Leah Jeannette Astry

1918–2007 (Age 88)
Salem, Columbiana, Ohio, United States

The Life of Leah Jeannette

When Leah Jeannette Astry was born on 12 December 1918, in Salem, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, her father, John William Astry, was 28 and her mother, Letha Cole, was 24. She married Jack Roland Harroff on 10 July 1943, in Columbiana, Columbiana, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 7 May 2007, in Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Salem, Columbiana, Ohio, United States.

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Leah Jeannette Astry
Jack Roland Harroff
Marriage: 10 July 1943
Mark Roland Harroff

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10 July 1943
Columbiana, Columbiana, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1920 · Women Get the Vote

Age 2

In 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified making it so that women could vote. This achievement finally gave North Carolina the freedom to vote they had been fighting for since 1897.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

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

Indian: Hindu (Brahman) name, from Sanskrit šāstrī ‘versed in the Shastras’ (from šāstra ‘book of rules’, ‘religious treatise’).

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

Sources (3)

  • Leah Jeanette Astry in household of Jno W Astry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lea Jeanette Astry in entry for John Cole Harroff and Margaret Merri Ramsey Webster, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Jeannette Astry, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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