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Darus D "Popeye" Leighton
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Birth: Nov. 15, 1899
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 1965
Knightstown
Henry County
Indiana, USA

Darus Leighton better know as Popeye or Skinny was born November 1899 in Virginia and traveled to Indiana with his mother and grandparents in a covered wagon.His mother met and married Clarence (Pete) Armstrong around Columbus Indiana. He has three half-brothers, Thomas, William and Donald Armstrong all of Columbus. He served in the army during WWI. He first married Mildred last name unknown and had three children Bonny Cleman of Indianapolis, two sons Richard Leighton of Indianapolis and Charles Leighton of California and one step-daughter Mary Kingery of Fairland Indiana,him and Mildred divorced and he met and married Ethel Mae Chance Hall. He had one son Darus DeWayne Leighton by Ethel and two step-daughters Janet Elaine Hall and Carolyn Sue Blackwell of Arkansas, one step-son Howard Hallof California. Mr.Leighton worked at the Indiana Sailors and Soliders Childrens Orphanage Home south of Knightstown, Indiana. He died at the Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis Indiana. Services were held at Fausets Funeral Home in Knightown and is buried at Glen Cove Cemetery Knightstown Indiana. 
 
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 Parents:
  Monta Leighton Armstrong (1878 - 1912)
 
 Spouses:
  Ethel May Chance Leighton (1921 - 1996)
  Mildred Opal Thurston Marks (1901 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  Darus D Leighton (1899 - 1965)
  Donald Armstrong (1904 - 1970)*
  William Ora Armstrong (1907 - 1983)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Glen Cove Cemetery
Knightstown
Henry County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Carolyn Keeton
Record added: May 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52910616
Darus D Popeye Leighton
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Happy Veterns Day daddy miss you lots
- Carolyn Keeton
 Added: May. 24, 2014
Happy Easter daddy
- Carolyn Keeton
 Added: Apr. 18, 2014
Happy Veterans day daddy miss you and love you,you have a great granddaughter who has been in the marines almost eight years you would be proud of her
- Carolyn Keeton
 Added: Nov. 10, 2013
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