddock born September 16, 1894 in Lake County, IL; married Hallie Loretta Seymour (1898-1989) on July 1916 daughter of Raymond Franklin Seymour (1879-1951) and Jessie I. (Monahan) Seymour (1879-1976); died June 1975 in Harrison, Boone County, AR; Owen and Hallie are buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Harrison, Boone County, AR, and 4) Phyllis Nancy (Paddock) Turnbull born April 19, 1896 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; married Leslie Ford Turnbull on August 4, 1915 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL, son of Joseph B. Turnbull (1847-1929) and Mary J. (Hughes) Turnbull (1848-1925); died May 1, 1979 in Zion, Lake County, IL; Phyllis and Leslie are buried in Wauconda Cemetery, Wauconda, Lake County, IL; Albert died September 19, 1946 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Albert and Josephine are buried in Wauconda Cemetery, Wauconda, Lake County, IL; According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, September 26, 1946, page 1:

“Albert E. Paddock

   Albert E. Paddock, 80 years old, a son of pioneer Wauconda township parents, died at St. Therese hospital, Waukegan, last Friday, September 20, 1946, after an illness of several months. (NOTE: death record shows date of September 19th)
   The deceased was born on the family homestead in 1886, and lived his entire lifetime in that community.  He was a farmer by vocation.  During his early years he thus became well known throughout the county.
   Survivors include his widow, Josephine; two sons, Leslie, residing in Califorinia, and Earl, of McHenry; one daughter, Mrs. Leslie Turnbull, Wauconda; one sister, Lola, of Elgin, and a brother, Senator Ray Paddock, of Lake county.
   Funeral services were held at 2:30 o’clock on Sunday afternoon from the Strang chapel in Grayslake, with Rev. Reed officiating.  The Grayslake chapter, A. F. & A. M., was in charge of rites.  Burial was in Wauconda.”

  1. State Senator Ray Elliott Paddock born October 9, 1877 in Wauconda, Lake County, IL; married Irma Grace Huson on June 26, 1912 in Lake County, IL, daughter of Marshall Booth Huson (1852-1929) and Mary H. (Marble) Huson (1852-1905) (See section pertaining to Marshall Booth Huson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to Mary H. (Marble) Huson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); children are 1) Robert Stickney Paddock born November 18, 1913 in Wauconda, Lake County, IL, married Helen M. Neuman (1886-1972), died December 23, 1983 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL, Robert and Helen are buried in Hillside Cemetery, Antioch, Lake County, IL, 2) James Marshall Paddock born May 20, 1915 in Wauconda, Lake County, IL; married Vera A. Baumann (1924-1999); James died July 29, 2009 in Vernon Hills, Lake County, IL, James and Vera are buried in Wauconda Cemetery, Wauconda, Lake County, IL, and 3) Doris E. (Paddock) Wiemuth born February 14, 1917, married Stanford “Stan” E. Wiemuth (1913-1982), Doris died March 5, 2010, Stan and Doris are buried in Wauconda Cemetery, Wauconda, Lake County, IL; Ray died December 5, 1953 in Chicago, Cook County, IL (See section pertaining to Ray Elliott Paddock buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to Irma Grace (Huson) Paddock buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Siblings:
    • Elizabeth Fuller (Stickney) (Robinson) Johnson born February 26, 1830 in Berlin, Washington County, VT; married (1) John Johnson (1823-1861) on January 26, 1853, son of Haynes J. Johnson; married (2) Fayette S. Robinson on July 27, 1864 in Boston, Suffolk County, MA; Elizabeth died January 23, 1888 in Boston, Suffolk County, MA; buried in Berlin Corner Cemetery, Berlin Corners, Washington County, VT; According to the Boston Globe (Boston MA) Tuesday, January 24, 1888, page 6:

“DEATHS.

   ROBINGON. – In this city, 23d inst., Elizabeth F. Stickney, wife of Fayette S. Robingson, suddenly, of pneumonia”

    • Lois A. (Stickney) (Perkins) Wing born December 30, 1831 in Hampstead, Rockingham County, NH; married (1) David Wing (1819-1862) on January 4, 1860 in Montpelier, Washington County, VT son of Christopher Columbus Wing (1795-1855) and Nancy (Wheeler) Wing (1794-1855); married (2) Jonathan Perkins (1830-1912) on January 14, 1880 in Montpelier, Washington County, VT; Lois died September 13, 1928 in Rockford, Winnebago County, IL; Lois and David are buried in Cutler Cemetery, East Montpelier, Washington County, VT; According to the Burlington Free Press (Burlington VT) Friday, September 21, 1928, page 8:

“MONTPELIER
Funeral of Mrs. Lois Perkins

   The funeral of Mrs. Lois A. Perkins, who died in Rockford, Ill., was held at 2 o’clock, yesterday afternoon at the Barber and Lanier funeral home.  Burial was in Green Mount cemetery.”

  • William O. Stickney born November 23, 1839 in Hooksett, Merrimack County, NH; Civil War veteran, Private in Troop C, 1st Vermont Cavalry; married Emeline N. Culver on May 19, 1872 in Northfield, Washington County, VT daughter of Thomas and Caroline Culver; William died November 9, 1905; buried in Berlin Corner Cemetery, Berlin Corners, Washington County, VT; According to the Barre Daily Times (Barre VT) Friday, November 10, 1905, page 4:

“WILLIAM O. STICKNEY.
Northfield Man Died After Short Illness
With Pneumonia.

   Northfield, Nov. 10. – William O. Stickney died yesterday afternoon at the homoe of J. C. Donahue on Central street after an ilness (sic) of only seven days, of pneumonia.  Mr. Stickney was an old resident of this town for many years, living on a farm on West hill, which he recently sold and moved to the village.  He was 69 years old and was born in Hooksett, N. H., 1839.  Mr. Stickney enlisted in the 1st Vermont cavalry, Co. C. serving three years in the Civil War.  He is survived by his two daughters, Mrs. Alice Winslow of Woodstock and Mrs. Nora Abbott of this village.  The burial service will be held at the home of Fred Abbott on North Main street on Saturday, the Rev. E. W. Sharpe officiating.”

  • Abby H. (Stickney) Stone born January 18, 1842 in Berlin, Washington County, VT; married Andrew H. Stone (1844-1902) on September 19, 1865 in Boston, Suffolk County, MA, son of William C. and Mary H. Stone; Abby died 1923 in Boston, Suffolk County, MA; Abby and Andrew are buried in Common Street Cemetery, Watertown, Middlesex County, MA
  • Daniel K. Stickney born October 7, 1844; Civil War veteran Private in Company D, 2nd Vermont Infantry, POW, Battle of Bull Run, held at Richmond January 3, 1862 to February 5, 1863; Daniel died April 7, 1863 in Berlin, Washington County, VT; buried in Berlin Corner Cemetery, Berlin Corners, Washington County, VT; According to the “The Second Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 1861-1865 by Paul G. Zeller. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. Jefferson NC. 2002:

   “While things in the field were improving for the men in the 2nd Vermont, a tragedy occurred to one of their former comrades back home.  Daniel K. Stickney, who had been a member of Co. F, died on April 7.  The five-foot eight and one half-inch native of Berlin, Vt. Had enlisted May 7, 1861, at the age of 18.  He was captured in the retreat from Bull Run and spent six months in a Confederate prison in Richmond until paroled January 3, 1862.  He had survived the rigors of the Peninsula Campaign and Lee’s invasion of Maryland but was discharged February 5, 1863, from chronic diarrhea.  His father had died in 1857, and Daniel had been helping to support his mother.  Mrs. Stickney applied for a pension soon after Daniel’s death, but the bureaucracy drew out the process for almost a year.  In frustration, she cut out the middlemen and went straight to the top with a letter to President Lincoln.”

 Berlin Vermont  Apr 21, 1864
   “Mr. A. Lincoln President of the United States, I feel it a duty to write you concerning my son Daniel K. Stickney, he was a volunteer in the United States service, he inlisted in the Vermont 2d Company D previous to his enlistment he was part of my support.  After his enlistment he gave me the seven dollars he drew from the state of Vermont but now I am deprived of him and the support he gave me.  He suffered the privations of war, all this time he was brave untill sickness came upon him then he gave up after months suffering with the Chronic Direahes.  He got his Discharge hoping to save his life but he was to worn out. I had all don that could be done to save his life but to no effect there was no help for him.  He was cenrolled in the Seventh day of May one thousand eight hundred and sixty one, he was Discharged from the service of the United States the 5th Day of February 1863, he was in the service twenty two months.  I think his bound ought to be paid to me and a pension to help me in my declining years but my hopes are all blasted.  You stand at the head of government and I hope you will do all you can for me. Yourse with respects”

Cynthia Stickney
   “I write myself to save expence”
P.S.
   “My son lived only eight weeks after he got home.  He died the 7 day of Apr 1863.  I know soldiers that was not in the service so long as my son that got their Discharge and saved thar lives and have drawn that Bounty and have a Pension.  I want justis done and I hope it will be in my case.”
Cynthia Stickney

    “Whether the President himself intervened in Mrs. Stickney’s case is unknown.  There are no notes by him on the letter, only those of his staff; but she soon received a pension for $3 a month which was retroactive to the time of Daniels death.  In 1866 her pension was increased to $8 a month.”

According to the Vermont Watchman and State Journal (Montpelier VT) Friday, April 17, 1863, page 2:

   “We commence this week the publication of a series of papers on the war, by an old and tried patriot, who is thoroughly loyal, and has sacrificed during the present struggle, a son, who fell bravely at the head of his company.  They will be found very readable, and will be given from time to time as we have room.  We bespeak for them a general reading.
   Daniel K. Stickney died in Berlin, April 7, of chronic diarrhea.  He enlisted in his country’s service nearly two years ago, in Company D, second Vermont rdgiment. (sic)  He was taken prisoner at the first battle of Bull Run, and for five months was confined in Richmond, when he was exchanged.  he was a faithful soldier – never absent at the call of the roll; participated in all the battles where his company was engage up to the last battle of Fredericksburg.  But at last he fell a victim to this fatal disease, and came home just in time to die with his widowed mother and sisters, leaving one brother still in the army.”

 Additional Information:

According to the 1850 U.S. Census for Northfield, Washington County, VT the household members were: Robert Paddock, age 23, occupation: merchant, born in Vermont; Nancy Paddock, age 16, born in Vermont; Chancy Loomis, age 30, occupation: merchant, born in Vermont

According to the 1860 U.S. Census for the Town of Wauconda, Lake County, IL with a Wauconda post office the household members were: Robert Paddock age 32, occupation: farmer, born in Vermont; Adsey (sic Nancy) Paddock, age 27, born in Vermont; Jenny Paddock, age 8, born in Illinois (sic Vermont); Nelly Paddock, age 6, born in Illinois (sic Vermont); Allice Paddock, age 3, born in Illinois; H Wetherly, age 22, occupation: farm laborer, born in New York; William Noakes, age 11, born in Illinois

According to the 1870 U.S. Census for Wauconda, Lake County, IL with a Volo post office the household members were: Robert Paddock, age 43, occupation: farmer, born in Vermont; Nancy Paddock, age 37, wife, born in Vermont; Jenny Paddock, age 18, occupation: school teacher, born in Vermont; Nellie Paddock, age 16, born in Vermont; Alice Paddock, age 13, born in Illinois; Robert Paddock, age 10, born in Illinois; Louis Paddock, age 6, born in Illinois; Albert Paddock, age 4, born in Illinois; Peter Bowers, age 18, occupation: works on farm, born in Germany, parents foreign born; William Cushman, age 20, occupation: works on farm, born in Germany, parents foreign born.

According to the 1880 U.S. Census for Wauconda, Lake County, IL the household members were: Robt. Paddock, age 53, married, occupation: farmer, parents born in Connecticut; Nancy Paddock, age 46, married, wife, born in Vermont, parents born in New Hampshire; Lola Paddock age 16, daughter, born in Illinois; Albert Paddock, son, born in Illinois; Ray Paddock, age 3, son, born in Illinois/ Wm. Dowell, age 34, occupation: servant, single, occupation: farm laborer, born in England, parents born in England.

According to the Portrait and Biographical Album of Lake County Illinois, Chicago, Lake City Publishing Co., 1891:

(Biography is that of William Robert Paddock in part)
“… As a companion and helpmate on life’s journey he chose Miss Nancy Stickney, who was born March 11, 1834, in New Hampshire, but was reared in the Green Mountain State, where she obtained a liberal education.  Their union was celebrated on the 1st of January, 1850, and has been blessed with a family of 7 children, 3 sons and 4 daughters, the eldest of whom, Jennie is the wife of C.D. Smith, who is employed as Elder Brother in the Meridan State Reform School of Connecticut.  Mrs. Smith was educated in Evanston University, and with her husband has been employed in that work for 19 years, gaining an almost national reputation.  Nellie is the wife of William Wood, a merchant of Oak Park, IL; Alice is the wife of William B. Smith, who resides in Waukegan, and is employed as traveling salesman for D.M. Osborne & Co.; Robert W., who acquired an excellent education in Valparaiso, IN., wedded Miss Mary Nichols, a native of Shiloh, MI., and is a successful educator of Jefferson, IN, Lola is the wife of Sidney Avery, and they reside on the home farm; Albert, who married Miss Josie Mutaw, is a resident farmer of Wauconda Township; Ray is still at home, having not yet completed his education.
     Mr. and Mrs. Paddock have given their children excellent educational advantages, thereby fitting them for the practical duties of life, and they have become useful and respected men and women.  Mr. Paddock has always been a stalwart Republican, having advocated the principles of that party since its organization.  He cast his first Presidential vote for John P. Hale, the Free-soil candidate.  He has held the office of Supervisor of Wauconda Township for 3 years, has been School Director and Road Commissioner.  Both he and his wife are members of the Christian Church, of Ft. Hill, and have given their support to all worthy enterprises which are calculated to benefit the community.  For 36 years they have lived in Lake County and on their present farm, having come to this county on the first passenger train that ran into Waukegan.  Their lives have been such as to win them many friends, and to secure for them the confidence and esteem of all with whom they have come in contact.”

According to the 1900 U.S. Census for Wauconda Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: Robert Paddock, head, born April 1827, age 73, married 50 years, born in Vermont, parents born in Connecticut, occupation: farmer; Nancy Paddock, wife, born March 1834, age 65, married 50 years, 7 children born, 7 children living, born in Vermont, parents born in Vermont: Loise E. Paddock, daughter, born September 1863, age 36, divorced, born in Illinois, occupation: servant; Ray E. Paddock, son, born October 1876, age 23, single, born in Illinois, occupation: laborer; Paul Avery, grandson, born July 1887, age 12, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; William Batensby, laborer, born April 1855, age 45, single, born in England, parents born in England, occupation: laborer.

According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, August 17, 1911:

   “Mrs. Robert Paddock is very ill with congestion of the liver.  Dr. Palmer is in attendance.  Her daughter, Mrs. Will Smith, of Waukegan is with her.”

According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, August 24, 1911:

   “Mrs. Robert Paddock is some better at this writing.  A trained nurse from Chicago is caring for her.”

According to the Lake County Independent (Libertyville IL) Friday, October 27, 1911, page 8:

“MOTHER OF MRS. W. B. SMITH DEAD.
“Mrs. Robert Paddock, 79
Years of Age, a Resident
of County for 54 Years,
Died at Volo Sunday.

   Mrs. Robert Paddock, a resident of Lake county for fifty-four years, died at her home at Volo, Sunday night, from diseases incident to advanced years.  She was 79 years of age.

   She is survived by four daughters and three sons.  Mrs. Alice Smith of this city; Mrs. Jenny Smith of Oak Park, Mrs. Nellie Woods of Charlevoix, Mich.; and Mrs. Louis Avery of Volo, are daughters and Robert Paddock, Charlevoix, Mich; Albert Paddock of Round Lake, and Raymond Paddock of Volo are sons.”

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