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From: "geshoneyman" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Amos Leedy obit
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 11:46:28 -0400
According to "The Leedy Family History", 1985 by Gordon M. Connelly, Amos
was born in Miami County IN, s/o Abraham A. Leedy & Elizabeth Leedy [1st
cousins] who were married in Knox County OH. Daniel was a grandson of
Samuel Leedy while Abraham and Elizabeth were grandchildren of Abraham
Leedy, brother of Samuel, so Amos was a 2nd cousin once removed to Daniel.
Amos is found on p 187 with this bio of him.
"Bapt. 17 Jan 1887, Church of the Breth. Elected to ministry 14 Feb 1888.
They lived in Independence, KS. In 1883 moved to TN, then in 1889 to IL to
escape cholera. Moved to OK fall of 1898. Became 1st P.M. of Leedey, OK,
named for him altho misread on application by P.O. Dept. in 1899, when his
flourishing "Y" with loop on left side looked like an extra "E". A map was
printed before he could correct spelling.* About 1910 N.Y. Times reported
his being fined after pleading guilty to charge of detaining valuable
letters in land contest cases. Unclaimed letters remained at the P.O. so
long he threw them in waste basket. Because of age, then 60, other
penalties were dropped and he was permitted to return home alone for money
to pay his fine for the minor offense. Farmer. Banker.
* There are 2 other post offices named for members of our family in the
U.S.-Leedy MT, founded by Schuyler C. Leedy, and Leedy, MS, named for
William Bibb Leedy.
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From: "Shirley L Frick" <>
Sent: Monday, June 01, 2009 8:54 PM
Subject: [BRE] Amos Leedy obit
> Concerning Leedy Obituary
> The Leedy obit aroused a question in my mind if, perhaps Daniel Leedy and
> Amos Leedy are brothers?
> AMOS LEEDY was a charter member of the Carpenter Dunkard Brethren Church
> at Elk City, OK. when the church was organized by Elder Benjamin E.
> Kesler on Oct. 13, 1926.
> Amos Leedy was elected the Elder of that small congregation at the
> organization. He and his family lived in the town of Elk City, OK.
> Here is one of the obits that I found on AMOS LEEDY:
> IN MEMORIAM
> ELDER BROTHER AMOS LEEDY
> Elder Amos Leedy, an aged minister passing on to his reward was born
> in Ohio, June 6, 1850 and died at his home near Leedy, Oklahoma, October
> 21, 1932 at the age of 82 years, 4 months and 15 days.
> He was married to Sarah Hunter in 1871. To this union, ten children
> were born, two dying in infancy.
> He is survived by his wife, eight children, thirty-eight
> grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
> He and his wife united with the Church of the Brethren in 1887. He
> was called to the ministry in 1888. He labored in that office in Illinois
> until after his wife's death in 1895.
> In 1898 he went to Oklahoma and filed on a claim in Dewey County in 1899,
> which was his home until he passed away. The town site of Leedy was
> staked near his place and for a number of years he was postmaster and
> storekeeper in the little town, which today bears his name, because of
> what the life of this pioneer was and the service he rendered to his
> fellowman. He led an exemplary life and was considered a devout
> Christian by all who knew him.
> He was the first minister there and organized the first Sunday
> School. He often superintended two Sunday Schools and preached two
> sermons in one day, walking 10 to 12 miles to do so.
> On Oct. 29,1903, he was married to Susan B. Brower. In 1906 they
> moved to St. Joseph, Missouri, where he labored in the ministry nearly
> five years, then his health gave way and they moved back to their farm in
> Around 1926, the Dunkard Brethren Church was organized at Elk City,
> Oklahoma and at that time Bro. Amos was chosen and ordained as their
> Elder. Having poor health, he was not asked to do much work. In 1930 he
> was in the hospital for 4 ½ mos. undergoing two operations and was a
> great sufferer at times, but bore it all with Christian patience.
> Funeral services were held in the town of Leedy by Albert L.
> Williams, assisted by W. B. Gish, both of Thomas, Oklahoma. The body was
> then expressed to LaPlace, Illinois where the funeral services were held
> again and he was laid to rest in the cemetery beside his first companion.
> Sister Susan B. (Brower) Leedy requests an interest in the prayers of
> all the faithful ones, she being left alone.
> The Gospel Messenger Feb. 25, 1899 page 125
> Death of Bro. Daniel Leedy.
> After many years of feebleness one more of God?s faithful followers,
> Bro. Daniel Leedy, of Albany, Oregon, has been called to his eternal
>> At the time of this death, he held a letter sent to him from the yearly
> meeting held in Huntingdon, Pa., March
> 28 to 30, 1855, signed by the standing committee, telling him how to
> proceed to organize the first church
> established on the Pacific Coast.
>>Bro. Leedy was also our first minister on the Pacific Coast. He
> labored faithfully under many trials and difficulties, traveling over
> the rough country, at his own risk and expense, to prosper the holy
>> In his death his many relatives and friends feel deeply their loss,
> but know that one who so nobly passed this life, shall be amply rewarded
> by his Heavenly Father.
>> The following was taken form the paper published it the city where he
> On Sunday, Nov. 27,m 1898, at 12 o'clock, passed away from this life one
> of Linn County?s most upright and highly esteemed citizens.
>> Daniel Leedy was born in Rockingham County, Va., March 13, 1818. He
> moved to Ohio in 1803, where he lived for several years and where he was
> married in 1840 to Miss Mary Huston. He moved from Ohio to Indiana,
> from Indiana to Iowa, and from Iowa to Oregon, where he arrived in
> September, 1854, and settled in
> Linn County, where he has since lived. The entire trip form Virginia to
> Oregon was made with ox teams. His wife mentioned above died in this
> city twenty years ago last August.
>>The following year he was married to Mrs. Isabella A. Love, with whom
> he has since lived, and who, with seven children by his first wife is
> left to mourn his loss. He was a minister in the Dunker church, always
> steadfast, earnest and true in his work, and firm and trustful in his
> belief, and a main support of that denomination, which has always given
> the best and truest citizens in every community where it exists.
>> He was widely known and highly esteemed, and yielded up his life as
> one who had performed his duty faithfully and well, and was ready to
> enter the rest prepared for the just and true?.
>> L. Myrtle Baltimore. Spicer, Ore.