STANLEY H. POLLEY                              

The Osawatomie Graphic, Thursday, May 4, 1922

Died:  Apr. 27, 1922




Prominent and Honored Citizen Died

Thursday, April 27th



  Stanley H. Polley was born in Hartford, Connecticut, May 7, 1844, and died April 27, 1922.  He was married at Pauleing, New York, on Feb. 2, 1868, to Mary Jane Ball.  He came to Osawatomie, Kansas in 1873, having made this his home for nearly fifty years.

  Mr. Polley enlisted in the U. S. Volunteers August 30, 1862 and was assigned to Co. H, 4th New York Heavy Artillery.  He was made a corporal, which rank he held at the time of his discharge.  He saw active service with the Army of the Potomac in their campaigns on the peninsula.  On the second day of Grantís advance on Petersburg June 18, 1864, while in discharge of his duties on the front line, he was wounded in the right temple.  He was in the hospital for more than a year and was honorably discharged July 4, 1865.

  Mr. Polley was a member of Osage Valley Lodge No. 24, A. F. & A. M., and St. Elmo Commandery, No. 22, Valley of Paola, Knights Templar.  He was appointed as postmaster of Osawatomie by President Harrison in 1890 and again appointed by President McKinley in 1898.

  Mr. Polley has ever been a factor for good in the community life of Osawatomie.  His soldierly bearing was an index to his nobleness of character.  He took a large interest not only in G. A. R., the orders to which he belonged and the church of which he was a member but in every movement for beautifying and improving our city.  He will be  greatly missed.  He was preceded in death by his wife who passed away about two years ago, and his daughter, Mrs. Georgia Demantus who died two months before her father.  There are left to mourn his going, his daughters, Mrs. Clara Barber, Mrs. Gertrude McClay and Mrs. Mary Grant, besides other relatives, and friends without number. 

  The funeral was conducted from the Methodist church by the pastor, Rev. W. M. Rogers, assisted by Rev. J. A. Barker, of Kansas City, Kansas.  Interment was in the family lot in Oakwood Cemetery.