Robert Page Stanley Obituary
He Was One ot Upper Alton's Oldest Residents, Having Lived There. Sixty Seven Years. Another of Upper Alton's oldest residents passed away Friday morning when Robert P. Stanley died atlltfO o'clock. Death was due to kidney trouble. He had been ailing since last January, but was confined to his bed only two weeks. Robert Page Stanley was born at Nashville, Tenn., September 7, 1820. He was 71 years, 10 months and 12 days old. Mr. Stanley came to Upper Upper Alton with his parents when he was a child'of four years, and has lived here ever since November 30, 1857, he was married to Miss Mary J. Kelly, Kelly, of Metamora, 111. Of this union were born ten children, all now grown. The wife and ten children survive him—Mrs D. M. Frye, of Hast St. Louis; Mrs. Eva G. Sims, Jesse W. Stanley, Harry C. Stanley, Charley B., Annie B., Walter P-i Pearl E., Mabel L. and Nannie M. Stanley. Eight of the children are residents of UpperJAlton. Early in the civil war Mr. Stanley enlisted in the Union army, and was a Corporal In Company A, 144th Illinois Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was a cooper by trade and worked at his trade in Upper Alton and Alton for many years. Mr. Stanley was a member of the Presbvterian church.