Roy Leifflen

Male13 August 1908–January 1986

Brief Life History of Roy

When Roy Leifflen was born on 13 August 1908, in New York City, New York, United States, his father, Harry Beauregard Leifflen, was 27 and his mother, Agatha Louise Schmitt, was 23. He lived in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States for about 10 years and Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States in 1940. He died in January 1986, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 77.

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Harry Beauregard Leifflen
Agatha Louise Schmitt
Roy Leifflen
Agatha Margaret Leifflen

Sources (11)

  • L Leroy Leifflan in household of Harry B Leifflan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thodeus Leroy Leifflen, "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909"
  • Roy Leifflen, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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Siblings (2)

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 5

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.


Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Originally a Scottish name, representing an Anglicized spelling of the Gaelic nickname Ruadh ‘red’. It has since spread to other parts of the English-speaking world, where it is often reanalysed as Old French roy ‘king’ ( compare Leroy ).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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