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 Thersa A. “Hersa” <I>Coberly</I> Lea

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Thersa A. “Hersa” Coberly Lea

  • Birth Feb 1845
  • Death May 1879 Colorado, USA
  • Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
  • Plot Block 5, Lot 69 ALL
  • Memorial ID 32396574

Thersa A. "Hersa"Coberly Soule Lea daughter of James LeRoy Coberly and Sarah Ann Parcell Start. Hersa has an interesting connection to several famous men as wife and mother, and all are tied to in the least, interesting, and or tragic events. In her first marriage on April 1st 1865 while in Denver Colorado she wed Captain Silas Soule. Their marriage was cut short. It lasted three weeks before he was assasinated on a Denver Street for boldly testifing against his Commanding Officer for the brutal attack on peaceful Arapahoe and Cheyenne Indian men, women and children. He had several peace talks with and knew many of them personally, in what came to be known as "The Sand Creek Massacre", mainly due to the testimony by Capt. Soule, who predicted he whould be killed for it. She remarried as the wife of Alfred E. Lea who was a miner from Boulder and had 3-4 children. She became sick and died in 1879 at the young age of 34. Alfred and the children moved to California. One of their children Homer Lea, became a famous military advisor and stratigist.


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  • Created by: Scott Braddy
  • Added: 25 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32396574
  • Craig H. Trout
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thersa A. “Hersa” Coberly Lea (Feb 1845–May 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32396574, citing Riverside Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Scott Braddy (contributor 46980257) .