Helen Leonard (1897 - 1976)

Helen Leonard
1897 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
Helen Leonard was born on September 28, 1897. She died in November 1976 at 79 years of age. We know that Helen Leonard had been residing in Spring Lake, Monmouth County, New Jersey 07762.


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Helen Leonard died in November 1976 at 79 years of age. She was born on September 28, 1897. We have no information about Helen's family or relationships. We know that Helen Leonard had been residing in Spring Lake, Monmouth County, New Jersey 07762.
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In 1897, in the year that Helen Leonard was born, on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

In 1924, she was 27 years old when Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1931, she was 34 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1945, at the age of 48 years old, Helen was alive when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

In 1976, in the year of Helen Leonard's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

Other Biographies

Other Helen Leonards

around 1918 - Unknown
around 1907 - Unknown
around 1919 - Unknown
around 1922 - Unknown
around 1919 - Unknown
around 1924 - Unknown
1906 - 1982
1945 - 1959
1887 - 1957
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
1895 - 1902
Jun 22, 1919 - Apr 23, 2012
Dec 31, 1969 - Aug 27, 1971
Aug 21, 1904 - Oct 3, 1977
Apr 11, 1909 - Oct 6, 1959
Nov 24, 1916 - Mar 27, 2003
Dec 20, 1906 - Aug 21, 1976

Other Leonards

Jul 24, 1896 - Jun 30, 1992
Dec 28, 1895 - March 1980
May 22, 1909 - May 2, 1991
Jun 24, 1914 - May 1984
Aug 18, 1898 - July 1969
Oct 28, 1899 - December 1980
Feb 12, 1902 - June 1981
Nov 12, 1884 - May 1976
Apr 16, 1908 - September 1983
Sep 5, 1903 - Jun 3, 1991
Apr 19, 1905 - March 1976
Jan 4, 1911 - Mar 25, 1994
Sep 22, 1907 - March 1974
Oct 3, 1915 - Aug 28, 2001
Aug 20, 1888 - December 1981
Unknown - December 1967
Mar 20, 1898 - October 1986
May 15, 1908 - June 1986
Oct 16, 1919 - April 1974
Aug 2, 1894 - March 1986

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Apr 16, 1879 - January 1981
Apr 17, 1907 - Mar 24, 2002
Jul 10, 1894 - May 1964
Oct 8, 1899 - May 1966
Dec 10, 1878 - January 1965
May 17, 1906 - April 1976
Aug 16, 1895 - June 1975
Jan 6, 1897 - August 1974
Oct 17, 1890 - April 1971
Feb 28, 1915 - July 1978
Mar 12, 1895 - April 1964
Nov 11, 1898 - November 1977
Feb 5, 1911 - May 22, 1997
Mar 16, 1910 - February 1969
Apr 23, 1895 - May 1964
Mar 9, 1886 - Dec 12, 1978
Apr 13, 1893 - September 1962
Feb 20, 1904 - January 1976
Jul 1, 1915 - Jan 1, 1994
Feb 13, 1900 - Jun 4, 1991
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