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Abraham William Leas
(1818-Abt 1870)
Elizabeth Ellen Coulter
George O. Shippee
(Abt 1811-Abt 1879)
Eunice Whittemore
Lafayette B. Leas
Sarah Eunice Shippee
Jesse Clyde Leas


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1. Elsie Hoerr

Jesse Clyde Leas 1 2

  • Born: 22 May 1892, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
  • Marriage (1): Elsie Hoerr on 13 Aug 1915 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Died: 25 Mar 1980, Abington, PA at age 87
  • Buried: Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn, Abington Twp, Montgomery County, PA

bullet  General Notes:

Birth: May 22, 1892
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1980
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA

Jesse Clyde Leas, born May 22, 1892 in Peoria, Illinois, was the fourth of five children born to Lafayette B. and Sarah (Shippee) Leas. His siblings were Chester, Everett, Bertha (died young), and Iva.

He served proudly in the U. S. Marines from 1910 to 1914. After his honorable discharge, he was married in Chicago, Illinois on August 13, 1915 to Elsie U. (Hoerr) of Cheltenham Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania. Together, they raised their four children: Chester A., William H., John Lafayette, and Bertha.

Many fulfilling years were spent in service to the VFW PA POST 676, North Penn Post, Glenside, Pennsylvania where he was fondly called "Uncle Jess". He and wife Elsie enjoyed travel to VFW conventions in a variety of U.S. locations.

Jesse Clyde Leas died March 25, 1980 in Abington Memorial Hospital, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania.

Hillside Cemetery
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Wilma Ann
Record added: May 21 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26981289


Jesse married Elsie Hoerr, daughter of John Hoerr and Emma Harrison, on 13 Aug 1915 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA. (Elsie Hoerr was born on 12 Jan 1890 in Twp., Montgomery Co., PA, died on 2 Sep 1982 in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn, Abington Twp, Montgomery County, PA.)



1 Notes from David A. Leas and/or the 1950 Leas Family Genealogy.

2 Wilma Leas Pengelly (

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