Pueblo County, Colorado

Contributed by Karen Mitchell.

This gentleman is one of the remaining "old-timers" in Colorado. He came to the country when Denver was composed of log houses and shanties, and when the flourishing city of Pueblo only existed in the dreams of a few early pioneers. Mr. Stanton was born at Waymart, Wayne County, Penn., in 1836. Before he was fully grown, he started West. Coming as far as Kansas in the early part of 1855, he lived there about five months, after which he went to Iowa, in which State he lived over four years. In 1860, he again journeyed Westward, arriving at Denver in June of that year. He prospected in the mountains during the summer, and returned to Denver the following fall. He lived in Denver, clerking in the post office and bookstore there until the spring of 1862, when he went to Buckskin Joe, and bought out a book and stationery establishment, which he kept until the ensuing fall. Then disposing of his business, Mr. Stanton enlisted in the Third Colorado Infantry, and continued in the United States service to the close of the late war. After the war, he went to Washington City, and was there connected with the Department of the Interior to 1867. In that year he received the appointment of Register of the United States Land Office at Central City, Colo. That position he held over three years, until, during 1871, he was appointed Register of the Land Office at Pueblo. He held the office at Pueblo until June, 1875, when he resigned. During his intervals of business. Mr. Stanton had pursued the study of law. This he continued to the fall of 1875, when he was admitted to the bar, and began the practice at Pueblo, in partnership with Hon. G. Q. Richmond. He and Mr. Richmond have since continued together, doing a large and lucrative practice. Mr. Stanton was married at Potosi, Mo., in 1867, to Miss Mary A. Singer.  History of the Arkansas Valley, Colorado O L Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1881 

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