Leon Jack Coleman

27 August 1911–26 December 2009 (Age 98)
Bryant, Texas

The Life of Leon Jack

When Leon Jack Coleman was born on 27 August 1911, his father, Will Coleman, was 35 and his mother, Annie B. Porter, was 27. He lived in Huntsville, Walker, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Justice Precinct 1, Walker, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 26 December 2009, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 98.

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Family Time Line

Will Coleman
1876–
Annie B. Porter
1884–1939
Sarah Lan Callman
1900–
Beatrice Callman
1902–
Willie Coleman
1906–
Mary Coleman
1908–
Hattie Coleman
1910–
Leon Jack Coleman
1911–2009

Parents and Siblings

    Will Coleman

    Male1876–Male

    Annie B. Porter

    Female1884–1939Female

siblings

(6)

    Sarah Lan Callman

    Female1900–Female

    Beatrice Callman

    Female1902–Female

    Willie Coleman

    Female1906–Female

    Mary Coleman

    Female1908–Female

    Hattie Coleman

    Female1910–Female

+1 More Child

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.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 23

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 26

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Colmáin ‘descendant of Colmán’. This was the name of an Irish missionary to Europe, generally known as St. Columban ( c.540–615 ), who founded the monastery of Bobbio in northern Italy in 614 . With his companion St. Gall, he enjoyed a considerable cult throughout central Europe, so that forms of his name were adopted as personal names in Italian (Columbano), French (Colombain), Czech (Kollman), and Hungarian (Kálmán). From all of these surnames are derived. In Irish and English, the name of this saint is identical with diminutives of the name of the 6th-century missionary known in English as St. Columba ( 521–97 ), who converted the Picts to Christianity, and who was known in Scandinavian languages as Kalman.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Clumháin ‘descendant of Clumhán’, a personal name from the diminutive of clúmh ‘down’, ‘feathers’.3 English: occupational name for a burner of charcoal or a gatherer of coal, Middle English coleman, from Old English col ‘(char)coal’ + mann ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lem Coleman in household of Annie Porter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leon Coleman in household of Annie Branch, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jack Coleman in household of Willia Owens, "United States Census, 1940"

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