Biography of Frank M. Stocking
Saunders County, NE Biographies





Frank M. Stocking, who is devoting his energies to the operation of his excellent farm in Stocking township, is a native of Saunders county, his birth having occurred in Wahoo on the 26th of March, 1876. He is a son of G. H. Stocking, of Hepler, Kansas, and a grandson of Moses Stocking, one of the pioneers of Nebraska, having settled in this state in 1856. For a number of years he resided on Seven Mile creek in Cass county, but in 1865 he took up land on what is now section 10, Stocking township, Saunders county, his farm being situated near the present site of Wahoo. He owned four thousand sheep, which he and his son William herded on the open prairies in the vicinity of his home, and was one of the most prominent early residents of the county.

Frank M Stocking attended school in Wahoo until he completed the work of the ninth grade and subsequently took a year's business course in a commercial college at Lincoln. After finishing his education he went to his father's cattle ranch in Cheyenne county, this state, where he spent some time, after which he located on his present farm on section 14, Stocking township, where he has since resided. The place comprises two hundred and seventy nine acres of fertile land, all of which is in a high state of cultivation, and he seldom fails to harvest large crops. He also raises stock to some extent and derives a good income from both branches of his business. He uses the latest machinery and up to date methods in his work and also watches the market carefully, thus being able to sell at an advantage.

In October, 1896, Mr. Stocking was united in marriage to Miss Jennie Eberhardt, by whom he has three daughters: Delia and Annette, both of whom will graduate from the high school at Wahoo in 1916; and Inez, who will complete the course in the country schools in that year.

Mr. Stocking is independent politically, voting for the best man irrespective of his political allegiance. He has been called to public office, having served as assessor and having been a member of the school board for twelve years. He has depended solely upon his own efforts for success, and the prosperity which is now his is proof of his enterprise and good judgment. Practically his entire life has been passed in this county and he has thoroughly identified his interests with those of his community, being at all times ready to aid in promoting the general welfare.

From:
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
Vol. II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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