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Mary Louise Leas

Female 1872 - 1959


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  • Name  Mary Louise Leas  [1
    Born  23 May 1872  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1900  Lewiston, Trinity County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Mary L. Gibbs, wife, white, female, born in May 1872, age 28, married, married for 4 years, mother of 2 children, 2 of these children living, born in Iowa, father born in Indiana, mother born in Ohio, could read, could write, could speak English
    Census  1910  Lewiston, Trinity County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Mary L. Gibbs, wife, female, white, age 49, married (once), years of present marriage 14, mother of 6 children, 4 of those children living, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Indiana, mother's birthplace Ohio, could speak English, occupation land lady, nature of industry road house, employer, not out of work April 15, 1910, number of weeks out of work in 1909: 1, could read, could write
    Census  1920  Oakland, Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (Married, living as head of household with her daughters Florence R. and Georgia L. Gibbs:) Line number 87: 608 17th Street, dwelling number: 42, family number: 85: Mary L. Gibbs, head of household, rented home, female, white, age 47, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Indiana, mother's birthplace Ohio, could speak English, occupation sorter, nature of industry pickle factory, wage earner
    California Voter Registrations  Between 1930 and 1944  Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Mary is on the voter registration rolls for assorted years in Oakland and Berkeley, California. Though she doesn't seem to be indexed as being in the 1930 census, she apparently was still living in Oakland at the time:

      Oakland Precinct No. 48, Alameda County, 1930; Line #82, Donald W. Gibbs, 826 38th street, machinist, Democrat; Mrs. Mary L. Gibbs, 826 38th street, housewife, Republican

      Oakland Precinct No. 24, Alameda County, 1932; Mrs. Mary Louise Gibbs, 878 Isabella Street, housewife, Republican

      Oakland Precinct No. 26, Alameda County, 1934; Mrs. Mary L. Gibbs, 812 20th street, housewife

      Oakland Precinct No. 721, Alameda County, 1940; Mrs. Mary L. Gibbs, 734 23rd Street, housewife, Democrat

      Berkeley, Precinct 114, Alameda County, 1944; Mrs. Mary L. Gibbs, 2306 Acton Street, nurse, Demorat (and) Mrs. Mary Gibbs, 2306A Acton street, office work, Democrat
    Research 
    • Mary was not listed with her parents in Trinity County, California, in the 1880 federal census.
    Research 
    • See notes under husband John's 1920 census information. Mary (Leas) Gibbs may have been counted twice in that census, but it is not clear.
    California Death Records 
    • Mary Louise Gibbs; born: May 23, 1872; mother's maiden name: Rodgers; father's surname: Leas; sex: female; where born: Iowa; county where death occurred: Alameda(01); death date: March 3, 1959; age at time of death: 86 yrs
    Died  3 Mar 1959  Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  French Gulch Cemetery, French Gulch, Shasta County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID  I2021  All Families
    Last Modified  25 Feb 2015 

    Father  George Washington Leas, Sr.,   b. 4 Jul 1827, Covington, Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1903 
    Mother  Emily Rodgers,   b. Abt 1835, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1887 
    Alt. Marriage  1844 
    • An LDS online record says George W. Leas and Emily Rodgers were married 1844, but she was 9 years old and he was 17 then. More likely it would have been 1854... or other later date.
    Moved  Between 1870 and 1874  California Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Iowa 
    Moved  Between 1870 and 1880  Trinity County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Iowa 
    Family ID  F588  Group Sheet

    Family  John Bernie Gibbs,   b. Dec 1861, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Between 1895 and 1896  [1
    California Voter Registrations  Abt 1906/1915  Lewiston Precinct, Trinity County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • John and/or Mary are listed for several years on the voter registration rolls of Lewiston Precinct in Trinity County (1900-1944, the years are not clearly identified on the pages:)

      Line #31, John Bernie Gibbs, age 45, farmer, address Lewiston (abt 1906)

      John Bernie Gibbs, age 49, farmer, address Lewiston, declines to state party (p 269 of 821) (abt 1910)

      Mary Louisa Gibbs, female, housewife, address Lewiston, address Lewiston, declines to state party (p 316 of 821) (aft 1912 when women's suffrage was in California)
    Children 
    >1. Edith E. Gibbs,   b. 21 Nov 1897, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1975, Sonoma County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Florence Rachel Gibbs,   b. 8 Apr 1900, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1992, Sacramento County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Georgia Leas Gibbs,   b. 15 Dec 1903, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1979, Tehama County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Donald Willard Gibbs,   b. 30 Oct 1908, Trinity County, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1967, Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. (Child - 36389) Gibbs,   b. Aft 1900, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910, Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. (Child - 36390) Gibbs,   b. Aft 1900, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910, Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F905  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Lewiston Township, Trinity County, California; enumeration district: 190, supervisor's district: 3, sheet number: 5B, page number: 16; enumeration date: June 11, 1900

    2. [S535] California Death Records 1940 - 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Lewiston Village, Trinity Center Township, Trinity County, California; enumeration district: 140, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 4A, page number: 27; enumeration date: April 26, 1910

    4. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Precinct 138; Oakland city, Alameda County, California; enumeration district: 89; supervisor's district: 5, sheet number: 23B, page number: 69

    5. [S589] California Voter Registrations 1900-1968 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Lewiston Precinct, Trinity County, California; Page 4, Supervisor's District 3, Enumeration District 150, Sheet 551D; Enumerated on June 23, 1880