Lyman Frank Baum

M, b. 15 May 1856, d. 1919
     Lyman Frank Baum was born on 15 May 1856 at Chittenango, Ny. He was the son of Cynthia Ann Stanton. Lyman Frank Baum died in 1919.1
     He 'The Thomas Stanton Society Newsletter', Number 13, August 2001 in an article entitled CYNTHIA STANTON. GRANDMOTHER OF WIZARD OF OZ states: 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. published in 1900 remains the most significant childrens' book in American history. It is a beloved fantasy, imitated, interpreted, adapted, and marketed. It amazes me to see my great grandchildren go 'bonkers' over it. just as my children did long ago. There is a special family pleasure in knowing the background of The Wizard for it was written by Lvman Frank Baum. 7th of 8 children born to Cynthia Stanton...(and) ... Benjamin Baum.

Cynthia was forever concerned with this small. thin boy. born with a defective heart. The family moved to Mattvdale where Cynthia raised her family in a rose-covered farm estate called Rose Lawn. Frank was sent to the Peekskill Military Academy where he suffered a heart attack and returned home. It was the beginning of a long series of failures that would plaque him all his life.

Cynthia's husband Ben grew wealthy in the banking and oil business. Frank's brothers joined the firm one-by-one while Frank stayed home, bored and forever searching for the right career. He published little newspapers in his early teens. then at 18 discovered he was an actor. This was a disaster so he turned to producing plays in a string of small theaters. That venture ended when the houses were burned to the ground.

About this time Frank met and married Maud Gage. youngest daughter of Matilda Gage who with Elizabeth Cads Stanton and Susan B. Anthony drafted the famed womens' rights declaration. Matilda opposed the marriage correctly predicting a life of poverty because Frank was a good-for-nothing.

In the fading wake of California's gold rush the place to go was Aberdeen. South Dakota where it was 'almost impossible to fail'. Frank opened a variety shop carrying china and doll buggies. It failed. Never to be daunted Frank bought a Saturday newspaper and edited it until 'that horse became financially tired and died'.
Frank joked.

Frank and Maud with their four sons moved to Chicago where he left job after job. He cared so little about money that he couldn't even balance a checkbook. Perhaps he escaped from disappointing the world thru his stories.

Since his early days in Syracuse he'd gathered the neighborhood children around and spun wonderful fantasy about fairies and princesses. of bright green lands and brighter days than he had ever seen. He changed the face of children's entertainment.

Before the Wizard. stories for children were sterile morality tales that appealed to parents more than children. or terrifying fairy stories filled with rovaltv and dark evil forces. The wonderful .Wizard of Oz changed all that. The kids were in charge as they are today.

It was during a visit to Maud and Frank that Matilda Gage overheard Baum telling his sons wonderful stories and suggested he write them and try to sell them. Frank took her advice and four years later in 1900 published The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Now Frank was off and running. He received royalties froth Wizard and long sought financial success thru a prolific output: 14 Oz books. 17 books for girls under 'Edith Von Dyne', six fantasy books as Laura Bancroft, six novels about young fortune hunters, and two boy adventure stories.

Frank once more began to wander. He invested in an ill-fated film venture after taking the family to Hollywood. In 1910 he went into bankruptcy.

Frank died in 1919 after which his wife Maud remarked 'I don't believe he could tell the truth from fantasy'. This may be just as well because it is evident he mostly recognized the good side of life. He eliminated traditional dragons and gorgans from his tales and reportedly told a minister friend 'I've always felt there should never be anything except sweetness and happiness in the Oz books. never a hint of tragedy or horror. They are intended to reflect the world as it appears to the eyes and imagination of a child'.

The Wizard of Oz passed into public domain in 1956. By that time the book had sold 5 million copies. By Nov. 2000 when the book became 100 years old the 1939 MGM film version had been seen by an estimated 1 billion people, mostly very young. more than any other film made.

Frank expressed frustration with his inability to do anything 'great'. As he wrote his sister. he reluctantly acknowledged he had at least achieved a kind of special success. 'He was a good man and a good wizard'. He expressed his guiding principle this way. 'To please a child is a sweet and lovely thing that warms one's heart and brings its own reward'.

A Former Munchkin Tells of Oz

On July 8th of this year a wizened little man sat with arms crossed as he told of his Munchkin role in the Wizard of Oz. Karl Slover is 82. one of more that 120 Munchkins in the original film. Most of the films principal actors are dead but 10 of the Munchkins are still living.

Karl is what is known as a pituitary dwarf. By the time he was 8 he was bareh 2 feet tall. He is 4ft 4 inches now. His father stood 6 ft 6 inches. His mother was just a few inches less tall.

In the movie Karl played a trumpeter. a soldier. one of the babies who popped out of the egg. and on one occasion played a female Munchkin because of the shortage of midget women. Slover was asked what Judv Garland was like. That is always his first question to answer. 'She was real nice' he said' I didn't get a chance to talk to her much. She had a security lady who brought her to work from school and returned her. Judy was only 16 then.' 'Ray Bolger. Jack Haley and Bert Lahr were all nice' he said. 'The doubles were the stuck -up ones'.

It took two months time filming the midgets. The film was begun in 1937 and released in 1939. Every couple of years The Wizard of Oz hits another milestone and reporters are on the scene seeking out a shrinking number of cast members

SOURCE

U.S. News & World Report Nov. 6. 2000
Family material furnished be' Robert Manton

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Herald Tribune, Bradenton, Fl. Sundae' July 8, 2001. He lived in 1891 at Syracuse, Onondaga, NY.
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Children of Lyman Frank Baum

Citations

  1. [S1741] Bernard J. Stanton, Stanton Assn, Aug 2001: Cynthia Stanton -- Grandmother of Wizard of Oz (n.p.: August 2001, unknown publish date).

Harry Clay Baum MD

M, b. 3 March 1859
     Harry Clay Baum MD was born on 3 March 1859 at Chittenango, Ny. He was the son of Cynthia Ann Stanton.
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George Mcclelland Baum

M, b. 24 December 1861, d. 8 November 1863
     George Mcclelland Baum was born on 24 December 1861 at Syracuse, Onondaga, NY. He was the son of Cynthia Ann Stanton. George Mcclelland Baum died on 8 November 1863 at age 1.
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Charles Henry Stanton

M, b. 3 December 1853
     Charles Henry Stanton was born on 3 December 1853. He was the son of Schuyler Van Rensselaer Stanton.
     Charles Henry Stanton lived in 1891 at Westerly, Ri.
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Persis D. Stanton

?, d. 2 March 1858
     Persis D. Stanton was the child of Sullivan Upham Stanton. Persis D. Stanton died on 2 March 1858.
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Robert U. Stanton

M
     Robert U. Stanton was the son of Sullivan Upham Stanton. Robert U. Stanton died; Y.1
     He Unmarried in 1891.
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Citations

  1. [S1839] Unknown author, Y (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

William C. Stanton

M, b. 7 February 1869
     William C. Stanton was born on 7 February 1869. He was the son of Sullivan Upham Stanton.
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Henry R. Day

M, b. 1 March 1836
     Henry R. Day was born on 1 March 1836.
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Miranda J. Day

F, b. 3 August 1838
     Miranda J. Day was born on 3 August 1838.
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Ann Eliza Day

F, b. 3 October 1840
     Ann Eliza Day was born on 3 October 1840.
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Clinton C. Day

M, b. 15 September 1841
     Clinton C. Day was born on 15 September 1841.
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Morton L. Day

M, b. 16 September 1844
     Morton L. Day was born on 16 September 1844 at Wilbraham, Hampden Co., MA.
     He In 1891, unmarried. He lived in 1891 at Wilbraham, Hampden Co., MA.
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Elvira C. Day

F, b. 24 September 1847
     Elvira C. Day was born on 24 September 1847.
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James Parks Stanton

M, d. 2 February 1841
     James Parks Stanton died on 2 February 1841.
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Cyrus R. Williams

M, b. 17 March 1839
     Cyrus R. Williams was born on 17 March 1839 at New London, CT.1,2
     He was (an unknown value.)3 He lived in 1891 at Washington Prairie, Iowa.
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Child of Cyrus R. Williams

Citations

  1. [S1843] Jane Venes, Venes email 9 May 2003, Recipient: Brian Mavrogeorge, Address: mavrogeorge@@genealogysf.com, Author E-mail: janevenes@@earthlink.net (n.p.: 9 May 2003, unknown publish date).
  2. [S1844] Unknown author, He lived to 94 years of age in anr around Decorah, Iowa. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  3. [S1842] Unknown author, Randall /Williams/ Type: Event (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

James P. Williams

M, d. 29 July 1865
     James P. Williams died on 29 July 1865 at Ft. Rice, Dakota.
     He He was a U.S. soldier in the 6th Iowa Cavalry.
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Clara Stanton

F, b. 29 May 1859
     Clara Stanton was born on 29 May 1859.
     She Unmarried. She lived in 1891 at Norwich, Conn..
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William Henry Palmer

M, b. 1 October 1843
     William Henry Palmer was born on 1 October 1843 at Montville, Conn. He was the son of Clarissa Alvira Stanton.
     William Henry Palmer lived in 1891 at Norwich, Conn.1
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Children of William Henry Palmer

Citations

  1. [S1847] Unknown author, 83 Washington St. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

John Gideon Palmer

M, b. 14 October 1845
     John Gideon Palmer was born on 14 October 1845 at Montville, Conn. He was the son of Clarissa Alvira Stanton.
     John Gideon Palmer lived in 1891 at Middletown, Ct.1
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Children of John Gideon Palmer

Citations

  1. [S1848] Unknown author, Lincoln St. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Clarissa Maria Palmer

F, b. 28 October 1847, d. 5 June 1882
     Clarissa Maria Palmer was born on 28 October 1847 at Montville, Conn. She was the daughter of Clarissa Alvira Stanton. Clarissa Maria Palmer died on 5 June 1882 at Providence, Ri, at age 34.
     She was (an unknown value.)1 Clarissa Maria Palmer was also known as Clarissa Maria Arnold.
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Children of Clarissa Maria Palmer

Citations

  1. [S1849] Unknown author, Clarissa Maria /Arnold/ Type: Event (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Marian Eliza Palmer

F, b. 6 December 1849
     Marian Eliza Palmer was born on 6 December 1849 at Montville, Conn. She was the daughter of Clarissa Alvira Stanton.
     Marian Eliza Palmer was (an unknown value.)1 Marian Eliza Palmer was also known as Marian Eliza Markham.
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Citations

  1. [S1850] Unknown author, Marian Eliza /Markham/ Type: Event (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Charles Stanton Palmer

M, b. 19 October 1852, d. 19 June 1862
     Charles Stanton Palmer was born on 19 October 1852 at Waterford, Conn. He was the son of Clarissa Alvira Stanton. Charles Stanton Palmer died on 19 June 1862 at Montville, Conn, at age 9.
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Algenia Elivia Stanton

F, b. 23 July 1850
     Algenia Elivia Stanton was born on 23 July 1850.1
     She was (an unknown value.)2 Algenia Elivia Stanton was also known as Algenia Elivia Barber.
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Children of Algenia Elivia Stanton

Citations

  1. [S1853] Compiler: Pat (njpatrn@@aol.com) Ancestry.com, Millard/Miller of Rehoboth, Location: Ancestry World Tree Project, Url: www.ancestry.com (n.p.: 11 Mar 20002, unknown publish date).
  2. [S1852] Unknown author, Algenia Elivia /Barber/ Type: Event (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Gaylord Stanton

M, b. 15 October 1852
     Gaylord Stanton was born on 15 October 1852.
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Louis Stanton

M, d. 1 October 1884
     Louis Stanton died on 1 October 1884.
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(female) Stanton

F, d. 12 April 1878
     (female) Stanton died on 12 April 1878 at Biggsville, Ill..
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Maurice A. Stanton

M, d. 21 July 1856
     Maurice A. Stanton died on 21 July 1856.
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Mercelia Stanton

F, d. 1943
     Mercelia Stanton died in 1943 at Locke, Ny. She was buried at Atwater Cemetery, Homer, Ny.
     She She stayed on for several years in Syracuse after her parents left for Glen Haven, working for a bank. But she loved the country and finally went home to live. She used to drive a team of horses and a sleigh to take the eggs to Homer, NY to sell in the wintertime and would stop at her future husband's parent's home to get warm. At that time he was in Oklahoma, where he went after serving in the Navy in WWI, but he came back to NY in 1929. Mercelia Stanton was also known as Mercelia Edgbert. She was (an unknown value.)1
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Children of Mercelia Stanton

Citations

  1. [S1855] Unknown author, Mercelia /Edgbert/ Type: Event (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Cella Stanton

F
     Cella Stanton died; Y.1
     She The twin of Celia.
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Citations

  1. [S1856] Unknown author, Y (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Eva Eldridge

F
     Eva Eldridge was the daughter of Julia Stanton. Eva Eldridge died; Y.1
     She was (an unknown value.)2 Eva Eldridge was also known as Eva Kenner. She was adopted after 21 May 1854.3
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Citations

  1. [S1858] Unknown author, Y (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S1857] Unknown author, Eva /Kenner/ Type: Event (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  3. [S1859] Unknown author, By Nodiah Olcott, of Erie, NY. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Eugene Stanton

M, d. before 1891
     Eugene Stanton was the son of John Leland Stanton. Eugene Stanton died before 1891.
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John Byron Stanton

M, b. 6 June 1865, d. 25 February 1933
     John Byron Stanton was born on 6 June 1865. He died on 25 February 1933 at Norwich, Conn, at age 67.1
     He He was the superintendent of west side schools in Norwich, Conn in 1896, a term which lasted 25 years. He lived in 1891 at Ekonk, Sterling, Conn.
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Child of John Byron Stanton

Citations

  1. [S1860] Unknown author, At his funeral the Rev. Mr. Morley stated, 'the life of our beloved friend was centered around three things, his home, his family, and his church'. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

William Lodowick Story

M, d. before 1891
     William Lodowick Story was the son of Hannah Elizabeth Stanton. William Lodowick Story died before 1891.
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Lillie A. Stanton

F, b. 9 March 1865
     Lillie A. Stanton was born on 9 March 1865 at Preston, New London, CT.
     She lived in 1891 at San Mateo, Florida.1
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Citations

  1. [S1861] Unknown author, With her father. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

William Arthur Stanton

M, b. 5 December 1868
     William Arthur Stanton was born on 5 December 1868 at Lowell, Mass.
     He He graduated in class of 1889, Madison University, NY, and has since taught there. He lived in 1891 at Hamilton, Ny.
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William A. Spicer

M, b. 1847
     William A. Spicer was born in 1847.
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Marion Spicer

M, b. 1849
     Marion Spicer was born in 1849.
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Josephine Wilcox

F, b. 1848, d. 1881
     Josephine Wilcox was born in 1848.1 She was the daughter of Hannah Spicer. Josephine Wilcox died in 1881.1
     She was (an unknown value.)2 Josephine Wilcox was also known as Josephine Steere.
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Citations

  1. [S1763] Recipient_1: Brian Bonner Mavrogeorge Marcia L. Wilcox Richardson, Marcia Richardson email, 20 Apr 1999, Subject: Gardner N. Wilcox, William Gardner Wilcox (n.p.: RICHARDZON@@aol.com, 20 Apr. 1999, unknown publish date), Citing tombstones in the family gravesite in Poquetanuck, CT.
  2. [S1862] Unknown author, Josephine /Steere/ Type: Event (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Ervaett W. Wilcox

F, b. 1858, d. 8 July 1863
     Ervaett W. Wilcox was born in 1858.1 She was the daughter of Hannah Spicer. Ervaett W. Wilcox died on 8 July 1863.1
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Citations

  1. [S1763] Recipient_1: Brian Bonner Mavrogeorge Marcia L. Wilcox Richardson, Marcia Richardson email, 20 Apr 1999, Subject: Gardner N. Wilcox, William Gardner Wilcox (n.p.: RICHARDZON@@aol.com, 20 Apr. 1999, unknown publish date), Citing tombstones in the family gravesite in Poquetanuck, CT.

Addie Flora Ward

F, d. 16 November 1865
     Addie Flora Ward was the daughter of Lucy L. Spicer. Addie Flora Ward died on 16 November 1865.
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Charles Spicer

M
     Charles Spicer was the son of Silas Spicer. Charles Spicer died; Y.1
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Citations

  1. [S1864] Unknown author, Y (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Lydia Spicer

F, d. before 1891
     Lydia Spicer was the daughter of Silas Spicer. Lydia Spicer died before 1891.
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Charles N. Wilcox

M, b. March 1866, d. 30 January 1867
     Charles N. Wilcox was born in March 1866.1 He was the son of Emeline Spicer. Charles N. Wilcox died on 30 January 1867.1
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Citations

  1. [S1763] Recipient_1: Brian Bonner Mavrogeorge Marcia L. Wilcox Richardson, Marcia Richardson email, 20 Apr 1999, Subject: Gardner N. Wilcox, William Gardner Wilcox (n.p.: RICHARDZON@@aol.com, 20 Apr. 1999, unknown publish date), Citing tombstones in the family gravesite in Poquetanuck, CT.

William Gardner Wilcox

M, b. 20 August 1862, d. 8 May 1897
     William Gardner Wilcox was born on 20 August 1862. He was the son of Emeline Spicer. William Gardner Wilcox died on 8 May 1897 at age 34.1
     He He is a blacksmith at Poquetanuck, Conn.
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Children of William Gardner Wilcox

Citations

  1. [S1763] Recipient_1: Brian Bonner Mavrogeorge Marcia L. Wilcox Richardson, Marcia Richardson email, 20 Apr 1999, Subject: Gardner N. Wilcox, William Gardner Wilcox (n.p.: RICHARDZON@@aol.com, 20 Apr. 1999, unknown publish date), Citing tombstones in the family gravesite in Poquetanuck, CT.

(male) Stanton

M, d. before 1891
     (male) Stanton died before 1891.
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Elizabeth Packer Pendleton

F, d. 9 June 1887
     Elizabeth Packer Pendleton was the daughter of Nathan Pendleton. Elizabeth Packer Pendleton married Robert Augustus Stanton, son of Nathan Davis Stanton, on 27 August 1868 at Oxford, Ny. Elizabeth Packer Pendleton died on 9 June 1887.
     She was (an unknown value.)1 Her married name was Stanton.
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Children of Elizabeth Packer Pendleton and Robert Augustus Stanton

Citations

  1. [S1865] Unknown author, Elizabeth Packer /Stanton/ Type: Event (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Edith Stanton

F, b. 2 December 1869
     Edith Stanton was born on 2 December 1869 at Norwich, Ny. She was the daughter of Robert Augustus Stanton and Elizabeth Packer Pendleton.
     Edith Stanton lived in 1891 at Norwich, Ny.
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Margaret Stanton

F, b. 5 September 1871
     Margaret Stanton was born on 5 September 1871 at Norwich, Ny. She was the daughter of Robert Augustus Stanton and Elizabeth Packer Pendleton.
     Margaret Stanton lived at Norwich, Ny.
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Charles Robert Stanton

M, b. 2 December 1875
     Charles Robert Stanton was born on 2 December 1875 at Norwich, Ny. He was the son of Robert Augustus Stanton and Elizabeth Packer Pendleton.
     Charles Robert Stanton lived in 1891 at Oxford, Ny.
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Nathan P. Stanton

M, b. 10 August 1872
     Nathan P. Stanton was born on 10 August 1872 at Norwich, Ny.. He was the son of Robert Augustus Stanton and Elizabeth Packer Pendleton.
     Nathan P. Stanton In 1891 was a student in Oxford Academy, Oxford, NY.
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