Leslie Lavern Lockrey

30 September 1896–July 1975 (Age 78)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Leslie Lavern

When Leslie Lavern Lockrey was born on 30 September 1896, in Michigan, United States, his father, Francis Gleason Lockrey, was 40 and his mother, Harriet Creasy, was 31. He married Sarah Elva Montgomery on 4 July 1923, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Detroit Ward 22, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died in July 1975, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Leslie Lavern Lockrey
Sarah Elva Montgomery
Marriage: 4 July 1923
Eugene Lockrey
Dolores Lockrey

Spouse and Children

4 July 1923
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States


    Eugene Lockrey


    Dolores Lockrey


Parents and Siblings

    Francis Gleason Lockrey


    Harriet Creasy




    Ella N Lockrey


    Robert Wellington Lockrey


    Harvey Ernest Lockrey



    Stanley D Lockrey


World Events (8)

1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 1

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): habitational name from some minor place, such as Lockleywood in Hinstock, Shropshire, which is named from Old English loc(a) ‘enclosure’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘glade’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Leslie L Lockery in household of Frank G Lockery, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Leslie Lockrey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leslie Lavern Lockrey, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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