Dr. Leonard Wilbur

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Leonard Wilbur

Death: Died in Shanxi, China
Cause of death: typhus
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Son of Curtis D. Wilbur, U.S. Secretary of the Navy,19th Chief Justice of California and Olive Wilbur
Husband of Jean Wilbur

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About Dr. Leonard Wilbur

Dr. Leonard Wilbur established a mission hospital in the province of northern China now known as Shanxi. Leonard, his wife (Jean Spaulding) and two children (Ruth and Lyman) survived invasions by Chinese communist insurgents and Japanese troops. However, on Easter Sunday 1940, Leonard died in Shanxi of typhus. His wife later gave birth to their third child, Bruce, before departing China for San Francisco.

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