Leander Benjamin Easton

30 April 1852–27 March 1884 (Age 31)
Greenfield, Greene, Illinois, United States

The Life of Leander Benjamin

When Leander Benjamin Easton was born on 30 April 1852, in Greenfield, Greene, Illinois, United States, his father, Jackson Easton or Eastin, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth O'Dell, was 34. He married Josephine Jane Shanklin on 9 November 1870, in Greene, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Madison Township, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States in 1880. He died on 27 March 1884, in Cheyenne Wells, Cheyenne, Colorado, United States, at the age of 31.

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Family Time Line

Leander Benjamin Easton
1852–1884
Josephine Jane Shanklin
1850–1950
Marriage: 9 November 1870
Lillian Olive Easton
1872–1956
Alexander William Easton
1874–1932
Elmer Benjamin Easton
1876–1953
Alma Easton
1877–1953
Amy Iola Easton
1880–1967
Josephine Lee Easton
1882–1955

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 November 1870
Greene, Illinois, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Jackson Easton or Eastin

    Male1813–1862Male

    Elizabeth O'Dell

    Female1818–1868Female

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 4

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 9

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so called. Most are from Old English ēast ‘east’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; examples in Devon and the Isle of Wight get their names from the Old English phrase beēastan tūne ‘(place) to the east of the settlement’. Another in Devon gets its first element from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Ælfrīc (composed of the elements ælf ‘elf’ + rīc ‘power’) or Aðelrīc (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + rīc ‘power’). One in Essex is from Old English ēg ‘island’+ stān(as) ‘stone(s)’. Finally Easton Neston in Northamptonshire gets its name from Old English Ēadstānestūn ‘settlement of Ēadstān’, a personal name composed of the elements ēad ‘prosperity’, ‘riches’ + stān ‘stone’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Leander Easton in household of Wash Easton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • L B Easton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Leander Easton in household of Elizabeth Easton, "United States Census, 1860"

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