Person:Priscilla Stanley (5)

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Priscilla Stanley
 
d.1866
Facts and Events
Name Priscilla Stanley
Married Name Priscilla Stanly
Gender Female
Immigration? 1856
Death? 1866
Burial? 19 Apr 1866 Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States

Dayton Daily Journal, 19 April 1866, page 1, column 3

Gipsy Funeral Mr. Editor: - You some time since mentioned in your column that the wife of Owen Stanly, one of the leading men of that singular race of mortals commonly called Gipsies, had deceased, and that her remains had been transported to Woodland Cemetery. We learn that the funeral did not take place at the time, but that the remains were deposited in the vault, and are to be interred at 10 o'clock this (Tuesday) morning. What the ceremonies are to be we are not advised, but we are told that the Rev. David Winters, who is nearly as much sought after to solemnized funerals as marriages, is to be the officating clergyman, a sufficient guaranty that all will be done decently and in order. It is good to go to the house of mourning. When she deceased, as we learn from one of the neighbors, there was great, and loud, and long continued lamentations. The whole tribe lifed up their voice and wept, and the sound of the wailing could be heard in the stillness of the night to a great distance - our informant thought for a mile or two around about. As on the occasion of the decease of the Queen some years ago, so now, the effects of the deceased - her beds and her bedding, her wearing apparel, her wagon, which cost several hundred dollars, and all her valuables, including several hundreds of dollars in greenbacks, were all ruthlessly consigned to the flames. Dayton, April 17th, 1866

References
  1.   New York City, New York, United States. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, 1820-97. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M237).

    Name: Priscilla Stanley
    Arrival Date: 14 Nov 1856
    Birth Date: abt 1818
    Age: 38
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity/ Nationality: British (English)
    Place of Origin: Great Britain
    Port of Departure: Glasgow, Scotland
    Destination: United States of America
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Osprey