Clara A. Chastain

9 October 1888–29 January 1985 (Age 96)
Hunt, Texas, United States

The Life of Clara A.

When Clara A. Chastain was born on 9 October 1888, in Hunt, Texas, United States, her father, Augustus Marion Chastain, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Todd, was 29. She married William Gates Leach on 4 April 1915, in Navarro, Texas, United States. She lived in United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 1, Tarrant, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 29 January 1985, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Arlington, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Gates Leach
Clara A. Chastain
Marriage: 4 April 1915

Spouse and Children

4 April 1915
Navarro, Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Augustus Marion Chastain


    Sarah Elizabeth Todd




    M. M. Chastain


    Robert Marion Chastain




    Willie Chastain


+3 More Children

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.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 6

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 26

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Name Meaning

French: from Old French castan(h) ‘chestnut tree’ (Latin castanea), hence a topographic name for someone living near a particular chestnut tree or group of them, or possibly a nickname for someone with chestnut-colored hair.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clara Leach in household of William Leach, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clara A Leach in household of William G Leach, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clara A Leach in household of S E Christain, "United States Census, 1920"

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