Biography of Francis J. Stoddard
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Francis J. Stoddard is among the successful young business men of Wellsville and is a veteran of the World War. He was born in East Liverpool, April 13, 1895, and is the son of Thomas and Anna May (Nash) Stoddard.

Thomas Stoddard was 21 years of age when he came to this country from his native land, England. He located in East Liverpool, where he is employed in the potteries. Mr. Stoddard is a stanch Republican and an active member of the Episcopal Church. Mr. and Mrs. Stoddard have four children: Eva, lives in East Liverpool; Harold W., lives in Kansas City, Mo.; Francis J., the subject of this sketch; and Charles H., lives in East Liverpool.

After completing his schooling in East Liverpool, Francis J. Stoddard was employed as a gilder in the potteries of that city. Since 1915 he has engaged in the trucking business at Wellsville and has met with success in this undertaking. He volunteered for service during the World War and served as a member of Battery C, 5th Field Artillery, First Division. Mr. Stoddard participated in many important battles of the war and was severely gassed and wounded. He was discharged Sept. 25, 1919. Mr. Stoddard was awarded the Victory Medal for service during 263 days under shell fire.

On June 22, 1921, Mr. Stoddard was united in marriage with Miss Maude M. Bishop, of Wellsville. She was born Aug. 30, 1897, and is the daughter of James W. Bishop, of Wellsville. There are four children in the Bishop family: William, lives at Wellsville; Mrs. Stoddard; Mary, married Paul Perch, lives in Wellsville; and Florence, at home. To Mr. and Mrs. Stoddard has been born a son, Charles W., born April 12, 1922.

Mr. Stoddard is a Republican, a member of the Episcopal Church, and belongs to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He has a wide acquaintance in the county and is highly esteemed.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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