Joseph M Leonard

Male11 July 1902–1 November 1973

Brief Life History of Joseph M

When Joseph M Leonard was born on 11 July 1902, in Bloomingdale, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, his father, William H. Leonard, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Betsy Pelong, was 30. He married Bernice Marie Holly on 10 May 1958, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. He lived in Pine Grove, Pine Grove Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. He died on 1 November 1973, in Gobles, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Breedsville, Van Buren, Michigan, United States.

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Joseph M Leonard
Bernice Marie Holly
Marriage: 10 May 1958

Sources (8)

  • Joseph Leonard in household of William Leonard, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph M Leonard, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Mr Joseph M Leonard, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

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  • Marriage
    10 May 1958Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

    Age 1

    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    1903 · Ford Motor Company

    Age 1

    "Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 21

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

    Name Meaning

    English; French (Léonard); Walloon (mainly Léonard): from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements leo ‘lion’ (a late addition to the vocabulary of ancient Germanic name elements, taken from Latin) + hard ‘hardy, brave, strong’, which was taken to England by the Normans. A Christian saint of this name, who is supposed to have lived in the 6th century, but about whom nothing is known except for a largely fictional life dating from half a millennium later, was popular throughout Europe in the early Middle Ages and was regarded as the patron of peasants and horses. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Italian Leonardo , Polish, Slovenian, etc. Lenart or Lenard , and probably also their derivatives. Compare Larned , Learned , and Yenor .

    Irish (Fermanagh): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhionáin or of Langan .

    German: variant of Leonhard , cognate with 1 above.

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

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