Leora Capitola Roberts

16 September 1910–13 December 1983 (Age 73)
Bath, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Leora Capitola

When Leora Capitola Roberts was born on 16 September 1910, in Bath, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Leon Henry Roberts, was 28 and her mother, Bessie Hill Henderson, was 19. She married Ransom Harry Jenks on 23 May 1931, in New Lebanon, New Lebanon, Columbia, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Dalton, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1920 and Hancock, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1930. She died on 13 December 1983, in Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 73.

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Ransom Harry Jenks
Leora Capitola Roberts
Marriage: 23 May 1931
Arthur Leon Jenks
Ransom Jenks

Spouse and Children

23 May 1931
New Lebanon, New Lebanon, Columbia, New York, United States


    Arthur Leon Jenks


    Ransom Jenks


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

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.
1916 · New Hampshire Holds First Primary

Age 6

In 1916, New Hampshire held the first presidential primary election even though it would not become important until 1952.

Age 21

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Robert . This surname is very frequent in Wales and west central England. It is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of a like-sounding Jewish surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leora C Roberts in household of Leon H Roberts, "United States Census, 1930"
  • ?Ora Roberts in household of Leon Roberts, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leora Roberts Crowell in entry for Mrs Bernice Louise Roberts McDonald, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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