Harry Anderson Leas

10 March 1891–20 December 1926 (Age 35)
Butler Township, Darke, Ohio, United States

The Life of Harry Anderson

When Harry Anderson Leas was born on 10 March 1891, in Butler Township, Darke, Ohio, United States, his father, Adolphus Leas, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Ann Gorsuch Ludy, was 34. He married Naomi McKeon about 1916, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1926. He died on 20 December 1926, in Greenville, Darke, Ohio, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Greenville Union Cemetery, Greenville, Darke, Ohio, United States.

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Harry Anderson Leas
Naomi McKeon
Marriage: about 1916
Elizabeth Leas

Spouse and Children

about 1916
Ohio, United States


    Elizabeth Leas


Parents and Siblings

    Adolphus Leas


    Sarah Ann Gorsuch Ludy




    Flora E. Leas


    Walter Wilson Lease




    Effa V. Lease


    Silvia Alva Leas


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 10

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and Irish: possibly a reduced and altered form of McLeish .2 English: see Lees 2.3 Americanized form of German Lasch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harry Lease in household of Adolphas Lease, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harry Leas, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harry Leas in household of Adolphis Leas, "United States Census, 1910"

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