Richard William "Richie" Leavitt

13 March 1873–30 April 1962 (Age 89)
Hatley, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

The Life of Richard William "Richie"

When Richard William "Richie" Leavitt was born on 13 March 1873, in Hatley, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, his father, Jonathan Leavitt, was 33 and his mother, Julia M Heard, was 29. He married Grace Louise Culverhouse on 9 May 1895, in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 30 years. He died on 30 April 1962, at the age of 89.

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Richard William "Richie" Leavitt
Grace Louise Culverhouse
Marriage: 9 May 1895
Infant Son Leavitt
Geneva Louise Leavitt
Grace Dorothy Leavitt
Roland Alden Leavitt

Spouse and Children

9 May 1895
Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

English:1. (of Norman origin) nickname from Anglo-Norman French leuet ‘wolf cub’ ( see Low 3). 2. habitational name from any of the various places in Normandy called Livet. All are of obscure, presumably Gaulish, etymology. 3. from the Middle English personal name Lefget, Old English Lēofgēat, composed of the elements lēof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + the tribal name Gēat ( see Jocelyn ). 4. possibly from an unrecorded Middle English survival of the Old English female personal name Lēofgȳð, composed of the elements lēof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + gȳð ‘battle’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard W Leavitt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard W Leavitt, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Richard W Leavitt, "United States Census, 1910"

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