Name: Francis Stanton
From: The Tucson Arizonian, Tucson,
Date: November 17, 1859
Francis Stanton died at Ft. Yuma, California on October 1, 1859. He was one of the Assistant Engineers of the Survey of Sonora; was a grandson of General Macomb, formerly commander in Chief of the U.S.A.
He had been left at that post by his friends in the Commission, from whom during his illness he received every possible attention that friendship and affection could procure. It was hoped that the change in climate from Ft. Buchanan to Ft. Yuma might restore him to health. He was a young man of much promise, whose uniform manliness and almost womanly gentleness of disposition and manner, endeared him to all who knew him. We sympathize with his friends in their loss, for judging by the affection above shown him by his comrades here, his memory must be dearly cherished by his friends at home.