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Marietta Elizabeth Conger Stanton


Posted By: Joanne Breen (email)
Date: 4/29/2023 at 09:45:16

Mrs. T. H. Stanton Dead.

Mrs. C. J. Wilson received word last week of the death of her sister, Mrs. T. H. Stanton, at her home in Washington, D. C., last Thursday. The cause of her death was cancer of the stomach which developed very rapidly. She was taken ill about last Christmas, and seemed from that time to gradually fade away. Mrs. Wilson was called to see her during the latter part of June, and remained for days.

Although Mrs. Stanton had lived away from here for many years, her girlhood days were spent in Washington, and she was well known to all the older residents. She was the daughter of Jonathan C. Conger, who in the early days owned and platted a large part of the town of Washington. When the Conger family came here in 1845, the daughter Marietta was only a year old, having been born in Ohio in March 1844. When she was eighteen years old she was graduated from the old Washington college, the graduation exercises being held July 3rd. She was the youngest member of her class. On the 23rd of July she as married to Thaddeus H. Stanton, who was one of the founders, and at the time editor of the Washington County Press. Volunteers were then being called for in the War of the Rebellion, and young Thaddeus Stanton very shortly after his marriage organized Company C of the 19th Iowa Infantry and was put at its head as captain. From this his promotion was rapid, until he became Paymaster General of the United States Army, he having entered the regular army at the close friend of General Crooks and was known as “the fighting paymaster,” from his having taken part in so many of the campaigns during the Indian troubles. During the Civil War, Mrs. Stanton spend much of time in the South, as near her husband’s regiment as possible, and throughout his army life she was his companion. She was a woman of splendid intellect, well-versed in the world’s best literature, but though she enjoyed the hours she spent with her books, she was a keen observer and took an active interest in all the affairs of the day, and retained all the powers of her mind to the last.

After her husband’s death, which took place in Omaha, some few years after his retirement from the army, she went to Washington, D. C., to live, and at the time of her death she was making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Kalk. Two sisters survive her, Mrs. C. J. Wilson of this place, and Mrs. Florence Twining, of Berkeley, Cal. Mrs. Stanton is also survived by three daughters, Mrs. Maude Western, widow of Captain Western of the U.S.A., and Mrs. Flora Kalk, both of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Frank Kennedy, of Omaha, Nebr. One of her grandchildren, Stanton Kalk, was graduated last June at Annapolis. He was one of the youngest in his class, being twenty-one years old, while the class average was a trifle over twenty-three and a half. One granddaughter is the wife of Major Wilson, who is stationed in the Philippines. Mrs. Stanton was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, by the side of her husband.

Washington County Press, July 12, 1916

Marietta Conger Stanton Headstone

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