Worley Leas
Elizabeth Townsend
Noah Leas
(Abt 1844-)
Sarah Jane Rodkey
Chester Rodkey Leas


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1. Minnie Louise Kidder

Chester Rodkey Leas 1

  • Born: 30 Mar 1868, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA
  • Marriage (1): Minnie Louise Kidder on 14 Jan 1897
  • Died: Unknown

bullet  General Notes:

The Goshen Nc1es-Timcs, under this title, has existed only since the consolidation in 1902 of the Goshen Times and the Goshen Nei\\W. The NeK's-Times is owned by a stock company. O. W. Kinnison is president of the company, O. M. Kinnison, vice-president and circulation manager, and Martin Starr is manager and editor. The city editor is B. G. Whitehead, assisted by Frederick W. Morrice and Claude Cornell as reporters. Fred Merihert is foreman of the bindery, the foreman of the press room is Chester Leas, foreman of the job department is Harry Lyons, and newspaper foreman Mose Cotherman. The entire force necessary to collect news, to edit the different departments, to manage the business, to circulate the issues, and to perform the mechancal work, contains the names of thirty persons. The New-Times is not only one of the foremost papers of northern Indiana from the point of view of subscription list and general equipment, but exerts a potent influence in public and business affairs. Its editor. Martin V. Starr, is one of the clean-cut, enterprising business men of Goshen, and it is due to his executive and organizing ability that this journal has experienced such rapid and substantial progress in all its departments. 2


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

United States Census: Resided, 1870, Kokomo, Centre Township, Howard County, Indiana, USA. Age 2


Chester married Minnie Louise Kidder, daughter of Hiram F. Kidder and Anna E. Rowell, on 14 Jan 1897. (Minnie Louise Kidder was born on 15 May 1870 in Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA.)



1 Kathryn Elizabeth (Leas) Stuart.

2 Anthony Deahl, A twentieth century history and biographical record of Elkhart County, Indiana (N.p.: n.p., n.d.).

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