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Edwin Conover Leedom

Male 1805 - 1890  (84 years)



  • Name Edwin Conover Leedom 
    Born 20 Dec 1805  Plymouth Twp, Montgomery, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Physician 
    Died 18 Mar 1890  Plymouth Twp, Montgomery, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 21 Mar 1890  Plymouth Meeting Friends Burial Ground, Plymouth Twp, Montgomery, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From Bean's History of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
      Edwin Conover Leedom, M.D., son of Dr. Joseph Leedom, is descended from a family of Quakers on the paternal and of Hollanders on the maternal side. Dr. Joseph Leedom was the son of Richard Leedom, of Bucks County, Pa., and his mother, Eleanor, the daughter of Peter Conover (Covenhoven in the language of Holland), of Monmouth County, N. J. The doctor was born on the 20th of December, 1805, in Plymouth township, Montgomery Co., Pa.

      After a thorough primary training he received a classical education, and on its completion entered upon his career as a student of medicine, and graduated from the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania. He at once located in Plymouth, and has for a period of nearly half a century pursued his profession successfully in the field made familiar by the footsteps of his father, who preceded him in practice.

      Dr. Leedom has for many years been a valued contributor to various journals, having written on mechanics, natural philosophy and medicine. He published two papers in "Silliman's American Journal of Science and Art," entitled "An Astronomical Machine: the Tellurium," and "Experiments and Observations on the Solar Rays." In the "American Journal of the Medical Sciences" were likewise two, papers on "The Structure of the Eye Examined in Connection with the Undulatory Theory of Light," and "Night Blindness Successfully Treated." He has also now in readiness for the press a work entitled "Enquiries concerning the Origin and Destiny of Man." In early life he manifested a great fondness for astronomy, and constructed several machines which elucidated the movements of the heavenly bodies, the "Tellurium," among; them, having already been referred to. Dr. Leedom is a member of the Montgomery County Medical Society, of which organization he has been president. He was in 1848, married to Susan, daughter of Peter Lukens, of the same neighborhood, and a member of the Society of Friends. They have five sons, of whom Oscar, who graduated from the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania, has succeeded his father in practice. Joseph, who graduated from the Law Department of the same university, is pursuing his profession in Philadelphia. Daniel M. graduated as a mining engineer from the Polytechnic College of Pennsylvania, and Howard and Franklin are engaged in other pursuits.

      Death date and burial from Find a Grave submission.

      Death notice in The Friend's Intelligencer and Journal 1890, p. 201
      Leedom - At his residence, Plymouth meeting, Pa., Third month 18th, 1890, Dr. Edwin C. Leedom, in his 85th year.

      Death noticce in The Philadelphia Inquirer on 21 Mar 1890
      Leedom - On the 18th inst., Dr. Edwin C. Leedom, in his 85th year. Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from his late residence, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., to-day, at 2:30 P.M. Train leaves Ninth and Green streets 12.01 noon for Plymouth.

      Signed a Philadelphia death notice for an as yet unidentified child:
      Died May 12 1846, J. Leedom Cresson aged thirteen years - disease scrofula. E C Leedom

    Person ID I5186  Ives-Leedom
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2017 

    Father Joseph Leedom, M. D.,   b. 13 Aug 1769, Northampton, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1845  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Covenhoven,   b. 26 Nov 1776, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1852  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 29 May 1804 
    Family ID F1095  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susan A. Lukens,   b. 13 Aug 1823,   d. 6 Nov 1902, Plymouth, Montgomery, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1848 
    Children 
     1. Dr. Oscar Leedom,   b. 1851, Plymouth, Montgomery, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1912, Plymouth, Montgomery, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. Joseph Leedom,   b. 23 Aug 1853, Plymouth Twp, Montgomery, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1924, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Howard Leedom,   b. 25 Jul 1854, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1930, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Daniel M. Leedom,   b. 26 Oct 1855, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1940, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     5. Franklin Leedom,   b. 12 Feb 1857, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1930, Plymouth, Montgomery, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2003 
    Family ID F3466  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart