Friday, January 3, 2014

Passport Application - Jerry B. Leach - 1923

Jerry Byron Leach, son of John Denham Leach and wife, Frances A. Tilford, was born 4 February 1888 in Rosine. The 1920 census shows him living with his brother, Ira, in Kern County, CA. He was still living in California with his brother when he applied for a passport in 1923. He identified himself as an oil worker and said he planned to travel to India, Burma, and the British Isles. He worked for Burma Oil Company in India in 1923 and 1924. In 1936 he married Rena Thomas, also from Rosine. The 1940 census shows them living in Morganfield, Union County, KY, but they later divorced. He died 8 July 1958 at the Grand Hotel, Johnson City, Washington County, located in eastern TN. He is buried in Rosine and his grave marker says CPL, Co. E, 25 Engineers, WWI.  He served in the Army from 18 September 1917 until 13 June 1919. His sister, Kate Mae Leach Napier, applied for his grave marker.

Name:  Jerry B. Leach
Birth Date:  4 Feb 1888
Birth Place: Ohio County, KY
Age: 35
Passport Issue Date: 5 Apr 1923
Passport Includes a Photo: Yes
Residence:  Rosine, KY
Father Name: John Leach
Father's Birth Location: Kentucky
Father's Residence: Rosine, KY

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