Notes for WALTER A STANLEY:
Son of Benjamin Vail and Sarah M (Briggs) Stanley.
Born: March 18, 1878 in Ohio.
Died: January 17, 1971 in Los Angeles County, California.
1880 - Brown Township, Linn County, Iowa.
1900 - Brown Township, Linn County, Iowa.
1996 - Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California.
Last Residence: Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California.
Married: Sarah A Heald October 11, 1899 in Unknown.
In 1930, Walter and Sarah Stanley moved from their farm near Whittier, Iowa, to become the Superintendents of Scattergood School near West Branch, Iowa. The school was already in financial difficulty due to the poor farm economy, and closed with considerable debt a year later. Walter and Sarah stayed on as caretakers of the property, and their efforts were doubtless the primary reason the Scattergood was in a condition to be used in 1939 when it was opened as a hostel for refugees from the war in Europe. The Stanleys remained at Scattergood until the hostel was closed in 1943.