Biography of Hon. Stephen Stanley
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Stanley, Hon, Stephen, was born in North Attleborough, June 11, 1842, a son of Stephen O. Stanley, also a native of the same town, whose family were among the pioneers, his ancestors taking part in the Revolutionary war. Stephen O. Stanley married Betsey, daughter of Artemus Stanley; he died in 1875. Hon. Stephen Stanley was edicated in the common schools and learned the jeweler's trade. In 1861 he enlisted in the 7th Regiment band, being discharged in 1862, when he went to New York for two years. and from there to Woodbury, Conn. In 1871 he came to Attleborough Falls and went into the jewelry business with his brother, in which he still continues. In 1864 he married S. Anna, daughter of Sylvan and Susannah Stanley, and they have one son and one daughter: Jesse F. and Alice F. Mr. Stanley is one of the conservative men of the town, taking an intelligent interest in school and church matters, serving as selectman, assessor, overseer of the poor and member of the School Committee. For two terms he was in the Legislature, in 1889 and 1890, and has ever advanced the best interests of his town and its people.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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