Leonard Edward Seek

1928–1982 (Age 54)
Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States

The Life of Leonard Edward

When Leonard Edward Seek was born in 1928, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, his father, Jesse James Seek, was 37 and his mother, Lola Blanch Van Dusen, was 32. He died in January 1982, at the age of 54, and was buried in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse James Seek
1891–1962
Lola Blanch Van Dusen
1896–1951
Margaret Frances Seek
1914–1985
William George Seek
1917–1979
Anna Mae Seek
1920–1954
Ruby Charlene Seek
1925–1953
Leonard Edward Seek
1928–1982

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World Events (8)

1929

Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 3

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 16

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of North German Seeck, from a short form of a compound name formed with sigi ‘victory’ as the first element, or a nickname from siech ‘sick’, ‘ill’.

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

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