Leonard Ray Neiswender

14 October 1880–8 April 1924 (Age 43)
Ney, Washington Township, Defiance, Ohio, United States

The Life of Leonard Ray

When Leonard Ray Neiswender was born on 14 October 1880, in Ney, Washington Township, Defiance, Ohio, United States, his father, Aaron J Neiswender, was 21 and his mother, Mary A Robertson, was 18. He married Ruby E. Niceley on 2 October 1904, in Defiance, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Pulaski, Williams, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Monroe, Michigan, United States in 1924. He died on 8 April 1924, in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Bryan, Williams, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Ray Neiswender
Ruby E. Niceley
Marriage: 2 October 1904
Vaynard L Neiswender
Wayne Victor Neiswender
Gale Martin Neiswender
Britton A Neiswender

Spouse and Children

2 October 1904
Defiance, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Aaron J Neiswender


    Mary A Robertson





    Maddie M. Neiswender


    Elmer Neiswender


    Merl James Neiswender


    Alma Neiswender


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1881 · Hudson's

Age 1

Clothing merchant Joseph Lowthian Hudson opened his first store inside the Detroit Opera House on April 2, 1881. Hudson was very successful with his small store and was able to move to a larger location on Woodward Avenue, far outside what was then the commercial district. Hudson's continued to grow until it became the tallest department store in the world. Hudson's 2,124,316 square foot store filled 32 floors, had 51 elevators, 48 escalators, 705 fitting rooms, and served over 16,000 meals a day.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 16

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.

Name Meaning

Respelling of German Neuschwender, a variant of Neuschwander .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leonard R Neiswender, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leonard R Neiswender, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Leonard R Neiswender in household of Aaron J Neiswender, "United States Census, 1900"

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