Charles Simpson Leonard

12 November 1891–13 October 1918 (Age 26)
Rogersville, Hawkins, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Charles Simpson

When Charles Simpson Leonard was born on 12 November 1891, in Rogersville, Hawkins, Tennessee, United States, his father, Monk Hamilton or MULK Leonard, was 24 and his mother, Rebecca E Leonard, was 21. He married Hesbia Gertrude Bays on 18 December 1909, in Bristol, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Kinderhook District, Washington, Virginia, United States in 1910. He died on 13 October 1918, in Phillip, Washington, Virginia, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Gum Hill Cemetery, Wallace, Washington, Virginia, United States.

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Charles Simpson Leonard
Hesbia Gertrude Bays
Marriage: 18 December 1909
Nora Bell Leonard

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18 December 1909
Bristol, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States


    Nora Bell Leonard


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World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 3

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched

Age 8

On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.

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)

  • Charley S Leonard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • C Simpson Leonard, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Charles Simpson Leonard, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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