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Manley W. Stanhope 1855-1955


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/14/2011 at 20:39:36

M.W. Stanhope Dies
M.W. Stanhope, 99, one of Estherville’s two oldest living residents, died this morning about 11 o’clock at Holy Family hospital where he was taken last night. Mr. Stanhope farmed for several years in the Estherville area before moving to the city 44 year ago. He has made his home with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Rankin for the past several years. A complete obituary will be published in tomorrow’s Daily News. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, February 15, 1955)

Stanhope Rites to Be Held on Saturday
M.W. Stanhope, one of Estherville’s oldest living residents, died yesterday morning at Holy Family hospital. He would have celebrated his 100 birthday this October.

Death came at 11 o’clock after the deceased had been ill for a week with a bad cold.

A resident of this area for 65 years he was born on Oct. 26, 1855 at Molone, New York. At the age of ten he moved with his family to Janesville, Wisc., where he received his elementary and high school education.

He was married to Marthy Byrns at Janesville and in December, 1877 and moved to Estherville four years later. The family moved to Superior and then north of Estherville before settling in Estherville in 1919. He was a member of the Christian church here.

He was preceded in death by his wife and five children. The seven children surviving are John Stanhope, Doyle, Cal.; Ed Stanhope, Waterloo; Frank Stanhope, Forest Hill, Cal.; Mrs. Frank (Ethel) Scott, Oaskin [?], Minn.; Mrs. Van E. (Ona) Judd, Prosser, Wash.; Mrs. John (Minnie) Boullion, Condee, S.D.; and Mrs. Lee Rankin, Estherville.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Christian church with the Rev. Clyde L. Leeds officiating. There will be private family services at 11:30 on Saturday at the church.

Friends may call at the Sternborn Funeral Home from Friday noon until 10 o’clock on Saturday at which time the body will be taken to the church. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, February 16, 1955)


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