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

Spouse and Children

4 January 1905
Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States


    Ralph Herman Birkinbine


    Mabel Faye Birkinbine



    Grace Birkinbine



Parents and Siblings

    Emery Harrison Leggett


    Annie Harlan




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: 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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