About William E. Standart
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."