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Mary Elizabeth Leach Belt
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Birth: Oct. 19, 1858
Buchanan County
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 1933
Los Angeles County
California, USA


She Was Born in Buchanan County and Succumbed at Age of 74 YEars. Was Mother of Three Children


Friend, relatives and neighbors of the late Mrs. A. L. Belt gathered at the Welin funeral home for funeral services held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Mrs. Belt, who resided at 1403 Marshall Street, succumbed while visiting in the home of her son, Fred, in Hollywood, Calif.

Dr Frank Beau, pastor of First M.E. church, was in charge of the funeral. Mesdames John Shelley and James Nutt sang, "shall We Gather at the River" and "When They Ring Those Golden Bells for You and Me." They were accompanied by Mrs. Helen McHose.

Following the funeral services the remains were taken to Chicago for interment.

74 Years Old

Mary Leach Belt, wife of A. L. Belt, was born Oct. 19, 1858, in Buchanan County, Iowa. She departed this life Feb. 16 1933, at Hollywood, Calif., at the age of 74 years, 4 months and 28 days.

She was the daughter of John H. and Elizabeth McCluer Leach. She spent her youth on the home farm and attended the rural schools. She was married on Sept. 29, 1880, to A. L. Belt. A year later they came to Boone to live. After more than twenty years in this place they moved to Chicago, returning to Boone about fifteen years ago. They recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

Had Three Children

Three children were born to them. One son, John L. Belt, had preceded his mother in death. Mrs. Flora Smith lives at Des Moines, IA. Fred L. Belt resides at Hollywood, Calif. It was while enjoying a visit to his home that the unexpected summons came which called the beloved mother to the Unseen World.

Mrs. Belt joined the Methodist Episcopal church in her early years. She had lived a consistent and faithful life. She was a loving wife, a good mother and a true friend. Her departure brings deep sorrow to the bereaved husband, the son and daughter, to six sisters and one brother, who survive her. There are also seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Attend Funeral

The following are the relatives from out of the city who attended the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Smith and daughter Doris, Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. J. E,. Blodgett, Central City; Mr. E.A, Fay, Iron Mountain, Mich.; Mrs. Flora Page, Central City; Mrs. A. S. Leach, Mrs. C. T. Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Piper, Delavan, Minn; the Rev. and Mrs. Harold Fay, Millersburg; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Voss, Marengo; Mr. and Mrs. D. W. McLeod, Miss Lottie McLeod, Milo Sedlacek, Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Leo Sedlacek, Iowa City; Mr. and Mrs. V. Leon Belt, Waterloo.

Cards of Thanks

We wish to express our thanks to the friends and neighbors. You have been wonderful and we believe your kindness came from your heart and goes right to our hearts.
A.L. Belt, Fred Belt and family, Mrs. C. J. Smith and family
Family links: 
  John H Leach (1826 - 1910)
  Elizabeth McClure Leach (1830 - 1891)
  Azro Lumis Belt (1858 - 1939)
  John L Belt (1881 - 1908)*
  Flora May Belt Smith (1883 - 1941)*
  Samuel H Leach (____ - 1863)*
  George W Leach (____ - 1863)*
  Cynthia A Leach (____ - 1869)*
  Andrew N Leach (____ - 1867)*
  Alonzo Sylvester Leach (1851 - 1927)*
  AraBelle Belle Leach Kirkpatrick (1853 - 1949)*
  Mary Elizabeth Leach Belt (1858 - 1933)
  Cora Elizabeth Leach Fay (1873 - 1956)*
  Flora E Leach Page (1875 - 1958)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Home Cemetery
Forest Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Sec: 49 Lot 154
Created by: Martha Malinowski
Record added: Aug 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74708311
Mary Elizabeth <i>Leach</i> Belt
Added by: Martha Malinowski
Mary Elizabeth <i>Leach</i> Belt
Added by: Paul F. Edwards
Mary Elizabeth <i>Leach</i> Belt
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- Martha Belt Malinowski
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