Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Melvin S. Stanley, 6 South 43 West

Melvin cash-claimed a quarter in 20, 6S, 43W in 1908.

Possibly the Melvin S. Stanley, who married Bertha V. Shadle, both age 25, October 5, 1898 in Sac City, Iowa.
In 1920 Buena Vista County, Iowa, Melvin is a janitor in the high school, with Bertha, Bertha, both 47, with Dessie V. teaching high school, 21, Alden 18 a fireman at the high shool, and Elwood J. 14.

In 1900 Hardin County, Iowa, Melvin Stanley born Dec 1881 in Indiana, is single, nephew of Sherman Jessup Jan 1865 and Annie June 1869, both born in Indiana.


Florence H. Shaw, formerly Florence H. Standley, proved up a quarter in 8, 4S 47W - Yuma County, in 1905. That's about 18 miles from William's claim> in 8 South.

In 1900 Adair County, Iowa, Aaron P. Stanley is 48, Sarah M. 44, with William H. 19. James H. is 17, Goldie B. is 16, Carrie C. 14, Rennie G. 12, Glenola 10, Nellie J.8, Lena M. 6, and Bryan A. 1.
William H. Stanley, son of Aaron P. Stanley and Sarah M. Lilly, married Fannie Garner in Adair County October 18, 1905.
William H. Stanley cash-claimed a quarter in 21, 8S 47W in 1909.
He might be the William Henry Stanley born 1839 in Indiana, "William H. Stanley died at the home of his son, James J. Stanley, northeast of Dixon, at ten o'clock Monday morning, May 16, 1921. He was united in marriage to Matilda E. Davis June 14, 1857. The following fall they moved to Ironton, Wis., living there eight years when they moved to Monona county, Iowa, where they lived until 1870, from there they moved to O'Brien county, Iowa, living there until 1882, when they moved back to Monona county, Iowa, where they lived until the spring of 1903, moving from there to Dixon county, Nebraska, where they spent the remainder of their life with the exception of two years spent at Straton, Colorado. To this union was born two children, James Jonathan Stanley of Dixon, Neb., and Mrs. Della M (Charles A.) Jacques of Sioux City, Iowa. They also raised two adopted children, Mrs. Clara Etta (Thomas)Vernon of Dixon, Neb., and Alson S. Dennis of Colorado, he having preceded him in death in 1902. "Concord News May 19, 1921" "
William is buried in Concord, Dixon County, Nebraska, # 79430882.
He might be the William H. Stanley who proved up two quarters in 28, 1S 53W in 1914, although it's a hundred miles away.

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