|Death: ||Apr. 7, 1890|
1st MARRIAGE - James Olley 2 Oct 1839
2nd MARRIAGE - Rev. David Leslie, 1844.
LESLIE--At her home, corner of Cottage and Center streets, in this city, Monday evening at 6:45, from a paralytic stroke, Mrs. Adelia J. Leslie, aged 78 years. The death of this beloved woman will be sad news to her many friends who have looked upon her with pride and admiration for the past forty years. She was a devoted christian woman and it was her highest ambition to do some christian act, to aid those in want, or to do some benevolent deed that was instrumental in doing someone good. She came around Cape Horn in 1839, from Vermont, as a missionary teacher, sailed up the Columbia river in 1840 and began her work in that portion of the country known as Missouri bottom. Her name was then Mrs. Adelia Ollie. She was a devoted worker in the cause she came west to labor for and was for several years on of the main teachers. In the 50's she was united in marriage to Rev. David Leslie and they came to Salem and took up a donation land claim where Hon. A. Bush now resides. This was in 1859. Several years afterward they traded the claim to Mr. Bush and in the trade secured the property on which Mrs. Leslie resided up to her death. Rev. Leslie died the same year that Lincoln was assassinated, 1865. Since that time Mrs. Leslie has resided upon the homestead at the corner of Cottage and Center streets. She was a sister of Mrs. Lewis Judson, who died several years ago. Mother Leslie, as she was familiarly known, has always enjoyed splendid health, but for years has been quite feeble, as she was becoming more aged. Saturday afternoon she made a friendly call on a neighbor and afterward went and took tea with Rev. Rollins and family. About 6 o'clock she departed for home, notwithstanding Rev. Rollins and his wife insisted that she board a street car, which would take her to her door. It seems that the good mother did not go directly home, but to Rev. J. Parrish's and remained until quite late when she started home. About one o'clock Sunday afternoon a young lady stopping at Prof. Arnold's called upon Mother Leslie's and upon opening the door was horrified to see the aged mother lying prostrated upon the sitting room floor. She gave the alarm and a number of neighbors came in to render what assistance was possible. She was unconscious when found and despite all efforts never regained consciousness and died at 6:45 yesterday evening. Mrs. Leslie has always had several young ladies boarding with her, but on Saturday evening the ladies were absent and no one was at the house. How long she remained in the condition as when found, is hard to ascertain, but from all probabilities she must have remained on the floor at least fifteen hours. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a. m. from the Methodist church, the remains being interred in the I.. O. O. F. cemetery.
Daily Statesman 8 Apr 1890 4:3
(bio source: Salem Pioneer Cemetery Website)
David Leslie (1797 - 1869)*
Sarah A Leslie (1847 - 1853)*
Emma A Leslie (1850 - 1854)*
Salem Pioneer Cemetery
Created by: Patty C
Record added: Feb 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24547115
David M. Habben
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you were a brilliant woman adelia, and a fine example for any christian. i admire you greatly. rest in peace.|
Added: Aug. 1, 2009