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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John Pearl Forson
Lucy Viola Conklin
Nola Forson
Nora Jane Forson
Charles Ervin Forson
Oklaoma Forson
Leona Faye Forson
Millard Reed Forson
Wilma Cora Forson
Erma Jean Forson
Lloyd W Forson
Alma Pearl Farson
Avery Wilbur Forson

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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