JOSEPH NATHANIEL STALLCUP
†††† Joseph Nathaniel Stallcup, who resides at Big Springs, was born in El Monte, June 1, 1878, a son of Edward and Mary C. (Cotman) Stallcup and represents one of the old and prominent families of this district. As a young man the father joined the Texas Rangers and during the Civil war served in the Southern Army, participating in the Battle of the Wilderness and other notable engagements. He enlisted in 1861 and continued in service until the close of the conflict between the north and the south.
†††† Joseph N. Stallcup was reared on his fatherís farm in Siskiyou county and early became familiar with the best methods of tilling the soil, also gaining experience in other phases of agricultural work, to which he gave his attention for a number of years. In 1916 he was married to Miss Maybelle Needham, a native of California and a daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Belle (Brown) Needham. Mrs. Stallcup was reared in the Bay Cities and after completing a course in the Berkeley high school enrolled as a student in the University of California, from which she was graduated in 1914. In 1927 she entered the educational field and taught three and a half years, or until June, 1930, proving a capable instructor. She is much interested in educational advancement and everything pertaining to the welfare of children and takes a leading part in civic movements of this character. By her marriage she has one child, Barbara May, who is attending school and is far in advance of her classmates by reason of home instruction received from her mother.
†††† The family occupy an attractive residence adjoining the Stallcup homestead, which is located on the original Oregon trail. The lake near their home, which was filled with water from Big Springs, the second largest springs in the United States, is now leased to a gun club and abounds in ducks, geese and fish. Hunting and fishing are the favorite sports of Mr. And Mrs. Stallcup, who also enjoys gardening and raise fine fruits and vegetables on their place, which will produce everything adapted to this district, owing to the richness of the soil. Their loyalty and public spirit have been expressed in many tangible ways and they are always ready to cooperate in well defined movements and projects for the development, progress and benefit of the community in which they live.
Transcribed by Craig Hahn.
© 2005 Craig Hahn.