June Rossiter Stockwell was born in Hartington Nebraska, an agricultural community that was successful even during the Great Depression. In 1945, she married John Stockwell and stayed in Nebraska to start a family and build a home. By 1947, they had their first child, Forest who was the oldest child of twelve children. My Father was the last child (to be) born in the 1960’s. She was an English teacher before she became a stay at home mother (for her children). She was a faithful Catholic woman who devoted all of her time to her family, community, and church. In her last years of life, she moved to Ohio to live with her two daughters, Jane and Mary.
The Family Man
Diary Entry 1: Francesca Stockwell, April 4, 2018
Dear Diary, I have always been curious to know more about where my family came because it helps develop an identity and appreciate them. Since I was little, I’ve been fascinated by American history and always wondered how my
I Wonder Where My Easy Rider’s Gone
My great-grandfather, Emmett William Rossiter, was born January 15, 1888, in Bancroft, Nebraska. In 1932 he lived in Walthill, Nebraska, with his wife June and his eight children: Claude, Constance, Vincent, Mary, Constance, June, Joan, and Anne. He was a bank cashier and still employed at this time at Bank of Winnebago. Continue reading “I Wonder Where My Easy Rider’s Gone”