Leon Barr Wallace

2 March 1887–
Oakland, Alameda, California, United States

The Life of Leon Barr

When Leon Barr Wallace was born on 2 March 1887, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, his father, Henry Llewellyn Wallace, was 30 and his mother, Alice Olivia Barr, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Henry Llewellyn Wallace
1856–1930
Alice Olivia Barr
1856–1940
Homer Lisle Wallace
1886–1961
Leslie G Wallace
1887–1962
Leon Barr Wallace
1887–
Velma Marie Wallace
1892–1974

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World Events (3)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 4

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: from Anglo-Norman French waleis ‘Welsh’ (from a Germanic cognate of Old English wealh ‘foreign’), hence an ethnic name for a Welsh speaker. In some cases this clearly denoted an incomer to Scotland from Wales or the Welsh Marches, but it may also have denoted a Welsh-speaking Scot: in western Scotland around Glasgow, the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons survived well into the Middle Ages.2 Jewish: this surname has been adopted in the 19th and 20th centuries as an Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish surnames, e.g. Wallach .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leon Barr Wallace, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Leon Bair Wallace, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Leon Barr Wallace, "California Births and Christenings, 1812-1988"

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