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Morganville Tribune
Morganville, Kansas
February 27, 1908

OBITUARY - CHESTER HAVEN STANCLIFF

Chester STANCLIFF, who has been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. E. L. GREEN, died Tuesday morning [February 25, 1908] at 12:30 o'clock, aged 85y, 7m 20d. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock, conducted by Rev. A. P. HAMILTON. The remains were laid to rest in Sherman Cemetery [Morganville, Clay County, Kansas]. The pall bearers were F. L. FLETCHER, J. C. GOHEEN, A. F. MASON, G. B. WALKER, G. W. STEWART and A. H. McLAVY.

Chester STANCLIFF was born in Halifax, Windham Co., Vermont August 5, 1822, the son of Eldah and Amy (GORE) STANCLIFF. At an early age he removed with his parents to Iowa. In 1844 he was united in marriage to Sarah Eliza GORE in Lee County, Iowa. [They were early settlers in Ringgold County, Iowa, arriving in 1855.] To this union nine children were born, four sons and five daughters. Two of the sons and three of the daughters survive him. They are Mrs. E. L. GREEN of this city, Mrs. Ella HUGHES and Mrs. Alma PRESTON both of Oklahoma; Sanford STANCLIFF of Missouri and Emory STANCLIFF of Oregon.

In 185_ [illegible] Chester removed to Kansas. His wife died in 1876. He was a member of the Christian Advent Church and continued firm in his faith to the last.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2010

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
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