Nellie Bertha Leggett

16 June 1884–
Wapello, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Nellie Bertha

When Nellie Bertha Leggett was born on 16 June 1884, in Wapello, Iowa, United States, her father, Emery Harrison Leggett, was 38 and her mother, Annie Matilda Harlan, was 35. She married Earl Birkinbine on 4 January 1905, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Agency, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Agency Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died in Wapello, Iowa, United States.

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Earl Birkinbine
Nellie Bertha Leggett
Marriage: 4 January 1905
Ralph Herman Birkinbine
Mabel Faye Birkinbine
Hazel Birkinbine
Grace Birkinbine
Donald Birkinbine

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 January 1905Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam
    Age 29
    The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 32
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name from Middle English legat, legate ‘delegate, ambassador, deputy’ (Old French legat), Latin legatus ‘one who is appointed or ordained’.English: variant of Legard , especially in Sussex, perhaps through confusion of the two names.

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

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    Sources (18)

    • Nellie Leggett, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Nellie Leggett in household of Emery Leggett, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
    • Nellie B. Leggett, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

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