Children of Joseph Fulton Stillman
and Adaliza Cordelia Burdick

daughter of Silas Burdick and Phebe Crandall

Back Center - Edwin Coggeshall Stillman...Back Right - Joseph LaVerne Stillman
Middle Row - Joseph Fulton Stillman...Arthur Main Stillman...Adaliza Cordelia Burdick Stillman...Margaret May Stillman
Front Row - Benjamin Silas Stillman...Phoebe Charlotte Stillman
circa 1887

History of the State of Kansas; Chicago: A.T. Andreas; 1883 page 409 Joseph F. Stillman, farmer, Section 8, P.O. Nortonville. This able agriculturist is a native of Rhode Island, and was born March 16, 1831; was reared and educated in his native State and resided in the eastern country until 1870, when he came to Kansas. He embarked on farming in Riley County, continuing for four years, when he came to Atchinson County, locating where he now resides. Mr. Stillman is a genial and popular gentleman and one of Center Townships most progressive citizens. He was married in 1866, to Miss Ada C. Burdick. They now have four children - Edwin, Joseph L., Phebe, Benjamin,and Maggie. Mr. S. and his family are members of the Seventh Day Baptist Society.


Alice Maude Stillman
Born: 16 Jun 1867
Place: Providence, RI
Died: 29 Sep 1868
Place: Providence, RI

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Edwin Coggeshall Stillman
Born: 17 Jul 1869
Place: Providence, RI
Died: 8 July 1940
Place: Oceanside, CA
Married: Zilla Robinson
Born: 29 Aug 1871
Place: Atchison County, KS
Died: 23 Sep 1956
Place: Oceanside, CA
Date Married: 26 Sep 1891


Joseph LaVerne Stillman
Born: 5 Dec 1873
Place: Nortonville, KS
Died: 7 Dec 1964
Place: Biloxi, MS
Married: Addie Carpenter
Born: 3 Dec 1884
Place: Sextonville, WI
Died: 3 Jan 1977
Place: Biloxi, MS
Date Married: 14 Oct 1902


Nortonville, KS Seventh Day Baptist Church


Phoebe Charlotte Stillman
Born: 9 May 1876
Place: Nortonville, KS
Died: 25 Dec 1964
Place: Hammond, LA
Married: Rollo J. Mills
Born: circa 1874
Place: Hammond, LA
Died: circa 1950
Place: Hammond, LA
Date Married: 22 Apr 1915

"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 178, No 9, p 16, Mar. 1, 1965.
Mrs. Phoebe (Stillman) Mills, a deaconess in the Hammond, La., church, was born at Nortonville, Kan., May 9, 1876, and died at Hammond on Dec. 25, 1964.
She was married to Rollo Mills in 1914. Her husband preceded her in death. Affectionately known as Aunt Phoebe in the church and community, she taught school in the area from 1906 to 1937.
Mrs. Mills is survived by a sister, Mrs. Margaret Eggers, of Hammond; two brothers, Ben Stillman of Carlsbad, Calif., and Arthur of North Loup, Neb.; a stepson, Wallace Mills of Houston, Tex.; two granddaughters and six great-grandchildren.
The Rev. H. Earl DeLand, pastor of the church, was assisted in the farewell services by the Rev. Fred Kirtland of Paint Rock, Ala., and the Rev. Ralph Hays of Metairie, La. H. E. D.

"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 132, No 24, p 396, June 15, 1942.
Rolla John Mills, last of nine children of Samuel T. and Sarah Greene Mills, was born in Waushara County, Wis., October 23, 1860, and died at his late home, Hammond, La., Mar. 16, 1942.
The family moved from Wisconsin to Minnesota in 1863, and when a young man Rolla was baptized and united with the Dodge Center Seventh Day Baptist Church. On moving to Louisiana, over fifty years ago, he transferred his membership to the Hammond Church, where he remained a faithful devoted member.
He was married to Katie Green at Dodge Center, in 1880. To this union were born six children, four of whom survive. His wife died in 1910.
In 1915, he was married to Phoebe Stillman at Hammond. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, three sons, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted by Dr. W. U. Holley, pastor of the Federated Church. R. J. S.
Provided by Jon Saunders March 2010


Benjamin Silas Stillman
Born: 29 Dec 1877
Place: Nortonville, KS
Died: 14 Aug 1973
Place: Oceanside, CA
Married: Martha Ann Morris
Born: 3 Oct 1882
Place: Sullivan, IN
Died: 9 Jun 1961
Place: Oceanside, CA
Date Married: 7 Sep 1901


Margaret May Stillman
Born: 25 May 1881
Place: Nortonville, KS
Died: Aug 1977
Place: Hammond, LA
Married: Doctor Carl Eggers
Born: 7 Oct 1858
Place: Germany
Died: 17 Mar 1953
Place: Biloxi, MS
Date Married: 6 July 1923 in New Orleans, LA


Arthur Main Stillman
Born: 21 Oct 1882
Place: Nortonville, KS
Died: 23 Feb 1973
Place: Ord, NE - buried in North Loup, NE
Married: Matie F. Williams
Born: 12 Dec 1882
Place: Orleans, NE
Died: 6 Mar 1979
Place: Ord, NE - buried in North Loup, NE
Date Married: 1 Jan 1903


North Loup, NE Seventh Day Baptist Church


"The Ord Quiz", Ord, Nebraska, Thursday, Mar. 1, 1973, p 8.
Funeral services for Arthur M. Stillman, 90, were conducted Monday at North Loup. Mr. Stillman died Feb. 23 at Ord.
The Rev. Victor Skaggs officiated at the 2 p.m. rites at the Seventh Day Baptist Church. Rev. and Mrs. Mynor Soper sang “In The Garden”, “Saved By Grace” and “Nailed To The Cross” accompanied by organist Mrs. Louise Brennick. Pallbearers were Hillis Coleman, Victor Cook, Vernon Williams, Melvin Williams, Udel Williams and Horace Williams. The Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery at North Loup.
Born at Nortonville, Kan. On Oct. 21, 1882, Mr. Stillman was the son of Joseph and Ada Burdick Stillman. He married Matie Williams on Jan 1, 1903 at Gentry, Ark. And this year the couple observed their 70th wedding anniversary. The Stillmans homesteaded in Oklahoma for several years and in 1910 they moved to Valley County in a covered wagon.
In the North Loup area, Mr. Stillman had been active in many community affairs. He served as a school board member of District #1 for 23 years; served as a deacon of the Seventh Day Baptist Church for a number of years and was past president of the North Loup Cheese Board.
Survivors include his wife Matie of North Loup; sons Edgar of Scotia and Merlyn of North Loup; daughters Mrs. Iva (Elery) King and Mrs. Ada (Victor) King both of North Loup; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, two brothers and one sister.

'The Ord Quiz', Ord, Nebraska, Thursday, Mar. 8, 1979, p 8.
Matie F. Stillman was born December 12, 1882 at Orleans, NE to James and Abigail Fuller Williams and died March 6, 1979 at the Ord Rest Home at the age of 96.
She moved with her family to North Loup as a child where she attended school. After receiving her education, Matie moved with her family to Arkansas. She was united in marriage to Arthur Stillman January 1, 1903 at Gentry, Arkansas. They lived in Oklahoma for a few years where they homesteaded, then came to North Loup in a covered wagon in 1910. North Loup has been her home with the exception of the last three years when she was a resident of the Ord Rest Home. Matie was a member of the North Loup Seventh Day Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Edgar of Scotia and Merlyn of North Loup, two daughters, Mrs. Elery (Iva) King and Mrs. Victor (Ada) King, both of North Loup; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, one great great-granddaughter; and one brother, Bert Williams of Ord. She was preceded in death by her husband on February 23, 1973, two sons, two granddaughters, one brother, and one sister.
Funeral services were held Thursday (today), March 8, 1979 at 2 p.m. at the Seventh Day Baptist Church in North Loup with Rev. Victor Skaggs officiating. Mrs. Louise Brennick was the organist for Mrs. Jeneane Abel as she sang, 'The Old Rugged Cross', 'How Great Thou Art', and 'In the Garden'. Pallbearers were Vernon Williams, Udel Williams, Horace Williams, Harold Williams, LaRoss Williams, and Harwood Rice. Burial was in the Hillside Cemetery at North Loup with the Ord Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Provided by Jon Saunders Jun 2009