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Abigail Moore Leffingwell
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Birth: May 14, 1839
Avon Lake
Lorain County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 12, 1939
Catron
Gallatin County
Montana, USA

BOZEMAN DAILY CHRONICLE, May 13, 1939. Front page, first column, top. "Mrs. Leffingwell Dies Just Short of Century Mark", "Bozeman Woman Who Would Have Been 100 on Sunday, Passes Yesterday. Was Ardent Angles, Enjoyed Flying"
Text: Mrs. Abigail Leffingwell, who would have been 100 years old tomorrow died at the summer home of her daughter, Mrs. M. H. White, in Gallstin canyon, Friday afternoon. A Native of Ohio, Mrs. Leffingwell spent most of her life in and near Wonewoc, Wisc. She came to Bozeman two years ago to live with her daughter. At 97 she went to California, and in company with her daughter made an auto trailer trip along the Pacific coast. Highlights of that time were her receiving a permanent wave in Hollywood, fishing for salmon in the Columbia, and an airplane ride at Augusta, Ore. An ardent outdoor woman and fishing enthusiast. Mrs. Leffingwell on her trip from California obtained fishing licenses in Washington, Idaho and Montana. She had a 1938 Montana fishing license and was planning to obtain one here this summer. Born Abigail Moore, May 14, 1839 in Avon, Lorraine County, Ohio, she went with her parents at the age of eight years to Wisconsin, which was then the "far west", where her playmates were Indian children. At 14 years she became the bride of Samuel Leffingwell, who later was a Civil War soldier. Mr. Leffingwell died in 1914. When she was celebrating her 99th birthday, Mrs. Leffingwell, a pert lively old lady, jigged tot the tune of Turkey in the Straw, had another permanent, smoked her corn cob pipe, and got ready to go fishing. Mrs. Leffingwell looked 30 years younger than her age. Her favorite diversions of fishing and dancing were supplemented by her enjoyment in smoking her corn-cob pipe. She especially liked young people, and she often said, "When there's anything goin on I want to be there." She suffered an attack of the flu during the past winter, however, and had been in failing health since. Surviving relative are the daughter, Mrs. White; 11 grandchildren ; ten great grandchildren and, one great great grandchild. A son, Myron 83 years old, died last June. The remains were shipped last night to Wonevoc, where funeral services will be held Sunday, May 14, the date which would have been Mrs. Leffingwell's 100th anniversary. Mrs. White and daughter, Helen White, accompanied the body to Wisconsin. 
 
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 Parents:
  Theron Moore (1786 - 1864)
  Lovica (McNeal) Greenslit Moore Cannon Alford (1810 - 1894)
 
 Spouse:
  Samuel Leffingwell (1835 - 1914)
 
 Children:
  Almera Leffingwell Blish (1864 - 1936)*
  James T. Leffingwell (1869 - 1912)*
  Laura I. Leffingwell White (1875 - 1950)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lucetta Moore Case (1808 - 1884)**
  Theron Moore (1810 - 1872)**
  Stephen A. Moore (1814 - 1887)**
  Henry O. Moore (1824 - 1910)**
  Smith M. Moore (1831 - 1894)**
  John Wellington Moore (1837 - 1901)*
  Abigail Moore Leffingwell (1839 - 1939)
  Miron Moore (1840 - 1903)*
  Annette Moore Wilkinson Mallo (1845 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
His Wife
 
Burial:
Pine Eden Cemetery
Wonewoc
Juneau County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: J. Pacholke
Record added: Feb 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85593249
Abigail <i>Moore</i> Leffingwell
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Abigail <i>Moore</i> Leffingwell
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Abigail <i>Moore</i> Leffingwell
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- J. Pacholke
 Added: Feb. 23, 2012
 
 
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