Catharine Hesston Leake

13 July 1866–5 August 1916 (Age 50)
Keokuk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Catharine Hesston

When Catharine Hesston Leake was born on 13 July 1866, in Keokuk, Iowa, United States, her father, Thomas M. Leake, was 29 and her mother, Emily A Doggett, was 29. She married Oliver R. Shutt on 8 January 1885. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Lancaster, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1870 and Blue Hill, Mitchell, Kansas, United States in 1880. She died on 5 August 1916, in Wilburton, Morton, Kansas, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Prairie Flower Cemetery, Wilburton, Morton, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oliver R. Shutt
Catharine Hesston Leake
Marriage: 8 January 1885
Blanche Myrtle Shutt
Eva Melisa Shutt
Elmer Ellsworth Shutt
Lelia Mary Shutt
Alice Malinda Shutt
Charlie Windfield Shutt
Della Mamie Shutt
Stella Florence Shutt
Oliver Glenn Shutt
Sylvia Louisa Shutt

Spouse and Children

8 January 1885



    Elmer Ellsworth Shutt



    Lelia Mary Shutt


    Alice Malinda Shutt


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Emily A Doggett




World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 1

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 15

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Northern English:1. topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, from Old Norse loekr ‘brook’.There are also a number of places named with this word—such as Leake in North Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Nottinghamshire, Leek in Staffordshire, and Leck in Lancashire—and the surname may also be from any of these. Compare southern English Leach 2. 2. possibly also a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of leeks, from Old English lēac.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catharine Leak in household of Thos Leak, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Catharine H Leake in household of Thomas M Leake, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Kattie Shutt in household of Oliver Shutt, "United States Census, 1900"

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