William Leucht

Male28 September 1903–22 March 1999

Brief Life History of William

When William Leucht was born on 28 September 1903, in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Richard Louis Leucht, was 27 and his mother, Katherine "Kate or Kathie" Fischer, was 26. He died on 22 March 1999, in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 95.

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William Leucht
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Sources (5)

  • William Leucht in household of Richard Leucht, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mr William Leucht, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • William Leucht in household of Richard Leucht, "United States Census, 1910"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 3

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.


Age 26

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

German (Lücht):

habitational name from Lüchte near Minden.

from Middle Low German luchte ‘lantern, light’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made lanterns or tended a light; or possibly a nickname.

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

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