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Stanton, Edwin Moore



  • Existence: 1892-1981

biographical statement

Edwin Moore Stanton was born on September 30, 1892, in Coronado, California. His father, Robert Brewster Stanton, worked as a mining and civil engineer and had surveyed the Grand Canyon for the Denver, Colorado Canyon and Pacific Railroad. Edwin's grandfather, Robert Livingston Stanton, had been president of Miami University in Ohio.

During World War I, Edwin served in the 27th U.S. Division with the British forces in Europe. He must have married and fathered a daughter, Ida, but the only clear evidence in the papers shows his marriage to Ruby Deese on April 18, 1936, in Bunnell, Florida.

During World War II, Edwin worked at the Orlando Air Base. After the war, he worked for the Douglas-Guardian Warehouse Corporation, until ill health forced his early retirement in 1955. He died on April 2, 1981.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Stanton, Edwin and Ruby Papers

 Collection — Box: Stanton
Identifier: PP-Stanton
Scope and Contents These files represent typical family papers, such as anyone might accumulate in the course of a lifetime. Ruby kept some of Edwin's early cards and gifts, and the letters that he sent her while visiting his sister, Anne, in the 1950s. (Unfortunately, her replies have not survived.) Edwin's letters home during World War I are included, as are letters his father exchanged with the army concerning his son's qualifications as a motor mechanic that he felt the army had ignored. Similarly,...
Dates: Created: 1891-1989; Other: Majority of material found in 1917-1955