Harley Eugene Letts1

M, b. 9 January 1921, d. 17 January 1993
     Harley Eugene Letts was born on 9 January 1921 at Kalkaska Co., MI.1 He was the son of Walter Earl Letts Sr. and Nina Opal Lovell.1 Harley Eugene Letts began military service on 28 May 1943 at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI, WW II service, enlisted. He married Leontine Loraine Byron, daughter of Neil Byron and Ruby Pearl Foster. Harley Eugene Letts died on 17 January 1993 at Traverse City, Grand Traverse Co., MI, at age 72. He was buried in January 1993 at Fairview Cemetery, Manton, Wexford Co., MI, Findagrave #76069028.

Citations

  1. [S3888] 1930 Federal Census, Shiawassee County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1027; FHL #2340762.

Harold Wilson Letts

M, b. 2 November 1917, d. 2 March 1999
     Harold Wilson Letts was born on 2 November 1917. He was the son of Walter Earl Letts Sr. and Nina Opal Lovell.1 Harold Wilson Letts married Marion Florence Born, daughter of Arthur Ezra Born and Katherine Van Steensel, on 15 October 1939 at Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI. Harold Wilson Letts died on 2 March 1999 at age 81.

Child of Harold Wilson Letts and Marion Florence Born

Citations

  1. [S3888] 1930 Federal Census, Shiawassee County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1027; FHL #2340762.

Jackson Letts

M
     Jackson Letts married Sarah Larimore, daughter of Thomas Larimore and Jemima Huddleston, on 26 October 1862 at Ohio.

Children of Jackson Letts and Sarah Larimore

Jewel Elizabeth Letts1

F, b. 10 June 1923, d. 13 January 2005
     Jewel Elizabeth Letts was born on 10 June 1923 at Michigan.1 She was the daughter of Walter Earl Letts Sr. and Nina Opal Lovell.1 Jewel Elizabeth Letts married Leon Morri Baker, son of Forest Andrew Baker and Alma Margaret Van Natter, on 23 September 1943 at Flint, Genesee Co., MI. Jewel Elizabeth Letts died on 13 January 2005 at Manton, Wexford Co., MI, at age 81.

Citations

  1. [S3888] 1930 Federal Census, Shiawassee County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1027; FHL #2340762.

Mary Ella Letts

F, b. 9 January 1866
     Mary Ella Letts was born on 9 January 1866 at Morgan Twp., Knox Co., OH. She was the daughter of Jackson Letts and Sarah Larimore.

Michael Wayne Letts

M, b. 17 May 1940, d. 25 June 2010
     Michael Wayne Letts was born on 17 May 1940 at Cadillac, Wexford Co., MI. He was the son of Harold Wilson Letts and Marion Florence Born. Michael Wayne Letts died on 25 June 2010 at Manton, Wexford Co., MI, at age 70.

Minnie Letts

F, b. 18 August 1863
     Minnie Letts was born on 18 August 1863 at Morgan Twp., Knox Co., OH. She was the daughter of Jackson Letts and Sarah Larimore. Minnie Letts married John Ewart on 4 February 1882.

Children of Minnie Letts and John Ewart

Roger W. Letts

M, b. 29 May 1865
     Roger W. Letts was born on 29 May 1865 at Morgan Twp., Knox Co., OH. He was the son of Jackson Letts and Sarah Larimore.

Sadie Edith Letts

F, b. April 1878
     Sadie Edith Letts was born in April 1878 at Morgan Twp., Knox Co., OH. She was the daughter of Jackson Letts and Sarah Larimore.

Walter Earl Letts Sr.

M, b. 24 March 1894, d. 29 October 1979
     Walter Earl Letts Sr. was born on 24 March 1894 at Bryant, Jay Co., IN. He was the son of William Morten Letts and Emma Carrie Mann. Walter Earl Letts Sr. married Nina Opal Lovell, daughter of Lewis Alan Lovell and Elizabeth Catherine Nutter, in 1915. Walter Earl Letts Sr. died on 29 October 1979 at Michigan at age 85. He was buried in November 1979 at Fairview Cemetery, Manton, Wexford Co., MI, Findagrave #83744652.

Children of Walter Earl Letts Sr. and Nina Opal Lovell

Citations

  1. [S3888] 1930 Federal Census, Shiawassee County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1027; FHL #2340762.

William Morten Letts

M, b. 17 February 1870, d. 26 May 1953
     William Morten Letts was born on 17 February 1870. He married Emma Carrie Mann in 1893. William Morten Letts died on 26 May 1953 at age 83. He was buried in May 1953 at Fairview Cemetery, Manton, Wexford Co., MI, Findagrave #83744654.

Child of William Morten Letts and Emma Carrie Mann

Erna Leu

F, b. 1 May 1899, d. 8 July 1919
     Erna Leu was born on 1 May 1899 at Germany. She married Stephen Istvan Lagler on 25 May 1916 at Harris Co., TX. Erna Leu died on 8 July 1919 at Houston, Harris Co., TX, at age 20. She was buried on 11 July 1919 at Washington Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX, Findagrave #9451927.

Child of Erna Leu and Stephen Istvan Lagler

Herbert Oscar Leu

M, b. 2 January 1915, d. 10 February 2004
     Herbert Oscar Leu was born on 2 January 1915 at Houston, Harris Co., TX. He was the son of Stephen Istvan Lagler and Erna Leu. Herbert Oscar Leu married Anna Evelyn Davalt, daughter of Samuel Oral Davalt and Nancy Maude Johnson, on 30 June 1934 at Houston, Harris Co., TX. Herbert Oscar Leu died on 10 February 2004 at Houston, Harris Co., TX, at age 89 Obituary (Findagrave.com):

Houston Chronicle (TX) - Thursday, February 12, 2004

HERBERT O. LEU, 89, passed away February 10, 2004. Survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Evelyn; daughter Shirley Allensworth and husband, Bill; grandchildren, Bob and wife, Susie, Wayne and wife, Stacy, Marvin and wife, Shavonn Allensworth; 7 great-grandchildren and sister, Martha Fiedler. Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2004 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church, 4115 Blalock. Funeral service will be held on Friday at 2:00 p.m., in the Church Sanctuary. Interment will follow in Memorial Oaks Cemetery. In lieu of usual remembrances memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 6301 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77057.

He was buried in February 2005 at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX, Findagrave #8693378.

Child of Herbert Oscar Leu and Anna Evelyn Davalt

Herman Frank Leu

M, b. 1 October 1897, d. 26 December 1974
     Herman Frank Leu was born on 1 October 1897 at Montana. He married Krimhilda Malia Geuttler on 13 October 1923 at Missoula, Missoula Co., MT. Herman Frank Leu died on 26 December 1974 at Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., Montana, at age 77.

Shirley Ann Leu

F, b. 8 August 1936, d. 20 January 2015
     Shirley Ann Leu was born on 8 August 1936 at Harris Co., TX. She was the daughter of Herbert Oscar Leu and Anna Evelyn Davalt. Shirley Ann Leu died on 20 January 2015 at Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., TX, at age 78 Obituary (Findagrave.com):

Shirley Anne Leu Allensworth, 78, passed away on January 20, 2015 in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Shirley was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Oscar Leu and her mother, Anna Evelyn Leu. She is survived by her husband, Billy Lee Allensworth. Shirley was born on August 8, 1936, and she and Bill would have celebrated their 62nd Anniversary on February 14th. She is also survived by her son, Bobby Allensworth, and his children, grandson Tyler (Kacy) Allensworth, grandson Nicholas, and by Tyler and Nicholas's mother, Susie Allensworth; son Wayne and daughter-in-law Stacy, son Marvin and daughter-in-law Shavonn, and by a host of friends who were like family to us all.
A Funeral Service will be held at Concordia Lutheran Church, 4115 Blalock Road, Houston, TX 77080 at 2:00 pm on Friday January 23, 2015, followed by burial at Memorial Oaks Cemetery.

Published in Houston Chronicle on Jan. 23, 2015.

She was buried in January 2015 at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX, Findagrave #141674048.

Maria Leusman

F
     Maria Leusman married Louis Knigge.

Child of Maria Leusman and Louis Knigge

Konrad Emil Leuze

M
     Note: Believed to have had 1 child, name unknown. Konrad Emil Leuze married Marie Munzinger, daughter of Karl Munzinger and Anna Krämer, on 23 October 1918.

Anna Lev

F, b. circa 1853
     Anna Lev was born circa 1853 at Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. She married Frank Svoboda.

Child of Anna Lev and Frank Svoboda

Edward Levell

M, b. 27 March 1885, d. 1934
     Edward Levell was born on 27 March 1885 at Missouri WW I draft registration. He married Katherine Kritzer on 6 October 1919 at Jackson Co., MO. Edward Levell died in 1934. He was buried in 1934 at Mount Saint Marys Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO, Findagrave #100553250.

Child of Edward Levell and Katherine Kritzer

Mary Katherine Levell

F, b. 25 January 1919, d. 25 June 1999
     Mary Katherine Levell was born on 25 January 1919 at Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO. She was the daughter of Edward Levell and Katherine Kritzer. Mary Katherine Levell married Max LeRoy Bliven, son of William Blaine Bliven and Bertha Mae Lord, on 1 June 1946 at Jackson Co., MO. Mary Katherine Levell died on 25 June 1999 at age 80.

Eugene Levene

M, b. 18 September 1942, d. 25 January 2002
     Eugene Levene was also known as "Gene". He was born on 18 September 1942. He died on 25 January 2002 at age 59.

Ella Levens

F, b. 13 November 1873
     Ella Levens was born on 13 November 1873.1 She was the daughter of John Levens and Rebecca (?)1 Ella Levens married George Thomas, son of Nathan Thomas and Sarah Price, on 10 July 1894, Ceremony by Rev. Oscar Michel.1

Children of Ella Levens and George Thomas

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 383.

John Levens

M
     John Levens married Rebecca (?).

Child of John Levens and Rebecca (?)

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 383.

Elizabeth Annie Lever

F
     Elizabeth Annie Lever married Frederick William Baum.

Child of Elizabeth Annie Lever and Frederick William Baum

D. W. Leverett

M, b. 1914, d. circa 1967
     D. W. Leverett was born in 1914 at Mississippi. He was the son of William Leverett and Minnie (?) D. W. Leverett married Clarice Opal Jackson, daughter of Guy Pink Jackson and Mildred Hazel Bywater, after 1 October 1943. D. W. Leverett and Clarice Opal Jackson were divorced at Floyd Co., IN; There are two articles in the New Albany Ledger listing divorces for D. W. Leverett


DIVORCE NOTICE - New Albany Ledger, 01 Oct 1943, page 4, column 5

Title: Divorces
Subjects: Leverett, D. W. & Leverett, Eva Alyne


DIVORCE NOTICE - New Albany Ledger, 20 Apr 1945, page 2, column 5 (see also pg. 2, col. 6)

Title: Divorces
Subjects: Leverett, D. W. & Leverett, Clarice.

D. W. Leverett died circa 1967 at Yazoo City, Yazoo Co., MS.

Child of D. W. Leverett and Clarice Opal Jackson

Rachael Leverett

F, b. 8 September 1944, d. 9 August 2004
     Rachael Leverett was born on 8 September 1944 at Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN. She was the daughter of D. W. Leverett and Clarice Opal Jackson. Rachael Leverett married (?) O'Neil. Rachael Leverett died on 9 August 2004 at Houston, Harris Co., TX, at age 59.

William Leverett

M
     William Leverett married Minnie (?).

Child of William Leverett and Minnie (?)

Jack Lee Leverich

M, b. 16 April 1924, d. 9 January 2003
     Jack Lee Leverich was born on 16 April 1924 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK. He was the son of Oscar Alberton Leverich and Vinnie V. Walley. Jack Lee Leverich married Elcena C. Jorgensen, daughter of Christian Peter Jorgensen and Effie Norma Shupe. Jack Lee Leverich married Ruby Josephine Short, daughter of John Short and Lillian Gertrude Coyle, on 15 July 1948 at Norman, Cleveland Co., OK. Jack Lee Leverich died on 9 January 2003 at Norman, Cleveland Co., OK, at age 78 Obituary (Findagrave.com):

Jack Lee Leverich, 78, of Norman, Oklahoma died Thursday, January 9, 2003 in Norman. Graveside Services will be held at 1100 a.m., Friday, January 11, 2003 at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with Reverend Bob Adams officiating. Services are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman.

Mr. Leverich was born on April 16, 1924 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Oscar and Vinnie Leverich. He graduated from Capital Hill High School and later graduated from Bethany Nazarene College. He served in the Coast Guard and United States Marine Corp. He worked at the V. A. Hospital for seventeen years. He then served 23 years on the O. U. Police Department. Jack was an avid boy scout leader. He started the first troops for disabled and handicapped boys. He earned the Silver Beaver award, which is the highest award in scouting.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Joe Leverich and one sister, Margie Morris. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Josephine (Jo), of the home; two daughters, Virgina Bounds and husband, Richard, of Guthrie and Jacquie Jackson and husband, Tom, of Little Axe; six grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

He was buried in January 2003 at Resthaven Gardens Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Cleveland Co., OK, Findagrave #71328578.

Joseph Alberton Leverich

M, b. 11 April 1914, d. 8 March 1974
     Joseph Alberton Leverich was born on 11 April 1914 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK.1 He was the son of Oscar Alberton Leverich and Vinnie V. Walley. Joseph Alberton Leverich married Floretta Mae Myers, daughter of Henry K. Myers and Sarah Elizabeth Popejoy. Occupation: Truck driver in 1940 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK.1 Joseph Alberton Leverich died on 8 March 1974 at age 59. He was buried in March 1974 at Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK, Findagrave #73859076.

Child of Joseph Alberton Leverich and Floretta Mae Myers

Citations

  1. [S2007] 1940 Federal Census, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 3347.

Karon Denise Leverich

F, b. 20 January 1970, d. 21 April 1998
     Karon Denise Leverich was born on 20 January 1970 at Midwest City, Oklahoma Co., OK. She was the daughter of Reda Belle Rowland. Karon Denise Leverich married Timothy Dale Pershica. Karon Denise Leverich died on 21 April 1998 at Choctaw, Oklahoma Co., OK, at age 28. Cause of death: NEWPAPER ARTICLE

OKLAHOMA CITY (BP)--Shots rang out as parents, grandparents and other relatives were bringing children to Crestwood Baptist Church’s Day Care Center in Oklahoma City on the morning of April 21.
A continuing domestic conflict was brought to an abrupt end as 31-year-old Timothy Pershica allegedly shot his 28-year-old former wife, Karen, then turned the gun on himself. Both were dead at the scene in the church’s gymnasium.
Police detectives said Karen Pershica was delivering her children, Clinton, 5, and Jessica, 3, to the day-care facility when her ex-husband approached her, although she had a victims protective order against him.
He cornered her in the church’s gymnasium, and those in the day-care center said they heard no screaming or yelling until the shots were fired.
Day-care officials said none of the 90 children were injured and none of them witnessed the shooting.
Crestwood pastor Randy Cox said Tuesday afternoon that everything was very, very quiet, and all children had been picked up from the center by 11 a.m.
The day-care facility opened again at 7 a.m. Wednesday.
When a tragedy such as the shooting occurs, questions arise as to why it happened, could it have been prevented and are day-care centers safe for children? Sheri Babb, children’s/preschool ministries specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, said when something like the shooting happens, it’s just like any other disaster. “It was something that could not have been prevented,” she noted. “It was a violent act from an aggressive person.”
Cox said it was most unfortunate that the incident happened at Crestwood, but very fortunate that the gunman didn’t involve his kids.
Cox added the safety of the children at the day-care facility is of primary concern, but nothing different will be done because of this incident.
“We have a good safety system in place already,” Cox explained. “It was not the system that broke down.”
Cox said detectives told him Pershica was going to confront his wife, and he wasn’t going to be stopped.
At Crestwood’s day school, those dropping off children have to ring a bell and identify themselves before gaining admission to the building, Cox said.
“Apparently what happened today is that Pershica watched his wife go in, then when some other parents came to the door, he followed them in.”
The Department of Human Services commended the Crestwood day-care workers for their actions in “doing everything right” during the situation.
Babb said TV reports on the incident made it look like Crestwood didn’t have security in place.
“But most all of the facilities in our churches have a check-in, check-out system, and a packet of information that has to be filled out by parents, such as security cards, information on the children and injury forms,” she noted. She said 115 day-care centers in Oklahoma Baptist churches are members of Church Weekday Education Organization, and there are approximately 135 others not members of the organization.
Babb added day-care centers are secure places where parents can leave their children with qualified teachers.
“We would much rather the parents be with the children,” Babb said, “but there are parents who have desperate needs, and the church needs to be involved in the day-care centers helping the director and teachers meet the needs of all of the families, not just families who are members of the church.
“The weekday centers in our churches provide that Christian day care children wouldn’t get in any other child-care facility.”
Babb noted the incident at Crestwood “may speak louder to us a church people to say we need to make sure we have some kind of evangelistic efforts taking place in those church weekday programs, some way to witness to those parents and see that their needs are being met.”
She explained sometimes what happens in weekday programs is the church will see it as a separate part, almost not a ministry anymore.
“Many times, the church will say, ‘If you can make it on your own money, fine, you can have the day-care center,’” Babb said.
“What we need to do is pull that together again so the churches have the child-care center as a ministry of the church,” she said. “That’s going to be more important everyday as we see the government providing more and more child-care facilities.”
Ironically, Pershica was being ministered to by Oklahoma City’s Portland Avenue Baptist Church, where he had been a member about six months.
“Lately he had been very faithful, coming to Sunday school, both worship services on Sunday and Wednesday night services,” said pastor Walter Mullican. He was in church Sunday night before the Tuesday morning shooting.
Mullican said he and a couple other men in the church spent time with Pershica trying to be there anytime there was a crisis and talking through his divorce.
“There were some indications he had some suicidal tendencies, but not so much that he might take violent action against his wife,” Mullican said.
He said Pershica’s wife, Karen, attended Portland Avenue with the children about a year ago and was considering moving her membership there, but “she dropped out of sight and we found out she was separated.”
“When that happened, he started coming to church,” Mullican observed. “He wouldn’t come when she came and that was part of the problem. At one point she was really searching and he was resistant.”
Mullican said Portland Avenue members have been scratching their heads and asking if they missed something -- if something could have been done to prevent the tragedy.
“I frankly don’t know that anything different could have been done,” he assessed. “Tim was hearing what he needed to hear -- his relationship with God, what he needed to be doing and how it could be helpful -- but the bottom line comes down to whether he accepts it and does it or not.
“We have to understand when Tim made up his mind to do that, outside of one of us chaining ourselves to him and being with him 24 hours a day, I don’t know that we could have prevented this.”
Mullican pointed out there are a lot of hurting people, and some are in the church.
“You just keep presenting them with the truth, keep loving and ministering to them,” he said.
“There was a spiritual battle of cosmic proportions going on with Tim. On the one hand, he was hearing very clearly the truth of God’s Word and what needed to be in his life. At the same time, the enemy was whispering in the other ear, ‘Tim, this is the way you do that.’ We’re talking about spiritual warfare and battle that is going on for the very lives and souls of people.
“Everything in me wants to prevent something like this, but in the end, that person has got to make the decision.”.


She was buried in April 1998 at Elmwood Cemetery, Choctaw, Oklahoma Co., OK, Findagrave #39008095.