Expires Suddenly at Home on Bench Street Friday Night

Mrs. Fred Leekley, a respected resident of Galena, died suddenly last night at 10:30 o'clock at her home on Bench Street of heart disease. Her death was wholly unexpected as she had been apparently in good health for some time. except that she sprained her ankle a few weeks ago which seemed to cause her much worry and trouble.

Mrs. Leekley was born at New Diggings, Wisconsin on September 17, 1850 and was consequently just past 61 years of age.

The decedent is survived by her husband, Fred Leekley, and nine children, three daughters, Mrs. Jennie W. Chapin of Cedar Rapids , IA, Miss Julia A. Leekley of Chicago, and Mrs. Florence M. Pryor of Shelby, IA,: six sons, George A. of Seattle, Thomas W. of Halfway, Oregon, Fred P. of Ocean Park, Washington, Henry H., Edgar R., and Guy C. all of Chicago: two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Horr of Chicago and Miss Nettie C. at home; one brother, Thomas A. at home. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. George Leekley of this city.


The funeral of Mrs. Fred Leekley was held from the family residence on Bench Street this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. A large concourse of friends and relatives paid their last tribute to the memory of the deceased. The services where conducted by Rev. J.S. Yundt rector of the Grace Episcopal Church. Interment was made at the Greenwood Cemetery. The Pall-bearers where: Messrs. T.E. Moore, W.K. Kittoe, Dr. T. ?. Wonderly, Thomas McNeil, A.E. (S?)eron and Wm. Hurs.

Submitted by Dori Leekley