Stoddard Family


  The name Stoddard has had a long and honorable connection with New Haven and for more than a third of a century it has figured prominently in business, financial and commercial circles. The family is represented at the present time by Ezekiel Gilbert Stoddard, one of the city’s best known financiers, and his son, Carlos F. Stoddard, who is prominently identified with the house of Stoddard, Gilbert & Company.

  Ezekiel G. Stoddard is a representative in the ninth generation of the descendants of Anthony Stoddard, the immigrant ancestor, who came from England to Boston about 1639. The line comes down through Solomon, Anthony, Eliakim, John, Samson, Abiram and Thomas Stoddard.

  Ezekiel Gilbert Stoddard, son of Thomas Stoddard, was born November 14, 1844, in Seymour, Connecticut. He was educated in private schools of New Haven and at the age of sixteen entered the wholesale grocery business. He has been a very enterprising and successful merchant and takes high rank in financial and commercial circles in Connecticut. He is president of the New Haven County National Bank of New Haven, is vice president of the Connecticut Savings Bank of New Haven, a director in the Union Trust Company, the Security Insurance Company of New Haven and an officer and director in several local and outside corporations engaged in manufacturing, gas and electric plants, in ranching and in mining.

  In politics Ezekiel Gilbert Stoddard has always been prominently connected with the democratic party. In religion an Episcopalian, he is a member and has served on the vestry of Trinity church.

  Mr. Stoddard was married to Mary de Forest, a daughter of Thomas Burlock, and their children are: Esther Ann, Louis Ezekiel and Carlos French. The first named was born February 2, 1874, and became the wife of Frank S. Butterworth, their children being Frank S., Benjamin and Esther S. Louis Ezekiel Stoddard, born January 25, 1878, married Rebecca McCullough and they have one child, Elizabeth Darlington, born January 13, 1906. Carlos French Stoddard, born July 10, 1880, married Miss S. Milliken and their children are Carlos French, Mary and Ezekiel G. Stoddard.

Modern History of New Haven
Eastern New Haven County


Volume II

New York – Chicago
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company 

pg 888

Return to New Haven County Page

pages / text are copyrighted by
Elaine Kidd O'Leary &
Anne Taylor-Czaplewski
May 2002