A number of former residents achieved state and national prominence:
* Heading the list is former Governor Frank Morrison and his wife, Maxine. Morrison began his law practice in Stockville.
* Former Governor Ralph Brooks grew up here. His father lost an election in the 1890s to become county treasurer.
* Loyal M.Graham, who introduced in the Oregon Legislature the first gas tax law in the United States, started his law practice in Stockville.
* Harry B.Fleharty, prominent politician and Omaha lawyer, also practiced law here during the 1890s.
* Living on a farm near Stockville, W.F.(Doc) Carver, recognized in the 1880s as America's greatest rifle shot, joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show as top marksman, returning in 1883 after leaving the show.
* Robert Van Pelt, (b.1897, d.1988) became Nebraska's senior federal judge and never forgot his home town of Stockville. U.S.Chief Justice Warren Burger said "this man is one of the greatest jurists in the country." Much of the material for this article is from Van Pelt's writings.
The village of Stockville currently has a population of about 35 persons,and many civic duties, obviously, must be handled by a few. Today, we are devoted to the memory of those who first settled in Stockville as well as the history of this pioneer village. Much of the glitter and promise of this unique frontier town may be gone, but the pride still prevails.
Come visit us in Stockville, Nebraska