Edwin Obediah Stanard, Sr

Edwin Obediah Stanard, Sr

Birth
Newport, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 11 Mar 1914 (aged 82)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 167, Lot 237
Memorial ID 22849 · View Source
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US Congressman, 14th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri. He was also known as Edwin Obed Stanard. He was born one of five children (Alphonso Webster, Melissa, Zervia, Sarah E., and William H.) to Obed Stanard and Mary Ann Webster Stanard in Newport, New Hampshire, and the family moved to the Territory of Iowa in 1836 when he was four years old. He was educated in local common public schools and completed preparatory studies. He lived in Keosauqua, Iowa, in 1850. He later relocated to St. Louis, Missouri, in 1853. He then went to Illinois where he taught school from 1854 to 1855. While in Illinois he also worked as a bookeeper, and was a salesman for a grain dealer. He returned to Missouri shortly thereafter and he attended and graduated from Commercial College in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1855. On June 19, 1856, he married Esther Hettie Ann Kauffman in Iowa City, Iowa, and the couple would have five children together (Charles Edwin was born in 1857, Cora Zerviah was born in 1859, William Kauffman was born in 1861, Sue Ella was born in 1867, and Edwin Obediah Jr. was born in 1869. The couple settled in St. Louis, Missouri. He then engaged in a commission business in 1856 and also in a milling business. He was also the director of the St. Louis Union Trust Company, President of the Boatmen's Bank, also in St. Louis, Missouri, and President of the of the Merchants' Exchange in 1866, also in St. Louis, Missouri. He then entered public service and ran for the office of the Lieutenant Governor and was elected. He served as the 14th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, from 1869 to 1871. He then decided to run for a seat in the United States Congress and was elected. A Republican, he then served Missouri's 1st District (Forty-Third Congress) in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1873 to 1875. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Forty-Fourth Congress in 1874. After his term in the United States Congress expired on March 3, 1875, he was succeeded in office by United States Representative Edward Charles Kehr. After his time in public service had ended he engaged in the manufacture of flour. He served as a Member of the Indianapolis Montetary Conference from 1897 to 1898. At the the time of his death he was the President of the Stanard-Tilton Milling Company. He was found dead in his bed at his home in St. Louis, Missouri, at the age of 82. His death was attributed to heart related issues due to the infirmities of old age. He was buried in the famous Bellefontaine Cemetery in that city. His wife Esther passed away on November 6, 1906, at the age of 73, and they are buried together in the family plot along with all of there children.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin Obediah Stanard, Sr (5 Jan 1832–11 Mar 1914), Find a Grave Memorial no. 22849, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .