Orval William Leggett

11 May 1902–4 May 1988 (Age 85)
Truro, Madison, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Orval William

When Orval William Leggett was born on 11 May 1902, in Truro, Madison, Iowa, United States, his father, William Latta Leggett, was 24 and his mother, Rebecca Rowena Cox, was 22. He married Violet Pearl DeLong on 4 July 1922. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Murray, Clarke, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Ohio Township, Madison, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 May 1988, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Truro, Madison, Iowa, United States.

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Orval William Leggett
Violet Pearl DeLong
Marriage: 4 July 1922
Zola Pearl Leggett
Opal Wanda Leggett
Orval Dale Leggett
Ronald Eugene Leggett

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  • Marriage
    4 July 1922
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    World Events (8)

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
    Age 1
    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries 1872: Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States 1890: Laramie, Wyoming, United States 1911: Platte, Wyoming, United States
    1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world
    Age 24
    Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name from Middle English legat, legate ‘delegate, ambassador, deputy’ (Old French legat), Latin legatus ‘one who is appointed or ordained’.English: variant of Legard , especially in Sussex, perhaps through confusion of the two names.

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

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    Sources (22)

    • Orval Liggett in entry for Zola Pearl Liggett, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"
    • Orval Leggett, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
    • Orval Liggett in entry for Zola Pearl Liggett, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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