Vera Faye Leonard

7 October 1895–11 July 1985 (Age 89)
Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States

The Life of Vera Faye

When Vera Faye Leonard was born on 7 October 1895, in Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States, her father, Craig White Leonard, was 32 and her mother, Edna Vienna Rainey, was 22. She died on 11 July 1985, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Craig White Leonard
1863–1940
Edna Vienna Rainey
1873–1964
Victor Oscar Leonard
1891–1972
Vera Faye Leonard
1895–1985
Warren Craig Leonard
1906–1942

Parents and Siblings

    Craig White Leonard

    Male1863–1940Male

    Female1873–1964Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1901 · City Hall Built

Age 6

The Old Colorado Springs city Hall was built between 1901-1905. It was in use until 1997. The historical building was designed by Thomas Barber and Thomas MacLaren.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English and French (Léonard): from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements leo ‘lion’ (a late addition to the vocabulary of Germanic name elements, taken from Latin) + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’, which was taken to England by the Normans. A 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.2 Irish (Fermanagh): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhionáin or of Langan .3 Americanized form of Italian Leonardo or cognate forms in other European languages.

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

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