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Henry Stanley

Henry Stanley was born in Stanley Quarter, New Britain, on September 24, 1807.

After completing his school education at Monson Academy,
Mass., he was for a time a clerk in a dry-goods store in Hartford.
Returning to New Britain, he commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Samuel Hart, but was soon induced to relinquish study for more active employment.

He was engaged in manufacturing with Alvin North for a short time, and then went into company with Seth J. North and William H. Smith, in the firm of North, Smith, & Stanley.

After Mr. Smith withdrew, the firm continued as North & Stanley. Mr. Stanley afterward was in company with his brothers, Augustus and T. W. Stanley, in the firm of H. Stanley & Co. In 1847 he aided in the introduction of the manufacture of knit goods into New Britain, and became secretary, treasurer, and superintendent of the New Britain Knitting Company.

He was interested in many of the manufacturing establishments of New Britain and Hartford, and in some elsewhere.

At the time of his death he was president of the American Hosiery Company, the Stanley Rule and Level Company, and the Stanley Works, and director in several other companies.

Naturally conservative, his cool judgment and intelligent counsel often helped to guide the actions of those associated with him.

He was one of the founders of the South Congregational Church, and for many years a member of the standing committee, and clerk of the ecclesiastical society.

He died on May 3, 1884.

The Memorial History of Hartford County, Connecticut, Vol.2
by J. Hammond Trumbull, 1886


 
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