James Leonard Tarrant

Brief Life History of James Leonard

When James Leonard Tarrant was born on 14 October 1915, in Shumway, Effingham, Illinois, United States, his father, Allen Francis Tarrant, was 36 and his mother, Martha Lucinda Davis, was 31. He married Marjorie May Gillespey on 11 May 1941, in Shumway, Effingham, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Banner Township, Effingham, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 9 July 1973, in Effingham, Effingham, Illinois, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Shumway, Effingham, Illinois, United States.

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James Leonard Tarrant
Marjorie May Gillespey
Marriage: 11 May 1941
Edith Jeannette Tarrant
David Lee Tarrant

Sources (7)

  • Leonard J Tarrant, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Leonard James Tarrant, "Illinois, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Leonard J Tarrant, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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Name Meaning

English (mainly Hampshire and Wiltshire): habitational name from any of the eight places in Dorset named from the River Tarrant. The river name is of British origin and probably means ‘the trespasser, the river liable to floods’; see Trent .

Irish (Cork): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Toráin ‘descendant of Torán’, a personal name based on a diminutive of tor ‘lord, hero, or champion’. See Torrens .

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

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