Arthur Leslie Pickerell

22 December 1890–September 1985 (Age 94)
Des Moines Township, Mahaska, Iowa, United States

The Life of Arthur Leslie

When Arthur Leslie Pickerell was born on 22 December 1890, in Des Moines Township, Mahaska, Iowa, United States, his father, William Henry Pickerill, was 21 and his mother, Cora Kenner Dilliner, was 18. He married Laura Lucille Moss on 4 September 1912, in Mahaska, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Mahaska, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died in September 1985, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Eddyville, Mahaska, Iowa, United States.

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Arthur Leslie Pickerell
Laura Lucille Moss
Marriage: 4 September 1912
Marjorie L. Pickerell
Duane A. Pickerell

Spouse and Children

4 September 1912
Mahaska, Iowa, United States


    Marjorie L. Pickerell



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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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 23

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
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: variant spelling of Pickerill .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Arthur L Pickeral in household of William H Pickeral, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Arthur L Pickerel, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Arthur L Pickerell, "United States Census, 1920"

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