Leroy Jefferson Brownrigg

17 February 1926–28 April 2007 (Age 81)
Prescott, Adams, Iowa, United States

The Life of Leroy Jefferson

When Leroy Jefferson Brownrigg was born on 17 February 1926, in Prescott, Adams, Iowa, United States, his father, William Edward Brownrigg, was 18 and his mother, Dorothy Irene Looney, was 19. He had at least 1 son with Emma Geraldine Mullin. He lived in Adams, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Union Township, Adams, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 28 April 2007, at the age of 81, and was buried in Creston, Union, Iowa, United States.

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Leroy Jefferson Brownrigg
Emma Geraldine Mullin
Gary Lee Brownrigg

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 8

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 22

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places in Cumbria named Brownrigg, from Old English brūn ‘brown’ + hrycg ‘ridge’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leroy Brownrig in household of W E Brownrig, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Le Roy J Hatton in household of Frank L Hatton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leroy Jefferson Brownrigg, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"

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