The original birth date given for Leila Adda was April 26, 1860. The August birth date is based on the 1860 Census. It was enumerated on Sept. 22, 1860 and stated that Adda was 1 month old, meaning her birth month would have been August rather than April.
This family had more than its share of heartache. Of the nine children born to Daniel and Susan Wilfong, five died before the age of 5.