Percy Leaverton

1892–1979 (Age 86)
Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Percy

When Percy Leaverton was born on 20 October 1892, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, his father, Aaron Nathan Leaverton, was 28 and his mother, Mary Louella Garoutte, was 30. He married Martha Rebecca Finstad Simpson on 19 March 1915. He lived in Colfax Township, Boone, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Des Moines Township, Boone, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 17 February 1979, in Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Luther, Boone, Iowa, United States.

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Percy Leaverton
Martha Rebecca Finstad Simpson
Marriage: 19 March 1915

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19 March 1915
Boone County, Iowa

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 21

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.

Age 21

Historical Boundaries - 1913: Stillwater, Montana, United States
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 25

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Leverton .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Percy Leverton, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Percy Leaverton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Percy Leaverton, "United States Census, 1930"

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