Leroy Banks Bland

10 October 1893–30 December 1992 (Age 99)
King and Queen, Virginia, United States

The Life of Leroy Banks

When Leroy Banks Bland was born on 10 October 1893, in King and Queen, Virginia, United States, his father, William Claiborne Bland, was 46 and his mother, Virginia Adelaide Groome, was 40. He lived in Petsworth Magisterial District, Gloucester, Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 30 December 1992, in West Point, King William, Virginia, United States, at the age of 99.

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William Claiborne Bland
Virginia Adelaide Groome
William Christopher Bland
Cora Ann Bland
Emma Julia Bland
Joseph Henry Bland
Mary Blanche Bland
Ella Lee Bland
Delphia Farrow Bland
James Alvin Stubbs Bland
Walter Haze Bland
Leroy Banks Bland
Edgar Franklin Bland

Parents and Siblings

    William Claiborne Bland


    Virginia Adelaide Groome




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World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 1

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 26

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire called Bland, the origin of which is uncertain. Possibly it is from Old English (ge)bland ‘storm’, ‘commotion’ (from blandan ‘to blend or mingle’), with reference to its exposed situation. The modern English adjective bland did not come into English (from Latin) until the 15th century, and is therefore unlikely to have given rise to surnames.2 French: nickname from Old French blant ‘flattering’ (Latin blandus).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leroy B Bland in household of William C Bland, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leroy B Bland in household of William C Bland, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leroy L Bland in household of William C Bland, "United States Census, 1910"

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