Syville Leach

Brief Life History of Syville

When Syville Leach was born in August 1867, in Illinois, United States, her father, Perry Leech, was 30 and her mother, Eliza Searle, was 27. She married Issac Michael ‘Mike’ Lander on 9 February 1883, in Watseka, Iroquois, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Woodbury Township, Woodbury, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 14 March 1916, in Woodbury Township Cemetery, Woodbury Township, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, at the age of 48.

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Family Time Line

Issac Michael ‘Mike’ Lander
Syville Leach
Marriage: 9 February 1883
William Winfield Lander
Ray Lander
Minnie Lander
Newton Lander
Laura Lee Lander
Rosa Lee Lander
Emma Frances Lander
George Francis Lander
Lester McKinley Lander

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  • Savilla Lander in household of Isie Lander, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sevilla Veach, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Savilla Lander in entry for Richard Mantel and Laura L Lander, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.


In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

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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