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S.M. Stalnaker
Lodomillo Twp.

S. M. Stalnaker was born near Greeley, Delaware County, Ia., March 18, 1849. His father, James M. Stalnaker, was born in Randolph County, W. Va., July 4, 1819, and when sixteen went to Ohio, and was married there when twenty years of age to Elizabeth McLane, a native of Virginia. In 1842 he came to Iowa and settled near Davenport, where he remained two years, then went to Wisconsin. In May, 1845, he removed to Colesburg, Clayton County, Ia., thence to Delaware County, finally settling in 1851 on the farm in Lodomillo Township, where he died Sept. 7, 1875. S. M. Stalnaker resided with his father until his marriage to Lydia Marshall, which occurred Dec. 6, 1873. She was born in Cass County, Mich., and was a daughter of Andrew and Sarah (Maxson) Marshall, natives of Ohio. After his marriage Mr. Stalnaker settled on his present farm on section 16, this township. He is also engaged in teaching school and has taught sixteen terms in Cass and Lodomillo Townships. In politics he is an independent thinker and appreciates the distinctions which may sometimes be drawn between principles of right and justice and principles of party. He has held the offices of Justice of the Peace, Town Clerk, Assessor and Constable, and is classed with the prominent men of his township.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 903
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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