Benjamin Henry Mcleod

29 November 1891–15 January 1995 (Age 103)
Harcourt, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Benjamin Henry

When Benjamin Henry Mcleod was born on 29 November 1891, in Harcourt, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, John William McLeod, was 40 and his mother, Phoebe Ann Beers, was 37. He married Mary Josephine Fraser in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in New Brunswick, Canada in 1891 and Kent, New Brunswick, Canada in 1901. He died on 15 January 1995, in Totowa, Passaic, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 103, and was buried in East Farmingdale, Babylon, Suffolk, New York, United States.

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Benjamin Henry Mcleod
Mary Josephine Fraser
Fr David Henry McLeod
Katherine Ann McLeod

Spouse and Children

New York City, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John William McLeod


    Phoebe Ann Beers




    Jane M. McLeod


    William McLeod


    Marjorie Jane McLeod


    Maggie M Mcleod


    Annie Laurie McLeod


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 27

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Leòid, a patronymic from a Gaelic form of the Old Norse personal name Ljótr ‘ugly’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harry B Mcleod in household of John Mcleod, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Benjamin Harry McLeod, "Massachusetts, United States Naturalization Records, 1871-1991"
  • Benjamin Harry Mcleod, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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