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Thomas Alva Leighton
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Birth: Apr. 7, 1851
Trenton
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1939
Saint Ignatius
Lake County
Montana, USA

RONAN PIONEER, RONAN, LAKE COUNTY, MT 59864
THOMAS ALVA LEIGHTON, 87, died of pneumonia at the Holy Family Hospital in St. Ignatius, Mt. Tuesday (April 4). He was born in Trenton Michigan, April 7, 1851, and was married to Carrie L. Vandervoort at Norway Ridge Wisconsin on Sept. 24, 1878. The Leightons made their home near Ridley until 1921, when they moved to the Bitterroot Valley, They came to the Flathead Valley in 1922. Mr Leighton retired from farming in 1925.
He is survived by a son, R. Z. Leighton in Ronan and a daughter Mrs. Ola Thorsen of St. Ignatius, Mt. and several grandchildren. His wife died in 1933. Funeral services will be held in the Methodist Church in Ronan, Thursday at 1 PM with Rev. Joseph Ashworth officiating. Pall bearers will be Jule Odiet, John Naurau, Jack Dowell, Jay Figield, Howard Hatfield and Frank Lockwood. Burial will be made in the family plot in the Ronan Cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of the Twichel Funeral Home in St. Ignatius Mt.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Caroline Vandervort Vroman Leighton (1848 - 1933)
 
 Children:
  Catherine May Leighton Covey (1879 - 1934)*
  Maude Ethel Leighton Thorson (1885 - 1956)*
  Robert Z. Leighton (1890 - 1963)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ronan Cemetery
Ronan
Lake County
Montana, USA
 
Maintained by: Senior Girl
Originally Created by: William Yates
Record added: Jun 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72021825
Thomas Alva Leighton
Added by: William Yates
 
Thomas Alva Leighton
Added by: William Yates
 
 
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