Ida L. Leeds1

#1266, (13 December 1863 - 3 January 1923)
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*John Ezra Leeds1 (1823 - 1916)
Mother*Rachel Bridges1 (1833 - 1888)


George Shelton b. 1855, d. 1929
Children 1.Edith Emma Shelton+10 (1884 - 1963)
 2.Nettie Kate Shelton+10 (1886 - 1942)
 3.Nora L Shelton+10 (1888 - 1953)
 4.Ethel Elizabeth Shelton11 (1894 - 1899)
Her married name was Shelton.2 
Birth*13 December 1863She was born on 13 December 1863 at Addaville, Indiana; (poss. Addaville IN, as no Addaville IN has been found.)3 
13 August 1870She appeared on the census of 13 August 1870 in the household of Rachel Bridges and John Ezra Leeds at Fosters Ridge P.O., Clark, Perry Co., IndianaG, age 6.4 
1879She removed with John Ezra Leeds and Rachel Bridges to NebraskaG in 1879.5 
19 June 1880She appeared on the census of 19 June 1880 in the household of John Ezra Leeds and Rachel Bridges at Guide Rock Precinct, Webster Co., NebraskaG.6 
Marriage*1 July 1882She married George Shelton, son of John Shelton and Anna Howard, on 1 July 1882 at Webster Co., NebraskaG.2 
2 June 1900She and George Shelton appeared on the census of 2 June 1900 at Nelson, Nuckolls Co., NebraskaG.7 
23 April 1910She and George Shelton appeared on the census of 23 April 1910 at Nelson Village, Nuckolls Co., NebraskaG; neis. Nettie and Louis Wise, fam. 168; John F Leeds, fam. 175; John E Leeds, fam. 176.8 
3 January 1920She and George Shelton appeared on the census of 3 January 1920 at Nelson, Nuckolls Co., NebraskaG.9 
Death*3 January 1923She died on 3 January 1923 at Nuckolls Co., NebraskaG, at age 59.3 
Burial*4 January 1923She was buried on 4 January 1923 at Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Nuckolls Co., NebraskaG.3 


  1. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. age 6.
  2. [S1610] Nebraska Marriages 1855-1995, online, Geo. E Shelton and Ida L Leeds, marr. Webster Co. 7 Jul 1882.
  3. [S1628], online, standing marker. Shelton / Mother / Ida L /863-1923. Narrative: Ida Lenora Leeds Shelton, b. Dec. 13, 1863, d. Jan. 3, 1923. Children: Lenora Eva Shelton Capps (1888 - 1953). Bur. Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Nuckolls Co. NE, block 4, lot 3. Citation The Nelson Gazette, Thursday, January 4, 1923:
    Mrs. George E. Shelton. Ida Lenora Leeds, daughter of John E. and Rachael Leeds, was born in Addaville, Indiana, December 13, 1863, and passed away from scenes of earth on January 3, 1923, at the age of 59 years and 20 days. Her parents moved to Guide Rock, Nebraska, while she was a mere child, and assisted in building up the West. In 1882, July 1st, she was united in marriage to George E. Shelton and until 1896 lived on a farm on the Blue River, from whence they moved to Nelson and have made their home here since. To this union was born four daughters, Ethel Elizabeth passed away at four years of age. The other daughters are Edith Emma iRinger (sic), Mt. Hood, Oregon; Nettie Kate Wise and Eva Lenora Capps both of Nelson, Nebr. She also leaves four brothers: John Leeds, Charles Leeds, Edgar Leeds of Nelson; and George B. Leeds of Hastings. Ten grandchildren are also left to mourn.
    When in her youth the deceased made a confession of her faith in Christ and united with the Evangelical church. On coming to Nelson she transferred her membership to the Presbyterian church of which she has been a consistent member for twenty-two years. Her faith in God was steadfast until the last, when she was ushered into the presence of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Unassuming and kind to everyone, she will be missed among her circle of friends, and sadly missed in her home where she filled her position so full. A Godly, dutiful mother, can any one estimate her worth, giving her very life for her children, for she was a real mother.
    She leaves to mourn her death, besides her husband, children and other relatives, a host of friends.
    The funeral services were conducted at the home in the Lincoln Land Co. Addition, by Rev. S.H. Jones assisted by Rev. H.G. Wilcox on Thursday afternoon at 2:30.
    Memorial 20246989, by Peggy Bargen Duey, photo added by Marilyn Sanner Keim.
  4. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. John E. (40), farmer, b. OH; Rachel (38), b. OH.
  5. [S1628], online, no image. John Ezra Leeds, b. OH Mar. 4, 1822, d. Feb. 18, 1916, Nuckolls Co. NE, bur. Liberty Creek Cemetery, Nuckolls Co. NE. Narrative citing the Nelson Gazette ~ Lawrence Locomotive, 4 Feb 1916, p. 1.
    John Ezra Leeds was born March 4, 1822, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and here he was married to Rachel Bridges. To this union were born eight children: George, Charles, Mrs. G.E. Shelton, Lincoln, William, John, Edgar and Wright all of whom survive their father except William, who died twenty one years ago. The mother died twenty eight years ago next April. Mr. Leeds died February 18, 1916 at his home in east Nelson, having lived the unusual span of 93 years, 11 months and 4 days.
    The funeral services occurred Sunday Morning at 9 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G.E. Shelton, being conducted by Rev. J.F. Green. The remains were laid to rest in Liberty Cemetery, near Deweese.
    Memorial 64014076, by Lois Frahm.
  6. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. John E (54), farmer, b. and parents b. OH; Rachel E (48), b. and father b. OH, mother b. PA.
  7. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. George (46), b. IL Jan 1855, father b. England, mother b. IL, well borer; Ida L (36), b. IN, parents b. OH, 4 children, 3 living; marr. 18 yrs.
  8. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. George E (56), b. IL, father b. England, mother b. IL, laborer; Ida L (46), b. IN, parents b. OH, 4 children, 3 living.
  9. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. George E (64), b. IL, father b. England, mother b. IL, well drilling; Ida L (56), b. and parents b. OH.
  10. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. George (46), b. IL Jan. 1855, father b. England, mother b. IL, well borer; Ida (36), b. IN Dec. 1863, 4 children, 3 living, parents b. OH.
  11. [S1628], online, tall standing marker. Ethel E / Dau. of G. E. & I. L. Shelton / Died Nov. 2, 1899 / Aged 4Ys 10 Ms. 28 Ds. Narrative: Ethel Elizabeth, dau. of Ida Lenora Leeds Shelton. Memorial 20246988, by Peggy Bargen Duey, photo added by Marilyn Sanner Keim.