Jennie Mae Leach

7 January 1868–18 March 1953 (Age 85)
New Lisbon, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Jennie Mae

When Jennie Mae Leach was born on 7 January 1868, in New Lisbon, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Charles J. Leach, was 43 and her mother, Sarah Adams Wood, was 40. She married George M Hayes on 4 September 1888, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 18 March 1953, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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George M Hayes
Jennie Mae Leach
Marriage: 4 September 1888
Floyd Leach Hayes

Spouse and Children

    George M Hayes



4 September 1888
Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States


    Floyd Leach Hayes


Parents and Siblings



    Charles E Leach


    Charles E Leach


    Florence Agusta Leach


    Alice Maria Leach



World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1872 · Montgomery Ward Inc.

Age 4

Montgomery Ward was founded by Aaron Montgomery Ward after he observed that rural customers often wanted goods from the city but couldn’t get them because of distance and cost. Ward believed that he could cut costs and make a wide variety of goods available to rural customers. Ward and two partners used $1,600 to issue the first catalog in August 1872 and with its publication, rural retailers considered Ward a threat and publicly burned his catalog. Despite the opposition, however, the business grew at a fast pace over the next several decades and was almost as successful as Sears. In April 1944, U.S. Army troops seized the Chicago offices of Montgomery Ward & Company after President Roosevelt ordered it because of an unsettled strike request made by the workers. Eight months later, with Montgomery Ward continuing to refuse to recognize the unions, President Roosevelt issued an executive order seizing all of Montgomery Ward's property nationwide. 
1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 24

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 

Name Meaning

English:1. occupational name for a physician, Old English lǣce, from the medieval medical practice of ‘bleeding’, often by applying leeches to the sick person. 2. topographic name for someone who lived by a boggy stream, from an Old English læcc, or a habitational name from Eastleach or Northleach in Gloucestershire, named with the same Old English element.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jennie Leach in household of Charles Leach, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jennie W Hayes in household of George M Hayes, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jennie Hayes in household of George M Hayes, "United States Census, 1940"

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