Leona May Nell

1892–1984 (Age 92)
Moran, Allen, Kansas, United States

The Life of Leona May

When Leona May Nell was born on 30 May 1892, in Moran, Allen, Kansas, United States, her father, Daniel Charles Nell, was 30 and her mother, Martha May Shupe, was 37. She married Jesse Elias Goss in 1951, in McDonough, Illinois, United States. She lived in Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 17 December 1984, in Good Hope, McDonough, Illinois, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Good Hope Cemetery, Walnut Grove Township, McDonough, Illinois, United States.

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Leona May Nell
Jesse Elias Goss
Marriage: 1951

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McDonough, Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch and German: from the personal name Nel, a reduced form of Cornelius .2 South German: nickname from Middle High German nelle ‘crown of the head’, perhaps denoting an obstinate person.3 English: from the Middle English personal name Nel(le), a variant of Neill .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Leona Nell in household of Martha Nell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leona Nell in household of Martha Nell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leona Nell in household of Daniel C Nell, "United States Census, 1920"

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