Biography of Edward B. Stanley
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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.

From:
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
Chicago 1912


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