Adam Charles Leffingwell

5 August 1845–11 August 1882 (Age 37)
Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Adam Charles

When Adam Charles Leffingwell was born on 5 August 1845, in Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, William Leffingwell, was 39 and his mother, Eunice Bigelow, was 40. He married Emma Jane Foster on 20 February 1870, in San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in California, United States in 1870 and San Simeon, San Luis Obispo, California, United States in 1880. He died on 11 August 1882, in Cambria, San Luis Obispo, California, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Cambria Cemetery, Cambria, San Luis Obispo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Adam Charles Leffingwell
1845–1882
Emma Jane Foster
1849–1941
Marriage: 20 February 1870
Laura Jane Leffingwell
1871–1898
Leroy C. Leffingwell
1873–1873
Lucy M. Leffingwell
1875–1882
Lena Ivy Leffingwell
1877–1953
Lorena Emma Leffingwell
1880–1896

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 February 1870San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1846
    Age 1
    Iowa is the 29th state.
    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 12
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Leppingwells in Essex, which is recorded as Leffingwelles in 1561 and owed its name to the possessions there of the family of Robert de Leffeldewelle (1302), who is called Leffingwell in an Elizabethan transcript of the Court Rolls.History: The family, called Leffingwell in the 15th century and Leppingwell in the 16th, took its name from a lost place recorded as Liffildeuuella in 1086 (from the Old English personal name Lēofhild + Old English wella ‘well, spring, stream’), which may survive in a corrupt form in Levit's Corner in Pebmarsh (Essex), into which their possessions extended.

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

    Sources (10)

    • Adam Leffingnell, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Adam Leffingwell in household of William Leffingwell, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Adam Charles Leffingwell - Government record: Marriage record or certificate: burial: 14 August 1882; Cambria, San Luis Obispo, California, United States

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