Generation No. 1
1. COL JOSEPH STILES (MARTIN HOWARD 1) was born 30-May-1830 in Trenton,
MERCER CO, NJ, and died 1899. He married MARTHA FRANCES STIERS 22-Mar-1872.
She was born 30-Jan-1840 in NY, and died 1910.
Notes for COL JOSEPH STILES: Family moved to Guthrie, Ok 1890. Lived: Abt. 1877, St. Louis, MO. Military service: Colonel the title is mentioned in family notes, but unconfirmed.
Children of JOSEPH STILES and MARTHA STIERS are:
i. HENRY STILES,
ii. (2)WILLIAM SCOTT STILES,
b. 06-Sep-1877, Osborn, DE KALB CO, Missouri;
d. 14-Aug-1963, Stockton, San Joaquin Co, California.
iii. (3)ARTHUR STILES,
b. 21-May-1879, Missouri;
d. 26-Feb-1927, Bristow, Oklahoma.
iv. GERTRUDE STILES,
d. 1905, Kansas City, Missouri.
Obituary Notice: "Death of Miss Gertrude Stiles
Passed Away in Kansas City, Mo., a Victim of Quick
Notes for GERTRUDE STILES: Obituary Notice: "Death of Miss Gertrude Stiles
Passed Away in Kansas City, Mo., a Victim of Quick Consumption.
Word was received here yesterday of the death of Gertrude Stiles, daughter
of Mrs Joseph Stiles and sister of W. S. Stiles, cashier of the Bank of Commerce at
St. Joseph's hospital in Kansas City. Her death occurring Wednesday evening.
Miss Stiles never recovered from an operation performed in the hospital
where she had gone in the hopes of bettering her health. Mrs. Stiles and the
brothers of the deceased were present at the bedside at the time of her
Miss Stiles came to Guthrie with her parents in 1890, from Missouri, and
during the years of her residence here formed a wide circle of friends.
The remains will be brought to Guthrie, reaching here on the 11:20 Santa Fe
train today. The funeral services will be held at the family residence, 624
East Mansur at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The Rev. W. C. Miles of the First
Presbyterian church will conduct the services."
Though I have a copy of the above obituary, I do not know which paper it was
Generation No. 2
2. WILLIAM SCOTT STILES (JOSEPH 2, MARTIN HOWARD 1) was born 06-Sep-1877 in
Osborn, DE KALB CO, Missouri, and died 14-Aug-1963 in Stockton, San Joaquin Co, California. He married (1) MABEL Z. BOWMAN 14-Sep-1899 in Oklahoma, daughter of OLIVER BOWMAN and RACHEL PEARSON. She was born 26-Nov-1879 in Illinois, and died 16-Jan-1952 in Stockton, SAN JOAQUIN CO, California. He married (2) DELPHA FLORENCE HARPER 06-Oct-1952. She was born 19-Jan-1894 in Angels Camp, California.
Notes for WILLIAM SCOTT STILES:
William Scott Stiles was born 06-Sep-1877 in Osborn, DE KALB County,
Missouri. His father, Joseph Stiles, was born 30-May-1830 in Trenton,
MERCER County, New Jersey; he possibly served in the Union Army during the
Civil War and did marry Martha Frances Stiers 22-Mar-1872. Joseph and
Martha lost one child, Henry Stiles, born 05-Nov-1873 and died 07-Dec-1876,
before William was born. Their other two children, Arthur Stiles (born
21-May-1879) and Gertrude Stiles (born 20-Oct-1881) were probably both born
in Missouri. Family notes mention that they were in St. Louis, St. Louis
County, in 1877. However, William's application for a social security number
states that he was born in Osborn, De Kalb County, Missouri in 1877.
The family moved to the Oklahoma Territory in 1890. Guthrie was the
territorial capital of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma land rush was in 1895, at that
time Guthrie, Logan County, had a population of 2788. Located in the
northeast area of the state, it has a post office, a railroad, and a pony
Joseph Stiles died in 1899. During that same year, on 14 Sep 1899,
William married Mabel Z. Bowman, daughter of Oliver Bowman and Rachel
Pearson. William Stiles and Mabel Bowman had three children, all born in
Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma, the first three years of their marriage:
Harry William Stiles, born 14-Jun-1900; Raymond Joseph Stiles, born
26-Jul-1902; Carl Russell Stiles, born 28-Dec-1903.
William Scott Stiles worked as a cashier for the Bank of Commerce at St.
Joseph's Hospital in Kansas City in 1905. It is unsure if his family resided
in Guthrie or Kansas City during this time. However, William lost his
sister, Gertrude, that year. She died in Kansas City, Missouri, a victim of
"quick consumption." Gertrude never recovered from an operation performed in
the hospital where she had gone in the hopes of bettering her health. Her
mother and brothers were at the bedside at the time of her death. Her
remains were brought to Guthrie on board the Santa Fe train and services were
held at the family residence, 624 East Mansur. Reverend W. C. Miles of the
First Presbyterian Church conducted the services.
Ruth Frances Stiles, born 31-Jan-1909, and Gordon Allen Stiles, born
21-Sep-1911 were also born in Guthrie, LOGAN County, Oklahoma. Ruth
remembered her father coming home and telling everyone to get packed as they
were moving. She remembered her mother arguing with her father that she could
not get everything done/packed and her father's response was that if they weren't
ready they'd be left behind. Sometime in 1912, the family of seven traveled
by train from Guthrie, Oklahoma to the San Joaquin Valley in California.
William Scott Stiles had some type of a retail store in the San Joaquin
Valley, possibly a grocery store. Later he and a friend opened a real
estate office in Stockton, California. Over the years he bought a number of
houses/properties in Stockton, California and there is a road, Stiles Place,
named after William. In 1936, the family residence was 1857 E. Acacia St.,
Stockton, California and William worked for Inman's Inc., located at 307 E.
Weber Ave., Stockton, California. The family lived for many years at one of
the houses, 641 Lexington Ave.
Mabel Bowman Stiles died of a coronary heart attack on 16-Jan-1952 in
Stockton, San Joaquin Co, California. William Scott Stiles married Delpha
Florence Harper 06-Oct-1952, a friend of Mabel's and sister of Carl's third
wife, Margaret Ellen Harper (Struckman).
Harry William Stiles married Thelma Bishop. They lived for a number of years in
Boise, Idaho. In 1936, Harry worked for Gordon-Allen Ltd., out of Oakland,
California and they lived at 1936, 1405 Washington St., Boise, Idaho. They
returned to California in 1968 and resided in San Jose. Harry died 04-Sep-1974
in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.
Raymond Joseph Stiles married his first cousin, Rachael Bowman. In 1945
they resided at 641 Lexington Ave, Stockton, California and Raymond worked
for Flotill Products in Stockton, California He married Iris B. Hageman in
1946 and lived in Saratoga, California in 1968. Raymond died 27-Nov-1989.
Carl Russell Stiles married (1) Virgil Lizann Peterson, (2) Ruth, and
(3) Margaret Ellen Harper (Struckman). For many years he lived in the San
Francisco and Oakland areas of California. In 1936 he lived at 2 Toledo Way,
Apt 2, San Francisco, California and worked for Pacific Gas and Electric
Co, San Francisco, California. He returned to Stockton, California in 1968
and died there on 28-Jan-1974.
Ruth Francis Stiles married Marvin Eugene Cowell 18-Jun-1930 in
Stockton, California. They had a family and lived in the San Joaquin Valley
area of California. Ruth died of heart failure 11-Nov-1996 in Lodi, San
Joaquin County, California.
Gordon Allen Stiles married Estelle Wilhelmina O'Neil 20-Feb-1932 in
Sacramento, California. They lived in central California and had two sons,
Clarence Lloyd and Steven Neil, before divorcing in about 1940. He married
Merle Louise Armstrong 03-May-1952 in Stockton, California. In that union
Gordon adopted Merle's two daughters, Kathleen and Louise, from her first
marriage and they had two children together, Larry and Nancy. Merle and
Gordon divorced in the late 60�s or early 70�s. He moved into a retirement
home in Stockton when 79 but suffered a heart attack a little over a year
later. In 1998, his oldest son, C. Lloyd, moved Gordon to a Nursing Home in
Escondido, California. He died there Feburary 28, 2000 and was interned in
the Stockton Rural Cemetery near his parents.
William Scott Stiles lived to see his children grow, marry, have a
number of grandchildren and a few great-grandchildren. He died 14-Aug-1963
in Stockton, San Joaquin County, California
Children of WILLIAM STILES and MABEL BOWMAN are:
i. HARRY WILLIAM STILES,
b. 14-Jun-1900, Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma;
d. 04-Sep-1974, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California;
m. THELMA BISHOP;
b. Bet. 1890 - 1910;
d. Bet. 1920 - 1990.
ii. (4)RAYMOND JOSEPH STILES,
b. 26-Jul-1902, Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma;
iii. (5)CARL RUSSELL STILES,
b. 28-Dec-1903, Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma;
d. 28-Jan-1974, Stockton, San Juaquin County, California.
iv. (6)RUTH FRANCES STILES,
b. 31-Jan-1909, Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma;
d. 11-Nov-1996, Lodi, San Juaquin Co, California.
v. (7)GORDON ALLEN STILES,
b. 21-Sep-1911, Guthrie, LOGAN CO, OK;
d. 28-Feb-2000, Escondito, SAN DIEGO CO, CA.
3. ARTHUR STILES (JOSEPH 2, MARTIN HOWARD 1) was born 21-May-1879 in
Missouri, and died 26-Feb-1927 in Bristow, Oklahoma.
Children of ARTHUR STILES are:
i. (8)DARROLL4 STILES,
b. 1903, Guthrie, Oklahoma.
ii. (9)PAUL THOMAS STILES,
Generation No. 3
4. RAYMOND JOSEPH STILES (WILLIAM SCOTT 3, JOSEPH 2, MARTIN HOWARD 1) was
born 26-Jul-1902 in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma, and died 27-Nov-1989.
He married (1) RACHEL ELISABETH BOWMAN Bet. 1920 - 1925 in Raymond
& Racheal were First Cousins, daughter of LEO BOWMAN and EVA FISHER. She
was born 10-Aug-1904 in Near Geary, Oklahoma, and died Abt. 1985 in Near
McArthur, California. He married (2) IRIS B. HAGEMAN 1946, daughter of
BAILEY HAGEMAN and LEUELLA UNKNOWN. She was born 25-Oct-1902 in San Jose,
California, and died 16-Feb-1998.
Child of RAYMOND STILES and RACHEL BOWMAN is:
i. JACQUELINE LEE STILES,
b. 24-Apr-1926, Stockton, California;
d. 19-Feb-1936, Modesto, CA.
Medical Information: Born with a serious brain defect which
may have caused or led to complications causing her death.
5. CARL RUSSELL STILES (WILLIAM SCOTT 3, JOSEPH 2, MARTIN HOWARD 1) was
born 28-Dec-1903 in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma, and died 28-Jan-1974
in Stockton, San Juaquin County, California. He married (1) VIRGIL LIZANN
PETERSON Bet. 1930 - 1940, daughter of ERNEST PETERSON and SELMA EGGON. She
was born 07-Jun-1918 in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, and died 14-Oct-1995 in
Stockton, San Juaquin County, California. He married (2) RUTH Bet. 1950 -
1960. He married (3) MARGARET ELLEN HARPER (STRUCKMAN) Bet. 1960 - 1964.
She was born 19-May-190652, and died Mar-1964.
Children of CARL STILES and VIRGIL PETERSON are:
i. CARLA ERNESTINE STILES,
b. 16-Sep-1942, San Francisco, California;
d. 11-Feb-1987, Sacramento, California;
m. WILLIAM E. HARMENING,
09-Aug-1959, San Francisto, California;
d. Bef. 1999.
ii. PAMELA SCOTT STILES, PRIVATE
iii. KRISTIN RAE STILES, PRIVATE
iv. JAMES MARK WARREN STILES, PRIVATE
6. RUTH FRANCES STILES (WILLIAM SCOTT 3, JOSEPH 2, MARTIN HOWARD 1) was born 31-Jan
-1909 in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma, and died 11-Nov-1996 in Lodi, San Juaquin
Co, California. She married MARVIN EUGENE COWELL 18-Jun-1930 in Stockton,
Calilfornia, son of JOHN COWELL and LILLIAN MERRILL. He was born 18-Dec-1905 in
Reno, Nevada, and died 03-Dec-1956 in Stockton, California.
Children of RUTH STILES and MARVIN COWELL are:
i. BARBARA RUTH COWELL, PRIVATE
ii. LESLIE FLORENCE COWELL,
b. 13-Sep-1936, Stockton, California;
d. 25-Nov-1996, South Lake Tahoe, California;
m. VINCENT FRANCIS CAMPODONICO, 18-Dec-1954.
Cause of Death: Pancreatic Cancer.
7. GORDON ALLEN STILES (WILLIAM SCOTT 3, JOSEPH 2, MARTIN HOWARD 1) was
born 21-Sep-1911 in Guthrie, LOGAN CO, OK, and died 28-Feb-2000 in
Escondido, SAN DIEGO CO, CA. He married (1) ESTELLE WILHEMINA O'NEIL
20-Feb-1932 in Sacramento, California, daughter of FRANCIS O'NEIL and
DAISY MERCER. She was born 11-Jun-1913 in Rainy River, Ontario, Canada,
and died 18-Oct-1996 in San Francisco, SAN FRANCISCO CO, CA. He married (2)
MERLE LOUISE ARMSTRONG 03-May-1952 in Stockton, CA, daughter of WALTER
ARMSTRONG and EMMA BOLENDER. She was born 11-Apr-1923 in Bakersfield, Kenn
Children of GORDON STILES and ESTELLE O'NEIL are:
i. CLARENCE LLOYD STILES, PRIVATE
ii. STEVEN NEIL STILES, PRIVATE
Children of GORDON STILES and MERLE ARMSTRONG are:
iii. LOUISE ESTABROOK STILES,
b. 10-Mar-1947, Oakland, Alameda County, California;
d. 01-Apr-1999, Orange, California;
m. JOHN HARVEY, Orange Co., CA.
Cause of Death: cancer
iv. KATHLEEN ESTABROOK STILES, PRIVATE
v. LARRY STILES, PRIVATE
vi. NANCY STILES, PRIVATE
8. DARROLL STILES (ARTHUR 3, JOSEPH 2, MARTIN HOWARD 1) was born 1903 in
Guthrie, Oklahoma. He married AGNES SNYDER.
Child of DARROLL STILES and AGNES SNYDER is:
i. MARGARET ANN STILES, PRIVATE
9. PAUL THOMAS STILES (ARTHUR 3, JOSEPH 2, MARTIN HOWARD 1) was born
21-Mar-1910. He married VELMA GLADYS PIERCE. She was born
02-Aug-1912 in Keany, Oklahoma.
Children of PAUL STILES and VELMA PIERCE are:
i. JOHN CHARLES STILES, PRIVATE
ii. ROBERT MAX STILES, PRIVATE
iii. PAUL RICHARD STILES, PRIVATE