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Monthly Archive for December, 2012

Another article from the Dayton On-line History Books…….
A Dayton, Ohio news article from 1997 recalls the funeral of Gypsy Queen Harriet Stanley. It was reported that funerals among the Stanley Gypsies were usually made into an occasion akin to a ’state event.’ No expense was spared to give them suitable and proper expression of regard [...]

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Matilda Stanley’s Funeral

Another story from the Dayton On-Line History Books……..
The Gypsy Queen of the United States, Matilda Stanley, was royally buried at Dayton, Ohio, in 1878. This burial recalls an event in Dayton history of singularly unique and interesting character.
In 1877-78, the Gypsies spent the winter in the vicinity of Vicksburg, Mississippi. While they were there, Queen [...]

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The Kidnapping of Lillie Bowers

Another story about the Dayton, Ohio Gypsies……as retold from the Dayton History Books online.
One day in 1866 in Sandusky (which is located further north in Ohio near Cleveland…), Lillie Bowers failed to come home from elementary school. As the hours passed, her parents searched the neighborhood and enlisted help of friends, relatives and the police. [...]

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The Ohio Gypsies

I recently visited Dayton, Ohio, the hometown of my brother and sister-in-law. My sister-in-law shared with me some Gypsy history of the Miami Valley, named after the Miami River in Ohio. This information comes from Dayton History Books on-line.
The Stanley tribe of Gypsies are believed to have settled in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Gypsy [...]

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