Mary Elizabeth Leonard

19 August 1882–1955 (Age 72)
Urbana, Urbana Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Leonard was born on 19 August 1882, in Urbana, Urbana Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States, her father, Thomas Bernard Leonard, was 27 and her mother, Mary Agnes Brennan, was 23. She married Omar Virgil Watson on 21 January 1907, in Champaign, Ohio, United States. She lived in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Montgomery Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died in 1955, at the age of 73, and was buried in Urbana, Urbana Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States.

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Omar Virgil Watson
Mary Elizabeth Leonard
Marriage: 21 January 1907

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21 January 1907
Champaign, Ohio, United States

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World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 2

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 20

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

1 English and French (Léonard): from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements leo ‘lion’ (a late addition to the vocabulary of Germanic name elements, taken from Latin) + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’, which was taken to England by the Normans. A saint of this name, who is supposed to have lived in the 6th century, but about whom nothing is known except for a largely fictional life dating from half a millennium later, was popular throughout Europe in the early Middle Ages and was regarded as the patron of peasants and horses.2 Irish (Fermanagh): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhionáin or of Langan .3 Americanized form of Italian Leonardo or cognate forms in other European languages.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Leonard in household of Mary Leonard, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary E Watson in household of Omar Watson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary E Watson in household of Omar V Watson, "United States Census, 1930"

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