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Sarah (---)
Cornelius KEAIRNS
Flora Clementine BALL
Solomon Madison HATTERY
(1873-Aft 1930)
Sarah Jane KEAIRNS

Solomon Hattery\Elisha Ellsworth LEACH


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1. Martha K. JENSEN

Solomon Hattery\Elisha Ellsworth LEACH 2

  • Born: 31 Jul 1893, Mapleton, Monona Co, IA 3
  • Marriage (1): Martha K. JENSEN about 1914 1
  • Died: 19 Mar 1961, San Diego Co, CA at age 67 4

bullet  General Notes:

PHOTO: submitted by Roger Greenough. Photographer: McVicker Bros., Mapleton, Ia.

1895 IA STATE CENSUS, Monona Co, St. Claire:
Elisha E. Hattery, 1, b. Monona Co.

1900 IA CENSUS, Monona Co, St. Clair Twp: "Dinah" Leach, Aug, 1857, 42, wd, married 25 yrs, 0 children, 0 living, b. IA, parents b. OH; father Nathaniel A. Ball, Jun 1831, 68, wd, b. OH, parents b. OH; ward Solomon Hattery, Jul 1893, 6, b. IA, father's birthplace unknown, mother b. IA; sister Ada Ball, Dec 1878, 21, single, b. IA, parents b. OH; boarder Henderson J. Lambert, Dec 1852, 47, single, b. IN, parents b. IN, farmer.

1905 IA STATE CENSUS, Monona Co, St. Clair Twp, Mapleton P.O.: "Nathanal" Ball, Mrs. Diana Leach, Elisha E. Leach, and Ada E. Ball were all listed together.

1910 IA CENSUS, Woodbury Co, Sioux City: M. D. Leach, 42, 2nd marriage, married 4 yrs, b. IN, parents b. US, painter, house; wife Ida, 31, 2nd marriage, married 4 yrs, 1 child, 1 living, b. IA, father b. OH, mother b. PA; son Cyrus Kishen, 10, b. IA, parents b. IA; boarder Tresa(?) Bierer, 21, b. MN, parents b. Germany, servant, private family; boarder Clifford "Kerns", 18, single, b. IA, parents birthplaces unknown, laborer, odd jobs; boarder Elisha "Kerns", 16, b. IA, parents birthplaces unknown, (unable to read occupation). (1920 IA Census, Woodbury Co: McDaniel & Ida Leach)

WWI DRAFT REGISTRATION CARDS, 1917-1918: Elisha Ellsworth Leach of Battle Creek, Madison Co, NE; 23; b. July 31, 1893 in Mapleton, Monona Co, IA; farming; employed by Edgar Tillotson of 4-1/2 S. E. Battle Creek, NE; supports wife an a child 21 mo. old; medium height and build, blue eyes, light hair.

1930 NE CENSUS, Madison Co, Battle Creek Twp: Elisha Leach, 36, 1st marriage age 21, b. IA, parents b. IA, interior decorator; wife Martha, 36, 1st marriage age 20, b. NE, father b. Denmark, mother b. NY; son Ely, 14, b. IA, father b. IA and mother b. NE; dau. Ethel, 12, b. NE, father b. IA, mother b. NE.

OBIT OF GEORGE BURCH, 1937: mentions his stepson "Elijah" E. Leach, who was living Independence, MO.

OBIT OF SARAH BURCH, 1952: her son Elisha E. Leach was living 1525 N. Spring St., Independence, MO.

CA DEATH INDEX, 1940-1997: Elisha E. Leach; b. July 31, 1893 in IA; d. Mar 19, 1961 in San Diego Co; mother's maiden name: Keairns.


INFO FROM SHIRLEE DRUMMOND-HAY: Elisha Hattery Leach was given as a ward to Diana Ball and her husband William J. Leach when Solomon was only 2 years of age. Diana adopted him legally later. They apparently had done well for themselves in owning much properties. However, they had no children. I suspect that is the reason for Diana adopting Elisha. A descendant reports that his death record gives his mother's name as Sarah Jane Keairns and the father as Solomon Hattery, or Solomon Hattery-Leach.


Solomon married Martha K. JENSEN, daughter of Mr. JENSEN and Annie K. (---), about 1914.1 (Martha K. JENSEN was born in Dec 1894 in NE 5.)



1 1930 NE Census.

2 1900 IA Census.

3 WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.

4 Social Security Death Index.

5 1900 NE Census.

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