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Nathan Jones Leger

Male 1855 - 1908  (~ 53 years)


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  • Name Nathan Jones Leger 
    Born Dec 1855  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 1900 census states born Dec 1855, married 3 years to Orpha A. with one 2 year old son Nathan J.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Ward 34, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    PA 
    • Resided 6701 Haverford Ave, North side, visit 168, family 169:
      Nathan J. Leger - age 44, b. Dec 1855 PA, builder, married 3 years, parents b. PA
      Orpha A. - age 44, wife, b. Jul 1855 PA, parents b. PA
      Nathan J. - age 2, son, b. Feb 1898 PA, parents b. PA
      Alice Smith - age 31, boarder, b. May 1869 PA, father b. Germany, M b. PA
    Occupation Carpenter and builder  [2
    Died 26 Dec 1908  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 29 Dec 1908  Old Haverford Friends Burial Ground, Haverford Twp, Delaware, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Nathan and Ella resided in 1880 in Lower Merion, Montgomery Co in the household of Ella's father, Augustus Bond Leedom. Nathan was aged 26, occupation carpenter. Ella was 27. Two children had been born by that time, Jessie, age 1 and Stephan, age 1 month.

      Listed in the Philadelphia City Directory of 1890, Nathan J. Leger, carpenter, living at Haverford Ave & N 66th. Brother Samuel Jones Leger is also listed, profession 'grain', address 3528 Market, living at N 65th n Haverford Ave.

      World War I Draft Registration dated 12 Sep 1918 gives his residence as 6537 Haverford Ave. Philadelphia Co., Philadelphia, PA, his mother's residence, and gives his physical description as short, medium build, light brown hair, blue eyes.

      None of my father's notes mentions a second marriage for Nathan after the death of Ella. However, Nathan and Orpha Leger are listed in the 1900 census, 34w Philadelphia. Orpha is listed as a widow in 1910, 34w Philadelphia, with their son Nathan Jr, age 12.

      Death notice in The Philadelphia Inquirer 28 Dec 1908:
      Leger. - On December 26, 1908. Nathan J, husband of Orpha A. Leger, aged 54 years. Relatives and friends, also Fernwood Lodge No. 543, F and A M; University R A Chapter, No. 256; Mary Commandery, No 36, K T; Lu Lu Temple, A A O N M S, are invited to attend the funeral, on Tuesday, at 2 PM, from his late residence, 6535 Haverford Ave. Interment at Haverford Friends' Burial Ground.

      Occupation given as 'builder' in his death certificate. Residence given as Sixty-seventh and Haverford Avenue in the 1890 death notice of his daughter Alice.

      Nathan wrote his one-page will on 2 Aug 1897, just over a month after he married Orpha. He left all his property and estate of every kind to Orpha and named her Executor.
    Person ID I918  Ives-Leedom
    Last Modified 29 Feb 2020 

    Father Stephen Leger,   b. 8 Aug 1817, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1880, Haddington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Sarah Ann Baker Jones,   b. 24 Apr 1817, Blockley, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1881, Haddington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1841  Blockley, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4871  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ella Hoopes Leedom,   b. 1 Mar 1853, Haverford, Delaware, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1895, Haddington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1877  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • M. J. Leger (sic) of Haddington and E. H. Leedom of Del Co married by Rev. Mr. Michael in Philadelphia - transcription on Delaware County History web site.
    Children 
     1. Jessie Leger,   b. Abt 1878, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1885, West Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 7 years)
     2. Stephen Leger,   b. Cal 30 Apr 1880, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1880, Lower Merion, Montgomery, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     3. Alice Leger,   b. Abt Jun 1883,   d. 25 Nov 1890, West Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 7 years)
     4. Natalie Leger,   b. Oct 1885, West Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1890, West Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 5 years)
     5. John Leger,   b. Abt Nov 1886, West Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1890, West Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 4 years)
     6. Susan Leger,   b. Abt Oct 1890, poss West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1890  (Age ~ 0 years)
     7. Alfred Leger,   b. Abt Oct 1890, West Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1890, West Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Orpha Amelia Jackson,   b. 10 Jul 1855, Wayne Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1938, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1897  Camden, Camden, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Nathan Jones Leger,   b. 20 Feb 1898, Haddington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1957, Evans, Columbia, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2012 
    Family ID F383  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Dec 1908 - Old Haverford Friends Burial Ground, Haverford Twp, Delaware, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Death
    Leger-Nathan Jones d1908
    Leger-Nathan Jones d1908

  • Sources 
    1. [S198] 1900 Census, Philadelphia PA.
      34 Ward

    2. [S140] Smedley Family, Gilbert Cope, ((Lancaster PA, Wickersham Printing Company, 1901)).

    3. [S17] Vital Records, 1891., Death certificate.

    4. [S17] Vital Records, 1891., Marriage notice.

    5. [S17] Vital Records, 1891., Marriage record.