Nellie Bertha Leggett

16 June 1884–
Wapello, Iowa, United States

The Life 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 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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Family Time Line

Earl Birkinbine
1883–1985
Nellie Bertha Leggett
1884–
Marriage: 4 January 1905
Ralph Herman Birkinbine
1905–1985
Mabel Faye Birkinbine
1908–1979
Hazel Birkinbine
1908–2008
Grace Birkinbine
1910–2003
Donald Birkinbine
1916–1974

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 January 1905
Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States
children

(5)

    Ralph Herman Birkinbine

    Male1905–1985Male

    Mabel Faye Birkinbine

    Female1908–1979Female

    Female1908–2008Female

    Grace Birkinbine

    Female1910–2003Female

    Male1916–1974Male

Parents and Siblings

    Emery Harrison Leggett

    Male1845–1911Male

    Annie Harlan

    Female1848–1927Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1886

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: occupational name for an ambassador or representative, from Middle English and Old French legat, Latin legatus, ‘one who is appointed or ordained’. The name may also have been a pageant name or given to an person elected to represent his village at a manor court.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nellie Leggett in household of Emery Leggett, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Nellie Birkenbine, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nellie Birkinbine, "United States Census, 1930"

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