Louis Stanton, OFM
1831 – 1912
Fr. Louis Stanton, OFM, was born May 4, 1831 in Sunderland, England. He was received into the Order in 1876 in Allegany, N.Y., and professed temporary vows one year later. Fr. Louis made his solemn profession and was ordained in 1880.
He served as a professor at St. Bonaventure’s College, Allegany, and as an assistant at St. Joseph Parish, Winsted, Conn. His piety was genuine, and the edification he gave was respected and appreciated by his fellow friars. Fr. Louis was a member of the first Provincial Council of Holy Name Province.
He died on March 30, 1912 in Winsted. Fr. Louis was 80 years old, a professed friar for 34 years and a priest for 31 years.