Walter Lee Leatherwood

Brief Life History of Walter Lee

When Walter Lee Leatherwood was born on 22 April 1884, in Stilwell, Adair, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Aquilla M. Leatherwood Sr., was 51 and his mother, Narcissa Adaline Hampton, was 42. He married Amanda Melvina Hutcheson after 1913. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 8 May 1947, in Stilwell, Adair, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 63.

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Walter Lee Leatherwood
Amanda Melvina Hutcheson
Marriage: after 1913
Jewel Lee Leatherwood

Sources (5)

  • Lee Leatherwood, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter "Lee" Leatherwood, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Lee Leatherwood, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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Statue of Liberty is dedicated.


The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps an altered form of Leatherhead, a habitational name from Leatherhead (Surrey), which probably derives from Old English lēode ‘folk, people’ + ride ‘riding, place suitable for riding, bridle path’, or alternatively a habitational name from Lythwood in Shropshire, which is named from Old English hlith ‘slope’ + wudu ‘wood’.

History: Zachariah Leatherwood, a son of John Leatherwood, was born in Prince William County, VA c. 1735. After the revolutionary war, he settled in Spartanburg County, SC with his second wife, Jane Calvert, and many of his fourteen children.

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

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