Sylvia Gladys Leader

Brief Life History of Sylvia Gladys

When Sylvia Gladys Leader was born on 6 January 1897, in Van Buren Township, Putnam, Ohio, United States, her father, Charles William Leader, was 29 and her mother, Viola Butler, was 22. She married John Bryan Adams on 5 February 1918, in Hancock, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Kalida, Union Township, Putnam, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Pleasant Township, Hancock, Ohio, United States for about 30 years. She died on 17 November 1966, in Deshler, Bartlow Township, Henry, Ohio, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Pleasantville, Pleasant Township, Hancock, Ohio, United States.

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John Bryan Adams
Sylvia Gladys Leader
Marriage: 5 February 1918
Howard Glenn Adams
Eloise E Adams
Roxy Marguerite Adams
William Elwyn Adams
Roger L. Adams

Sources (17)

  • Sylvia Adams in household of John Adams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Silva Leader, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Sylvia G Leader, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

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.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning


occupational name denoting ‘one who leads animals’ or ‘one who carries goods by horse and cart, a carter or carrier’, from Middle English ledere, an agent noun from Old English lǣdan ‘to lead’. The word may also sometimes have been used to denote a foreman or someone who led sport or dance, but the name certainly did not originate with leader in the modern sense ‘civil or military commander’, which is a comparatively recent development.

occupational name for a worker in lead, a ‘plumber’, from an agent derivative of Old English lēad ‘lead’.

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

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