Alphonso Webster Stanard

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Alphonso Webster Stanard

Birthplace: Newport, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, United States
Death: April 11, 1914 (84)
Brownsville, Linn County, Oregon, United States (Myorcarditis)
Place of Burial: Brownsville, Linn County, Oregon, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Obediah Stanard and Elizabeth Stanard
Brother of Martha Melissa Duffield; Zervia A Duffield and Edwin Obediah Stanard

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About Alphonso Webster Stanard

married Eliza Jane Hill and then Elizabeth Amy Hill 24 Nov 1856-10 children-parents, Elizabeth Ann Webster & Obediah STANARD.In about 1836 he moved with his parents to Van Buren County, Iowa, was educated in the common schools. He taught school in the winters of 1851 and 1852.

In the spring of 1852 he joined the Claybourn Hill train (DLC #643 Linn County, Oregon) and started for Oreogn Territory. During the journey he fell in love with Clayborne Hill's daughter Eliza J., wooing her and married her. 
He was a farmer, merchant and also served as an elected representative in the state legislature. He also fought in the Rogue River Indian Campaign.

-- Oregon Territory Families in Linn County, Oregon to 1855, compiled by John Miles & Richard R. Milligan, 1983, pg. 77 ANARD

From: "Jane Hutchings" Subject: Alphonso Webster Stanard Obit Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 21:02:52 -0700

Brownsville Times April 17, 1914


Alphonso Webster Stanard, Linn County Pioneer, Dies at His Home in Brownsville ______ Alphonso Webster Stanard, a prominent Linn County pioneer and a resident of Brownsville for many years, died at his home on Oak street Saturday morning, April 11, at the ripe age of 84 years, 11 months and 17 days. Mr. Stanard had been in declining health for several months and had been confined to his home for three weeks prior to his demise, but was able to be up and dressed. Saturday morning he greeted the family as usual and after talking to his son, Edwin, went to sleep. His daughter remarked how quiet he was sleeping and, after watching him some time and not seeing him breathe, called her sister and they found he had fallen asleep without pain or struggle, to awake in heaven. Mr. Stanard was born in Newport, Sullivan county, New Hamphshire, April 24, 1829. In 1835 his parents removed to Illinois and resided for about a year in the town of Rushville. In January, 1837, the family went to Van Buren county, Iowa, crossing the Mississippi river on the ice and traveling up the Des Moines river also on the ice, and settled in a little town called Rochester. Mr. Stanard, then a boy of 8 years, worked on the farm and attended the district school. During the winters of 1851 and 1852 he taught school near the town of Boneparte, Iowa, where he became acquainted with the family of Claiborne Hill, who were planning to cross the plains to Oregon. He joined the company, journeying by ox team, being six months on the trip, arriving in the vicinity of Brownsville in the fall of 1852. That same year he took up the claim where he resided until a few years ago. On December 30 of the same year he was married to Eliza Jane Hill, who died in September, 1854. T! o this union one child was born. In October, 1855, Mr. Stanard enlisted as a volunteer in Company C in the Rogue River Indian war and served three months as first lieutenant under Captain Keeney. The company was discharged and he re-enlisted in Captain Blakeley's company and served another three, when the company was discharged. On November 24, 1856, Mr. Stanard was married to Elizabeth A. Hill, a sister of his first wife, and with whom he lived for over 47 years. In 1866 he was elected clerk of Linn county, serving two years, following which he engaged in the mercantile business in Albany for three years, then returned to the farm. During his residence in Albany he was mayor of that city for two years. He was elected to the Oregon Legislature in 1874, and re-elected in 1876. When a boy about 14 years of age, he was converted and united with the Baptist church at Rochester, Iowa. He was a consistent member of the Pleasant Butte Baptist church, now the First Baptist church of Brownsville, and was continuous member of that church until the day of his death, most of the time serving as deacon or clerk, and for many years superintendent of the Sunday School. In 1888 he was president of Oregon Baptist State convention. Mr. Stanard was the last of his generation, his brother, F. O. Stanard, of St. Louis, Mo., having preceded him to the land beyony just one month to a day. On the other shore are his first wife, Eliza Jane Stanard; his second wife, Elizabeth A. Stanard; two sons, Fred Alphonso and Gilbert Webster Stanard, and two daughters, Melissa and Clara Stanard. Five sons, W. O. and G. C. Stanard, of Portland, Oregon; H. A. and C. E. Stanard, of Brownsville, Oregon, and F. C. Stanard, of Chehalis, Washington and two daughters, Mrs. Idilla McDonald and Miss Minnie R. Stanard, together with thirteen grandchildren and four great grand-children, survive him. Mr. Stanard was a man of the strictest integrity, and of a high sense of honor, a devout Christian, giving liberally to the support of the church and all benevolences. As a good neighbor and earnest friend and citizen he was held in the highest esteem, and a s husband and father his life was an example of love and kindness. Truly a good man has gone to his reward. The funeral was held from the First Baptist church on Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. I. N. Monroe, of Portland, assisted by Rev. W. P. Elmore of this city. The remains were interred in the Baptist cemetery.

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Alphonso Webster Stanard's Timeline

April 24, 1829
Newport, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, United States
April 11, 1914
Age 84
Brownsville, Linn County, Oregon, United States
April 13, 1914
Age 84
Brownsville, Linn County, Oregon, United States