William Thomas Leach

29 October 1838–30 October 1872 (Age 34)
Shelby Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of William Thomas

When William Thomas Leach was born on 29 October 1838, in Shelby Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States, his father, John Alfred Leach, was 21 and his mother, Abigail Miller, was 18. He married Mary Jane Hanner on 31 March 1859, in Cumberland, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Franklin, Franklin Township, Johnson, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 30 October 1872, in Cumberland, Illinois, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Neoga, Cumberland, Illinois, United States.

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William Thomas Leach
Mary Jane Hanner
Marriage: 31 March 1859
Mary E. Leach
Juda Abigail Leach
Sarah Ellen Leach
John W. Leach
Willard Jackson Leach
Magnolia Leach

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 March 1859Cumberland, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries: 1843: Cumberland, Illinois, United States
    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 10
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a physician, from Middle English leche, lache ‘physician’ (Old English lǣce ‘leech; physician, blood-letter, surgeon’). The name refers to the medieval medical practice of bleeding, typically by applying leeches to a patient. The surname is recorded in the late 14th-century Poll Tax Returns for men whose occupation is stated as medicus ‘physician’, or occasionally spicer (spicers acted as apothecaries), but some men named le Leche have unrelated occupations including cultor ‘cultivator, farm laborer’, which suggests that leche could refer to an amateur ‘medicine man’ who supplied folk remedies.

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

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    Sources (2)

    • William F Leach in household of John A Leach, "United States Census, 1850"
    • William T Leach, "Find A Grave Index"

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