Lenard Edwin Craddock

17 April 1928–11 December 2003 (Age 75)
Benton, Washington, United States

The Life of Lenard Edwin

When Lenard Edwin Craddock was born on 17 April 1928, his father, Van Edwin Craddock, was 24 and his mother, Cora Emeline Bickel, was 19. He married Daisy Belle Buerkle on 23 November 1955, in Richland, Benton, Washington, United States. He lived in Lincoln Township, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 December 2003, in Benton, Washington, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Benton City, Benton, Washington, United States.

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Lenard Edwin Craddock
Daisy Belle Buerkle
Marriage: 23 November 1955

Spouse and Children

23 November 1955
Richland, Benton, Washington, United States

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    Cora Emeline Bickel




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.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 12

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 20

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

English, from Welsh: from the Welsh personal name Caradog meaning ‘amiable’. A British bearer of this name is recorded in the Latin form Cara(c)tacus and remembered for his leadership of a revolt against the Roman occupation in the 1st century ad .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leonard E Craddock in household of Van E Craddock, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leonard E Craddock in household of Van E Craddock, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leonard, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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