Leona Faye Forson

Brief Life History of Leona Faye

When Leona Faye Forson was born about 1915, in Alma, Crawford, Arkansas, United States, her father, John Pearl Forson, was 39 and her mother, Lucy Viola Conklin, was 31. She lived in Knoxville, Ray, Missouri, United States in 1920. She died about 1985, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

John Pearl Forson
1877–1926
Lucy Viola Conklin
1885–1933
Nola Forson
1903–1973
Nora Jane Forson
1905–1975
Charles Ervin Forson
1907–1977
Oklaoma Forson
1909–1994
Leona Faye Forson
1915–1985
Millard Reed Forson
1917–1935
Wilma Cora Forson
1919–1924
Erma Jean Forson
1921–1924
Lloyd W Forson
1912–2002
Alma Pearl Farson
1914–2002
Avery Wilbur Forson
1924–2006

Sources (1)

  • Leona F Forson in household of John P Forson, "United States Census, 1920"

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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.

1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

1935 · The FBI is Established

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Scottish: apparently a Roxburghshire surname in origin, perhaps a variant of Farson .

In some cases possibly an altered form of Swedish Forsén or Forssén: ornamental name from fors ‘waterfall’ + the adjectival suffix -en, a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’.

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

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