Leroy Elmer Obom

25 February 1931–13 June 2011 (Age 80)
Washington, United States

The Life of Leroy Elmer

When Leroy Elmer Obom was born on 25 February 1931, in Washington, United States, his father, Gustof Oliver Obom, was 28 and his mother, May Mustonen, was 22. He married Patricia Helen Gayhart on 19 April 1952, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States. He lived in Park Place Election Precinct, Snohomish, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 13 June 2011, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 80.

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Leroy Elmer Obom
Patricia Helen Gayhart
Marriage: 19 April 1952

Spouse and Children


    Patricia Helen Gayhart


19 April 1952
Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Kenneth Gust Obom


World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 9

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from Middle Dutch boom, Middle Low German bōm ‘tree’, hence a nickname for a particularly tall person or a topographic name for someone who lived by a tree that was particularly conspicuous.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leroy E Obom in household of May Obom, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leroy E Obom, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Leroy Elmer Obom, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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