Leslie Surginer

11 January 1904–26 August 1994 (Age 90)
Brownfield, Terry, Texas, United States

The Life of Leslie

When Leslie Surginer was born on 11 January 1904, in Brownfield, Terry, Texas, United States, his father, Isaac Carr Surginer, was 20 and his mother, Lena Mae Snodgrass, was 17. He married Wilma Elizabeth Gound on 8 July 1928. He lived in Floydada, Floyd, Texas, United States for about 20 years and Houston, Harris, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 26 August 1994, in New Bern, Craven, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Weslaco, Hidalgo, Texas, United States.

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Leslie Surginer
Wilma Elizabeth Gound
Marriage: 8 July 1928

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    Wilma Elizabeth Gound


8 July 1928

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World Events (8)

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 1

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from a late, extended form of Anglo-Norman French surgien ‘surgeon’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Leslie Surgines, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leslie Surginer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leslie V Surginer in household of Issac C Surginer, "United States Census, 1910"

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