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 Leopold Whittier Jumper

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Leopold Whittier Jumper

Birth
Indiana, USA
Death
16 Jul 1927 (aged 56)
Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington, USA
Burial
Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID
6180538 View Source

The portrait of Leo was taken in 1917 in New Jersey. The photo with the motorcycle is of Leo and his wife Fannie McNamara Jumper. About 1920, the Newark Star Ledger newspaper ran this photo with a story stating that Leo and his wife, Fannie, were traveling cross country on his motorcycle.

Although we have no birth certificate, the majority of secondary sources indicate that Leo was born in Indiana on 28 Nov 1870. Leo's father, Benjamin Snow Jumper, died when Leo was about 4 years old. He was taken to stay with his grandfather, Alden Hayden Jumper, in Coffeyville, Kansas. His mother left him there while she left to marry Albert C. Risley. When she returned to Kansas, she took Leo to live with his maternal grandparents, Thomas W. Kerns and Sarah Scowden Kerns. They both died by the time Leo was 16. He then began to fend for himself.

On 7 Nov 1890, Leo married Frances Elizabeth McNamara in her hometown of Montclair, New Jersey where they stayed and had four children; Frances, John, Florence and George.

Census records show that Fannie and the children resided in New Jersey through at least 1930 while Leo traveled the country working in the construction trades. Family members on Fanny's side recall that Leo rode his motorcycle back and forth across the country, "to find work" on the west coast where he purchased a home for his mother in Redondo Beach, California.

On 16 July 1927, the motorcycle Leo was driving collided with a city street car in Bellingham, Washington. He was taken to St. Luke's Hospital but died of injuries within the hour.

Leo's death certificate indicates that he was taken to the Hollingsworth Crematorium on 20 July 1927 yet we have found this Find A Grave memorial indicating that he is interred at Greenacres Memorial Park. We would like very much to ascertain his whereabouts and would appreciate a photo of his headstone if anyone in the locale is available to locate and photograph it.

The portrait of Leo was taken in 1917 in New Jersey. The photo with the motorcycle is of Leo and his wife Fannie McNamara Jumper. About 1920, the Newark Star Ledger newspaper ran this photo with a story stating that Leo and his wife, Fannie, were traveling cross country on his motorcycle.

Although we have no birth certificate, the majority of secondary sources indicate that Leo was born in Indiana on 28 Nov 1870. Leo's father, Benjamin Snow Jumper, died when Leo was about 4 years old. He was taken to stay with his grandfather, Alden Hayden Jumper, in Coffeyville, Kansas. His mother left him there while she left to marry Albert C. Risley. When she returned to Kansas, she took Leo to live with his maternal grandparents, Thomas W. Kerns and Sarah Scowden Kerns. They both died by the time Leo was 16. He then began to fend for himself.

On 7 Nov 1890, Leo married Frances Elizabeth McNamara in her hometown of Montclair, New Jersey where they stayed and had four children; Frances, John, Florence and George.

Census records show that Fannie and the children resided in New Jersey through at least 1930 while Leo traveled the country working in the construction trades. Family members on Fanny's side recall that Leo rode his motorcycle back and forth across the country, "to find work" on the west coast where he purchased a home for his mother in Redondo Beach, California.

On 16 July 1927, the motorcycle Leo was driving collided with a city street car in Bellingham, Washington. He was taken to St. Luke's Hospital but died of injuries within the hour.

Leo's death certificate indicates that he was taken to the Hollingsworth Crematorium on 20 July 1927 yet we have found this Find A Grave memorial indicating that he is interred at Greenacres Memorial Park. We would like very much to ascertain his whereabouts and would appreciate a photo of his headstone if anyone in the locale is available to locate and photograph it.


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