Leo Wosley Drennan

Brief Life History of Leo Wosley

When Leo Wosley Drennan was born on 25 September 1913, in Ewing, Franklin, Illinois, United States, his father, William Alva Drennan, was 31 and his mother, Kate Settle, was 29. He married Mary Virginia Hill in 1930. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1944. He died on 7 September 1981, in Ewing, Franklin, Illinois, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Kirk Cemetery, Spring Garden Township, Jefferson, Illinois, United States.

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Leo Wosley Drennan
Mary Virginia Hill
Marriage: 1930
Alice Carolyn Drennan

Sources (17)

  • Leo Drennan in household of William A Drennan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leo Wosley Drennen, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"
  • U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947

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1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.


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

Name Meaning

Irish (Laois and Kilkenny): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Draighneáin ‘descendant of Draighneán’, a byname from draighneán ‘blackthorn’.

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

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