Minnie Eillene (Hammersley) Ley | 1865-1929
This blog series explores the lives of Ley ancestors as revealed in their obituaries. Much of this information was gathered during a March 2011 research trip to Tuscarawas and Harrison counties in Ohio. A scan of the obituary is available at the bottom of this post.
From The Daily Reporter (Dover, Ohio), Sunday, Aug. 11, 1929 (front page):
Mrs. Minnie Ley, New Phila, Dies
Was Widow of Former Co. Treasurer Charles Ley.
Mrs. Minnie E. Ley, 62, prominent New Philadelphia resident, and widow of the late Charles H. Ley, former county treasurer, died at Union Hospital Saturday at 7:20 p.m.
Death resulted from complications following a fractured hip received in a fall at her home five weeks ago.
Mrs. Ley was born in Port Washington, O. and had resided in Tuscarawas-co her entire life. Her maiden name was Minnie Hammersley. She was a member of the Port Washington Moravian Church and of the Eastern Star Lodge of Port Washington.
She is survived by three children, Dr. R.E. Ley Dover dentist, Lester H. Ley of Canton, and Mrs. Robert Murphy of the home. One half-brother, Curtis Wiand of Port Washington, and seven grandchildren, also survive.
Her husband died in 1925.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the home at 479 E. High Ave., New Philadelphia, followed by short services at the Port Washington cemetery. Rev. Nelson will officiate. The Linn-Hert Co. has charge of the arrangements.
What else was going on in the world on Aug. 10, 1929? A German airship was attempting to become the first zeppelin to circumnavigate the globe. Babe Ruth hit his 500th homer, a baseball first; and famed pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander won his 373rd — and last — game.