Malachi (Mel) Stanley Sr.

10 September 1888–5 December 1949 (Age 61)
Linden, Cass, Texas, United States

The Life of Malachi (Mel)

When Malachi (Mel) Stanley Sr. was born on 10 September 1888, in Linden, Cass, Texas, United States, his father, Jacob Stanley, was 53 and his mother, Emmaline Goodwin, was 48. He had at least 2 sons and 6 daughters with Uliller Henderson. He died on 5 December 1949, in his hometown, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Malachi (Mel) Stanley Sr.
Uliller Henderson
Choice Stanley
Malichia (Mal) Stanley Jr
Eula Mae Stanley
Mary Lee Stanley
Emma Stanley-Dodd
Thedo Stanley
Corra Stanley
Winnie Louise Stanley

Spouse and Children



    Choice Stanley


    Eula Mae Stanley


    Mary Lee Stanley


    Emma Stanley-Dodd


    Thedo Stanley


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Stanley


    Emmaline Goodwin





    Thomas Stanley


    Oscar Stanley


    George Stanley


    Laura Stanley


+7 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.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 17

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Derbyshire, County Durham, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, and West Yorkshire, so named from Old English stān ‘stone’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.2 Americanized form of any of various like-sounding names in other European languages, for example Polish Stanislawski and Greek Anastasiou.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Mal Stanley, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Eulilia Mae Stanley, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

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