Source Citations for Leonard Ross Willett

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Source Citations

census-us-1930-ps-sd-spink-45-2a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Spink County, Tulare Township, enumeration district 58-45, sheet 2A (form/penned) or page 237A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) ⟩ "South Dakota ⟩ Spink ⟩ Tulare ⟩ District 0045" image 3; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2230 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341964]

marriage-willett-doane-1943: Record of marriage for Leonard Ross Willett and Lavilla Maude Doane (1943); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 4 Sep 2007) ⟩ “1943-1944” image 117; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

memorialcard-emilie-price-2007: Memorial card (funeral program) for Emilie Ruth Price (2007); privately held

misc-spear-date-notebook: Spear birth and death date notebook; multiple contributors; privately held

obituary-david-willett-2017: Obituary for David William Willett (2017); Thelen-Hyke Funeral Home (https://www.hykefuneralhome.com: accessed 25 Apr 2018), single location (Redfield, South Dakota), published after 13 Feb 2017

obituary-lavilla-willett-2017: Obituary for Lavilla M. (Carlile) Willett (2017); “Lavilla M. Willett,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 9 May 2020), image “United States of America ⟩ South Dakota ⟩ Rapid City ⟩ Rapid City Journal ⟩ 2017 ⟩ 06 ⟩ 21 ⟩ main-edition" page A4; citing “Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 21 Jun 2017 (Wednesday), page A4, column 3”

obituary-leonard-willett-2009: Obituary for Leonard R. Willett (2009); “Leonard R. Willett,” Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 11 Feb 2009 (Wednesday), page A4, column 1

Source Reference Details

Name Details

census-us-1930-ps-sd-spink-45-2a:

Reference Detail: Line 4, dwelling 22

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Leonard R. Willett).

misc-spear-date-notebook:

Reference Detail: Page 14 - September Births (cont).

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Leonard Ross Willett).

marriage-willett-doane-1943:

Comment Detail: Document includes name (Leonard Ross Willett).

memorialcard-emilie-price-2007:

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Leonard Willett).

obituary-david-willett-2017:

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Leonard [Willett]).

obituary-lavilla-willett-2017:

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Leonard Willett).

obituary-leonard-willett-2009:

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Leonard R. Willett).

Birth Details

obituary-leonard-willett-2009:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (Sept. 28, 1922), and city and implied state (Tulare, South Dakota).

census-us-1930-ps-sd-spink-45-2a:

Reference Detail: Line 4, dwelling 22

Comment Detail: Source includes age (7) and location (South Dakota). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1930 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1922 to 1 Apr 1923.

misc-spear-date-notebook:

Reference Detail: Page 14 - September Births (cont).

Comment Detail: Source includes date ([September] 28 [...] 1922).

marriage-willett-doane-1943:

Comment Detail: Source includes age (20). Using the marriage date of 21 Feb 1943 gives a birth date range from 22 Feb 1922 to 21 Feb 1923.

Death Details

obituary-david-willett-2017:

Comment Detail: Source notes that Leonard Ross Willett died before brother Leonard on 13 Feb 2017.

obituary-leonard-willett-2009:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (Feb. 8, 2009), and city and implied state (Hot Springs, South Dakota).

Father Details

census-us-1930-ps-sd-spink-45-2a:

Reference Detail: Lines 2,4, dwelling 22

Comment Detail: Source identifies Leonard Willett as a son of Geroge W. Willett. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

obituary-leonard-willett-2009:

Comment Detail: Source identifies Leonard R. Willett as a biological child of George Willet.

Mother Details

obituary-leonard-willett-2009:

Comment Detail: Source identifies Leonard R. Willett as a biological child of Mary Anna (Spear) Willett.

Marriage Details

marriage-willett-doane-1943:

Comment Detail: Source includes location (Brookings, Brookings County, S.D.) and marriage date (February 21st, 1943).

obituary-leonard-willett-2009:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (Feb. 21, 1943), city and implied state (Brookings, South Dakota), of marriage betweeen Leonard R. Willett and Lavilla Doane.

Miscellaneous Facts Details “Events”

obituary-leonard-willett-2009:

Comment Detail: Source includes intention of burial at Black Hills National Cemetery, near Sturgis (South Dakota) and date (13 Feb).

obituary-leonard-willett-2009:

Comment Detail: Source includes intention of burial at Black Hills National Cemetery, near Sturgis (South Dakota).

Miscellaneous Facts Details “Attributes”

census-us-1930-ps-sd-spink-45-2a:

Reference Detail: Line 4, dwelling 22

Comment Detail: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and location (Tulare Township, County: Spink, State: South Dakota).

marriage-willett-doane-1943:

Comment Detail: Source includes location (Tulare, Spink County, S.D.) and marriage date (February 21st, 1943).

obituary-lavilla-willett-2017:

Comment Detail: Source iincludes location (Aberdeen [, South Dakota]) and an approximate date given they lived in Aberdeen for six years before moving to California in 1951.

obituary-lavilla-willett-2017:

Comment Detail: Source iincludes state (California) and year (1951) when they moved.

obituary-lavilla-willett-2017:

Comment Detail: Source indicates year (1981) and location (Black Hills). This almost certainly means a location in South Dakota.

memorialcard-emilie-price-2007:

Comment Detail: Source includes reference date (26 Oct 2007) and location (Hill City, SD).

General Notes Details

obituary-leonard-willett-2009:

(no additional information)