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Francis Stanton
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1838
Fort Hamilton
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 1859
Fort Yuma
Imperial County
California, USA

Obituary from the Tuscon Arizonian 11/17/1859: "Died at Ft. Yuma, California on October 1, 1859. He was one of the
Assistant Engineers of the Survey of Sonora; was a grandson of General
Macomb, formerly commander in Chief of the U.S.A. "He" Francis Stanton, had
been left at that post by his friends in the Commission, from whom during
his illness he received every possible attention that friendship and
affection could procure. It was hoped that the change in climate from Ft.
Buchanan to Ft. Yuma might restore him to health. He was a young man of
much promise, whose uniform manliness and almost womanly gentleness of
disposition and manner, endeared him to all who knew him. We sympathise
with his friends in their loss, for judging by the affection above shown him
by his comrades here, his memory must be dearly cherished by his friends at
I have waited since 2003 for a photo from the AZ Hist. Soc. A very kind stranger, Gabriel Duran of the IBWC in El Paso, was interested in knowing about the monument and sent me these photos 030912.

The gravesite is actually just across the border from Yuma,AZ in Winterhaven, CA. Above it on a knoll, stands the Fort Yuma Indian School. Some thoughtful person has tended the gravesite,perhaps from the school. I have attempted to contact them to express our gratitude.

The Fort Yuma Cemetery was closed in 1885. The military personnel were moved to the Presidio. Hence, Francis remained in the desert as did other civilians.

Following the link to his father, Gen Henry Stanton will provide more information. 
Family links: 
  Henry Stanton (1779 - 1856)
  Alexandrine Macomb Stanton (1808 - 1889)
  Unknown Stanton*
  Anna Macomb Stanton*
  Julia Ann Stanton Berier (1818 - 1880)**
  Mary Eliza Stanton Macomb (1820 - 1899)**
  Henry Whiting Stanton (1823 - 1855)**
  Stephen Keyes Stanton (1826 - 1914)**
  Catherine Macomb Stanton (1836 - 1842)*
  Francis Stanton (1838 - 1859)
  Alexandrine Stanton (1841 - 1842)*
  William Stanton (1843 - 1927)*
  Robert Lee Stanton (1846 - 1932)*
  Alexandrine Stanton (1849 - 1872)*
*Calculated relationship
On the monument to him erected in 1860:"In memory of Francis Stanton who died October 1, 1859, aged 20 years and 10 months. Erected by the officers of the commission for the survey of Sonora; as a token of affectionate regard for the memory of their friend and comrade."
Fort Yuma Post (Defunct)
Imperial County
California, USA
Created by: Shirley Stanton
Record added: Aug 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40861997
Francis Stanton
Added by: Pete Sib
Francis Stanton
Added by: Pete Sib
Francis Stanton
Added by: Pete Sib
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