Raymond Orval LeBrun

1897–1982 (Age 84)
Decatur, Adams, Indiana, United States

The Life of Raymond Orval

When Raymond Orval LeBrun was born on 4 October 1897, in Decatur, Adams, Indiana, United States, his father, James Ezra LeBrun, was 23 and his mother, Lucy Sophia Hoffman, was 22. He married Elsie May Miller on 19 March 1918, in Van Wert, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Washington Township, Adams, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Van Wert, Ohio, United States in 1982. He died on 4 August 1982, in Wren, Van Wert, Ohio, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Van Wert, Van Wert, Ohio, United States.

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Raymond Orval LeBrun
Elsie May Miller
Marriage: 19 March 1918
son LeBrun
Richard D LeBrun

Spouse & Children

19 March 1918
Van Wert, Ohio, United States


  • son LeBrun


  • Richard D LeBrun


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 9

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

French: variant of Brun (‘brown’), with the definite article le. This is a name associated with the Huguenots in the U.S.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Raymond C Le Brun in household of James E Le Brun, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Raymond Orval Lebrun, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Raymond O Lebrun, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"

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