Leonard Dewitt Bellamy

Brief Life History of Leonard Dewitt

When Leonard Dewitt Bellamy was born on 7 December 1907, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, his father, Worth T Bellamy, was 30 and his mother, Mae Lamb, was 23. He married Josephine Willis on 17 June 1930, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 1 years and California, United States in 1971. He died on 15 January 1989, in Bellflower, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Dewitt Bellamy
Josephine Willis
Marriage: 17 June 1930
Worth Kay Bellamy
Stanley Edward Bellamy
Katherine Lucille Bellamy

Sources (27)

  • Leonard D Bellamy, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Leonard Dewitt Bellamy, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
  • Leonard D Bellamy, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"

World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

1908 · Vance Auditorium

Vance Auditorium opened on February 14, 1908. The auditorium was built by John Thomas Vance. The auditorium was used for community gatherings such as dances and political speeches. Eleven years later, Vance sold the auditorium to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and renamed the building to the Mezona, a combination of the words Mesa and Arizona.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: literal or ironic nickname meaning ‘fair friend’, from French beau ‘fair, handsome’ (bel before a vowel) + ami ‘friend’.

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

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