Leonard E Petitjean

2 November 1911–5 July 1987 (Age 75)
Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States

The Life of Leonard E

When Leonard E Petitjean was born on 2 November 1911, his father, Joseph Petitjean, was 37 and his mother, Theresa Wisbrock, was 31. He married Bernice H Patterman in 1944. He died on 5 July 1987, in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75.

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Leonard E Petitjean
Bernice H Patterman
Marriage: 1944

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    Theresa Wisbrock




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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · Women get the right to vote in Illinois

Age 2

Grace Wilbur Trout was elected president of the Chicago Political Equality League and started her presidency by making sure that each senate district was supporting suffrage for women. A few months later, the bill was up for voting in the state. Trout and her team went as far as to get male voters from their homes. The bill passed giving Women the right to vote for President of the Nation and all local offices not in the Illinois Constitution.

Age 20

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

French: from a compound of Old French petit ‘small’ + the personal name Jean ( see John ), hence a nickname for a small man called Jean (or an ironic nickname for a large man), or a distinguishing epithet for the younger of two bearers of the same name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leonard Petitjean in household of Joseph Petitjean, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lenard Petitgean in household of Joseph Petitgean, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leonard Petitjean, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"

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