Episode 92: Did Dr. William Stoecks Keep His Routine After His Death?

Dr. William Stoecks was a dedicated physician and surgeon, treating countless people throughout his career. He died in 1961. But did he stay in his former home and interact with the college fraternity who bought it?



Arpy, Jim. A Ghost Chaser Unravels the Mystery of Davenport’s ‘Haunted House.’ The Times-Democrat, 5/11/1972

Sheridan, Joe. Irene Hughes – Psychic Investigator. Quad City Times, 5/15/1977

Steiger, Brad. Psychic Safaris. Quad City Times, 12/10/1972

Dr. W.A. Stoecks New President of the Medics. The Davenport Democrat and Leader, 11/7/1929

Nominate A Winner. The Davenport Democrat and Leader, 2/24/1938

Dr. Stoecks Says Follow Advice of Medical Men. The Daily Times, 12/7/1918

Dr. W.A. Stoecks Consents to Become Candidate for Mayor if Party Decrees. The Davenport Democrat and Leader, 10/15/1937

Democrats Have Representative Citizen for Mayor in Dr. W.A. Stoecks. The Davenport Democrat and Leader, 1/24/1940

William A. Stoecks, www.findagrave.com

25 Years Ago. Quad City Times, 3/30/1965

Dr. Stoecks Dies at 83. The Daily Times, 10/18/1961

Doctor, Active in Politics, Dies. The Morning Democrat, 10/19/1961

Saturday Rites Set for Doctor. The Daily Times, 10/19/1961

Arpy, Jim. The fraternity brothers are shaking their heads (and in their boots) over the mystery on Main Street. Quad City Times, 2/15/1981

Arpy, Jim. Haunted House. The Times-Democrat, 4/11/1972

Arpy, Jim. Is This Davenport House. Quad City Times, 3/29/1972

Arpy, Jim. A Ghost Chaser Unravels the Mystery of Davenport’s ‘Haunted House.’ Quad City Times, 5/11/1972

Iowa Department of Public Health; Des Moines, Iowa; Series Title: Iowa Marriage Records, 1923–1937; Record Type: Marriage

Stoecks-Moore. Rock Island Argus, 8/26/1924

Dr. Stoecks Wedded to Miss Koch of Davenport. The Daily Times, 1/28/1907

Stoecks Asks a Divorce. The Daily Times, 1/27/1923

Dr. W.A. Stoecks Defeated in 1938 Primary by Charles Gimble, to Be Democratic Candidate for May. The Daily Times, 1/23/1940

Commits Suicide to Avoid Capture. Davenport Democrat and Leader, 2/3/1913

Jim Thorpe, Great Indian Athlete, Writes Dr. Stoecks. Democrat and Leader, 3/12/1950

Year: 1900; Census Place: Monmouth, Warren, Illinois; Roll: 350; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0092; FHL microfilm: 1240350

Year: 1930; Census Place: Davenport, Scott, Iowa; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 0034; FHL microfilm: 2340416

Year: 1940; Census Place: Davenport, Scott, Iowa; Roll: m-t0627-01203; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 82-47B

Ancestry.com. U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.








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