Bridget Marie Leonard

1840–1910 (Age 70)
Ottawa, LaSalle, Illinois, United States

The Life of Bridget Marie

When Bridget Marie Leonard was born in March 1840, in Ottawa, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, her father, Andrew K. Leonard, was 41 and her mother, Catharine Flannagan, was 34. She married Patrick Henry Brady on 27 July 1866, in LaSalle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Freedom Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 20 May 1910, in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Patrick Henry Brady
Bridget Marie Leonard
Marriage: 27 July 1866
Barney Brady
Mary Brady
Rose Brady
Catherine Brady
Edward Brady
Joanna Brady
Josephine Brady
Emma Brady
Anna Brady
Wan ( Wayne) Brady
Charles Brady
Andrew Brady
Loretta Brady

Spouse and Children

27 July 1866
LaSalle, Illinois, United States



    Catherine Brady




    Rose Brady


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 8

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 21

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

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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Sources (3)

  • Bridget Leonard in household of Andrew K Leonard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Bridget Leonard in household of Andrew Leonard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Bridge Brady in household of Patrick Brady, "United States Census, 1900"

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