James Leonard Tarrant

14 October 1915–9 July 1973 (Age 57)
Shumway, Effingham, Illinois, United States

The Life 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
E Jeannette Tarrant
David Lee Tarrant

Spouse and Children

11 May 1941
Shumway, Effingham, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 10

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women

Age 16

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 English (southern): topographic name for someone living on the banks of the Tarrant river in Dorset, of which the name is of the same origin as Trent .2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Toráin ( see Torrens ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Len Tarrant in household of Allen Tarrant, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leonard Tarrant in household of Allen Tarrant, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lena Tarrant in household of All Tarrant, "United States Census, 1920"

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