Stayton, Frederick C., son of George C. and Elizabeth Stayton, was born near Bowling Green, Kentucky on January 3, 1880, and departed this life October 19, 1955, at a local hospital in Wellington, Kansas, at the age of 75 years 10 months and 16 days.
He came to Sumner County, Kansas, with his parents in August of 1883, and they located on a farm 3 miles west of Mayfield where he spent his youth and early manhood.
He was united in marriage on March 26, 1902, to Miss Mabel Gilbert of Mayfield. To this union were born six children, two of whom preceded him in death.
In early youth he was baptized and united with the Baptist Church of Mayfield, later joining the Methodist Church in which he remained faithful until his death.
For forty years, he lived on the farm one mile north and 1 1/2 miles west of Mayfield where he was engaged in farming and buying of livestock.
In November of 1949, he, with his wife, moved to the present home in Mayfield. He is survived by his wife Mabel, two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Twyman of Ottawa, Kansas, and Mrs. Dorothy Wade of Mayfield; two sons, George of Winfield, Kansas, and Roy of Mayfield; thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother, Henry of Anson, Kansas; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Clark, of Mayfield; several nieces, nephews and many friends.
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