RUDDLE, Mrs. Annette Stockird

Merced Express, April 15, 1927



A Highly Respected Former

Merced County Resident

Is Summoned

Mrs. Annette Stockird Ruddle, widow of the late James G. Ruddle, a pioneer of the Merced river section, passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs. Laura Hamilton, at Pacific Grove at 9 o’clock Tuesday evening, death coming after a long illness.

Mrs. Ruddle, who was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John T. Stockird, who were among the earliest settlers of the Merced river section of the county, was born on the Stevinson ranch on the Merced river and was aged 66 years. She received her early education in the Hopeton school and later attended school in Merced and in Oakland. In the early ‘80s she was married to the late James G. Ruddle, and for many years the couple made their home on the Ruddle ranch near Hopeton. Several years ago her health began to fail and she moved to Pacific Grove, where she had since made her home with her sister.. Mr. Ruddle passed away on February 2d of this year.

Surviving relatives are her two sons, Allan B. and John Garland Ruddle; her daughter, Miss Alice Ruddle; her sister, Mrs. Laura Hamilton of Pacific Grove, and three brothers, E. W. Stockird and A. L. Silman of Merced and Robert Stockird, ferry agent at San Quentin.

Mrs. Ruddle was a woman of many noble virtues, a kind and loving wife, mother and sister and a generous and sympathetic neighbor and friends and she was respected and esteemed by all who knew her.

The remains were brought to this city, and the funeral was held from the Welch & Griffin chapel this morning at 10 o’clock the services being conducted by Rev. J. J. N. Kenney of Clovis. Interment was in the Ruddle family plot in the Knights of Pythias cemetery.

Contributed by: Thomas Hilk