William Amos Leach Standing

17 August 1880–29 September 1943 (Age 63)
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Amos Leach

When William Amos Leach Standing was born on 17 August 1880, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, Dr William Standing, was 34 and his mother, Mary Jane Clayton, was 32. He married Stella in 1915. He lived in St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 29 September 1943, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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William Amos Leach Standing
Marriage: 1915

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St Louis, St Louis, MO

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 2

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 18

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Sussex): variant of Standen , or a habitational name from a place in Lancashire with the same etymology.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Standing, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William A Standing in household of Jesse J Nelson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wm I L Standing in household of William Standing, "United States Census, 1910"

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