Leonard Clifford Priest

1905–1979 (Age 73)
Houston, Harris, Texas, United States

The Life of Leonard Clifford

When Leonard Clifford Priest was born on 7 October 1905, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, his father, Joseph Aaron Priest, was 37 and his mother, Josie Lavenia Hobbs, was 29. He married Mary Frances Connell in May 1926. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 10 June 1979, in his hometown, at the age of 73, and was buried in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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Leonard Clifford Priest
Mary Frances Connell
Marriage: May 1926
Leonard Urlin Priest

Spouse & Children

May 1926


  • Leonard Urlin Priest


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 9

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

English (mainly West Midlands): from Middle English pr(i)est ‘minister of the Church’ (Old English prēost, from Latin presbyter, Greek presbyteros ‘elder’, ‘counselor’, comparative of presbys ‘old man’), used as a nickname, either for someone with a pious manner or possibly for someone who had played the part of a priest in a pageant. It may also have been an occupational name for someone in the service of a priest, and occasionally it may have been used to denote someone suspected of being the son of a priest.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Leonard C Priest, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lenard Priest in household of Joseph A Priest, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leonard Priest in household of Joseph A Priest, "United States Census, 1910"

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