Gertrude Thompson Leggette

–1982
Grenada, Grenada, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Gertrude

Gertrude Thompson Leggette died in 1982, in Grenada, Grenada, Mississippi, United States.

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1865

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Thomas . Thompson is widely distributed throughout Britain, but is most common in northern England and northern Ireland.2 Americanized form of Thomsen .

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

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