|Birth: ||Mar. 31, 1891|
|Death: ||Jan. 11, 1919|
Leona was a twin, and she and her sister were each given one of the names of her father's very beloved sister Lurana Leona (Freeman) Combs, his sister who had married the brother of Leona and Lurana's mother! There were actually three Freeman siblings who married three Combs siblings.
Leona and Lurana were very close, and there are many photos of them clowning around for the camera together. The two girls even had a double wedding on August 27, 1910 in Amarillo TX. Lurana lived a long full life, but Leona's life was cut short. She lost her second son (R.P.) at six days old in 1917, and then had twin girls the next year, at the very end of 1918. Leona died only 14 days after giving birth to these babies, and one of the twins, Margie, died only four days later. The surviving twin lived a long full life, mirroring the story of their mother and her twin.
Leona and Arthur had lost R.P. and Margie, but still had their older daughter Mildred Mae (1913-1972), their son Willard A. ((1915-1977) and the surviving newborn twin girl Maggie, b. 1918.
Arthur, Leona's husband remarried to Ethel B. (Tolbert) Davis, and eventually migrated with the bulk of the family to California in the early 1940s, settling in the Merced area of California's fertile Central Valley, living there until he died in Atwater, just outside of Merced.
The following information was supplied by Leona's great grand daughter Lynne Green (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Llano records:
Interment: Jan. 12, 1919
Mrs. Arthur Heffner died 12 January 1919. No other information. Arthur Heffner, husband. (From Griggs Funeral Home Book 3, p119)
Name: Leona Freeman Heffner
Death date: 11 Jan 1919
Death place: Amarillo, Potter, Texas
Race or color (on document): w
Age at death: 27 years 9 months 9 days
Birth date: 31 Mar 1891
Birth place: Okla.
Marital status: Married
Informant: Arthur Heffner
Father name: W. Freeman
Father birth place: Ill.
Mother name: Mary Cones [this is a typo; her name was Combs]
Mother birth place: Ky.
Burial place: Amarillo, Texas
Burial date: 12 Jan 1919
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
James William Freeman (1860 - 1953)
Mary Combs Richardson Freeman (1862 - ____)
Arthur Zachary Heffner (1891 - 1953)*
Mildred Mae Heffner Green (1913 - 1972)*
Willard A. Heffner (1915 - 1977)*
R. P. Heffner (1917 - 1917)*
Sallie Freeman Newberry (1884 - 1959)*
Rosa Lee Freeman Ogletree (1888 - 1968)*
Lurana Freeman Alford (1891 - 1969)*
Leona Freeman Heffner (1891 - 1919)
John David Freeman (1892 - 1984)*
Edna Mae Freeman Rouse (1898 - 1972)*
James Clarence Freeman (1907 - 1956)**
Note: Death Cert. gives mother's name as Cones, it should be Combs
Plot: Section 57 Lot 11 Space 2
Maintained by: Kim S.
Originally Created by: Walter Dunn
Record added: Feb 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17969722
To my great aunt Onie,Your young death was such a loss.|
Added: Sep. 19, 2011
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