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'72a HIS TORT OF TEXAS.
for independence, holding the rank of officers
in the army. From this progenitorship
came Hon. Henry William and Minerva
(Hayden) Stoddard, the former a native of
Danbury, Connecticut, and the latter born
near Rochester, New York. The father was
an architect and builder, and a soldier in the
war of 1812. He was born in 1796, and
died at the age of eighty-eight years. Mr.
Stoddard held many offices of profit and trust,
carried the confidence of the people, was
well and favorably known and a universally
respected citizen. The mother of our subject,
born in 1800, also died at the age of
eighty-eight years. The parents lived for a
time after marriage in Rochester, New York,
and finally became established in Portage
county, Ohio, in what was known as the
Western Reserve. Mr. and Mrs. Stoddard
had eleven children, our subject being the
tenth child, all of whom grew to years of
maturity, and six are still living. Cassius
Clay, the ninth in order of birth, was a natural
genius with a horse, having being a teacher
of Rarry, of Ohio, who had a national reputation
as 'a horse tanmer. Cassius Stoddard
traveled over the world, and his rare genius
was everywhere applauded. He has been
known to go to a stable and turn out twenty
horses, which he had never before seen, and
with that peculiar power he had over the
animals, and with only a whip in his hand,
would make them come to him, lie down,
and do many other feats. He is now thought
to be in Australia. The eldest sister of the
family, Emily, married Charles Burnside, a
brother of General Ambrose Burnside, of
the late war. The former are both now
deceased. The Stoddard family, in its various
branches, has a proud record in literature.
among them being,-H. H. Stoddlard,
the author; R. H. Stoddard, the/poet;
Charles, a literary genius of the Pacific
coast, and others who have distinguished
the family. The Shermans and Stoddards
of Ohio, for many generations have been related
and the distinguished General who
discharged the youthful soldier (as noted below)
is a near kinsman of the family.
C. B. Stoddard was born in Portage
county, Ohio, January 10, 1848. At the
age of twelve years he moved with his
parents to Michigan, and-two years later entered
the United States army, but was subsequently
discharged by General W. T.
Sherman, on account of his youth. One
year later, however, he again joined the
service, and remained at the headquarters of
General Thomas, in Government employ.
Mr. Stoddard took a regular course in both
literature and medicine in the University of
Michigan, at Ann Arbor, also attended the
University of Pennsylvania, the Dental College
of Philadelphia, and the Ohio Dental
College at Cincinnati. He began the practice
of his profession in 1866, at Ann Arbor,
Michigan, but in 1869 removed to Chicago.
During the great fire of that city he lost his
entire possessions, and in 1873 resumed
practice in New York city, where he remnained
five years, and during that time
made money rapidly. Warned by failing
health, he went abroad, traveled for a year,
and then resumed the practice of his profession
in Galveston, Texas. After another
two years, sojourn in Europe, he came to
Austin, in 1880, where he has built up a
large and lucrative practice. Dr. Stoddard
has a reputation not inferior to the ablest
and most scientific gentlemen of the entire
country engaged in the practice of dentistry.
As a discoverer he has won an enviable place
in the world of science and art. In 1876
he discovered the application of electricity
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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families, book, 1893; Chicago. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/m1/772/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .