Randolph  County,  Indiana

A  Randolph  County  Area  Newspaper
January 28, 1915
Margaret E. Lesley
Enters Last Sleep
Passes Away at Ripe Old Age
of Eighty-three After a
Well Spent Life.
          Mrs. Margaret E. Lesley passed away at 12:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon following an extended illness caused by a complication of diseases and the infirmities incident to advanced years. Funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 by Rev. J. H. Wilson, pastor of the Main Street Church of Christ. The services were largely attended and the remains were followed to their last resting place in Fountain Park cemetery by a large concourse of relatives and friends. The obituary follows:
          Margaret E. Lesley, the daughter of John and Nancy Huston, was born in Darke county, Ohio, January 7, 1832, and died at her home in Winchester, Indiana, January 24, 1915, aged eighty-three years and fourteen days.  Her father, John Huston, was a native of Maryland, and her mother, whose maiden name was  Nancy Snodgrass, was a native of Virginia.
          November 28, 1841, and when the deceased was about ten years of age, she with her parents and other members of the family moved to and took up their home on a farm a few mils south of Winchester, and with the exception of four months that the deceased resided in Illinois, she has lived in and within five miles of Winchester ever since.  The deceased came to this county when it had changed but little from its primevate condition, and has seen it develop from those conditions to its now present high state of improvement and development.
December 25, 1851, the deceased was united in marriage to Abraham Lesley and to this union nine children were born, namely, Austin W.,  Mrs. Alice Wilmore,  James E., Willard H.,  Mrs. Charlotte Cortner,  Phoeba A.,  Levi Pendleton,  Norman E., and  Daisy.
          The husband, Abraham Lesley, departed this life, July 29, 1899. All the children survive the mother with the exception of Levi Pendelton, who died February 4, 1911, and James E., who was called to his reward April 24, 1912.
In addition to the above the deceased leaves surviving her eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
          Mrs. Lesley had five brothers and four sisters, all of whom are now deceased, except one brother, the venerable, James Ewing Huston, of this city.
Mrs. Lesley, during all her life, was a devout woman, a firm believer in the Christian religion, and her life was exemplary of her belief.
          She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of this city, and whenever possible she enjoyed meeting, and being with her church people, both in the Sunday school and devotional services.
          Everyone who knew her loved her for her kind, upright and noble character, and in addition to her immediate family, she leaves many relatives, friends and neighbors to mourn her departure into the Great Beyond, from whence no traveler returneth.
Contributed by Bob Lykins

A  Randolph  County  Area  Newspaper
        LESLEY, Hannah (Parker), b. Western, N.Y. Feb. 7, 1806. Her parents emigrated to Cuyahoga Co. OH, thence to R.C. lnd in 1821. In Sept. 1826 she m. David Lesley, they had 11 children. She d. Apr. 25,1887 ae 81y 2m 18d. Bur. Fountain Pk. Cem.
Contributed by Sandra Mumah

A  Randolph  County  Area  Newspaper
        LESLEY, Ida A., youngest d/o Jacob and Sarah Ann (Conway) who were m. Nov. 2, 1853. The mother is dec'd, lda d. Apr. 1, 1886 ae 16y 5m 2d. Surv. father, step-mother, 3 bros., and 1 sis., bur Mt. Zion Cem. Her father m. 2nd Mary Lamb Dec. 25,1875.
Contributed by Sandra Mumah

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