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James H. LEACH
Mary (---)
Nathaniel A. BALL
Hester Mary WICKHAM
George Washington LEACH
Drusilla BALL
Willard LEACH


Family Links

1. Della WOLFE

2. Marilyn Marie KNEELAND

Willard LEACH 3

  • Born: 24 Mar 1884, St. Clair Twp, Monona Co, IA 4
  • Marriage (1): Della WOLFE on 18 Nov 1908 in Onawa, Monona Co, IA 1
  • Marriage (2): Marilyn Marie KNEELAND about 1922 in SD 2
  • Died: 8 Jul 1955, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA at age 71
  • Buried: Smithland, Woodbury Co, IA

bullet  General Notes:

1910 IA CENSUS, Monona Co, Center Twp: Willard "Leech", 26, 1st marriage, married 2 yrs, b. IA, father b. IN, mother b. IA, farmer, rents farm; wife Della, 22, 1st marriage, married 2 yrs, 1 child, 1 living, b. IA, parents b. US, housework, home farm. (On the census they were listed next to Willard's father, George W. Leech)

1915 IA STATE CENSUS, Monona Co, Grant Twp, Castana P.O.: Wm. Leach, 28, married, farmer, 2nd grade education, b. IA, father b. IA, mother b. IL(?), in IA 28 yrs; Della, 27, married, b. IN, parnets b. IN, 2nd grade education, Methodist; Laura, 4, b. IA, parents b. IA; Roy, 2, b. IA, parnets b. IA.

1925 IA STATE CENSUS, Monona Co, Center Twp: Willard Leach, 45, 4th grade education, b. IA, father: George Leach who was b. IN, mother: "Rosilla" Ball who was b. OH and married IA, engaged in agriculture; wife Marie B., 29, 12th grade education, b. NE, father: Ben Kneeland who was b. IL, mother: Minnie Gunnison who was b. MO and married NE; son Harold W. Leach, 1, b. IA, father: Willard Leach, mother: Marie B. Kneeland who was b. NE and married SD; son Roy Leach, 12, b. IA, father: Willard Leach, mother: Della Wolf who was b. IA and married IA; son Floyd Leach, 9, b. IA, father: Willard Leach, mother: Marie B. Kneeland; step dau. Grace Longshore, 9, b. NE; step dau. Minnie Longshore, 6, b. NE; step-dau. Alice M., 4, b. IA. The parents of the Longshore children were Tom Longshore who was b. IA and Marie Kneeland who was b. IA and married NE.

WWI DRAFT REGISTRATION CARDS, 1917-1918: Willard Leach of R.F.D.#3, Hornick, Woodbury Co, IA; 34; b. Mar 24, 1884; farming at West Fork Twp, Monona Co, IA; nearest relative: Mrs. Willard Leach of same address; medium height and weight, blue eyes, black hair.

1930 IA CENSUS, Monona Co, Mapleton Twp: Willard Leach, 45, 1st marriage age 19, b. IA, parents b. IL, laborer, odd jobs; wife Marie, 34, 1st marriage age 16, b. NE, father b. IL, mother b. MO; son Roy 18, b. IA; son Floyd, 17, b. IA; dau. Grace, 16, b. NE; dau. Minnie, 11, b NE; dau. Alice, 9, b. IA; son Harold, 7, b. IA, dau. Vera La Vonne, 2-1/12, b. IA. The father of all children was b. IA and the mother b. NE.


Willard married Della WOLFE on 18 Nov 1908 in Onawa, Monona Co, IA.1 (Della WOLFE was born about 1888 in IA and died in 1922.)


Willard next married Marilyn Marie KNEELAND, daughter of Ben KNEELAND and Minnie GUNNISON, about 1922 in SD.2 (Marilyn Marie KNEELAND was born on 11 May 1896 in Smithland, Woodbury Co, IA 1 and died on 3 Dec 1964 in Booneville, Logan Co, AR 1.)



1 One World Tree.

2 1925 IA Census.

3 1900 IA Census.

4 Info from Roger Greenough.

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