Leon Wayne Newcum

11 August 1915–13 August 1996 (Age 81)
Abingdon, Knox, Illinois, United States

The Life of Leon Wayne

When Leon Wayne Newcum was born on 11 August 1915, in Abingdon, Knox, Illinois, United States, his father, Charles LeRoy Newcum, was 34 and his mother, Jessica May Opp, was 23. He married Margaret Ross Foster on 27 April 1938. He died on 13 August 1996, in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Jasper City Cemetery, Jasper, Dubois, Indiana, United States.

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Leon Wayne Newcum
Margaret Ross Foster
Marriage: 27 April 1938

Spouse and Children

27 April 1938

Parents and Siblings

    Charles LeRoy Newcum


    Jessica May Opp




World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 10

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Variant of English Newnham .

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

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Sources (2)

  • L Wayne Newcum, "Indiana, Daviess County, Washington Times Herald Obituaries, 1984-2012"
  • Leon Or Wayne Newcum in entry for Mr Paul John Newcum, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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