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William H. Leavitt,    Armel

In 1870 Nemaha County, Kansas, William is 27, born in Ohio, with Harrett 21 and year-old Henry.

In 1880 Nemaha County, Kansas, William is 37, Harriet 30, with Henry 11, Niles 6, and Martha 2, all three born in Michigan. On the same page is Stephen A. Leavitt 74 and Sophrania 70, then Albert S. 27 and Lucy 32 Leavitt, with Lucy's kids - four Waymire and one Lewitt. Stephen and Sophronia are buried in Plains, Kansas.

In 1885 Butler County, Kansas, Wm. H. is 42, Harritt 35, Sephronia 75, Henry 16, Niles 11, Martha 7, and Iva ten months old. Niles H. Leavitt -1874-1892 is buried in Doniphan County, Kansas # 40742879.

Henry S. Leavitt, age 20, married Lissie Swift, age 21, in Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan August 4, 1888. Lissie's parents were Frank Swiift and Josaphine Hall.

1899 "Wedding bells were rung at Lansing last Saturday for Miss Leavitt and Mr. Benidict."

William H. Leavitt proved up a quarter in 5, 3S 42W in 1899.


In 1900 Lansing precinct, William, born Sept 1842 in Ohio, married 35 years to Harriet J. July 1849 New York, have had four chldren, three living. Iva M. was born May 1884 in Kansas.

William - Thanks to Shelly Donald

William and Hattie

Mattie and Howie Benedict are in Colorado Springs in 1900. Mattie born Nov 1877 in Michigan, Howie Aug 1876 Michigan.

Martha Leavitt Benedict - 1878-1901 is buried in Colorado Springs # 69317918.

"Morris" Chester Surber married Ida May Leavitt Feb 22, 1904, recorded in El Paso County. 1905 "Mr. and Mrs. Greatsinger visited with Wm. Leavitts Sunday."

In 1910 Long Beach, California, Henry S. Leavitt is a crapenter, 41, Lizzie 40, both born in Michigan, with Harvey C. 18 Kansas, Nellie 15 Colorado, Josephine 12 Colorado, and Frank 10 Colorado.

Harvey Carlton Leavitt registered with a Long Beach address, born Nov 26, 1891 in Ellwood Kansas, was a carpenter for Horsley Motion Picture Co., of Los Angeles.

1908 "Mrs. Leavitt's brother, Mr. Dolittle, is making them a visit. He will stay with them several weeks."

In 1909 A. S Breninger was appointed administrator of the estate of William H. Leavitt, deceased.


In 1910 Oceana County, Michigan, Hattie Leavitt is 60, Martha Doolittle 88. They're living with Martha's daughter Mattie Carmer, 54.

John Doolittle 181701887 and Martha 1821-1914 are buried in Oceana Center Cemetery, Michigan. # 7526032. The FindaGrave listing says there's a stone "Mrs. Leavitt" on same lot with no dates.


In 1930 El Paso County, Calhan precinct, Maurice Surber is 50, Iva 45, with Roy E. 21, Ruby may 11, and Carl Bruce 8. Hattie Leavitt, 80 mothero-in-law, is with them.

There's a Harriett I. Leavitt 1849-1931 buried in Eastonville, El Paso County, per # 22249199..

Iva May Surber, 1884-1959, is also buried there, per #22249361.

I am a new subscribe and would like to share information with descendants of Henry and Melissa. My mother, Iva May Leavitt Surber was a sister of Henry. They were the children of William H. and Harriet Doolittle Leavitt. Henry: b. Mar. 21, 1869 MI, d. Oct. 23, 1924, Alhambra, CA, m. Melissa Swift, Aug. 4, 1888. Children: 1. Harvey , b. Nov. 26, 1891, d. Feb. 7, 1961, m. Harriet L. White a) Marion (dau) 2. Nellie Martha, b. Jan. 16, 1895, d.July 6, 1981, m. Irven H. Ford January 23, 1913 in Los Anglees

a) Robert b) Harold, b. Mar. 23, 1921 3. Josephine May, b May 1,1898, d. Oct. 24,1956 m. (1) Chester Mankin March 3, 1917 a) Hazel, b. June 7, 1919, m. Boekelheide b) Helen, b. June 7, 1919, m. Ronald Holmes c) Betty ? m. (2) Robert Roamer 4. Frank b. Sept. 30, 1899, d. June 17, 1974, m. Pauline Haworth . Thank you for any additional information you can provide. Karl Surber

Myself, Shelly Staton Donald CA Cynthia Surber Staton b. Colorado Springs, CO Roy Edgar Surber b. 1907 Peyton, El Paso Co. CO m. Lois Marie Watson (b. Lincoln Co. Ks, moved as a youngster to Lincoln co. CO) Chester Maurice Surber b 1879 Pulaski Co KY d. 1947 Calhan, El Paso Co. CO m. Iva Mae Leavitt In Surber, El Paso Co. CO.

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