Clipped From Alton Evening Telegraph
DKATH OF KOHRKT I'. STANI.KV. He Was One o» Upper Alton's Oldest Residents, Having I.IVM! Then 1 Sixty-Seven Yearn, Another of Upper Alton's oldest residents passed awny this -morning when Robert V. Stanley died at 11:30 o'clock. Death was due to kidney .rouble. He had boon ailing since UHt January, but was confined to his bed only two weeks. Hobert Page Stanley was born ul Vashvllle, Tenn., September 7, 1H2I'. rie was 71 years, 10 months ami 12 days old. Mr. Stanley came to Up- ior Alton with his parents when he was a child of four years, and has livid icre over since. Npvember 'to, 1857. was married to Miss Mary J, Kcl- y, of Metamora, ill. Of this union were born ten children, all now j;rown. The wife and ton children urvlve him—Mrs D. M. Frye, of >ast St. Louis; Mrs. Eva G. Sims, osse W. Stanley, Harry C. Stanley, Jharley B., Annie B., Walter P., 'earl E., Mabel L. and Nannie M. itanley. Eight of the children (ire esideuts of Upper Alton. Early In the civil war Mr. Stanley nlisted in the Union army, and was Corporal in Company A, 141th 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 Hie Presbyterian church. The funeral services will be held at the family residence Sunday at 2 p. in. Hev. G. W. Waggoner will officiate.