Leta May Nash

Female9 April 1897–2 January 1969

Brief Life History of Leta May

When Leta May Nash was born on 9 April 1897, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, her father, Percy Lewis Nash, was 22 and her mother, Sylvia Olive Johnson, was 21. She married William Merrett Pinckney on 24 November 1920, in Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States. She lived in Rowland, City of Industry, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1910 and Azusa, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920. She died on 2 January 1969, in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 71.

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William Merrett Pinckney
1894–1977
Leta May Nash
1897–1969
Marriage: 24 November 1920

Sources (8)

  • Leta Pinckney, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nash, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Leta J Nash, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 November 1920Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 1

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

    Age 9

    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 19

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived by an ash tree, a variant of Ash by misdivision of Middle English atten ash ‘at the ash’, or a habitational name from any of the many places in England and Wales named Nash, from this phrase, as for example Nash in Buckinghamshire, Herefordshire, or Shropshire. The name was established from an early date in Wales and Ireland.

    Jewish: possibly an Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

    History: The surname Nash was taken to Ireland from England or Wales by a family who established themselves in County Kerry in the 13th century, during the second wave of Anglo-Norman settlement. — Abner Nash (c. 1740–86), governor of NC, was of Welsh origin, his parents having emigrated to VA from Wales in 1730. His brother Francis (c. 1742–77) was a general in the Continental army; the city of Nashville, TN, was named in his honor.

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

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