Leona Alice Isley

11 April 1885–14 October 1953 (Age 68)
Hunt City, Hunt City Township, Jasper, Illinois, United States

The Life of Leona Alice

When Leona Alice Isley was born on 11 April 1885, in Hunt City, Hunt City Township, Jasper, Illinois, United States, her father, Emanuel Francis Isley, was 45 and her mother, Malinda Vandalana Apple, was 38. She married George Edward Stretcher on 17 March 1907. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Champaign Township, Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 14 October 1953, in Kankakee, Illinois, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Newton, Jasper, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Edward Stretcher
Leona Alice Isley
Marriage: 17 March 1907
Grace Isley Stretcher
Blanche Lenore Stretcher

Spouse and Children

17 March 1907


Parents and Siblings

    Emanuel Francis Isley


    Malinda Vandalana Apple






    Lydia E. Isley


    Augusta Elizabeth Isley


    William Eldridge Isley


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 7

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 18

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 English: unexplained. The connection with Isley Walton in Leicestershire is not clear.2 Possibly a respelling of German Eisele or Swiss Isler .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lena Isley in household of E Isley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Leona Stretcher in household of Geo E Stretcher, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leona A Stretcher in household of George E Stretcher, "United States Census, 1920"

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