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 Leone Agnes <I>Widdifield</I> Mortorff

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Leone Agnes Widdifield Mortorff

  • Birth 3 Apr 1901 Harlan, Allen County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 8 Apr 1986 Garrett, DeKalb County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Spencerville, DeKalb County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 85651844


Leone Agnes Widdifield was born on the 3rd of April 1901 the first child and daughter of Mordecai "Mordie" Widdifield 1874-1937 and his wife, Rosa Ellen Fales 1878-1964.

In 1903, Leone became a big sister to her new little brother, Clarence Eugene Widdifield 1903-1965. They were a very close family, and welcomed their widowed Grandpa Mordecai to live with them in 1910.

On the 24th of December 1926, Leone Agnes Widdifield married her Sweetheart, Earl Mortorff 1896-1968 in Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana. He was the son of Ira Mortorff and his wife, Cora DOTY Mortorff in Ashley, Steuben County, Indiana.

Earl and Leone were ecstatic as they welcomed their little bundle of joy, Paul Allen, to the world on the 6th of September 1929, Paul Allen grew up to be a tall, slender, dark haired, very handsome young man. He had rheumatic fever when young and it damaged his heart. On the 15th of January 1953 Earl and Leone were grief stricken parents as their ONLY child had died of acute myocardial failure - a heart attack. They buried their only child on January 18th 1953 in the White City Cemetery located in Spencerville, DeKalb County, Indiana. There are many members of the family buried there as well.

Leone and Earl Mortorff liked to travel after Earl retired from the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road on the 31st of May 1963, after 44 years and five months of service.

Sadly, this branch of the family tree has ended because on the 23rd of Feburary 1968, Leone's husband, Earl Mortorff died of prostate cancer. He was interred in the White City Cemetery next to their only child and son, Paul Allen Mortorff who died at the age of 23. Leone Agnes WIDDIFIELD Mortorff died of Cardiopulmonary Arrest on April 8, 1986 at the age of 85. This complete family shares one large stone.

Bio and research entered by hand, not gedcom by Leone's Great Niece Carole Anne Brown-44556 Whittemore on the 24th of March 2017.


1) Family Bible of Rosa Ellen FALES Widdifield
Leone Agnes WIDDIFIELD born in Allen County, Indiana April 3, 1901. BIRTHS in Rosa's handwriting: FALES: Eli, Rosa, Isa, Margaret JOHNSON WIDDIFIELD: Clarence, Billy Gene, Phyllis, Garth, Leone. KIMES: Donald, Walter. MORTORFF: Paul Allen

2) 1910 Census
Place: Milan, Allen, Indiana; Roll T624_338; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 15; Image: 837 **WIDDIFIELD: Mordie 34 Mordecai 77 Rosa 32 Leona 9 Clarence 7. Father of Mordie living with family - widowed

3) 1920 Census
Place: Hicksville, Defiance, Ohio; Roll T625_1376; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 956 **WIDDIFIELD: Mordie 43 Rosa 41 Lesue (Leone) 18 Clarence 16

4) Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001
Name: Earl Mortorff Gender: Male Race: White Age: 30 Marriage Regis Birth: 22 Aug 1896 Ashley IN Marriage Lic: 24 Dec 1926 IN Res:Garrett IN Dad: Ira Mortorff Mom: Cora Doty Sp: Leone Agnes Widdifield Pg:194 FHL Film:001863330

5) Family Bible of Rosa Ellen FALES Widdifield
MARRIAGES: Eli Fales and Maggie JOHNSON Feb 14, 1875 Mordie Widdifield and Rosie FALES June 1, 1898 Clarence Widdifield and Madge GRAVES Dec 8, 1922 Leone Widdifield and Earl Mortorff Dec 24, 1926

6) 1930 Census
Place: Garrett, De Kalb, Indiana; Roll: 585; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0011; Image: 772.0; FHL microfilm: 2340320 **MORTORFF: Earl 35 Leone 28 Paul A 7/12.

7) 1940 Census
Place: Garrett, DeKalb, Indiana; Roll: T627_1036; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 17-11 ** MORTORFF: Earl 43 Leone 39 Paul Allen 10

8) IN Death Certificates 1899-2011
Name: Leone A Mortorff Widdifield Gender: Female Race: White Age: 85 Birth: 3 Apr 1901 IN Death: 8 Apr 1986 Fort Wayne Allen IN Widowed Father: Mordecai Widdifield Mother:Rosa Ellen Fales Cause of Death: Cardiopulmonary Arrest Res: Towne House 2209 St Joe Center Rd Informant: Duane Widdifield, nephew. Burial: 11 Apr 1986

9) Burial & Findagrave Memorial #85651844
Burial Date: 11 April 1986 White City Cemetery Spencerville DeKalb County Indiana, USA Created by: Carole Whittemore Record added: Feb 24, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 85651844

10) Who's (Hoosier) Your Fales Family in Indiana? The Ancestors & Descendants of Rosa Ellen FALES Widdifield by CaroleAnne269 Bio and research entered by hand, not gedcom by Great Niece, Carole Anne Brown-44556 Whittemore on the 24th of March 2017.

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  • Created by: Carole Whittemore
  • Added: 24 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 85651844
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Leone Agnes Widdifield Mortorff (3 Apr 1901–8 Apr 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 85651844, citing White City Cemetery, Spencerville, DeKalb County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Carole Whittemore (contributor 46909143) .