William Coffin Stanley

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

The Life 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 for about 30 years 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

2 March 1865



    Elda Ruth Stanley


    Laura Stanley


    Lawrence Aquillis Stanley



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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 3

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 25

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Derbyshire, County Durham, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, and West Yorkshire, so named from Old English stān ‘stone’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.2 Americanized form of any of various like-sounding names in other European languages, for example Polish Stanislawski and Greek Anastasiou.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William C Stanley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William C Stanley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wm C Stanley, "United States Census, 1880"

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