Biography of Rev. Charles F. Stanley
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Stanley, Rev. Charles F., was born in the village of Victory Mills, Saratoga county, and was educated in the public schools at home and Saratoga Springs. He was in the employ of the Delaware and Hudson Railway Company for eleven years in various positions. He was locomotive engineer the last five of the eleven years, and for some time was engineer of the Saratoga special passenger train. He decided to change from an engineer and set about educating himself for the gospel ministry. He took a partial course in the Colgate Academy, and was graduated from the Theological Seminary at Hamilton in 1884. In 1881, when yet a student, he began to preach at the First Baptist church at Lansingburgh, was ordained in 1882. and has been its pastor ever since with success. In 1884 he married L. Estella Holloway of Lansingburgh, by whom four children have been born: Ruby May, Flossie Millis, Myrtle Estella, and Lila. He is an honorary member of Division 87 of B. of L. E. The father of Mr. Stanley, Frederick A., was born at the old homestead, and married Delila Dickinson, by whom five children were born: Ethelbert A., Charles F., Frank D., Fred A., and Hattie M. Mr. Stanley died about 1874 and his widow survives at this date, 1896. The ancestry of the family is English and Dutch.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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