Leonard Frank Walla

Male22 July 1922–24 February 1997

Brief Life History of Leonard Frank

When Leonard Frank Walla was born on 22 July 1922, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, Frank Walla, was 41 and his mother, Josephine Kierzek, was 32. He married Gail Louise Wilcox on 7 August 1944, in Henry, Ohio, United States. He lived in Detroit Ward 12, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States for about 5 years. He died on 24 February 1997, in Brooklyn, Columbia Township, Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Cambridge Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.

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Leonard Frank Walla
Gail Louise Wilcox
Marriage: 7 August 1944

Sources (7)

  • Leonard F Walla, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Leonard F Walla, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Leonard F Walla, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    7 August 1944Henry, Ohio, United States
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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 1

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    1928 · The Detroit Zoo

    Age 6

    "The Detroit Zoological Society was founded in 1911, but the zoo didn't officially open until August 1, 1928. At the opening ceremony, Mayor John C. Nagel was to speak to the gathered crowd. Arriving late, Nagel parked his car behind the bear dens and as he came rushing around the front. A polar bear leaped from the moat in the den and stood directly in front of Nagel. Unaware how precarious his situation was, Nagel stuck out his hand and walked toward the polar bear joking, """"He's the reception committee. The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America with cage-less exhibits and the first zoo to no longer keep elephants because of the harsh winters causing psychological stress on them."

    1942 · The Japanese American internment

    Age 20

    Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

    Name Meaning

    Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Wala: from a pet form of the personal name Walenty, Polish form of Valentine . The surname Walla is also found in Poland, but it is much more common in Germany, where it may also be derived from a cognate name from some other Slavic language.

    Norwegian: variant of Valla .

    Indian (Punjab): Sikh (Jat) name of unexplained etymology.

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

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