Charles Standley

1856–
Pleasant Vale Township, Pike, Illinois, United States

The Life of Charles

When Charles Standley was born in 1856, in Pleasant Vale Township, Pike, Illinois, United States, his father, James R. Stanley, was 40 and his mother, Laura Ellen Bowen, was 33. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

James R. Stanley
1816–
Laura Ellen Bowen
1823–1871
Esther Standley
1843–
Daniel James Stanley
1849–1918
Alfred Stanley
1858–
Elizabeth Delcy Stanley
1860–
John W Stanley
1853–1937
Charles Standley
1856–
Francis M. Standley
1863–1945

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 0

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1863

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 34

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Variant of English Stanley .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Charles Stanley in household of James Stanley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Chas Stanley, "Illinois State Census, 1865"
  • Charles Stanley in household of James Stanley, "United States Census, 1860"

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