Leah M. Spessard

3 November 1900–6 June 1996 (Age 95)
Paramount, Washington, Maryland, United States

The Life of Leah M.

When Leah M. Spessard was born on 3 November 1900, in Paramount, Washington, Maryland, United States, her father, Charles Courtney Spessard, was 47 and her mother, Cora Alice Suman, was 44. She died on 6 June 1996, in Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, United States, at the age of 95.

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Leah M. Spessard

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Courtney Spessard





    Walter Spessard


    May Spessard


    Myrtle Spessard




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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Age 1

Historical Boundaries - 1901: Washington, Maryland, United States

Age 27

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Variant of German Spessart, a common topographic name, earlier Spechtshart ‘woodpecker forest’, as for example the Spessart mountains southeast of Frankfurt am Main.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lea Spessard in household of Cora Spessard, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leah Spessard in household of Charles C Spessard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Leah M Spessard in household of Cora A Spessard, "United States Census, 1930"

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