Cynthia E Stanley

Female20 March 1843–1 February 1885

Brief Life History of Cynthia E

When Cynthia E Stanley was born on 20 March 1843, in Walnut Ridge MM, Rush, Indiana, United States, her father, Wyatt Stanley, was 24 and her mother, Mary Bundy, was 23. She married Charles Morgan Henley on 17 September 1868, in Walnut Ridge MM, Rush, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Blue River Township, Hancock, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Ripley Township, Rush, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 February 1885, in Howard, Indiana, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Carthage, Ripley Township, Rush, Indiana, United States.

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Charles Morgan Henley
Cynthia E Stanley
Marriage: 17 September 1868
Wyatt Stanley Henley
Oliver Riley Henley

Sources (9)

  • Cynthia Stanley in household of Wyatt Stanley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sinthia Stanley in entry for Wyatt S Henley and Margaret E Cole, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Cynthia Henly in household of Charles Henly, "United States Census, 1870"

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  • Marriage
    17 September 1868Walnut Ridge MM, Rush, Indiana, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries 1844: Richardville, Indiana, United States 1846: *Howard, Indiana, United States [*Renamed Howard in 1846]


    Age 3

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

    Age 13

    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Stanley, including those in Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Durham, Gloucestershire, and Wiltshire, named with Old English stān ‘stone, rock’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. This English name has been established in Ireland since the 13th century where it was Gaelicized as de Stainléigh.

    English: possibly also a variant of Stoneley, a habitational name from Stoneley Green in Burland (Cheshire), Stoneleigh (Warwickshire), or Stonely in Kimbolton (Huntingdonshire), all named with Old English stān ‘stone, rock’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

    Americanized form of any of various like-sounding names in other languages, for example Polish Stanislawski , Greek Anastasiou , and Serbian Stojadinov (patronymic from the personal name Stojadin).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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