Biography of G. M. Stanley
Clearfield County, PA Biographies





G. M. STANLEY, whose excellent farm of sixty acres is situated in Gulich township, was born one mile from Tyrone, in Blair county, Pa., March 11, 1835, and is a son of Simon and Susan (Ginter) Stanley.

Simon Stanley was a forgeman by trade and worked as such during his earlier years, but later engaged in farming, and after moving to Gulich township, Clearfield county, carried on agricultural operations during the rest of his active life. He and his wife Susan had children as follows: Wilhelmina, now deceased, who was the wife of John Henderson; Margaret, who is the widow of Edward Fulkerson, who was killed in the Civil war; Elizabeth, who married Boaz Alexander; Sarah, who became the wife of Capt. John McKernan, who served in the Mexican and Civil wars; Lucinda, wife of George Curtis, a veteran of the Civil war; Shadrach; Rebecca, who became the wife of Jordan Fox; Dinicious A.; and George M., the subject of this sketch.

George M. Stanley has been interested in farming during the larger part of his life and is numbered among the successful agrictilturists of his neighborhood. For the past seven years his farm has been leased for its coal deposits.

Mr. Stanley was married August 21, 1860, to Miss Amelia Cain, who was born in Center county, Pa., a daughter of John and Catherine (Oris) Cain. The other members of her parents' family were: Mary, who married George Breon; Caroline, who married David Young; Agnes, who was twice married, first to Cornelius Davis, and secondly to James Ginter, both being now deceased; Jacob, John and Calvin, who were all three killed in the Civil war; William H., a surviving veteran of the Civil war; Ellen, wife of Ihon Miller, a veteran of the Civil war; and Sarah J., wife of James Kenley, a veteran of the Civil war.

Mr. and Mrs.' Stanley have had children as follows: May, who was the wife of David Sprankle, now deceased; John Oris; Shadrach; Urelia, who is the wife of Scott Aile; Susan, who is the wife of M. P. Frederick: Calvin; William A., a physician and veteran of the Spanish-American war; Curtis, also a veteran of the Spanish-American war; Charles; and Clarence E. Mr. Stanley and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church and are among the most highly esteemed residents of Gulich township. He and his sons vote the Republican ticket.


Note - Sketches unrevised by subscribers are distinguished by a small astrict (*).

From:
Twentieth Century History of
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens.
BY: Roland D. Swoope, Jr.
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co,
Chicago, Ill. 1911

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