Biography of Charles L. Standish
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Standish, Charles LeRoy, was born in Newfane, Niagara county, February 4, 1845, and was the second of eight children of Solomon M. and Sarah (Munson) Standish. At the age of nine years Charles went to live in the family of Jeremiah Bailey, and was with him on the farm until he went into the army. In October, 1863, young Standish enlisted in Company K, 8th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, as a musician, and continued in the service until November, 1865, when he was mustered out. Returning home he worked two years on a farm and then bought a fifty acre tract from the Rufus Hallock estate, and here Mr. Standish has ever since resided. November 10, 1867, he married Sarah, daughter of pioneer Rufus Hallock, and of this marriage two children have been born, viz.: Flora, wife of Clark Northrup, and Alta. In politics Mr. Stan dish is an earnest Democrat, and as such has frequently been called upon to stand as his party's candidate for town office.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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