Benjamin Leek

1864–1866 (Age 2)
Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Benjamin

When Benjamin Leek was born in 1864, in Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, William Leek, was 43 and his mother, Priscilla Lippiatt, was 33. He died in 1866, in United States, at the age of 2.

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William Leek
Priscilla Lippiatt
Sarah Ann Leek
Elizabeth Leek
Joseph Leek
Martha Jane Leek
Benjamin Leek
Hiram Leek

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World Events (3)

Age 1
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President
Age 1
"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
Age 2
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.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Leake .2 Dutch (de Leek): nickname for an uneducated or ignorant person, from Dutch leek ‘layman’.

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

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Sources (6)

  • Benjamin Leek, "New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1891"
  • Benjamin Leek, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
  • Welsh Mormon Profile for

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