John Leyba

22 May 1931–29 April 2009 (Age 77)
Gallup, McKinley, New Mexico, United States

The Life of John

When John Leyba was born on 22 May 1931, in Gallup, McKinley, New Mexico, United States, his father, Manuel Quintana Leyba, was 30 and his mother, Maria Prudencia Anaya, was 19. He lived in Election Precinct 4 Gallup, McKinley, New Mexico, United States in 1940. He died on 29 April 2009, in New Mexico, United States, at the age of 77.

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1940 · Roosevelt County Museum Opens

Age 9

Six years after Eastern New Mexico University opened, the Roosevelt County Museum opened on the campus. The museum exhibits artifacts going back to the time of the early settlers and the Native Americans. It portrays the customs, folklore, technology, and more.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 24

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

Spanish: variant of Leiva .

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

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Sources (2)

  • John Leyba in household of Manuel Leyba, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Johnny J Leyba, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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