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Leo Shelby Love, Sr.

Leo Shelby Love, Sr.

Male 1890 - 1955  (64 years)

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  • Name Leo Shelby Love 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 11 Dec 1890  Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Dec 1955  Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Forest Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I152  MyTree
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2015 

    Father Samuel Ebzan Love, Jr.,   b. Sep 1860, Hot Springs, Madison Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1917, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Mother Alice Paralee Shelby,   b. 12 Mar 1866, Clanton, Randolph Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1936, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 20 Jul 1883  Baker/Chilton Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marian Estelle Brown (McDearman),   b. 11 Aug 1891, Bibb Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1976, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1908  Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. May Estelle Love,   b. 1 Oct 1909, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1911, 4702 1st Ave., Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +2. Leona Inez Love,   b. 8 Jan 1912, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1999, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Ala. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +3. Gladys Estelle Love,   b. 30 Nov 1913, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1984, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Shelby Love,   b. 8 Nov 1915, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1915, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Leo Shelby Love, Jr.,   b. 22 Aug 1916, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1976, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +6. Mary Alice Love,   b. 29 Oct 1919, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1993, Pueblo, Pueblo Co., Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +7. Edward Leon Love,   b. 2 Oct 1921, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Ala. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1993, Talladega, Talladega Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +8. Carolyn Reid Love,   b. 14 May 1926, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 2010, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +9. Robert Gerald Love, Sr.,   b. 10 Jan 1929, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Ala. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1983, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F2501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Dec 1890 - Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Dec 1908 - Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Dec 1955 - Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Estelle and Leo Love
    Estelle and Leo Love
    Martha's maternal grand parents.

  • Notes 

    • 1910 Census AL Birmingham, Jefferson Co., ED #74, Sheet 21-A,
      enumerated 22 Apr 1910:
      Love, Leo, head, w, m, 19, m. b. AL, f. born NC, m. born AL;
      (scribble-no name) wife, f, w, 18, m, b.GA, f.born GA, m.
      born GA; (Estelle)
      (scribble-no name) daug. f, w, 7/12, s. (May)

      U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
      Name: Leo S Love
      Gender: Male
      Residence Year: 1911
      Street Address: 4702 1st Av (Old Home Place was 4704 1st Av.)
      Residence Place: Birmingham, Alabama
      Occupation: Fireman
      Spouse: Estelle Love
      Publication Title: Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1911

      U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
      Name: Leo S Love
      Gender: Male
      Residence Year: 1912
      Street Address: 4702 1st Av
      Residence Place: Birmingham, Alabama
      Occupation: Fireman
      Spouse: Estelle Love
      Publication Title: Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory,

      U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
      Name: Leo S Love
      Gender: Male
      Residence Year: 1913 (prob. 4702 1st Av.)
      Residence Place: Birmingham, Alabama
      Spouse: Estelle Love
      Publication Title: Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1913

      U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
      Name: Leo S Love
      Gender: Male
      Residence Year: 1914
      Street Address: 4806 1st Av
      Residence Place: Birmingham, Alabama
      Occupation: Engineer
      Spouse: Estelle Love
      Publication Title: Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1914

      Leo & Estelle lived at 4806 1st Ave. N. in 1914;
      they lived at 4809 1st Ave. No in 1917.

      U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
      Name: Leo S Love
      Gender: Male
      Residence Year: 1915
      Street Address: 4806 1st Av N
      Residence Place: Birmingham, Alabama
      Occupation: Engineer
      Spouse: Estelle Love
      Publication Title: Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1915

      U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)
      Name: Leo S Love
      Gender: M (Male)
      Residence Year: 1916
      Street Address: 4809 1st Av N
      Residence Place: Birmingham, Alabama
      Occupation: Eng
      Spouse: Estell Love
      Publication Title: Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1916

      World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
      Name: Leo Shelby Love
      City: Birmingham
      County: Jefferson
      State: Alabama
      Birthplace: Alabama; United States of America
      Birth Date: 11 Dec 1890
      Race: Caucasian (White)
      FHL Roll Number: 1509351
      DraftBoard: 1

      1920 Census AL Birmingham, Jefferson Co., ED #41, Sheet 6-A,
      enumerated 5 Jan 1920:
      Family#138,
      Love, Leo S., head, m, w, 29, m b. AL f. born TN, m. born AL;
      Estelle, wife, f, w, 28, m, b. GA, f. born GA, m. born US;
      Leona T. daughter, f, w, 8, s;
      Gladys E., daughter, f, w, 6, s;
      Leo, Jr., son, m, w, 3, s;
      Mary A., daughter, f, w, 4/12, s.

      U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
      Name: Leo S Love
      Gender: Male
      Residence Year: 1920
      Street Address: 4809 1st Av N
      Residence Place: Birmingham, Alabama
      Occupation: Engineer
      Spouse: Estelle Love
      Publication Title: Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1920

      U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)
      Name: Leo S Love
      Gender: M (Male)
      Residence Year: 1929
      Street Address: 017 409 N 52nd
      Residence Place: Birmingham, Alabama
      Occupation: Eng Hl
      Spouse: Estelle Love
      Publication Title: Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1929

      1930 United States Federal Census
      Name: Leo S Lose (Love)
      Home in 1930: Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama
      Age: 39
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
      Birthplace: Alabama
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Spouse's Name: Estell
      Race: White
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Leo S Lose 39
      Estell Lose 38
      Leona J Lose 18
      Gladys E Lose 16
      Leo S Lose 13
      Mary A Lose 10
      Edward L Lose 7
      Caroline R Lose 3 4/12
      Robert J Lose 1 2/12

      Leo & Estelle lived at 968 N. 52nd Place in 1937 until 1953 when they moved back to the old family home at 4704 1st Ave.

      U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
      Name: Leo S Love
      Gender: Male
      Residence Year: 1937
      Residence Place: Birmingham, Alabama
      Occupation: Locomotive Engineer
      Spouse: Estelle Love
      Publication Title: Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1937

      U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)
      Name: Leo S Love
      Gender: M (Male)
      Residence Year: 1939
      Residence Place: Birmingham, Alabama
      Occupation: Loco Eng
      Spouse: Estelle Love
      Publication Title: Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1939

      1940 United States Federal Census
      Name: Les Son Lore (Leo Shelby Love, Sr.)
      Respondent: Yes
      Age: 49
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birthplace: Alabama
      Marital Status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Home in 1940: Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama
      Street: 52nd Place North
      House Number: 968
      Inferred Residence in 1935: Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama
      Residence in 1935: Same House
      Sheet Number: 10A
      Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 208
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Les Son Lore 49 (Leo Shelby Love, Sr.)
      Etelle Lore 48 (Estelle Love)
      Les S Lore 23 (Leo Shelby Love, Jr.)
      Mary Alice Lore 20 (Mary Alice Love)
      Edward L Lore 17 (Edward L. Love)
      Carolyn Lore 13 (Carolyn Reid Love)
      Robert C Lore 11 (Robert Gerald Love)
      Ruby Lee Dodgen 30

      Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974
      Name: Leo Shelley Love
      Birth Date: abt 1891
      Death Date: 11 Dec 1955
      Death Place: Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama
      Death Age: 64
      Gender: Male
      Father Name: Ebson Love (Ebzen)
      Mother Name: Alice Shelley (Shelby)
      FHL Film Number: 1908904

      Web: Alabama, Find A Grave Index, 1755-2012
      Name: Leo Shelby Love Sr
      Birth Date: 11 Dec 1890
      Age at Death: 64
      Death Date: 1 Dec 1955
      Burial Place: Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
      URL: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-...

      My cousins and I called my grandfather "Pappy Daddy" until we were
      older. Then he became Pap. I am told by my aunt Carolyn that he chose
      to be called "Pappy Daddy" after the comicstrip character Popeye's
      father "Poopdeck Pappy" because he didn't want to be called grandpa or
      granddaddy.
      He was a man of great character. He worked as a railroad engineer all
      of his life and could not have had much money, especially raising
      eight kids. Nevertheless, he and his family would take Christmas
      gifts to the Orphanage every Christmas, and he would give good
      donations to Father Flanagan's Home for Boys every year until the day
      he died. I suppose he, and my grandmother, did this because my
      grandmother had spent part of her own childhood in an orphanage. After
      Pap's death my grandmother received a letter of condolence from Father
      Flanagan's Home.
      My grandfather was a man of small physical stature who had a very large spirit. Now that I know his heritage, I can understand why. He expressed that
      tremendous Welsh intensity through his own character I aways felt safe when he was around .
      Leo became ill in 1954. I was devastated. I loved him so much and
      wanted him to be present when I graduated from High School so I prayed
      night after night for him to live. He lived to witness my graduation from high school in June of 1955. He died 1 December 1955. I still miss him, and have so many wonderful memories about him, after almost fifty years.
      When I was a child my grandfather Leo and Grandmother Estelle lived at
      968 N. 52nd. St. in Woodlawn, Birmingham, AL.
      When Leo died he and Estelle were living in his old family home at 4704 First Avenue in Woodlawn, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL. The old house has been torn down to make way for a Freeway. (Source: Martha Cross Mordecai - 2001)