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 Thomas Johan “Tom” Leon

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Thomas Johan “Tom” Leon

  • Birth 23 Jun 1881 Troms fylke, Norway
  • Death 11 Nov 1947 Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
  • Memorial ID 102529005

Thomas and his brother John changed the spelling of their surname from "Lian" to "Leon" because of the pronunciation. Their brother Gunder Lian retained the "Lian" spelling. Thomas was m. first to Petrina "Anna" Ofstlie on 20 July 1901 in Trondhjem, Norway. Secondly, he m. Engeborg (Midboe) Anderson on 6 March 1922 in Stanley, Mountrail Co., ND. The family group photo is Thomas with his second wife Engeborg and their children. It was taken in 1938 Glaslyn, Sask., Canada. In the family photo, Sidney "Sid" Leon of Spokane was the one standing behind his mother. According to Sid Leon, his father and brother John Leon came to the U.S. by crossing the Canadian border. Sid said that his father was AWOL from the Norwegian army at the time.


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  • Created by: Sharon Leon
  • Added: 24 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102529005
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Johan “Tom” Leon (23 Jun 1881–11 Nov 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102529005, citing Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Sharon Leon (contributor 47475317) .