Ernest Leander Pilkington

24 August 1907–about 1978 (Age 70)
Piedmont, Calhoun, Alabama, United States

The Life of Ernest Leander

When Ernest Leander Pilkington was born on 24 August 1907, in Piedmont, Calhoun, Alabama, United States, his father, Walter David Pilkington, was 25 and his mother, Maggie Suelena Parker, was 29. He had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Gladys Blanche Gibson. He lived in Election Precinct 34 Whortons Bend, Etowah, Alabama, United States in 1920. He died about 1978, at the age of 71.

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Ernest Leander Pilkington
Gladys Blanche Gibson
Robert William Pilkington
Richard Walter Pilkington
James Wayne Pilkington
Patricia Ann Pilkington
Thomas Lee Pilkington

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 5

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.

Age 20

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place in the parish of Prestwich, Lancashire, so named from Old English Pīlecingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Pīleca’. The surname is established in Ireland, where its presence was first recorded in the early 15th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Earnest Pilkington in household of Walter Pilkington, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Earnest L Pilkington in household of Walter D Pilkington, "United States Census, 1910"
  • E L Pilkington, "United States Census, 1940"

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