90th Birthday of Joseph Stanton of Seeley’s Bay

This appears to have been a newspaper article written circa July 2, 1948, exact source unknown. It was reprinted in Stanton Stats in December 30, 1996.


“Uncle Joe” Remains Most Active for His Years


Seeley’s Bay, July 2 – Familiar and affectionately known as “Uncle Joe”, Joseph Stanton, an veteran resident of this community, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Monday, July 5th. Mr. Stanton was born at Newboro on July 5, 1858, one of nine children born to George Stanton and his wife, Sarah Meach, natives of Devonshire, England.*¬†Of his brothers and sisters only one survives, Mrs. Joan Hutchings, who is still living in Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 95.

With his parents, Mr. Stanton moved at the age of 16 to a farm in the Clear Lake district and on January 7, 1886, he was married to Ella, daughter of Thomas Imerson and his wife, Emily Slack of Bastard Township. In March 1906, the family bought the McCutcheon farm near Seeley’s Bay on which Clair Stanton still resides and in March, 1919, the William Richardson farm at the village was purchased. On it Mr. Stanton still lives with his younger son, Reeve Haydon Stanton. Mrs. Stanton died a number of years ago and a third child of the union is Mrs. Ernest Moore, Seeley’s Bay. There are also two grandchildren, Ralph Stanton, Seeley’s Bay and Mrs. Robert Latimer, Toronto, and one great-grandchild, Cheryl Stanton of Seeley’s Bay.

“Uncle Joe” remains most active for his years and is highly regarded in the community in which he has lived for such an extended period.

*place of residence Devonshire is unconfirmed.