Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Architects

Stanbery, Floyd

ID: 746
Full Name: Floyd Edgar Stanbery
Occupation: Structural Engineer
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 05/15/1891
Death Date: 03/20/1949
Family: Spouse: He married Leone R. Stanbery c. 1919; (her name was written as "Leone" in the 1920 U.S. Census, "Leona" in the 1930 U.S. Census; the former appears correct.) She was born in MI c. 1899; her parents both came from NY. Balch married her when he was 27 and she was 16.
Parents: His mother was Nellie L. Ray, (born c. 1863 in WI; the U.S. Census of 1910 indicated that she had been born in WI; the 1920, stated IA); she kept house; her parents both came from NY. His father was Harry E. Stanbery, a printer, (born c. 1860 in IA). Floyd's grandfather was of Scottish-English descent, his grandmother was born in OH. They were married c. 1887. Nellie and Harry had 3 children, one of whom had died by 1910; besides Floyd, Stanley R. Stanbery was two years younger and also had been born in IA.
Relocation: Stanbery was born in IA, probably in Mason City, Cerro Gordo County. An 1895 IA State Census recorded him living there, and his family resided at 836 North Washington Avenue in 1910 in Mason City, IA, according to the U.S. Census of that year. Stanbery lived in the same city c. 1918, at 20 6th Street NE . Stanbery and his wife Leona lived in rented quarters at 1610 Palm Drive, Hermosa Beach, CA, in 1920. Floyd and Leone Stanbery lived at 1575 East Toepka Street in Pasadena, CA, in 1930; they owned this house, valued at $8,000. In 1930, Stanbery lived next door to Simon Danielson, a residential carpenter of Swedish descent. From at least 1934-1950, they lived at 1575 North Holliston Avenue, Pasadena. Stanbery died in Los Angeles County, CA, at the age of 57;
Biographical Information: Work History: By c. 1918, Stanbery had already served 2 1/2 years in the Army as an Infantry Private; Civil Engineer, C.H. Stevens, Engineer, Mason City, IA, c. 1918; Stanbery got married and moved to CA, c. 1919; he worked as a Civil Engineer for an Oil Company in 1920, according to the U.S. Census of that year. Partner, Balch and Stanbery, Architect/Engineer, Los Angeles, CA;
Miscellaneous: SSN: 507-24-6565; Stanbery's name was sometimes misspelled as "Stanberry" or "Stanbury." Stanbery was described on his World War I Draft Registration card as being tall with a medium build, his hair was black and eyes blue. Stanbery and his wife were registered as Republicans in 1934.
Countries: United States
Locations: Architect's Birth:
Mason City, IA
USA