When Kathryn Elizabeth McLeish was born on 27 July 1904, in Maynard, Fayette, Iowa, United States, her father, John Strawn McLeish, was 35 and her mother, Jessie Mcwilliam Taylor, was 32. She married Harold Mylen Brant on 29 December 1924, in Fairbank, Buchanan, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Oran, Fayette, Iowa, United States in 1930 and La Porte City, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1935. She died in December 1989, in Newcastle, Webster, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, Hamilton, Iowa, United States.
Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Gille Iosa, a patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant (i.e. devotee) of Jesus’.