|Birth: ||Mar. 10, 1837|
|Death: ||Jan. 26, 1891|
from a biography of her son, George W. Leak, Jr. in A Portrait and Biographical Record of Hendricks County (Chicago: A.W. Bowen & Co., 1895)--pages 981-982:
(Thomas J. Leak) married Mrs. Eliza A., widow of William Lewis and daughter of Samuel D. and Eliza (Bolton) Waters, and his marriage has been blessed with the following children: George W., William E., Samuel O., Florence E. and Charlie C. The father is a stanch Republican in politics, and in religion is a deacon in the Christian Church, of which denomination his wife was also a member, and in which faith she fell to sleep January 26, 1890, her demise being a sad blow to the home circle, to the church, and to her neighbors.
Note: The ages given for Eliza Leak in the 1870 and 1880 Census indicate she was born in Kentucky in 1837. Eliza had a son, Robert (b. 1853) from her first marriage to William Lewis.
from the Republican for Feb. 5, 1891:
Died - Eliza Ann Leak, wife of T. J. Leak, at her home north of Lizton, Jan. 26, 1891. She was born in Washington county, Ky., March 10th, 1837. She came to Indiana with her parents when seven years of age and was married to Wm. G. Lewis at the age of fifteen, and left a widow and mother of two children when only eighteen. She was married to T. J. Leak in 1857, and leaves him and six children to mourn her departure. This noble wife and parent, who was both in the broadest sense of the terms, united with the Christian church in her 16th year and lived a devout believer and follower of the Meek and Holy One until the time of her death. The last seven years of her life were years of pain and affliction, suffering as she did with that dreaded disease consumption, yet she never allowed her faith to lose its hold on the hope of a home beyond, where cares are no more. Realizing that death was near at hand she expressed a desire to see all her children, and her last words were addressed to her sister who stood by her bedside when she said "It is time for me to go home." When the father, sons and an only daughter were gathered around the casket to take a last longing look at all that was earthly of her whom they loved so well, we could but feel the force of that beautiful scripture found in the last four verses of the Book of Proverbs which so fittingly describes that type of womanhood with which she was clothed in these words "Her children arise up and call her blessed, her husband also and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou exceedest them all. Favor is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates."
Thomas J. Leak (1831 - 1903)*
George Washington Leak (1858 - 1921)*
William E. Leak (1861 - 1921)*
Samuel O. Leak (1864 - 1924)*
Florence Leak Kirtley (1866 - 1931)*
Eliza Leak, wife of T. J. Leak
birth date illegible
Created by: David Smith
Record added: Apr 13, 2012
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