Leona Kitts

12 April 1874–1949 (Age 74)
Kansas, Edgar, Illinois, United States

The Life of Leona

Leona Kitts was born on 12 April 1874, in Kansas, Edgar, Illinois, United States. She married John Owen Kester on 2 September 1893, in Clark, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Mattoon Township, Coles, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died in 1949, at the age of 75, and was buried in Kansas, Edgar, Illinois, United States.

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John Owen Kester
Leona Kitts
Marriage: 2 September 1893
Edward Robert Kester
Owen Andrew Kester

Spouse and Children

2 September 1893
Clark, Illinois, United States


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 3

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Kit ( see Kitt ).2 Perhaps also an Americanized form of German Kitz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leona Kitts in household of Andrew J Kitts, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Leona Kester in household of John Kester, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leona Kester in household of John O Kester, "United States Census, 1930"

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