LeRoy Edward Kaufman

27 May 1912–21 February 1999 (Age 86)
New Brighton, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of LeRoy Edward

When LeRoy Edward Kaufman was born on 27 May 1912, in New Brighton, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Edward Kaufman, was 37 and his mother, Flora Etta Sams, was 30. He married Rose Magelalen Hoehnen in 1937, in Hancock, Chaffee, Colorado, United States. He died on 21 February 1999, in Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 86.

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LeRoy Edward Kaufman
Rose Magelalen Hoehnen
Marriage: 1937

Spouse and Children

Hancock, Chaffee, Colorado, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Grace Irene Kaufman


    Inez Marie Kaufman



    Mildred Evelyn Kaufman


    Dale A Kaufman


World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 22

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 23

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 Respelling of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Kaufmann .2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name Kaufman, Yiddish koyfman, meaning ‘merchant’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leroy Kaufman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leroy Kaufman in household of George E Kaufman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leroy E Kaufman in household of George E Kaufman, "United States Census, 1920"

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