It has been reported that in he childhood and woman hood Louisa was “a determined scholar” and learned English, mathematics, Latin, German, and Spanish. She and Mr. Stockwell were married July 18, 1844. Their only child, Madelon L. Stockwell who became Madelon Stockwell Turner, grew to be quite widely known to earlyAlbionians.
She was not only an early student on the Albion campus, but also studied at the University of Michigan. In fact, she became the first woman ever toreceive a diploma from the literary department of the University of Michigan. Upon her death Albion College received more that $300,000 from her estate and with the money built Stockwell Memorial Library.
Source: Gildart, Robert. Albion College, 1835-1960, A History. Chicago: Donnelley Lakeside Press, 1961.