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 Cornelius Albert Stanton

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Cornelius Albert Stanton

Birth
Washington County, Ohio, USA
Death
17 Dec 1912 (aged 70)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID
54659896 View Source

Third Iowa Calvry
Noncomissioned Staff
Cornelius A. Stanton. (Veteran.) Age 19. Residence Appanoose County, nativity Ohio.
Promoted Sergeant Major from Fifth Sergeant of Company I, July 1, 1862. Promoted Second
Lieutenant of Company I, Sept. 1, 1862.



MAJOR C. A. STANTON DIED IN CALIFORNIA
A FORMER PROMINENT CENTERVILLE BUSINESS MAN WITH HUNDREDS OF FRIENDS IS GONE

The news came to Centerville Tuesday night in a telegram to Mrs. C. W. Blachley that her father, Col. C. A. Stanton had died at 5:30 that evening at his home, 2405 Fourth Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. Later telegrams received by Col. E. C. Haynes, and D. A. Lee and Mrs. Blachley stated that the funeral would be Thursday afternoon and in accordance with his wish the body would be cremated and later brought to Centerville.

Major Stanton was for many years one of the best known men in Iowa, a leader in business in Centerville, and with a wide acquaintance drawn to him by his personality and open heartedness. He was born Dec. 28, 1841 near Marretta (Marietta), Ohio, came to Iowa with his parents in 1850, settled in Franklin township in 1852, and May 1, 1878 was married to Emma Houston, after he had lost his first wife. Their children are Mrs. C. W. Blachley, of this city, Elnora, at home, and Cornelius, of San Francisco. His father was Nathan Stanton who lived to a ripe old age, and other children being Andy P. of Numa, Mrs. John Hay, of Great Bend, Kansas; Mrs. Will Baker, Pasadena, Calif; Mrs. Olive Pettit, Seymour. Half brothers and sisters are: Clarence Stanton, Mrs. Ollie Jones, Mrs. Jos. Appleton, and Miss Lottie Stanton, Edward and Clarence.

His war record was an honorable one of patriotism and valuable service resulting in his promotion to major. He enlisted in the Third Iowa cavalry Aug. 20, 1861, as fifth sergeant, was promoted to sergeant major in 1862, promoted to second lieutenant Sept. 1, 1862, having been wounded May 1 at Atlanta. He was promoted to first lieutenant June 20, 1863, captain the same day, and major Sept. 21, 1864. He was mustered out Aug. 9, 1865 at Atlanta, Ga. He was on the staff of Governor Shaw with the rank of colonel.

Major Stanton was a man of much business ability, attracting a large trade to his general store on the southwest corner of the square in Centerville, he building the place occupied by the Frankel store, and occupying both it and a part of the building now occupied by the Peatman hardware store. He was back of every forward enterprise, whether it was pushing Centerville trade or Centerville men to the front. From Centerville he went into the lumber business with the Houston boys, and was located first in Memphis, then in Vicksburg, going to Los Angeles when the south did not agree with Mrs. Stanton's health.

He was active in Iowa politics, being of much influence and wide acquaintance. He was also active in matters that interested the old soldiers.

His church relations were with the Presbyterians. His interest in his fellow man was unusual, he taking great delight in looking on the bright side of life and making things about him pleasant. Even after his absence of many years from Centerville he occupies a place in the affections of the people. Death came to him from hardening of the arteries and heart trouble, but he was not the kind that complained and few knew of his failing health till the word came that he was gone. Naturally as he realized that the time was coming when he must part with life his thoughts reverted to Centerville as home and here his ashes will find their resting place.

Third Iowa Calvry
Noncomissioned Staff
Cornelius A. Stanton. (Veteran.) Age 19. Residence Appanoose County, nativity Ohio.
Promoted Sergeant Major from Fifth Sergeant of Company I, July 1, 1862. Promoted Second
Lieutenant of Company I, Sept. 1, 1862.



MAJOR C. A. STANTON DIED IN CALIFORNIA
A FORMER PROMINENT CENTERVILLE BUSINESS MAN WITH HUNDREDS OF FRIENDS IS GONE

The news came to Centerville Tuesday night in a telegram to Mrs. C. W. Blachley that her father, Col. C. A. Stanton had died at 5:30 that evening at his home, 2405 Fourth Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. Later telegrams received by Col. E. C. Haynes, and D. A. Lee and Mrs. Blachley stated that the funeral would be Thursday afternoon and in accordance with his wish the body would be cremated and later brought to Centerville.

Major Stanton was for many years one of the best known men in Iowa, a leader in business in Centerville, and with a wide acquaintance drawn to him by his personality and open heartedness. He was born Dec. 28, 1841 near Marretta (Marietta), Ohio, came to Iowa with his parents in 1850, settled in Franklin township in 1852, and May 1, 1878 was married to Emma Houston, after he had lost his first wife. Their children are Mrs. C. W. Blachley, of this city, Elnora, at home, and Cornelius, of San Francisco. His father was Nathan Stanton who lived to a ripe old age, and other children being Andy P. of Numa, Mrs. John Hay, of Great Bend, Kansas; Mrs. Will Baker, Pasadena, Calif; Mrs. Olive Pettit, Seymour. Half brothers and sisters are: Clarence Stanton, Mrs. Ollie Jones, Mrs. Jos. Appleton, and Miss Lottie Stanton, Edward and Clarence.

His war record was an honorable one of patriotism and valuable service resulting in his promotion to major. He enlisted in the Third Iowa cavalry Aug. 20, 1861, as fifth sergeant, was promoted to sergeant major in 1862, promoted to second lieutenant Sept. 1, 1862, having been wounded May 1 at Atlanta. He was promoted to first lieutenant June 20, 1863, captain the same day, and major Sept. 21, 1864. He was mustered out Aug. 9, 1865 at Atlanta, Ga. He was on the staff of Governor Shaw with the rank of colonel.

Major Stanton was a man of much business ability, attracting a large trade to his general store on the southwest corner of the square in Centerville, he building the place occupied by the Frankel store, and occupying both it and a part of the building now occupied by the Peatman hardware store. He was back of every forward enterprise, whether it was pushing Centerville trade or Centerville men to the front. From Centerville he went into the lumber business with the Houston boys, and was located first in Memphis, then in Vicksburg, going to Los Angeles when the south did not agree with Mrs. Stanton's health.

He was active in Iowa politics, being of much influence and wide acquaintance. He was also active in matters that interested the old soldiers.

His church relations were with the Presbyterians. His interest in his fellow man was unusual, he taking great delight in looking on the bright side of life and making things about him pleasant. Even after his absence of many years from Centerville he occupies a place in the affections of the people. Death came to him from hardening of the arteries and heart trouble, but he was not the kind that complained and few knew of his failing health till the word came that he was gone. Naturally as he realized that the time was coming when he must part with life his thoughts reverted to Centerville as home and here his ashes will find their resting place.


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