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John Leroy Jeannot
Birth: Jun. 20, 1907
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 1959
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

This is my Grandpa that I never got to know. I was only 4 yrs old when he passed away and most of that time he lived in California and I was in Indiana.

Grandpa's mom's maiden name is Muste.

Thanks to the persistance of my sister Carol and I (Aria), we tracked down where Grandpa and his second wife Laura Jeannot Dawson (deceased) were buried.

Cause of Grandpa's death: he stepped off the curb into the path of an on coming car and was killed.

He did have 2 children: John William Jeannot (deceased) and Irene Jeannot Councilor.

Update Apr 30, 2006
There are 3 newspaper articles that I just found on the internet concerning the accident that took my Grandpa's life.

#1
Los Angeles Times, 1959, June 23

A pedestrian, John Leroy Jeannot, 52, of 11456 Califa St., North Hollywood was struck and killed by a car on Lankershim Blvd. at Califa St. last night, police reported. The driver, John C Becker, 68 of 6223 Farmdale Ave., was booked on suspicion of manslaughter.

#2
The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California) 1959, June 30

Driver 68 Enters Innocent Plea in Pedestrian's Death

John C Becker, 68-year-old North Hollywood man, pleaded innocent yesterday to a misdemeanor manslaughter charge when he appeared in Van Nuys Municipal Court before Judge Martin Katz.

Becker of 6223 Farmdale Ave. was arrested June 21 after his car struck John Leroy Jeannot 50, of 11456 Califa St., North Hollywood, as he crossed Lankershim Blvd. at Califa St.

Judge Katz set a jury trial for Becker for Aug. 11 at 9:30 a.m. in Division 70. Becker remained free on $500 bail.

#3
The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California) 1959 October 15

Dismiss Charge of Manslaughter Against Motorist

A misdemeanor manslaughter charge has been dismissed in Van Nuys Municipal Court against a North Hollywood man whose car struck and fatally injured a pedestrian in June.

Judge Donald M Redwine cleared John C Becker 68, of 6223 Farmdale Ave., of any criminal responsibility in the death of John Leroy Jeannot 50, of 11456 Califa St., North Hollywood.

Jeannot was struck down as he crossed Lankershim Blvd. at Califa St. in North Hollywood.

Judge Redwine dismissed the charge on the basis of the police investigation. Becker's jury trial had been scheduled to start Tuesday.

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A special thank you to Michael Ohana for taking time out of his day and literally dug in the mud to find my Grandpa's head stone. He went above and beyond the call of duty.

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Johanna G Breen Hills (1909 - 1962)*
  Laura K Kolbe Jeannot Dawson (1911 - 1983)*
 
 Children:
  John William Jeannot (1929 - 1992)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Interment Space 1, Lot 4626 Hillside
 
Maintained by: Heather (Angel_Graver)
Originally Created by: Aria - Patched Angel
Record added: Mar 27, 2006
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