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 Thomas F. “Tommy” Leach

Thomas F. “Tommy” Leach

Birth
Montana, USA
Death 26 Nov 1937 (aged 14–15)
Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Plot Cypress section
Memorial ID 100646459 · View Source
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Leland Whitesell was Tommy's step-father. I linked Tommy to him until at which time his biological father is found.

I made two pages for "Tommy". His real name was Thomas "Tommy" Leach. His gravestone says Whitesell on it. That launched me into an investigation of why Tommy Whitesell is not in the OR death index and where he did die. I discovered per his funeral notice in the newspaper and in the census that his real name was Thomas Leach. His mother was previously married to a man named Leach. Later his mother remarried to Leland Whitesell and had a daughter with Leland who was then Tommy's half sister. For some reason they chose to put Whitesell on Tommy's gravestone. Tommy is in his funeral notice as well as the State of Oregon death index as Leach. I don't know if there is a better way of doing this or if this is the right thing to do or not but now whether someone searches for Tommy as Leach or as Whitesell, they will be able to find him and know what his situation was.
Nathan


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  • Created by: Nathan Haines
  • Added: 13 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100646459
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas F. “Tommy” Leach (1922–26 Nov 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100646459, citing Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Nathan Haines (contributor 46775496) .