James Howard Leggett

11 March 1865–20 May 1927 (Age 62)
Oroville, Butte, California, United States

The Life of James Howard

When James Howard Leggett was born on 11 March 1865, in Oroville, Butte, California, United States, his father, Charles Henry Leggett, was 33 and his mother, Abigail A Burt, was 37. He married Mary Ann Smith on 20 March 1884, in Saline, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Butte, California, United States in 1910. He died on 20 May 1927, in Oroville, Butte, California, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Butte, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Howard Leggett
Mary Ann Smith
Marriage: 20 March 1884
Howard Mortimer Leggett
Elizabeth Burt Leggett
Julie Alice Leggett
Kenneth Charles Leggett
Elton James Leggett

Spouse and Children

20 March 1884
Saline, Nebraska, United States


    Howard Mortimer Leggett


    Elizabeth Burt Leggett


    Julie Alice Leggett


    Kenneth Charles Leggett


    Elton James Leggett


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Henry Leggett


    Abigail A Burt




    Kate Josephine Leggett


    Kate J Leggitt


    Fannie Erwin Leggett


    Thomas A. Leggett



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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 4

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 17

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an ambassador or representative, from Middle English and Old French legat, Latin legatus, ‘one who is appointed or ordained’. The name may also have been a pageant name or given to an person elected to represent his village at a manor court.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James H Leggote in household of Chas H Leggote, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James H Leggett, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James H Leggett, "United States Census, 1920"

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