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William S. Leedom

Male 1867 - 1935  (68 years)


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  • Name William S. Leedom 
    Born 22 Mar 1867  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 May 1935  Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 18 May 1935  Union Cemetery, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Wm. S. Leedom and Tillie Schaeffer are listed in the 1900 census of Quakertown, Bucks Co, with son Charles. William gave his birth date as Mar 1865 and is Married. Tillie's birth is shown as May 1871, occupation Housekeeper, and she is described as Single. Son Charles was born in Dec 1889. As William and Tillie later married in 1902 Charles was probably by William's first wife, later found to be Tillie's sister.

      William's 1902 application for marriage to Tillie Schaffer, daughter of William Schaffer and Hester Fash(?), states that his parents were Daniel and Hannah Leedom. It also states that Tillie is the sister of William's first wife. Tillie is shown to have been divorced in Oct 1902 but no husband's name is provided. William's age is given as 30 years, Tillie's as 31 years and the residence of both is given as Quakertown. William signed the application and the information about his family appears to be in his own handwriting.

      His Bucks County death certificate gives his birth and death dates, and gives his age at death as 68 years, 1 month and 23 days. It names his parents as Stanley Leedom and Annie Beal. The informant was Mrs. Tillie Leedom, who is also named as William's wife in the certificate, Tillie Schaffer. Their residence was 17 Elm St.

      I have no idea who the Daniel and Hannah Leedom are that William identified as his parents in his marriage application especially in light of the different set of parents named for him by his widow 34 years later. Sara Eachus placed him as a son of Norris Stanley Leedom and Alice Merrick but gave no sources for her decision. But Norris Stanley was married secondly to Annie Beal, the parents named in his death certificate. As they weren't married until 1870 I am placing William as the son of William and his first wife, Alice Merrick, the same decision Sara Eachus made.

      There is a tombstone photo of Charles Leedom in Union Cemetery where William and Tillie are also buried. William's tombstone shows dates as 1867-1935 shared with Tillie's, dates of 1872-1950.
    Person ID I24939  Ives-Leedom
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2020 

    Father Norris Stanley Leedom,   b. Abt 1834, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jun 1870  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Mother Alice (Merrick),   b. Abt 1824, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jun 1870  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married 16 Dec 1856  Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Schaffer,   d. Bef Dec 1902, prob Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charles Leedom,   b. 15 Dec 1889, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1918, prob Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     2. Harry G. Leedom,   b. Abt May 1893,   d. Sep 1893, prob Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F11354  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Tillie Schaffer,   b. 1 May 1872, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1950, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1902  Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Harold Lamar Leedom,   b. 1 Sep 1911, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F11355  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S17] Vital Records, 1891., Marriage record.