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Francis Edgar Stanley
Birth: Jun. 1, 1849
Kingfield
Franklin County
Maine, USA
Death: Jul. 13, 1918
Wenham
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Automotive Pioneer. Born in Kingfield, Maine, with his twin brother Freeland, they designed a successful auto steam engine and created the Stanley Steamer Automobile 1897. The cars had gained such a reputation for quality and reliability, they went into production with the Locomobile Company, Newton Massachusetts, in 1898. Due to the Stanley Steamer, by the start of the 1900s over 125 American manufacturers offered steam cars. In 1906, the Stanley Steamer broke the world's speed record with a speed of 127.66 mph. By 1909, production of Stanley Steamers had reached 800 per year. The company continued to build Stanley Steamers until closing in 1924, with a total of about 12,000 made. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Solomon Stanley (1813 - 1889)
  Apphia Kezar French Stanley (1820 - 1874)
 
 Spouses:
  Sarah Ellen Combs Wright (1854 - 1889)*
  George A. Leyare (1864 - 1958)*
 
 Siblings:
  S. L. Stanley (____ - 1881)*
  Isaac N. Stanley (1841 - 1910)*
  Freelan Oscar Stanley (1849 - 1940)*
  Francis Edgar Stanley (1849 - 1918)
  Chansonetta Stanley Emmons (1858 - 1937)*
  Bayard T. Stanley (1861 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Newton Cemetery
Newton
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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