Notes for Stephen Y. Stoop: A very interesting excerpt from the Cambridge Jeffersonian newspaper of Guernsey Co., OH dated Thursday, 27 March 1887 -
The stories related by the Uhrichsville Chronicle concerning the presentments of evil, or superstition of railroad men, has a local significance, inasmuch as Brakeman Stoop was a citizen of Washington, this county, and his remains are buried in the Washington Cemetery. The Chronicle says that Mr. Beck, who lost one of his legs at Dennison on Tuesday of last week, for some time had felt a dread of impending danger. Frequently of mornings he said he wished he did not have to go to the yard to work, and he was burdened with the thought that an accident would happen to him. A brakeman named Stoop came to him once, and said he wanted a job in the yard - he felt reluctant to go out on his train. He did go, however, and was killed somewhere between Dennison and Pittsburgh, being cut in two by his train. Of course it was only a coincidence, but there are many who look upon such things in the light of warnings
More About Stephen Y. Stoop: Burial: 1874, Washington Cemetery, Washington, Oxford Twp., OH.1288 Military service: Bet. 04 Mar 1862 - 10 Jul 1865, Co. K, 74th Regiment, O.V.I.. Residence 1: 1860, Oxford Twp., Guernsey Co., OH.1289 Residence 2: 1870, Pleasant, Knox Co., OH.1290
More About Stephen Y. Stoop and Josephine Louisa Richards: Marriage: 19 Oct 1865, Cambridge, Guernsey Co., OH by the Rev. E. Ellison.1291
Children of Stephen Y. Stoop and Josephine Louisa Richards are:
+Ida M. Stoop, b. Abt. 1868, d. 26 Aug 1940, Muskingum Co., OH.