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Bill STANLEY Well -Known Gypsy

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Bill STANLEY Well -Known Gypsy

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 1:57PM GMT
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Surnames: STANLEY -SMITH-
as transcribed from the Marlboro Daily Enterprise (Marlboro, Ma.) Monday March 30, 1925. page 1
Bill STANLEY Well-Known Gypsy, Is dead. Was Owner Of Land Near fort Meadow Here Where He Traded & sold Horses For 45 Summers.

William (Bill) STANLEY, probably the most famous gypsy and horse trader of the world died of acute indigestion at his home in Providence, R.I. besides his wife, who is 70 years old he leaves 3 sons and 1 daughter and several grandchildren.

Mr. STANLEY owned a piece of land beyond Fort Meadow at what is known as the Gypsy curve. Here Mr. STANLEY and his band have spent 45 consecutive summers. Many people from this city have either traded horses or bought from this famous trader. His many acquaintances will miss him this summer.

as transcribed from the Marlboro Daily Enterprise (Marlboro, Ma.) Monday May 11,1925 page 2
Wife Of Gypsy Leader Died Early Today.
Mrs. Frank (Sophie) SMITH, well known gypsy leader, died this morning at 6 o'clock at the home on Pleasant street, at the age of 60 years. she was born in Warner, N.Y. the daughter of Joseph and Jennie STANLEY. She leaves two sons, Arthur and Charles of South Attleboro, a sister, Mrs. Mary STANLEY and two brothers, Arthur and Manuel STANLEY.
The funeral will be Wednesday at the home on Pleasant street at 2:30 and burial will be in forestvale cemetery, Hudson, Ma.
as transcribed from the Marlboro Daily Enterprise (Marlboro, Ma.) Thursday June 18,1925 page 3
Many Hudson people attended the funeral of George STANLEY yesterday afternoon at the summer camp of the STANLEY'S near Fort Meadow pond. The services were conducted at the camp by Rev. Louis PARSONS of St. Luke's episcopal church. The burial was in the Cambridge cemetery in Cambridge, Ma. under the direction of Undertaker George F. ALLEN.
as transcribed from the Marlboro Daily Enterprise (Marlboro, Ma.) Saturday April 24, 1926 page 1
STANLEY GYPSIES ON RESERVATION
The STANLEY Gypsies arrived yesterday at their summer caping grounds on Bolton street near the northern side of the Fort Meadow causeway. One of the boys for there are only two brothers of the original STANLEY Gypsies left, they are Thomas and LaGrande called at the Enterprise today to give the staff their annual greeting and to state that they will be prepared to announce the arrival of a shipment of horses in the near future.
The original "Bill" STANLEY, father of the two young men now leading the band here departed for the "happy hunting ground," about a year ago and since that time a sister of the young men also passed away. The present company of the tribe, however, report all well and ready to greet their friends at the reservation.

This family of STANLEY'S is not of my family but in doing my own research found them very interesting and felt that this information may be of some use to someone researching them.

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