Caroline Stoddard Newcomer papers, 1862-1952
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Brief Description: Correspondence, family data sheets, a photograph, and other items related to the genealogy of Caroline Stoddard Newcomer. Born in Litchfield, Conn., in 1852, she and her extended family moved to Tama County, Iowa, in 1854. The papers primarily document the children of Caroline's great-grandfather Gideon Stoddard (1768-1846) of Litchfield. Among the primary family members represented are Whitman Stoddard (1790-1867), Jesse Stoddard (1792- ), Solomon Stoddard (1799-1854), Leonard Stoddard (1801-1853), and William Stoddard (1804-1884, Caroline's grandfather). There are also documents related to the McCall family of Litchfield; Caroline's mother was Delia McCall Stoddard (1833-1897), daughter of Benjamin McCall (1806-1895) and Caroline Culver McCall (1801-1848). In addition, the papers include a letter written during the Civil War by Caroline's father Capt. Albert Stoddard (1828-1870) to her mother. The photograph is an image of the Newcomer homestead built in 1893 in Eldora, Iowa, the residence of Caroline.
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at]
Record Series Number: 00/1953-27-0
Created by: Newcomer, Caroline Stoddard (1852-1943)
Volume: 2.0 Folders
Acquired: 03/12/1953.
Biographical Note for Newcomer, Caroline Stoddard (1852-1943) : Caroline Annie Stoddard Newcomer was born in Litchfield, Conn., in 1852. Her father, Albert Stoddard, published the Litchfield Republican. In 1854, the family moved to Tama County, Iowa. Later, the family moved to Toledo, Iowa, where she met Jesse D. Newcomer. They were married in 1872. The couple then moved to Eldora, Iowa. They had two sons. Caroline died in 1943.
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Eldora (Iowa)
Litchfield (Conn.)
McCall, Benjamin, 1806-1895
McCall, Caroline Culver, 1801-1848
McCall family
Stoddard, Albert, 1828-1870
Stoddard, Delia McCall, 1801-1848
Stoddard, Gideon, 1768-1846
Stoddard, Jesse, 1792-
Stoddard, Leonard, 1801-1853
Stoddard, Solomon, 1799-1854
Stoddard, Whitman, 1790-1867
Stoddard, William, 1790-1867
Stoddard family
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Jay Stoddard Newcomer  Gift
PreferredCitation: Caroline Stoddard Newcomer papers (1953-27-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759