Rev. Martin


REV. MARTIN S. STOCKETT was born in Pennsylvania in 1874 to Thomas and Jemima Stockett. His father was a civil engineer. At the time of the 1880 Census the family, which included eight other children, lived in the Boro of Palo Alto in Schuylkill County PA.

By 1914 he was serving as the priest at the Church of Our Saviour, an Episcopal congregation on Broadway at Viola Street. He lived at 1912 Broadway with his sisters Ellen. Sophia and Minnie. When the census was taken in April of 1930, Ellen Stockett was still living with her brother. 

Rev. Stockett was still serving at the Church of Our Saviour as late as 1933. 

Philadelphia Inquirer - July 27, 1914 Joseph A. Ware
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Camden Courier-Post - February 2, 1933

Suspect in Triple Murder Held in 'Cold storage'; Girl Victim Buried

Benjamin "Benny" Meinster, held in connection with the triple Philadelphia vice den killings last Thursday, has obtained a writ of habeas corpus, returnable today, to show why he should be held. 

Meinster, latest so-called "sweetie" of Sue Ricci, Camden girl and one of the victims, was arrested Tuesday and has been held in "cold storage" since that time while detectives have attempted to learn if he had any connection with the killings.

The Ricci woman, 22 and redheaded, was shot to death by a jealous gunman who invaded a North Nin th street house in Philadelphia, armed with two guns. Mrs. Yetta Cohen, 40, the proprietress, was killed when she interfered and Patrolman Frederick Dolan was murdered when he tried to arrest the slayer.

Meinster, who lives at Sixth and South streets, was said by the police to be the man who stole Sue away from the gunman who did the shooting. He denied any knowledge of the case.

Meanwhile, they released Joseph Burgo, 20, of 304 Cherry street, Camden, who was questioned Tuesday. Burgo satisfied the police he was innocent of any connection with the case. He was under suspicion, detectives said, because he shot and wounded Joseph Mazzare, another of Sue's sweethearts, now in jail for carrying concealed weapons. 

Services for Mrs. Ricci, mother of a 5-year-old son, Albert, Jr., were held from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Marino, 1917 South Fourth street. Rev. Martin S. Stockett, rector of the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, Broadway and Viola street, officiated. Burial was in New Camden Cemetery.

The body of the dead girl lay on a white couch-casket. The room was banked with flowers. Members of the family sobbed as the minister read the brief services of the church. Outside, the idle curious and friends lined both sides of Fourth street. One hundred automobiles were strung along the curb to take those who cared to go to the cemetery. 

Policemen in uniform and Camden and Philadelphia detectives who mingled with the crowd in the hope of picking up some clue, estimated that at least 700 persons were in attendance. The Camden detectives were George Zeitz and Clifford Del  Rossi, and County Detective Fiore Troncone

Camden Courier-Post - February 9, 1933


Rev. Martin S. Stockett, rector of the P. E. Church of Our Saviour, Broadway and Viola street, has been appointed community chairman for the United States Society, now being organized as a non-partisan movement to spread knowledge of government.

The society center~ its work about the schools by supplying material for the study of current government activities. 

The Rev. Mr. Stockett, a graduate of Lehigh University and the General Theological Seminar, will form a local executive committee. The society is being organized in 39 states.