Amelia Eliza Stanley

18 May 1879–25 January 1970 (Age 90)
Greene, Iowa, United States

The Life of Amelia Eliza

When Amelia Eliza Stanley was born on 18 May 1879, in Greene, Iowa, United States, her father, Thomas Stanley, was 30 and her mother, Caroline Jane Coall, was 24. She married John James Townley on 25 October 1899, in Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Rushville Township, Phillips, Kansas, United States for about 20 years and Kirwin Township, Phillips, Kansas, United States in 1940. She died on 25 January 1970, in Kirwin, Phillips, Kansas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Kirwin, Phillips, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John James Townley
Amelia Eliza Stanley
Marriage: 25 October 1899
Floyd Archer Townley
Arthur Raymond Townley
Leo Townley
Vernon H Townley
Doris L Townley

Spouse and Children

25 October 1899
Kansas, United States


    Floyd Archer Townley



    Leo Townley


    Vernon H Townley


    Doris L Townley


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Stanley


    Caroline Jane Coall




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1881 · Kansas Prohibits Alcoholic Beverages

Age 2

Kansas became the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment which prohibited all alcoholic beverages on February 19, 1881.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 24

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Derbyshire, County Durham, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, and West Yorkshire, so named from Old English stān ‘stone’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.2 Americanized form of any of various like-sounding names in other European languages, for example Polish Stanislawski and Greek Anastasiou.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Amelia Stanley in household of Thos Stanley, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • Amelia Stanley in household of Thomas Stanley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Amelia E Townley in household of John J Townley, "United States Census, 1940"

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