Edward Byron Stanley, who has been connected with the industrial activities of Clinton for twenty two years,
was born in Troy, New York, on the 26th of October, 1869, and is a son of John D and Elizabeth (Wilkes) Stanley,
natives of England.
The childhood of Edward Byron Stanley was spent in his native town in the public schools of which he acquired his
early education, coming to Clinton to enter the schools here from which he was graduated in 1887. After the completion
of his education he found employment in the office of the Long Island Railroad, remaining there until 1888 when
he became private secretary to General Stewart L. Woodford, of New York city. He continued in the latter position
for one year, at the expiration of which period he returned to Clinton becoming identified with the Clinton Metallic
Paint Company of which he is now secretary, treasurer and manager. Mr Stanley has met with a fair degree of success
in his ventures and in addition to his interest in the Clinton Metallic Paint Company, is president of the Clinton
Knitting Company and secretary, treasurer and manager of the Franklin Springs Electric Light Company, while he
is also president of the Leavenworth Apartment Company of Syracuse, New York.
Mr. Stanley has been married twice, his first wife being Annie Louise Garlinghouse of Clinton, the union taking
place June 26, 1894. Mrs. Stanley passed away September 18, 1901, and there was no issue. On the 4th of November,
1902, the marriage of Mr. Stanley to Miss Annie Louise Wilkinson was solemnized at Kingston, Ontario. Mrs. Stanley
was a daughter of George M. and Anne (Butterworth) Wilkinson, natives of Kingston of English extraction. Two children
have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley: George Wilkinson and Edward Wilkinson.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley are communicants of St. James Episcopal church of which he is a warden. He is also a member
of the Fort Schuyler Club of Utica, Yahnundahsis Golf Club of Utica, Kingston Yacht Club of Kingston, Ontario,
and the Traffic Club of New York city. His political allegiance Mr. Stanley has always accorded the republican
party. A public spirited man he takes an active interest in all civic affairs and was secretary of the sewer board
when the new sewerage system was installed; he was also secretary of the school board when the new Union school
and academy was constructed and is now a trustee of the Clinton Cemetery Association. Mr. Stanley is progressive
in his ideas and possesses those qualifications which enable him to take the initiative and carry to a successful
issue anything which he undertakes.
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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