Thomas Edward Leake

5 May 1876–29 January 1954 (Age 77)
Parrsboro, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Thomas Edward

When Thomas Edward Leake was born on 5 May 1876, in Parrsboro, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, William Leake, was 38 and his mother, Selina A Church, was 36. He lived in Nova Scotia, Canada in 1876. He died on 29 January 1954, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Emerado, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States.

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Thomas Edward Leake
Myra Elizabeth Finnie

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Parents and Siblings

    William Leake


    Selina A Church




    Annie Amelia Leake


    Clara Augusta Leake


    Clarence Avon Leake




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Age 13

North Dakota is the 39th state.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

Northern English:1. topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, from Old Norse loekr ‘brook’.There are also a number of places named with this word—such as Leake in North Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Nottinghamshire, Leek in Staffordshire, and Leck in Lancashire—and the surname may also be from any of these. Compare southern English Leach 2. 2. possibly also a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of leeks, from Old English lēac.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Edward Leake, "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959"
  • Thomas Edward Leake, "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959"
  • Thomas Edward Leake, "Find A Grave Index"

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