Leona Mae Gurley

Female23 June 1918–19 November 2000

Brief Life History of Leona Mae

When Leona Mae Gurley was born on 23 June 1918, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, her father, Clarance Ranford Gurley, was 33 and her mother, LaVerna Critser, was 25. She married John William Ellis on 6 April 1937, in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Soda Springs Election Precinct, Caribou, Idaho, United States in 1940 and Brea, Orange, California, United States in 1950. She died on 19 November 2000, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John William Ellis
Leona Mae Gurley
Marriage: 6 April 1937
Barbara Ann Ellis
Blaine William Ellis

Sources (15)

  • Leona Gurley in household of C R Gurley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leona Mae Gurley, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
  • Leona Mae Ellis in entry for John W Ellis, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 April 1937Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

    Age 9

    The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.


    Age 23

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English (Warwickshire): altered form of Gourley .

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

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