Leonard Benson Schoonover

23 May 1917–10 September 1998 (Age 81)
Lindsay, Garvin, Oklahoma, United States

The Life Summary of Leonard Benson

When Leonard Benson Schoonover was born on 23 May 1917, in Lindsay, Garvin, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Isaac Jesse Schoonover, was 43 and his mother, Margaret Ann Gilmore, was 29. He lived in Garvin, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Lindsay Township, Garvin, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 10 September 1998, in Albany, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Newcastle Cemetery, Newcastle, Placer, California, United States.

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
Age 1
To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre
Age 4
 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. 
Age 24
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Schoonhoven .

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

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Sources (6)

  • Lonard B Schoonover, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lonard B Schoonover in household of Isac Schoonover, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Leonard Benson Schoonover - Published information: birth-name: Leonard Benson Schoonover

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