Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday: Family of Leonidas P. Newby

Leonidas Perry Newby was the son of Jacob N. and Levina (Leonard) Newby and the brother of my maternal great, great grandfather, John A. Newby. He married Mary Elizabeth Breckenridge in 1876 and they had two children: Florence "Floss" Newby who married (and divorced) Marsh P. Cooper, and Floyd J. Newby who married Mary H. Lewis. Floyd was attorney for the sale of the farmhouse owned by my maternal great grandparents, Charles Lee and Ida May (Trowbridge) Newby, in Spiceland Township, Henry Co., Indiana. and also the attorney signing the will of Millie (Trowbridge) McMullen, Ida May Newby's sister. I have in my possession a copy of the complete title abstract for the farmhouse from the earliest date to the 1970s, and an original copy of Millie's will.

All five Newbys below are buried in Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown, Henry Co., Indiana
(These photos were all taken by me in 1998)

Leonidas Perry Newby b. 9 Apr 1855 - d. 25 Oct 1945

Mary Elizabeth (Breckenridge) Newby b. 1857 - d. 17 Feb 1950

Florence "Floss" (Newby) Cooper b. 3 May 1877 - d. 17 Nov 1948

Floyd J. Newby b. 9 Jan 1879 - d. 14 Jan 1962

Mary H. (Lewis) Newby b. 26 Aug 1882 - d. 1 Jan 1978


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