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Adelle Amanda "Della" Ralph Leppla
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Birth: 1868
Nebraska City
Otoe County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Nov. 5, 1923
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

Adelle Amanda "Della" (Ralph) Leppla died at the age of 55 on November 5, 1923 at her home on Chicago Ave & Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona due to a stroke.

Della was born in 1868 in Nebraska City, Nebraska to Dr. Erasmuth Darwin Ralph and Sarah E (Wilson) Ralph. She married Henry Lorain Leppla in 1884 and had their first two sons in Spearfish, Dakota Territory. The third son, John, was born in Spearfish also; after South Dakota became a state. (South Dakota became a state in November of 1889.) Della and Henry's three sons were:
Ralph Lewis Leppla (1887-1955)
Henry Lorain "Lorain" Leppla II (1899-1966)
John Edwin Leppla (1903-1971)

The 1900 US Census reports the family residing both in Spearfish, South Dakota, where her husband's occupation is listed as "Timber Contractor", and also in Newcastle, Wyoming where her husband's occupation is listed as "Capitalist"; while Della filled the supporting role of wife and mother. The family may have owned two homes, or may have rented the Spearfish home out and moved to Newcastle, Wyoming for an extended stay. Their Newcastle, Wyoming home was just a few doors down from the home of her brother-in-law, Edwin, and his wife, Ida May (Cook) Leppla, on Sumner Street.

By 1910 Henry Leppla I and Della had moved their family to Creighton, Arizona, (now part of Phoenix), where they owned citrus groves. Their three boys eventually married, and two moved away. The middle child, Henry II, and his wife Ruth (Roby) Leppla stayed and raised their children on the citrus groves.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Henry Lorain Leppla (1858 - 1934)
 
 Children:
  Ralph Lewis Leppla (1887 - 1955)*
  Henry Lorain Leppla (1899 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
 
Maintained by: Marlep13
Originally Created by: Carl Steiger
Record added: Jul 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54759783
Adelle Amanda Della <i>Ralph</i> Leppla
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Adelle Amanda Della <i>Ralph</i> Leppla
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Adelle Amanda Della <i>Ralph</i> Leppla
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