Leona Soward

24 February 1890–13 August 1973 (Age 83)
Ardmore, Indian Territory, Oklahoma, USA

The Life of Leona

When Leona Soward was born on 24 February 1890, her father, John Womac Soward, was 34 and her mother, Lucretia Alice Fryer, was 25. She married Lindley Clyde Johnson on 25 December 1913, in Grady, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 2, Matagorda, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 13 August 1973, in Brown, Texas, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Comanche, Comanche, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lindley Clyde Johnson
Leona Soward
Marriage: 25 December 1913
Eufaula A. Johnson
Joe Johnson
Beulah Mae Johnson

Spouse and Children

25 December 1913
Grady, Oklahoma, United States


    Eufaula A. Johnson


    Joe Johnson



Parents and Siblings

    John Womac Soward


    Lucretia Alice Fryer




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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 4

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 22

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained; possibly a variant Seward .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leona Johnson in household of J W Soward, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leeona Soward in household of John W Soward, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Leona Soward, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

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