Leander Hiram Cheney

6 March 1835–7 May 1915 (Age 80)
Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Leander Hiram

When Leander Hiram Cheney was born on 6 March 1835, in Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Hiram Cheney, was 27 and his mother, Mary A. Parker, was 17. He married Elizabeth Ann Foster on 28 June 1876, in Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 7 May 1915, in Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leander Hiram Cheney
Elizabeth Ann Foster
Marriage: 28 June 1876
Hiram Parker Cheney
Mary Lizzie Cheney
Alice Adeline Cheney

Spouse and Children

28 June 1876
Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Hiram Cheney


    Mary A. Parker





    William Cheney


    Jane Elizabeth Cheney


    John Wales Cheney


    Daniel Cheney


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 11

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 28

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Chesney .2 French: habitational name from a place in Yonne, which takes its name from a Romano-Gallic estate, Caniacum ‘estate of a man named Canius’, from the Roman personal name + the locative suffix -acum.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leander H Cheney, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Leander H Cheney in household of Richard K Foster, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Leander H Cheney, "United States Census, 1900"

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