Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday's Obituary: Elizabeth "Bettie" Leachman

The Evening Star (Washington, DC)
October 24, 1901

The funeral of Mrs. Bettie Leachman, whose death occurred yesterday at the home of her husband, Mr. J. Thomas Leachman, near Wellington, Prince William county, will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.  The interment will be made at Cedar Grove cemetery.  Mrs. Leachman was seventy-eight years of age and is survived by a family.  She was well known in this city.

[Elizabeth "Bettie" Leachman is listed in the 1900 federal census in the Manassas District with her husband, J[ohn] Thomas Leachman, daughter Katie, and sister Ann E. Dickerson.  She was born in July 1823. Bettie and Thomas Leachman were the parents of Roberta Leachman, who married Lewis C. Lynn.  Contrary to the obituary, Mrs. Leachman is buried in Leeds Episcopal Church Cemetery, Fauquier County, beside her husband.  ~cgl]

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