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Adelbert Ballou and Rose May Stambaugh Stanley

Adelbert & Rose Stanley

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Reprinted from Ashland Gazette: January 20, 1893


STANLEY-STAMBAUGH. On Wednesday evening, Jan. 18th, 1893, at the residence of the officiating Clergyman, Rev. C. P. Hackney, in the presence of a few friends, Mr. Adelbert B. Stanley and Miss Rose M. Stambaugh.

The young couple who thus start out on life's journey have many warm friends in Ashland, who unite with the GAZETTE in wishing them much happiness.

Witnesses: E. Ballou and Emma Case

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Reprinted from Ashland Gazette: Aug 17, 1900

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert B. Stanley August 12 an 11-pound son. All doing well.

(Birth of Adelbert Daniel Stanley)

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Stanley Home in Ashland

These pictures were taken in August, 2000. The barn fell down during a storm in May, 2000.

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Obituaries and Related News Clippings

Reprinted from Ashland Gazette: July 30, 1941


Services Marcy Chapel; Burial in Ashland Cemetery

A sudden heart attack Sunday caused the death of A. B. Stanley, for many years a milk dealer in this vicinity. He passed away at Franklin, where he had been receiving treatment for a short time. He had been in poor health for about two years.

Adelbert B. Stanley, son of Lucien B. and Elizabeth A. Stanley, was born January 5, 1870 on a homestead west of Ashland and passed away July 27, 1941 at the age of 71 years, 6 months and 22 days, being the last member of the Stanley family, who were very prominent in the early history of this vicinity.

At an early age he moved with his parents to Cleveland, Ohio, where he grew to early manhood and completed his education. Returning to Ashland at the age of eighteen he engaged in construction with his father. His later life has been spent in farming in the Ashland community.

On January 18, 1893 he was united in marriage with Rose M. Stambaugh. To this union six children were born, two of whom died in infancy. Surviving are his widow, Rose; three daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Lucille Gunther of Lincoln, Mrs. Elizabeth Scott and Mrs. Lillian Starns of Ashland; a son, Adelbert D., at home; seven grandchildren, and a host of friends.

He was a loving husband and father and will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends.

Funeral services are being held at the Marcy chapel this afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. L. B. Stevenson, pastor of the Christian church, officiating. Burial will be in the Ashland cemetery.

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Reprinted from Ashland Gazette: 7/25/1946

Mrs. Stanley Was A Native Pioneer

Mrs. Rose Stanley, a native pioneer resident of the Ashland community, died at the family home north of town about 11 o'clock Saturday night. Even though she had been in failing health, the news of her death was unexpected to many friends who had known and respected her all their lives.

Rose May Stambaugh, daughter of Joseph and Catherine Stambaugh, was born Feb. 18, 1872 at Ashland, Nebr. and passed away Saturday, July 20, 1946 at the age of 74 years 4 months and 2 days.

She graduated from the Ashland public school, and after teaching school for one year was married to Adelbert B. Stanley on Jan. 18, 1893. To this union were born six children, of whom two died in infancy. Mr. Stanley preceded her in death July 27, 1941.

Mrs. Stanley was an ardent Christian, and became a member of the Ashland Christian church many years ago. She was a regular attendant at services as long as her health permitted and was a faithful member to the end.

Left to mourn her loss are her four children, Mrs. Lucille Gunther of Red Oak, Ia., Adelbert Stanley, Mrs. Elizabeth Scott and Mrs. Lillian Starns, all of Ashland. There are also eight grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Josephine Waybright, and a brother, Randolph Stambaugh of Ashland.

Funeral services were held at the Marcy chapel in Ashland at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23. Rev. H. H. Utterback, pastor of the Ashland Christian church, was in charge. Chapel music was used during the service.

The pallbearers were: Walter Farmer, Mack Stickney, Fred Stickney, Robert Welch, Orval Thieessen and Albert Engblom.

The place of interment was Ashland cemetery.

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Ashland Cemetery, Saunders County, Nebraska

Adelbert Ballou Stanley and Rose May Stambaugh Stanley are buried in Ashland Cemetery.

Adelbert & Rose Stanley Tombstone

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