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Sallie C SuttonAge: 79 years18561936

Sallie C Sutton
Given names
Sallie C
Married name
Sallie C Leonard
Birth November 2, 1856
MarriageP D LeonardView this family

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 60 days)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 4 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 10 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 10 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 12 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 21 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#1James A “Jim” Leonard
November 8, 1891 (Age 35 years)
Death of a husbandP D Leonard
February 6, 1894 (Age 37 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 41 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 59 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Marriage of a childJames A “Jim” LeonardEtta E VestalView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 2, 1917 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 60 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 61 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Birth of a granddaughter
#1May Vestal Leonard
January 8, 1920 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 72 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sonJames A “Jim” Leonard
February 5, 1932 (Age 75 years)
Death April 19, 1936 (Age 79 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Lexington City Cemetery
Last change July 8, 201612:53:07

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with P D Leonard - View this family
Sallie C Sutton
Birth: November 2, 1856Fort Mill, York, South Carolina, United States
Death: April 19, 1936Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
James A “Jim” Leonard
Birth: November 8, 1891 36 35Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: February 5, 1932Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States

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