|Birth: ||Feb. 3, 1883|
|Death: ||Feb. 23, 1921|
Daughter of Burke & Ella (Hawver) DeBord, wife of Jarvel Gingrich, married abt 1906. Died with husband in farmhouse southeast of Toulon.
Born and Raised Here
Leatha DeBord, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. DeBord, was born January 3rd, 18813 at the farm northwest of Princeville. She attended the nearby country school and later completed the high school course in Princeville, receiving her diploma with the class of 1902. Subsequently she taught a year in a rural school and then took a year's course of study at Bradley Polytechnic Institute in Peoria, again engaged in teaching school and followed this vocation until her marriage to Mr. Gingrich in 1906. Practically all her life since then has been spent on a farm. A number of years the family lived near Duncan and a year ago Mr. Gingrich purchased the large farm of 605 acres northwest of Wyoming.
Winter in Town
At some seasons of the year they came to Princeville to live and occupied a large dwelling on Santa Fr St., afterwards sold to John F. Bliss always returning to the farm for the busy season.
Last year they bought the fine dwelling of Dr. Wilcox on Canton St. just east of the home of Mrs. Gingrich's parents. They planned to there in the winter and on farm in Stark county in the summer until each time as they could retire when they would take up a permanent residence in Princeville. Mr. and Mrs. Gingrich were in perfect accord on this plan, not withstanding reports to the contrary.
Many Friends Here
Mrs. Gingrich was prominent in social circles. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, the Eastern Star, School Improvement and other organizations. Only Tuesday of last week she worked hard in helping serve the annual Washington's Birthday dinner of the Improvement society. She easily formed friendships and thus the circle of those who mourns usually large.
Good Home For Children
Besides the parent there survive two children Harriett, aged 11 and Franklin aged 13, one sister, Miss Bessie and a brother, Bryon W. all of Princeville.
The children are to make their home with their grandparents and Miss Bessie who has been holding a position in Chicago for sometime will remain here and as far as possible take the place in the lives of the lives of the little boy and girl that is now left vacant by the passing of their mother
Funeral service was conducted last Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Gingrich home in Princeville in charge, Rev. Lawrence P. Bear, pastor of the Methodist church. The two caskets in automobile funeral cars from Toulon and Kewanee were brought here that morning. It was not a public funeral, only relatives and close friends being invited to join with them in the last sad rites.
Albert Burke DeBord (1856 - 1943)
Harriett Eleanor Hawver DeBord (1858 - 1931)
John Jarvel Gingrich (1876 - 1921)*
Franklin F Gingrich (1907 - 1990)*
Harriette E Gingrich Williams (1910 - 1987)*
Note: buried Feb 26, 1921
Princeville Township Cemetery
Plot: Div F, Row 11, Lot 11
Maintained by: One Foot In The Grave
Originally Created by: John Melton
Record added: Oct 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22075900
Added: Oct. 23, 2011