Biography of C. M. Stanley
Madison County, NY Biographies





Stanley, C. M., was born in the town of Scott, Cortland county, N. Y., in 1859, a son of Bowman H. and Elizabeth (Smith) Stanley. When he was an infant the family removed to Cazenovia. where his father became a leading merchant and prominent citizen, holding several village offices. Before the days of railroads he ran an overland express to Syracuse. Mr. Stanley was educated in the village schools of Cazenovia, and at the seminary. He began business life in association with his father, with whom he continued for a number of years. In 1894 he engaged in the insurance business and now has probably the largest and strongest line of companies represented by any one man in Central New York. Some of the stronger companies of which he holds the agency for Cazenovia and vicinty are the Continental and Home of New York; Hartford of Hartford, Conn.; Liverpool, London and Globe, of Liverpool and London; North British and Mercantile of London; and Fire Association of Philadelphia. Mr. Stanley has always been a Democrat. He is a member of Cazenovia Lodge No. 616, F. & A. M. In October, 1881, he married Harriet M. Smith, daughter of Phineas Smith of Brocketts Bridge, now Dolgeville, N. Y.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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