William Leslie Vance

21 August 1888–2 February 1959 (Age 70)
Alma, Maricopa, Arizona Territory, United States

The Life of William Leslie

When William Leslie Vance was born on 21 August 1888, in Alma, Maricopa, Arizona Territory, United States, his father, John Thomas Vance, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Indiaetta Young, was 26. He married Willie Columbia Attaway on 14 August 1907, in United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Territory, United States in 1900 and Alma, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 2 February 1959, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Leslie Vance
Willie Columbia Attaway
Marriage: 14 August 1907
Edward Leslie Vance
Vivian Vanette Vance
John Wilfred Vance

Spouse and Children

14 August 1907
United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

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.
1898 · Electricity Comes to Mesa

Age 10

A hydroelectric power plant was built on the Crosscut Canal which provided power for the first electric streetlights in Mesa. The power was then sold to bring electricity to businesses in the area.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 19

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: topographic name for someone who lived by a fen or marsh, Old English fenn. Compare Fann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lesley W Vance, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leslie W Vance, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Leslie Vance in household of John Vance, "United States Census, 1900"

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