Virginia Mae Leonard

5 May 1910–January 1979 (Age 68)
Bristol, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Virginia Mae

When Virginia Mae Leonard was born on 5 May 1910, in Bristol, Virginia, United States, her father, William Hamilton Leonard, was 30 and her mother, Lou Burla Groves, was 23. She married Ralph Dolfus Cross on 15 March 1934, in Bristol, Virginia, United States. She died in January 1979, in her hometown, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Dolfus Cross
1903–1975
Virginia Mae Leonard
1910–1979
Marriage: 15 March 1934

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 March 1934Bristol, Virginia, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 2
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
    1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility
    Age 7
    Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
    1929
    Age 19
    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    Name Meaning

    English; French (Léonard); Walloon (mainly Léonard): from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements leo ‘lion’ (a late addition to the vocabulary of ancient Germanic name elements, taken from Latin) + hard ‘hardy, brave, strong’, which was taken to England by the Normans. A Christian 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. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Italian Leonardo , Polish, Slovenian, etc. Lenart or Lenard , and probably also their derivatives. Compare Larned , Learned , and Yenor .Irish (Fermanagh): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhionáin or of Langan .German: variant of Leonhard , cognate with 1 above.

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

    Possible Related Names

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    Langan
    Learnard
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    Lenkiewicz
    Lence
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    Leonardson
    Lienhard
    Linders
    Yenor
    Lenhard
    Lennert
    Lehn
    Learned
    Linhardt
    Lenart

    Sources (2)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Virginia Mae Leonard - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Virginia Mae Leonard
    • Virginia Leonard, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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