Leonard Francis Putman

18 November 1918–16 June 1999 (Age 80)
Sciota Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Leonard Francis

When Leonard Francis Putman was born on 18 November 1918, in Sciota Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States, his father, Paul Wesley Putnam, was 23 and his mother, Maude Elizabeth Swarthout, was 24. He married Ethel Elizabeth Curry on 13 June 1943, in Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Shiawassee, Michigan, United States in 1935 and Owosso, Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 16 June 1999, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 80.

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Leonard Francis Putman
Ethel Elizabeth Curry
Marriage: 13 June 1943
David Paul Putnam

Spouse and Children

13 June 1943
Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Pitman ‘dweller by the pit or hollow’, formed with Middle English putte, a dialect form common in southern and southwestern England.2 Dutch: from put ‘pit’ or ‘well’ + man ‘man’, a topographic name for someone who lived by such a feature, or a habitational name derived from a minor place named with the term.3 Americanized spelling of North German Püttmann, a topographic name cognate with 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leonard F Putnam in household of Paul L Putnam, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leonard F Putman in household of Paul W Putman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leonard Putman in household of Paul Putman, "United States Census, 1940"

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