The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume IIV
PEELLE, Stanton Judkins, jurist, was born in Wayne county, Ind., Feb. 11, 1843; son of John Cox and Ruth (Smith) Peelle; grandson of William and Sally (Cox) Peelle, and of Eleazer and Ruth (Davis) Smith. He attended the public schools in Wayne and Randolph counties, Ind., and a seminary in Winchester, Ind., until the outbreak of the civil war, when he joined the 8th Indiana volunteers as corporal. He served at Pea Ridge, and for meritorious conduct in that battle was promoted 2d lieutenant, 57th Indiana volunteers, Dec. 10, 1862, and took part in the battle at Stone's River, Tenn., serving on the left wing in General Crittenden's corps, and was slightly wounded. He was admired to the bar, 1866; practised at Winchester, Ind., 1866-69, and removed to Indianapolis in 1869. He was twice married; first, July 16, 1867, to Lou R. Perkins, daughter of Jonathan Perkins of South Bend, Ind., and secondly, Oct. 16, 1878, to Arabella, daughter of Judge Milton C. Canfield of Painsville, Ohio. He was a representative in the Indiana legislature, 1877-79; a representative from the seventh district in the 47th and 48th congresses, 1881-85; alternate delegate from the state at large to the Republican national convention of 1888, and was chosen a delegate to that of 1892, but did not serve, having been appointed, March 28, 1892, a judge of the U.S. court of claims and took the oath of office, April 7, 1892. He also was elected a professor in the law department of the Columbian university at Washington, D.C., a trustee of Howard university and a member of the board of managers of the Young Men's Christian association of Washington, D.C.