Leon Earl Lovejoy

31 January 1890–18 April 1964 (Age 74)
Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Leon Earl

When Leon Earl Lovejoy was born on 31 January 1890, in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Edgar Eugene Lovejoy, was 28 and his mother, Cora Minnie Hastings, was 24. He married Katherine Elizabeth Haubrich on 31 July 1915, in Roslindale, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1920 and Naugatuck, New Haven, Connecticut, United States for about 10 years. He died on 18 April 1964, in Sunapee, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leon Earl Lovejoy
Marjorie Augusta Martin
Marriage: about 1953

Spouse and Children

about 1953
Naugatuck, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1900 · First U.S.  Navy Submarine Constructed

Age 10

The USS Holland was the first commissioned submarine. It was named after John Philip Holland. It had been laid down in November of 1896 and launched a year later. It was acquired and commissioned in 1900 and decommissioned five years later. The submarine was finally sold in 1913 and put on display until it was scrapped in 1932.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 20

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English love(n), luve(n) ‘to love’ (Old English lufian) + Middle English joie ‘joy’ (Old French joie).

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

Story Highlight

My recollections of Uncle Jake

His nickname, Jake, came about because he did not like either of his birth names, Leon or Earl. As a teenager, he met with his parents to complain about his names and to come up with a nicknam …

Sources (3)

  • Leon E Lovejoy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leon E Lovejoy in household of Edgar A Lovejoy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Earl L Lovejoy in household of Edgar E Lovejoy, "United States Census, 1900"

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