This Day In History: 1932-07-22
Mrs. J. B. Stocker of North Central Avenue in Ramsey received something very unusual in those pre-New Deal days, a check from the government. She would dearly not have received it, though, since it covered her expenses to take part in a trip to France with other gold star mothers to visit the grave of her son. Nicholas P. Stocker was buried in the American cemetery at Susresnes on the Seine near Paris. He had been killed on October 16, 1918. A group of three hundred mothers and widows were to sail on August 14th on the Leviathon for six weeks. This was the final contingent to make the sad pilgrimage.