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Edith Isabelle BALLENGER[1, 2]

Female 1905 - 2003  (97 years)Deceased


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  • Name Edith Isabelle BALLENGER 
    Born 2 Sep 1905  Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Mar 2003 
    Buried Aft 12 Mar 2003  Strong Cemetery, Church Hill (near Henderson), Rusk Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Edith Isabella Ballenger Leath - Memorial
    Edith Isabella Ballenger Leath - Memorial
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    Person ID I4027  Garrison-Logan Family Tree | Cosper, Hendryck descendants, Strong, Samuel Whatley and Mary Catherine Garrison ancestors and descendants, Strong, James Garrison and Willie Belle Boynton ancestors and descendants
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2011 

    Father Wade Edward 'Ed, Edd' BALLENGER,   b. 10 Sep 1878, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1934  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Bettie STRONG,   b. 19 Dec 1880, Church Hill, Rusk Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1909  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1904  Rusk Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1368  Group Sheet

    Family Colly Edward LEATH, Sr,   b. 28 Mar 1905, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1970, Henderson, Rusk Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1926 
    Children 
    +1. Nelwyn Joyce LEATH,   b. 8 Nov 1927
    +2. Colly Edward LEATH, Jr,   b. 28 Aug 1930, Rusk Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1998, Angelina Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +3. Jack Howard LEATH,   b. 6 Aug 1933, Rusk Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 2008  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2010 
    Family ID F1415  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Sep 1905 - Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 12 Mar 2003 - Strong Cemetery, Church Hill (near Henderson), Rusk Co, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • EDITH ISABEL BALLENGER LEATH

      The following bio was taken from page 283 of the book entitled “Rusk County History” compiled and edited and used with permission of the Rusk County Historical Commission.

      Transcribed by Shirley Koym

      Submitted by Gloria Briley Mayfield, Cemeteries of Texas

      Edith Isabel Ballenger Leath was born in Rusk County on September 2, 1905. Her parents were Wade Edward and Betty Strong Ballenger. Both of her parents were born and grew up in Rusk County. Isabel’s grandparents were Richard and Isabel Ballenger, and Sam and Katherine Strong. Isabel has two brothers and two sisters.

      In 1926, Isabel met and married her husband, Colly Leath. He was also a Rusk County native. His parents were Lonnie and Ola Irwin Leath. Colly was one of eight children.

      Colly and Isabel lived most of their married life in the Church Hill Community. They have three children: Nelwyn Joyce Bagley of Henderson, Colly Edward Leath of Lufkin, and Jack Howard Leath of Pineland. Isabel has seven grandchildren, and at the present time she has seven great grandchildren.

      Colly was associated with Leath Brothers Tire Company which was located in Henderson. He died in June of 1970. Isabel is retired from Sue Ann Manufacturing Company. She spends her time now doing handwork and doing a little babysitting. Colly and Isabel have always attended Church Hill United Methodist Church.

      Submitted by Mrs. Johnny Bagley

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] US Social Security Death Index (SSDI), (RootsWeb), 18 Feb 2010.
      Name: EDITH I LEATH
      Birth: 02 Sep 1905
      Death: 12 Mar 2003 (V)
      Last Residence: 75652 (Henderson, Rusk, TX)
      Last Benefit: (none specified)
      SSN: 451-44-5054
      Issued: Texas

    2. [S11] Find A Grave, (www.findagrave.com), 18 Feb 2010.
      Find A Grave Memorial# 42979988