From the "Journal of Southern Club Life--New Orleans 1902"
Henry F. Stanley has been a resident of the Tenth Ward about seven years, and during the past twelve years has taken a very active interest in Democratic affairs, having serve as a delegate to the last municipal convention. He is a prominent member of the Parish Executive Committee, the Knights of Pythias and the Odd Fellows. He is the general foreman in charge of the freight yards of the Illinois Central Railroad, and has been connected with this road for sixteen years. He is a resident of the city for a quarter of a century, coming from Tipperary County, Ireland. Mr. Stanley is a patentee of the celebrated Stanley Combination of the Refrigerator and Ventilator Car.
The following information was contributed by William Harvey Benefield, grandson.
From "Index Card" Port of New Orleans
Stanley, H.F. Age 22, Male , Laborer,
Nationality - England
Embarked at Liverpool aboard SS Texas
Arrived in New Orleans, November 8, 1876
Ebony walking cane with ornate handle (knob) with inscription as follows:
by the Laborers
1890 and 1910 US Census indicated there is another child born to Henry Stanley and second wife Margaret Ward in addition to their two children Timothy and Anna. No further information given.
Henry Frederick Stanley and wife Isabella Haines
Nell and Charles
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