Harvey Elmer Leavitt

28 September 1890–27 June 1980 (Age 89)
Union, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Harvey Elmer

When Harvey Elmer Leavitt was born on 28 September 1890, in Union, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Verner Randall Leavitt, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Jane Mealey, was 28. He married Frances Ida Kelm on 29 December 1923, in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Jefferson, Washington, United States for about 5 years and Van Wyck Township, Whatcom, Washington, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. In 1940, at the age of 50, his occupation is listed as farmer in Jefferson, Washington, United States. He died on 27 June 1980, in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Greenacres Memorial Park, Ferndale, Whatcom, Washington, United States.

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Harvey Elmer Leavitt
Frances Ida Kelm
Marriage: 29 December 1923
Ione Carle Leavitt
Karna Leavitt
Lyle Leavitt

Spouse and Children

29 December 1923
Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States


    Ione Carle Leavitt


    Karna Leavitt


    Lyle Leavitt


Parents and Siblings

    Verner Randall Leavitt


    Sarah Jane Mealey




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 14

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

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: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)

  • Harvey Leavitt in household of Henry Westfall, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harvey Leavitt in household of Verne Leavitt, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harvey E Leavatt, "United States Census, 1930"

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