Leonard Myers Mink

21 May 1916–25 March 1996 (Age 79)
Bulls Gap, Hawkins, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Leonard Myers

When Leonard Myers Mink was born on 21 May 1916, in Bulls Gap, Hawkins, Tennessee, United States, his father, Leonard Jasper Mink, was 31 and his mother, Fannie Belle Johnson, was 33. He married Ruth Embree Swingle on 19 June 1937. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Civil District 4, Hamblen, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Morristown, Hamblen, Tennessee, United States in 1930. He died on 25 March 1996, at the age of 79.

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Leonard Myers Mink
Ruth Embree Swingle
Marriage: 19 June 1937
James Rogers Mink

Spouse and Children

19 June 1937
Johnson City,, Tennessee


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 15

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Czech: from a reduced form of the personal name Dominik ( see Domingo ).2 North German and Dutch: from a pet form of the personal name Mein .3 Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch menke, minke ‘physical defect’, ‘infirmity’, ‘mutilation’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leonard M Mink in household of Leonard Mink, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Myers Mink in household of Leonard J Mink, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leonard Myers Mink in entry for Ruth Embree Swingle Mink, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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