Leah Reecher

2 July 1874–21 November 1918 (Age 44)
Whiteside, Illinois, United States

The Life of Leah

When Leah Reecher was born on 2 July 1874, in Whiteside, Illinois, United States, her father, Samuel Reecher, was 45 and her mother, Leah Hoffman, was 39. She married Edward Elmer Jones about 1892, in Whiteside, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Clyde Township, Whiteside, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Mount Pleasant Township, Whiteside, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 21 November 1918, in Morrison, Whiteside, Illinois, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Morrison, Whiteside, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Elmer Jones
Leah Reecher
Marriage: 1892
Edith Ardella Jones
Guy Ernest Jones
Ellery Alfred Jones
Lela Elsie Jones
Winnie Mae Jones
Anna Orvilla Jones
Orvilla A Jones
Alvin Edward Jones
Chester Arthur Jones

Spouse and Children

    Edward Elmer Jones



Whiteside, Illinois, United States


    Edith Ardella Jones



    Ellery Alfred Jones



    Winnie Mae Jones


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 3

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

Age 12

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 Southern English: variant of Beech ( see Beach ), the -er suffix having a locative sense.2 Americanized form of German Bücher (cognate with 1) ( see Bucher ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Leah Jones in household of Edward E Jones, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Leah Jones in household of Edward E Jones, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Leah Reecher in household of Samuel Reecher, "United States Census, 1880"

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