Leslie Lavern Lockrey

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

The Life Summary of Leslie Lavern

When Leslie Lavern Lockrey was born on 30 September 1896, in Alba, Antrim, 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 Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Detroit Ward 22, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died in July 1975, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78.

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

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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 (10)

  • Lessie Lockrey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lesllie L. Lockrey, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Leslie L Lockery in household of Frank G Lockery, "United States Census, 1910"

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