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George Henry Stanton (1861–1934)

Mr. George Henry Stanton, who died suddenly on May 1, was one of Jamestown's earliest residents and one who was always very active in the public life of the town. He was born at Hindmarsh on February 12, 1861, being the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Stanton. When six years of age, he went with his father to Mount Lock, his father being employed in station and farming work. He followed farm work until 1884, when he went to Jamestown and started dealing, which he continued until he opened the present brick and lime works at Leamington. In 1888 he married at North Adelaide Miss Mary Ann Humpston, fourth daughter of the late Mr. Samuel Humpston, of Adelaide. Mr. Stanton served many years as a councillor, representing Leamington Ward, and for a period was acting mayor. He was also interested in the progress of the Belalie Agricultural Society. He attended the first show held in Jamestown, and did not miss a show during the 59 years it has been established. For many years he was a member of the committee, and steward. For 40 years he was a member of the Forresters' Lodge, and had occupied all the principal offices in the Jamestown branch; he was a member of the local branch of the Fathers' Association, and during the war took an active part in the various bodies formed to help the soldiers on active service. Besides the widow, a family of three sons and three daughters survive:—Messrs. H. C. Stanton (Jamestown). L. H. Stanton (St. Peters), and A. T. Stanton (Prospect), Mrs. R. Meils (Keswick), Miss Elma (Nurse) Stanton, and Miss Elsie Stanton (Jamestown). There are ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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