Pearl Winifred Leaverton

19 March 1885–24 May 1949 (Age 64)
Adel, Dallas, Iowa, United States

The Life of Pearl Winifred Leaverton

When Pearl Winifred Leaverton was born on 19 March 1885, in Adel, Dallas, Iowa, United States, her father, Aaron Nathan Leaverton, was 20 and her mother, Mary Louella Garoutte, was 22. She married Alva Thornberg on 2 October 1909, in Boone, Iowa, United States. She lived in Downey Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1943. She died on 24 May 1949, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Alva Thornberg
Pearl Winifred Leaverton
Marriage: 2 October 1909

Spouse and Children

2 October 1909
Boone, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 6

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 17

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

One of the group of names coined in the 19th century from words for precious and semi-precious stones. It has a longer history as a Jewish name, representing an Anglicized form of Yiddish Perle ( see also Peninnah ).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Pearl Thornburg in household of Alva Thornburg, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Pearl Thornburg, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Pearl Leverton, "Iowa State Census, 1905"

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