Drusilla BALL 2
- Born: 19 Mar 1853, Linn/Butler Co, IA
- Marriage (1): George Washington LEACH on 22 Oct 1873 in Shelby Co, IA 1
- Died: 21 Dec 1919, Grant Center, Grant Twp, Monona Co, IA at age 66 3
- Buried: Mt. Hope Cem, Mapleton, Monona Co, IA
PHOTO: submitted by Roger Greenoughl.
ALTERNATE BIRTHPLACE: Linn Co, IA.
INFO FROM ROGER GREENOUGH: Druzilla & George Leach arrived in Mapleton area about 1874. They lived and farmed in the Leach Hollow area for about 18 years, They then moved to Burt Co, NE, near the town of Decatur. They lived there until about 1901 when they and other Leach and Ball connected relatives decided to participate in the OK Land Lottery held at Watonga, OK. They apparently were not successful in having their names drawn. Due to various misfortunes it took the family 3 years to raise the money to return to IA. Drusilla and George farmed near Grant Center, IA until their deaths in 1919. George died in March and Druzilla on December the 21st. Both were buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Mapleton.
1880 IA CENSUS, Monona Co, St. Clair Twp: George Leach, 29, farmer, b. IN, father b. OH, mother b. "K"; wife "Drusila", 21, keeping house, b. IA, parents b. OH; dau. Rosa B., 5; dau. Jennie, 4; dau. Lillie M., 0. All children were b. IA, father b. IN, mother b. IA. (Listed next to them on the census were William & Diana Leach.)
1885 IA STATE CENSUS, Monona Co, St. Clair Twp: George Leach, 32, b. IN, farmer; Druzilla, 29, b. Linn Co, IA; Rosa, 10, b. Monona Co, IA; "Jula", 9, b. Monona Co, IA; Lilly, 6, b. Monona Co, IA.
1900 NE CENSUS, Thurston, Blackbird precinct: Geo. Leach, Nov 1850, 49, married 25 yrs, b. IA, father b. OH, mother b. KY, farmer; wife "Trusilla", Mar 1855, 45, married 25 yrs, 6 children, 6 living, b. IA, parents b. OH; dau. Rosa, Sept 1876, 23, single; son Willard, Mar 1885, 16, single; dau. Olive, June 1887, 12; son Walter, Apt 1891, 9. All children were b. IA, father b. IN, mother b. IA. (Listed on census next to Reuben Leach.)
1905 IA STATE CENSUS, Monona Co., Kennebec Twp. Castana P.O.: George M. Leach, Drusilla, Rosa, Willard, Olive, Walter. (Listed next to them on the census was the family of J. W. Leach.)
1910 IA CENSUS, Monona Co, Center Twp: George W. "Leech", 59, 1st marriage, married 35 yrs, b. IN, father b. OH, mother b. KY, farm laborer; wife "Drusilla", 54(?), 1st marriage, married 35 yrs, 7 children - 6 living, b. IA, parents b. OH; dau Rosie, 34, single, b. IA, father b. IN, mother b. IA; son Walter, 19, single, b. IA, father b. IN, mother b. IA, farm laborer. (They were listed next to son Willard Leech in census)
ALTERNATIVE DEATH LOCATION: West Fork Twp, Monona Co, IA
IOWA GRAVESTONE PHOTO PROJECT, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Monona Co, IA: Druzilla Leach, 1853-1919
Drusilla married George Washington LEACH, son of James H. LEACH and Mary (---), on 22 Oct 1873 in Shelby Co, IA.1 (George Washington LEACH was born on 12 Dec 1849 in Delaware Co, IN,4 died on 12 Mar 1919 in Grant Center, Grant Twp, Monona Co, IA and was buried in Mt. Hope Cem, Mapleton, Monona Co, IA 3 5.)