For the Record | Minnie Ley, 1929 Obit

Ley Minnie Union Cemetery Port Washington 1865-1929

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.

Ley Minnie obit 1929 Times-Reporter

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3 thoughts on “For the Record | Minnie Ley, 1929 Obit

  1. Pingback: For the Record: Hattie Wiand 1922 Obit | Whispering Across the Campfire

  2. Earl Ley

    Thank you for your detailed research. Minnie must have been in her prime just 100 yeras ago from today. You honor her memory anew and the rest of us.

    • Why thanks, Earl! Glad you’re enjoying these posts. There’s a little detail in each that brings our ancestors to life.

      Say… speaking of bringing to life… any chance Doris has a picture of Minnie? Or Augustus? And that I can obtain a copy of her book? Would love to flesh out these stories even more.

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