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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Elsie Mae Leach ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Elsie Mae Leach
MAIDEN NAME: Korb AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 11 Jan 1887 DIED: 3 Apr 1960 BURIED: 1 Aug 1990
DEATH PLACE: Bellingham, Whatcom Co., Washington

AFB #1073 - Elsie Mae Leach b. Kansas 11 Jan 1887, d. Washington 3 Apr 1960, interment in Pioneer Cemetery 1 Aug 1990 in Lot #549, next of kin, Paul Leach. (note - the AFB is filed in year of death, 1960, not year of interment)

Name of Father: Adam Korb

Maiden Name of Mother: Matilda Weigle

Parents are buried in Belcrest cemetery

1900 KS CENSUS Elsie M. Korb (b Jan 1887, Kansas) enumerated with parents Adam (b Dec 1856, Ohio, married 20y, occupation farmer) and Matilda (b Nov 1858, Wisconsin, mother of 5 children) and 5 siblings, Lulu C. (b Sept 1880, Kansas), Arthur W. (b Apr 1883, Wisconsin), Edith A. (b Oct 1885, Kansas) and Martha L. 9b July 1889, Nebraska)

1910 OR CENSUS Elsie M. Korb (23y, b Kansas) enumerated with parents Adam (53y, b Ohio, married 30y, occupation carpenter) and Matilda (51y, b Wisconsin, mother of 5 children) and 2 siblings, Arthur W. (27y, b Wisconsin) and Marnie L. (20y, b Nebraska)

MARRIAGE Wednesday morning [17 Mar 1915] at 10 o’clock Miss Elsie Korb, daughter of Mr and Mrs A. Korb of North Salem, became the bride of Robert Leach, Rev W.W. Rosebraugh performing the ceremony. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Marnie Korb. E.H. Leach, brother of the bridegroom, attended as best man. The young couple are well known in Salem, where they have resided a number of years. Immediately after the ceremony they departed on their honeymoon, which they will spend in Portland and Puget Sound cities, after which they will go to Mount Vernon, Wash, where they will make their future home. [Capital Journal, Friday, March 19, 1915, 2:3]

1920 WA CENSUS Elsie Leach (32y, b Kansas) enumerated with husband Robert (29y, b Oregon, occupation linotype operator) and son Winfield (2y9m, b Washington)

1930 WA CENSUS Elsie M. Leach (43y, b Kansas, married at age 28y) enumerated with husband Robert (40y, b Oregon, married at age 25y, occupation linotype operator) and 2 sons, Winfield H. (13y, b Washington) and Paul (8y, b Washington)

1940 OR CENSUS Elsie May Leach (53y, b Kansas) enumerated with husband Robert (50y, b Oregon, occupation linotype operator) and 2 sons, Winfield J. (23y, b Washington) and Paul C. (18y, b Washington); family was living in same house in 1935


Funeral services were held in Bellingham, Washington, Tuesday for Mrs. Elsie M. Leach, long-time Washington resident and former resident of Salem. Mrs. Leach, 73, lived in Salem for about 10 years until 1916. She died Sunday in Bellingham following several years in poor health. Survivors in addition to her widow, Robert Leach, and sons Winfield and Paul Leach, all of Bellingham, include a sister Edith Eldridge, Salem, and several nephews and nieces including Evelyn L. Duncan and Orville K. Hale, both Salem. 
Oregon Statesman 6 April 1960 13:1


Elsie M. Leach 
Wife of Robert 
Mother of Winifred and Paul


AFB #1073 (Pioneer database file 1960) 

1900 KS CENSUS (Jewell co, Walnut, ED 52, sheet 7B)

1910 OR CENSUS (Marion co, Salem, ED 225, sheet 13A)

CJ 19 Mar 1915, 2:3

1920 WA CENSUS (Whatcom co, Bellingham, ED 228, sheet 3B)

1930 WA CENSUS (Whatcom co, Van Wyck, ED 56, sheet 10A)

1940 WA CENSUS (Whatcom co, Van Wyck, ED 37-72, sheet 1B)

OS 6 April 1960 13:1

LOT: 549 SPACE: 3 NE LONGITUDE: N 44° 55.209' LATITUDE: W 123° 02.876'

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