Edgar Leeds1

#1376, (July 1873 - 27 October 1966)
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*John Ezra Leeds1 (1823 - 1916)
Mother*Rachel Bridges1 (1833 - 1888)


Lucy E Helmick b. 1877, d. 1946
Child 1.Ethel E Leeds2 (1895 - 1959)
Edgar Leeds was also known as Edward Leeds var. in census. 
Birth*July 1873He was born in July 1873 at IndianaG.2,1 
1879He removed with John Ezra Leeds and Rachel Bridges to NebraskaG in 1879.3 
19 June 1880He 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.4 
25 June 1885He appeared on the census of 25 June 1885 in the household of Rachel Bridges and John Ezra Leeds at Victor Prec., Nuckolls Co., NebraskaG, age 11, b. NC.5 
Marriage*between 1893 and 1894He married Lucy E Helmick between 1893 and 1894.2 
2 June 1900He and Lucy E Helmick appeared on the census of 2 June 1900 at Nelson Village, Nuckolls Co., NebraskaG.2 
April 1910He and Lucy E Helmick appeared on the census of April 1910 at Blaine, Nuckolls Co., NebraskaG.6 
1915He and Lucy E Helmick appeared on the census of 1915 at Center, Norton Co., KansasG.7 
22 January 1920He and Lucy E Helmick appeared on the census of 22 January 1920 at Minor Street, Lawrence, Nuckolls Co., NebraskaG.8 
7 April 1930He appeared on the census of 7 April 1930 at Nelson, Nuckolls Co., NebraskaG.9 
9 May 1940He appeared on the census of 9 May 1940 in the household of Elizabeth Murdock at Beaver, Nuckolls Co., NebraskaG, age 66, hired man.10 
Death*27 October 1966He died on 27 October 1966 at Nelson, Nuckolls Co., NebraskaG, at age 93.11 
Burial*28 October 1966He was buried on 28 October 1966 at Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Nuckolls Co., NebraskaG.11 


  1. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. age 6, b. IN.
  2. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. Edward (26), b. IN Jul 1873, fa. b. OH, mo. b. IN, day laborer; Lucy E. (22), b. NE Oct 1877, fa. b. IN, mo. b. MO; marr. 6 yrs, 1 child, living.
  3. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, 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.
  4. [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.
  5. [S887] Nebraska State Census Collection, 1860-1885 (images), online Ancestry.com, 1885. John Leedes (57), b. and parents b. OH, farmer; R. E. (52), b. and father b. OH, mother b. PA, housekeeper.
  6. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. Edgar (36), farmer, b. IN; Lucy A (32), b. IA; marr. 16 yrs, 2 children.
  7. [S1308] 1915 Kansas State Census. Edd (41), b. IN, from NE; Lucy (37), b. IA, from NE.
  8. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Edward (46), b. IN, public school janitor; Lucy (42), b. IA, parents b. IA.
  9. [S7] 1930 U.S. Federal Census. Edgar (56), b. IN, horse trading; Lucy (53), b. IA, parents b. MO.
  10. [S346] 1940 U.S. Federal Census. Elizabeth (75), b. IL.
  11. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, shared ground marker. Leeds / Lucy E 1877-1846 / Edgar 1878-1966; Nelson Cemetery, Nuckolls Co. NE. Narrative citing The Nelson Gazette, Thursday, November 3, 1966:
    Edgar Leeds was born July 9, 1873, and passed away at the Good Samaritan home in Nelson Thursday, October 27, at the age of 93. Funeral services were held Friday, October 28 at the Klawitter Funeral home with Rev. Victor Schwarz officiating. Mr. Leeds was laid to rest in the Nelson cemetery beside his wife, who preceded him in death in 1946. A daughter, Ethel, also preceded him in death. His only survivor is a daughter, Hazel LeCombs, of Long Beach, California.

    Memorial 20138194, by Peggy Bargen Duey, photo added by John R.