William Coffin Stanley

12 March 1838–25 April 1912 (Age 74)
Danville, Harrison Township, Clay, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of William Coffin

When William Coffin Stanley was born on 12 March 1838, in Danville, Harrison Township, Clay, Indiana, United States, his father, Nathan Stanley, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Carter, was 30. He married Elizabeth Hadley on 15 May 1860, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Clay Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Marion Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 April 1912, in Hendricks, Indiana, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Plainfield, Guilford Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States.

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William Coffin Stanley
Harriett Stafford Hadley
Marriage: 2 March 1865
Luna Otis Stanley
Elda Ruth Stanley
Laura Stanley
Lawrence Aquillis Stanley
Laura S Stanley
Mervin Tillman Stanley
John Woody Stanley
Arthur William Stanley
Vida Harriet Stanley
Alva Walton Stanley
Sarah Edna Stanley

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    2 March 1865
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Historical Information: 1845 - Hendricks, Indiana, United States
    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 23
    Historical Boundaries: 1861: Clay, Indiana, United States

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Stanley, including those in Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Durham, Gloucestershire, and Wiltshire, named with Old English stān ‘stone, rock’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. This English name has been established in Ireland since the 13th century where it was Gaelicized as de Stainléigh.English: possibly also a variant of Stoneley, a habitational name from Stoneley Green in Burland (Cheshire), Stoneleigh (Warwickshire), or Stonely in Kimbolton (Huntingdonshire), all named with Old English stān ‘stone, rock’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.Americanized form of any of various like-sounding names in other languages, for example Polish Stanislawski , Greek Anastasiou , and Serbian Stojadinov (patronymic from the personal name Stojadin).

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

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    Sources (29)

    • William Stanley, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Wm C Stanley in entry for Mervin T Stanley and Unknown, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • William C Stanley, "United States Census, 1900"

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