Harvey Leonard

Brief Life History of Harvey

When Harvey Leonard was born on 30 December 1883, in King Township, York, Ontario, Canada, his father, Stephen Arthur Leonard, was 48 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Winter, was 41. He married Ethel May Shaw on 20 January 1909, in King Township, York, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in York, Haldimand, Ontario, Canada in 1911.

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Family Time Line

Harvey Leonard
1883–
Ethel May Shaw
1888–
Marriage: 20 January 1909
Arthur Warren Leonard
1909–1978
Mary Elma Leonard
1912–1914

Sources (8)

  • Harvey Leonard in household of Stephen Leonard, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Harvey Leonard, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Harvey Leonard, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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World Events (8)

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

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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