Leona Heath

September 1896–March 1974 (Age 77)
Shabbona, DeKalb, Illinois, United States

The Life of Leona

When Leona Heath was born in September 1896, in Shabbona, DeKalb, Illinois, United States, her father, David Sanburn Heath, was 24 and her mother, Chloe Viola Emmons, was 20. She married William Jordan on 29 July 1914, in Ogle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Clinton Township, DeKalb, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Earlville, LaSalle, Illinois, United States in 1930. She died in March 1974, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

William Jordan
Leona Heath
Marriage: 29 July 1914
Leo David Jordan
Archie Raymond Jordan

Spouse and Children

29 July 1914
Ogle, Illinois, United States


    Leo David Jordan


    Archie Raymond Jordan


Parents and Siblings



    Berdie B. Heath



    Lizzie B Heath



    Leslie Heath


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 14

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a heath (Middle English hethe, Old English hǣð) or a habitational name from any of the numerous places, for example in Bedfordshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and West Yorkshire, named with this word. The same word also denoted heather, the characteristic plant of heathland areas. This surname has also been established in Dublin since the late 16th century.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Leona Besix in household of Frank Besix, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leonia Heath in household of D S Heath, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Seona Besix in household of Frank Besix, "United States Census, 1930"

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