Emma Catherine Leap

1867–1904 (Age 37)
Switzerland, Indiana, United States

The Life of Emma Catherine

When Emma Catherine Leap was born on 16 February 1867, in Switzerland, Indiana, United States, her father, John Fordyce Leap, was 23 and her mother, Sarah J Brindley, was 25. She married John Boswell on 22 January 1894, in Jefferson, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Prestonville, Carroll, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died on 2 October 1904, in Trimble, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Moffett Cemetery, Milton, Trimble, Kentucky, United States.

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Emma Catherine Leap
John Boswell
Marriage: 22 January 1894
Virgie Boswell
Lillie M Boswell
Leonard Boswell
Edna Boswell

Spouse & Children

22 January 1894
Jefferson, Indiana, United States


  • Virgie Boswell


  • Female1896–1967Female

  • Leonard Boswell


  • Edna Boswell


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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1868 · The Fourteenth Amendment

Age 1

As one of the Reconstruction Amendments, the Fourteenth Amendment addresses the rights and protections that all citizens of the United States have. The amendment also limits actions of state and local officials in all states.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 14

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

Scottish and English: metonymic occupational name for a basketmaker, from Old English lēap ‘basket’. Compare Leeper .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Emma Leap in household of J F Leap, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Emma Boswell in household of John Boswell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ema Leach, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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