Saturday, August 5, 2017

Leach Reunion 1936

Thanks to Linda Solger for furnishing this photo (taken in 1936) and doing so much work to identify many of the people in the photo.  There are a few unidentified people and we are hoping one of you can help us find the names of those Linda has been unable to identify.

In my opinion (my guess) this photo is of the extended family of Leonard Luther Leach (1878 - 1953) and wife, Dora G. Flener Leach (1883 - 1942) shown as # 34 and 35 below. They had three sons and no daughters: Corby Leach, who died an infant; Sherrill Leach (1912 - 1965) # 12 below; and Cosby D. Leach (1917 - 1996) # 2 below.  At the time of this photo, Leonard Luther and Dora had no grandchildren.

Leonard Luther Leach had four siblings: First - Lewis Herbert Leach, who died before this photo was made; Second - Suzanna Jane Leach, who married Herschel Thomas Porter, and they had five children: Mabel Charles Porter, Martin Leonard Porter, Martha (Mattie) Angeline Porter (md Cecil Wayne Leach) [# 24 and 38 in photo], Herbert McHenry Porter and Nancy Corrine Porter; Third -  James Henry Leach (1870 - 1945) who married Susan Mary Jones (1873 - 1917) [one child, Hinton Taylor Leach 1899 - 1988 who md Gladys T. Bennett # 25 below] and next married  Zella May Hall (1880 - 1970) # 29 below; and Fourth -  Charles Arthur Leach (1873 - 1934) who married Lula Bell Arnold (1877 - 1898) [one child, Arthur Lee Leach 1896 - 1943 and next married  Joanna Hughes (1884 - 1960) {eight children).

My guess is that the other people in the photo are cousins of Leonard Luther Leach. Perhaps some are more directly related to his wife, Dora Flener.

Below the photo are the names identified by Linda Solger.


BACK ROW, L to R:  1. unknown,  2. Cosby D. Leach (1917-1996),   3. unknown,   4. Lois Leach,  5.  Ruby Leach,  6. unknown,   7. unknown,   8. unknown,   9.  unknown,   10. unknown,   11. unknown,   12. Sherril Leach,  13. David Parks

3rd ROW, L to R:  14. unknown,   15. unknown,   16. Wendall Leach,   17. unknown,   18. unknown, 19. Nannie Jones, 20. Willie Parks,  21. Frances Jones,   22. unknown,   23. Herbert "Jack" Porter (1900 - 1977),   24. Cecil Wayne Leach (1893 - 1962)

2nd ROW, L to R:  25. Gladys Bennett Leach (1904 - 1991),  26. Sue Lois Leach (1936 - ),  27. Hinton Taylor Leach (1899 - 1988),  28. James Henry [Hinton?] Leach (1928 - 2012),  29. Zella Mae Nall (1880 - 1970),  30. James Henry Leach 1870 - 1945),  31. unknown,  32. unknown,  33.  unknown , 34. Leonard Luther Leach (1878 - 1953),   35. Dora Flener Leach (1883 - 1942),  36. Artie Porter, holding  37. Jackie Porter ,  38. Mattie Leach (Martha Angeline Porter Leach 1895 - 1978) holding 39. Agnes Patricia Leach (1930 - )

FRONT ROW, L to R:  40. unknown,  41. unknown,  42. unknown,  43. unknown,  44. Betty Leach,  45. Rae Leach,  46. Glenn Leach,  47. Bobby Leach , 48. unknown

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