Leona Pearl Chambers

17 October 1893–13 December 1977 (Age 84)
Rippey, Greene, Iowa, United States

The Life of Leona Pearl

When Leona Pearl Chambers was born on 17 October 1893, her father, Thomas Chambers, was 26 and her mother, Flora May Bardole, was 21. She married Everett Lamont John on 22 March 1911, in Polk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Jefferson, Greene, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Washington Township, Greene, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 13 December 1977, at the age of 84.

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Everett Lamont John
Leona Pearl Chambers
Marriage: 22 March 1911
Evelyn Wanda Johns
Eunice May John
William T Johns
Bonnie Irene Johns

Spouse and Children

22 March 1911
Polk, Iowa, United States


    Evelyn Wanda Johns


    Eunice May John


    William T Johns



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 20

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

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: occupational name for someone who was employed in the private living quarters of his master, rather than in the public halls of the manor. The name represents a genitive or plural form of Middle English cha(u)mbre ‘chamber’, ‘room’ (Latin camera), and is synonymous in origin with Chamberlain , but as that office rose in the social scale, this term remained reserved for more humble servants of the bedchamber.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leona P John in household of Everett L John, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leona P Johns in household of Everett L Johns, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leon Pearl Chambers, "Iowa State Census, 1905"

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