Leon Jackson Fears

23 September 1928–5 July 2009 (Age 80)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life of Leon Jackson

When Leon Jackson Fears was born on 23 September 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, Jesse Monroe Fears, was 32 and his mother, Mary Jane "Mamie" Vaughn, was 31. He married Lottie Jane Rayfield on 31 March 1951, in Clay, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Reynolds, Missouri, United States in 1935 and Meramec Township, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 5 July 2009, in Jefferson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Cedar Hill, Coke, Texas, United States.

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Leon Jackson Fears
Lottie Jane Rayfield
Marriage: 31 March 1951

Spouse and Children


    Lottie Jane Rayfield


31 March 1951
Clay, Arkansas, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Jane "Mamie" Vaughn




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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 3

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.

Age 22

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Fear .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jack Fears in household of Jess Fears, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joseph Fears in household of Jess Fears, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leon Jackson Fears, "Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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