Francis Leon Biri

20 January 1917–1 December 2010 (Age 93)
Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

The Life of Francis Leon

When Francis Leon Biri was born on 20 January 1917, in Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States, his father, Charles Monroe Biri, was 25 and his mother, Mary Louisa Duvall, was 21. He married Mary LaVern Mason on 21 November 1944, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States. He lived in Byrd Township, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Jackson, Byrd Township, Cape Girardeau, Missouri Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 1 December 2010, in Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States.

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Francis Leon Biri
Mary LaVern Mason
Marriage: 21 November 1944

Spouse and Children

21 November 1944
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Hazel Biri



    Helen Biri


    Louise Biri


    Joan Biri


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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 14

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 25

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Hungarian (Bíró): occupational name from bíró ‘judge’, ‘local administrative leader’ (Szolgabíró). In some cases the name was given to a relative, assistant, or servant of a judge.

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

Sources (3)

  • Leon Biri in household of Monroe Biri, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leon Biri in household of Monro Biri, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Francis L Biri in household of Francis M Biri, "United States Census, 1920"

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