Stanton, John W. (1839 - 1924)






----Source: Greenwood Gleaner 8/14/1924



Death removed from this community, John Wesley Stanton, at his home in Woodburn, Saturday, July 19, 1924, at the age of 85 years and 8 days, the immediate cause of death being due to old age coupled with continuous illness covering several years duration. A few weeks before his death Mr. Stanton suffered a slight stroke, but seemed to have rallied from this at the time. Death came quietly on the above date.

John Welsey Stanton was born near Saranac, in Clinton County, New York, on July 11, 1839, and was the son of John and Martha Stanton, farmers. He came west with his parents and settled in Wisconsin at the age of 19. He was married to Miss Louise Jane Stanton, a cousin, just before leaving New York. There were nine children born to this union, four of whom, one son and three daughters are still living in Wisconsin.

When secession threatened to destroy the union, young Stanton left his home and responded to the call, joining Co. G Wisconsin Volunteers and was attached to the 30th regiment. This occurred on Aug. 20, 1862. His service took him as far south as Nashville, Tenn., but the greater portion of the time was spent in Kentucky and later was sent with his regiment to subdue the uprising of the Redmen on the Minnesota and Dakota plains.

He was discharged from the service on Sept. 20, 1865, and returned to his Wisconsin home and family where he lived until 1904, when he came west and stopped in Portland for a short time before moving into Clark County, where he resided ever since until his death came.

On July 17, 1895, his wife passed away and was buried in Wisconsin and on April 7, 1896, he was married to Mrs. Inez G. Young and to this marriage four children were born, all now residing in Camas. They are Mrs. Elgie Robson, Hugh A. Stanton, Mrs. Winnie Lee and Mrs. Lottie Day.

Mr. Stanton was a member of the Lew Wallace G.A.R. Post of Orchards, an honorary member of General Joseph Wheeler Carp U.S.W.V. and a fine old gentleman, beloved by his family and respected by a large circle of friends. He was made of a genial disposition and made friends with everyone. He passed away at the family home in Woodburn, where he had lived since 1901, having traded for the Jacob Linder place. A large number of friends and neighbors were present at the funeral services, presided over by Rev. R. B. Parcel of Washouga Methodist Church, assisted at the grave by Spanish War veterans and members of Ray Bennett Post American Legion. A firing squad from the ranks of the Legion post participated and a bugle sounded taps.. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Washouga, the Camas Post Camas, Wash.

Mr. Stanton will be remembered by many old residents here as he lived in this vicinity for a number of years and is the father of Mrs. L.E. Howe and John Stanton.



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