William E. Standart (1825 - 1883)

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Originally an obituary in the Toledo Telegram, February 10, 1883, which

appeared in The Fire Lands Pioneeer, New Series, Vol. II, Norwalk, O, 1884.

CAPT. WILLIAM E. STANDART...


"The news of the death of Captain William Standart, yesterday morning was a

shock of surprise and pain to his many friends in this city. Very few knew
of his illness, and consequently had no intimation of the possibility of his
demise. Capt. Standart had returned from a railroad trip last Monday
evening and he was then suffering with a severe cold, which he had
contracted during his absence. On Tuesday his illness took the form of
acute pneumonia, and despite all that could be done, he grew gradually
worse, until his death yesterday morning at 4:30 o'clock.

"The deceased was born in Milan, O., in the year 1825, and was therefore at

the time of death, in the 58th year of his age. He was the son of Col. N.
M. Standart, well known in business circles as a merchant at Milan and
afterwards at Cleveland. When a young man he went to Attica, Ind., where
for a number of years he was interested in a large mercantile business.
>From there he removed to Cleveland. When the war broke out he enlisted for
three months in the cavalry service, being assigned to duty in West
Virginia. At the reorganization of the army in 1861, he recruited B
company, First regiment Ohio artillery, to the command of which he was
appointed. This was afterwards known throughout the army of the Cumberland
as Standart's battery. He participated in the battles of the Army of the
Cumberland, and was at one time chief of artillery of the 14th army corps.
In 1863, he resigned his commission and returned to his home in Cleveland,
where he again gave his attention to mercantile pursuits. In 1867 he
removed with his family to this city, and it has since been his home. He
entered into partnership with Capt. B. G. Sweet, under the firm name of B.
G. Sweet & Co., and for a number of years the firm did a general coal
business. Since about 1873 he had not been in active business, until about
a year ago, when he became a traveling agent for the Toledo, Cincinnati, and
St. Louis railroad.

"Capt. Standart leaves a record as a brave soldier, a citizen who took a

conscientious interest in public affairs, and a kind husband and father.
His family consists of a wife [the former Alice Lucina Jackson, daughter of
Morris and Alice Brown Jackson of Cleveland] and three sons, Harry D. (the
present City Clerk), Edwin J., and Wm. H. Standart. The funeral will take
place from the family residence, No. 181 Madison street, at 9 o'clock on
Sunday morning. The remains will be taken to Cleveland for interment."
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1825
1825
1883
1883
Age 58