William Harrison Leonard

17 December 1872–13 October 1951 (Age 78)
Grant City, Worth, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Harrison

When William Harrison Leonard was born on 17 December 1872, in Grant City, Worth, Missouri, United States, his father, Harmon Biddie Leonard, was 29 and his mother, Amanda Jane Blaylock, was 19. He married Nellie Wilson on 21 June 1896, in Gentry, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Wilson Township, Gentry, Missouri, United States for about 30 years. He died on 13 October 1951, in Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri, United States.

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William Harrison Leonard
Nellie Wilson
Marriage: 21 June 1896
Cecil Wilson Leonard
Eula Fay Leonard
Eva Marietta Leonard
William Graydon Leonard
Fred Virgil Leonard
Wilma Georgia Leonard
Lela Neal Leonard

Spouse and Children

21 June 1896
Gentry, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English and French (Léonard): from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements leo ‘lion’ (a late addition to the vocabulary of Germanic name elements, taken from Latin) + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’, which was taken to England by the Normans. A saint of this name, who is supposed to have lived in the 6th century, but about whom nothing is known except for a largely fictional life dating from half a millennium later, was popular throughout Europe in the early Middle Ages and was regarded as the patron of peasants and horses.2 Irish (Fermanagh): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhionáin or of Langan .3 Americanized form of Italian Leonardo or cognate forms in other European languages.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William H Leonard, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William H Leonard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William H Leonard, "United States Census, 1930"

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