Fayette was my great-grandfather, Guy Lester Stoddard was my grandfather. I also was at a dead end. My aunt told me Fayette's
wife was Alice Bercum.
Last week I was at the Genealogy Library at the Iowa History Center in Des Moines and they happened to have a book on the Union
Township Center near Livermore, IA. It just happened to list Fayette's and Alices burial information. Using the dates, I was able to
get microfilm of the Humboldt Republican and found obits for both. Fayette's even had his picture which didn't copy well through the
Anyway, here is what I have: The first obit is from 1942.
REPORT DEATH OF FAYETTE STODDARD AT LIVERMORE SUNDAY
(Republican-Independent News Service)
LIVERMORE -- Fayette Jasper Stoddard, 82, died Sunday morning March 22 at 2:30 o'clock at the Harry Clark home of heart
trouble and the complications of old age. He had been in ill health for a number of years. Funeral services were held Tuesday
afternoon at two o'clock at the Methodist church with Rev. Whitman in charge. Donavan's Funeral Home was in charge of
arrangement and burial was in Union cemetery.
Deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Truman Stoddard, and he was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He came to Franklin county,
this state, when he was three months of age, later coming to Humboldt county.
Mr. Stoddard was married to Miss Alice Barcume about 63 years ago. She preceded him in death May 2, 1921. Five sons and
daughters were born to this union, Mrs. Hiram Hewitt and Guy Stoddard of Livermore, and Clarence Merle and Margaret deceased.
He is also survived by one adopted son Glen of Omaha, Nebraska, 25 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Charles Armstrong, John Tuttle, Charley Brown, Chester Stoddard, John Seger and Frand Hoffmann.
DEATH OF MRS. F. STODDARD
Passed Away Suddenly With Heart Trouble Last Saturday at Her Home North of Livermore.
Mrs. Fayette Stoddard died quite suddenly at her home north of Livermore, of heart trouble. She had been in her usual good health
up to a short time before the attack. A physician was hastily summoned, but arrived only a few moments before she expired.
Deceased was born in Sparta, Wisconsin, in 1857. Her maiden name was Alice Barcume. She removed to Humboldt with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Moses Barcume, at the age of 13 years, the Barcumes having purchased the farm south of Livermore, which
is still known as the Barcume place, and on which they lived many years.
She was married there in 1897 to Fayette Stoddard, Father Martin of Livermore performing the ceremony. They them removed to
Iowa Falls, returning to Humboldt County in 1895, and ever since that time have made their home on various farms east of Livermore
or near LuVerne. Last spring they moved onto the old Weeks farm just north of town, where her death occurred.
There were born to Mr. and Mrs. Stoddard: Bertha (Mrs. Fred Stewart), deceased; Clarence, deceased; Clarice M., (Mrs. Hiram
Wewitt of Livermore); Margaret and Muriel, died in infancy; Guy, who lives with his father and manages the farm, and Glen, at
She also leaves a half-brother, James, in Virginia, and a half-sister, Mrs. Mary Johnson, in Washington.
--GazetteHumboldt Republican, May 7, 1920. Microfilm located at Iowa Historical Center on Des Moines, IA.