Vera Zora Leavitt

15 February 1891–2 November 1985 (Age 94)
Sherman Township, Mason, Michigan, United States

The Life of Vera Zora

When Vera Zora Leavitt was born on 15 February 1891, in Sherman Township, Mason, Michigan, United States, her father, William Wesley Leavitt, was 34 and her mother, Eunice Almeda Letson, was 19. She married John Fred Dehn on 15 September 1909, in Wexford, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Boon Township, Wexford, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 2 November 1985, in Clam Lake Township, Wexford, Michigan, United States, at the age of 94.

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John Fred Dehn
Vera Zora Leavitt
Marriage: 15 September 1909
Verna May Dehn
William Carl Dehn

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15 September 1909
Wexford, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 12

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English:1. (of Norman origin) nickname from Anglo-Norman French leuet ‘wolf cub’ ( see Low 3). 2. habitational name from any of the various places in Normandy called Livet. All are of obscure, presumably Gaulish, etymology. 3. from the Middle English personal name Lefget, Old English Lēofgēat, composed of the elements lēof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + the tribal name Gēat ( see Jocelyn ). 4. possibly from an unrecorded Middle English survival of the Old English female personal name Lēofgȳð, composed of the elements lēof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + gȳð ‘battle’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vera Leavitt in household of William W Leavitt, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Vera Leavitt Dehn in entry for William C Or Bill Dehn, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"
  • Vera Z Leavitt, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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