Martha Ellen Leake

11 February 1843–8 December 1929 (Age 86)
Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Ellen

When Martha Ellen Leake was born on 11 February 1843, in Missouri, United States, her father, William Murphy Leake, was 28 and her mother, Marie Zerelda Pierceall, was 20. She married James Polen O'Daniel in 1865, in Indian Creek, Monroe, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Washington Township, Monroe, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Jackson Township, Shelby, Missouri, United States for about 40 years. She died on 8 December 1929, in Hunnewell, Shelby, Missouri, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Saint Johns Cemetery, Jackson Township, Shelby, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Polen O'Daniel
Martha Ellen Leake
Marriage: 1865
John Austin O'Daniel
Mary Isabella O'Dannel
Mary Isabelle O'Daniel
Eugene Poland O'Daniel
Joseph Anderson O'Daniel
Rose Alice O'Daniel
Augusta Rose O'Daniel
James Ferdinand O'Daniel
William Francis O'Daniel

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  • Marriage
    1865Indian Creek, Monroe, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 17
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 23
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English:habitational name from Leake (Lincolnshire), East and West Leake (Nottinghamshire), Leek (Staffordshire), Leck (Lancashire), Leak (NorthYorkshire), or Leak Hall in Cumberworth (West Yorkshire). The placenames derive from Old English lece or Old Scandinavian lœkr, both meaning ‘brook’. See also Like .possibly also a nickname from Middle English lek ‘leek’ (Old English lēac), perhaps for a grower or seller of leeks.

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Martha E Leek in household of William Leek, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Martha E O-Daniel in household of Poland O O-Daniel, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Marta E. Leake in entry for Mary Isabella O'Dannel, "Missouri Births and Christenings, 1827-1935"

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