Leona Mae Cutter

Female18 March 1923–6 April 1998

Brief Life History of Leona Mae

When Leona Mae Cutter was born on 18 March 1923, in Allegany, Maryland, United States, her father, Walter Thrasher Cutter, was 26 and her mother, Hannah Mae Russell, was 25. She married Edward Gardner Spiker on 13 December 1939, in Winchester, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Lonaconing, Allegany, Maryland, United States in 1930 and Election District 15 Lonaconing, Allegany, Maryland, United States in 1940. She died on 6 April 1998, in Maryland, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Edward Gardner Spiker
Leona Mae Cutter
Marriage: 13 December 1939
Charles Edward Spiker
after 1940–1984
Miss Spiker
after 1940–before 1945

Sources (7)

  • Lena Spiker in household of Walter Cutter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lena Mae Cutter - Government record: Social Security record: birth: 18 March 1923; Allegany, Maryland, United States
  • Lena Mae Cutter, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1939Winchester, Virginia, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.


    Age 6

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 21

    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English cuttere ‘craftsman who cuts things; tailor, barber’ possibly also ‘stonecutter, woodcutter’, from an agent derivative of Old English cyttan ‘to cut’.

    Americanized form of German Kotter .

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

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