Truman L Leonard

10 April 1906–February 1974 (Age 67)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Truman L

When Truman L Leonard was born on 10 April 1906, in Missouri, United States, his father, Francis Lewis Leonard, was 37 and his mother, Nancy C. Winfrey, was 29. He lived in Liberty Township, Grundy, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1970. He died in February 1974, in Manly, Worth, Iowa, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Francis Lewis Leonard
1868–1949
Nancy C. Winfrey
1877–1926
Lang William Leonard
1895–1952
Earl Taylor Leonard
1897–1967
Truman L Leonard
1906–1974
Porter Eaphran Leonard
1912–1970

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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 7

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 20

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

1 English and French (Léonard): from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements leo ‘lion’ (a late addition to the vocabulary of Germanic name elements, taken from Latin) + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’, which was taken to England by the Normans. A saint of this name, who is supposed to have lived in the 6th century, but about whom nothing is known except for a largely fictional life dating from half a millennium later, was popular throughout Europe in the early Middle Ages and was regarded as the patron of peasants and horses.2 Irish (Fermanagh): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhionáin or of Langan .3 Americanized form of Italian Leonardo or cognate forms in other European languages.

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

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  • Truman L Leonard in household of Frank L Leonard, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Truman L Leonard in household of Frank L Leonard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Truman Leonard in entry for Mr Porter Leon, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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