Charles Leon Cameron

Brief Life History of Charles Leon

When Charles Leon Cameron was born on 7 November 1920, in Mount Pleasant, Titus, Texas, United States, his father, Charles Lafayette Cameron, was 25 and his mother, Annie Belle Neugent, was 25. He had at least 1 son with Thelma Juanita Daugherty. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Lubbock, Texas, United States in 1940 and Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States in 1950. He died on 10 January 2001, in Lubbock, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in City of Lubbock Cemetery, Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Leon Cameron
1920–2001
Thelma Juanita Daugherty
1920–1998
Gary Leon Cameron
1946–2018

Sources (12)

  • Charles L Cameron, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Charles Leon Cameron, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"
  • Leon Cameron, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

World Events (8)

1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1942 · The Japanese American internment

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

Scottish:

in the Highlands, it is usually a nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked, bent’ + sròn ‘nose’.

in the Lowlands it is also a habitational name from any of various places called Cameron, especially in Fife.

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

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