Leonard Peterson Knowles

Brief Life History of Leonard Peterson

When Leonard Peterson Knowles was born on 2 November 1951, in San Diego, California, United States, his father, William Edward Knowles, was 31 and his mother, Eunice Cecil Peterson, was 24. He died on 29 March 2001, in Blytheville, Mississippi, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 49.

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William Edward Knowles
1920–1969
Eunice Cecil Peterson
1927–1996
Leonard Peterson Knowles
1951–2001

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  • Leonard P Knowles, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

World Events (8)

1953 · Grizzly Bear Becomes State Animal

The California grizzly bear became designated as the state animal in 1953.

1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

1965 · The Voting Rights Act

The Voting Rights Act prohibits racial discrimination in voting. The Act secured the right to vote for minorities in the South. It also prohibits local governments from making any voting law that results in discrimination against any kind of minorities.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English knol(le) ‘knoll, hilltop’ (Old English cnoll) or from any of the many places (some lost) named with this word, for example Knowle (Devon, Dorset, Lancashire, Somerset, Warwickshire, and Yorkshire) and Knole (Kent, Sussex).

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tnúthghail (see Newell ).

English: variant of Noel , often, with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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