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Paul Harter Leech, Jr. (May 23, 1922 - July 26, 2002)
Posted by: John Leech (ID *****2609) Date: September 17, 2002 at 10:50:48
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LEECH, Paul Harter - Died in Santa Rosa on July 26, 2002, at the age of 80. Paul was husband to Sara for fifty years; father of Paul William, John Richard, David Harvey and father-in-law of Judith Hedgpeth, father of Phillip Michael and grandfather of Albert Ryan, Angeline Marlene, Brian Phillip, and Bianca Raquel Marie. He was big brother to Audrey Leeds Castillo, Mary Brady, John David Leech and Michael Harvey Leech. Paul was born May 23, 1922, at Fort Mills on Corregidor in the Philippine Islands, where his father was stationed as a US Army officer. Paul graduated from the University of Colorado as an Electrical Engineer. He worked for many years for General Electric, with wartime assignments with the Kellex Corporation (Manhattan Project) and Raytheon (RADAR). Later he was the Western Editor, based in San Francisco, of the McGraw-Hill magazine "Electrical World". Most recently he was an environmental impact specialist and plant safety officer for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, based in Montgomery County, Maryland, where the family lived for seventeen years. An Oakmont resident since 1990, Paul served as president of Oakmont Walkers. He was also president of the local chapter of
the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE). Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, August 24, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 9000 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, California.

[Funeral notice prepared for the Santa
Rosa Press-Democrat, Sunday, August 4,
2002. Memorial observances on the East
Coast to be arranged.]

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Paul Harter Leech genealogy

1. Paul Harter Leech, Jr., born 4:45 a.m., May 23, 1922, at Fort Mills on the
island of Corregidor, Philippine Islands. Married April 27, 1952 to Sarah Marie
Scofield. Children (4): Paul William, John Richard, David Harvey, Phillip
Michael.
Sarah (Sara) Marie Scofield Leech born June 13, 1921, in Palo Alto, Cal.
Paul William Leech born March 18, 1953, in San Francisco, Cal.
John Richard Leech born May 29, 1955, in Marin General Hospital,
Greenbrae, Cal. Married Jan. 1, 1981, to Julie Christine Steyer; marriage
dissolved April 15, 1989.
David Harvey Leech born Feb. 1957, in Redwood City, Cal. Married Judith
Hedgpeth.
Phillip Michael Leech born April 17, 1959, in Redwood City, Cal. Married
Barbara. Children (4): Albert Ryan (b. July 4, 1988), Angeline Marlene (b. Nov.
10, 1989), Brian Phillip (b. Dec. 8, 1992), Bianca Raquel (b. June 17, 1996);
divorced.

2. [Father of #1] Paul Harter Leech, Sr., born 11:45 p.m., Oct. 7, 1896, at
Tippecanoe City, Miami County, Ohio. Married (1) to Doris Kiene, April 28, 1919,
in Los Angeles, Cal., by Rev. J. E. Hoick. Children (4): Paul Harter Jr.,
Audrey, Mary, John; divorced Feb. 5, 1936, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Married (2) to
Maxine Leone Allen, May 23, 1936, in Kimball, Neb., Children (1): Michael
Harvey. Died April 22, 1963, in Eustis, Lake County, Fla. SSN 523-05-7987
Military service: California National Guard (April 1914-Nov. 17, 1915). U.S.
Navy (Nov. 18, 1915-May 12, 1916). Enlisted Sept. 25, 1916 in U.S. Army;
commissioned 2nd Lt. May 3, 1918; served in France (July-Nov., 1918), Philippine
Islands (1921). . . .Retired after July 5, 1944, as Major, Quartermaster Corps
(0-10950).

3. [Mother of #1] Doris Lillian Kiene born June 13, 1899, in Dubuque, Dubuque
County, Iowa. Died Oct. 28, 1974, at Mount Kisco, N.Y. Married (1) Paul Harter
Leech, Sr. [#2]; children (4); divorced. Married (2) Bob Padley.
Paul Harter Leech, Jr., born 4:45 a.m., May 23, 1922, at Fort Mills on the
island of Corregidor, Philippine Islands. Married April 27, 1952 to Sarah Marie
Scofield. Children (4): Paul William, John Richard, David Harvey, Phillip
Michael.
Doris Audrey Leech (Audrey Leeds Castillo) born 10:40 a.m., June 25, 1929,
in Station Hospital, Fort Lewis, Wash. Married William Castillo. Children (1):
Christopher William. Divorced.
Mary Elizabeth Leech born 5:30 a.m., Oct. 28, 1924, in Letterman General
Hospital, San Francisco, Cal. Married Jonathan B. Brady. Children (2): Hugh
Scott, Jess Wight.
John David Leech, Sr. (Jonathan Watts) born Nov. 8, 1933, in Station
Hospital, Fort Warren, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Married Diane Consoeur. Children (1):
Andrew (John David Jr.). Divorced.

Maxine Leone Allen born Dec. 6, 1910, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Michael Harvey Leech born April 10, 1944, in West Palm Beach, Fla.

4. [Father of #2] Harvey Milton Leech born Feb. 9, 1869, at Arcadia, Hancock
County, Ohio, or Mansfield, Ohio. Married to Emma L. Seitsinger, May 16, 1895,
at Tipton, Iowa. Died in Los Angeles, 1957. Ashes interred in California
Memorial Columbarium (Chapel of the Chimes), Oakland, Cal., Chapel of Rosemary,
West, Tier 7, Niche 3D.
1870 census for Ohio, Richard County, shows in the 3rd ward of the city of
Mansfield the family of Joseph Leech (age 42), members including Constable,
Lucinda (36), Carroll (9), Jennette (7), Samuel (5), Harvey M. (1).
Pastor of First Lutheran Church, Oakland. Pastor of St. Michael's Lutheran
Church, Berkeley.

5. [Mother of #2] Emma L. Seitsinger Leech born Oct. 29, 1870, at Tipton, Iowa.
Died April 29, 1943, at Berkeley, Cal. Ashes interred in Chapel of the Chimes
(California Memorial Columbarium), Oakland, Cal., Chapel of Rosemary, West, Tier
7, Niche 3D.

6. Arnold Kiene born April 1872 (or 1873) at Dubuque, Iowa. Married Nov. 2,
1896, to Lillian Ada Watts. Children (4): Doris Lillian [#3], Virginia Ella,
Esther Mary. Died (1937?) in Los Angeles, Cal. Episcopalian.
Virginia Ella Kiene born Sept. 19, 1908, at Dubuque, Iowa. Married March
11, 1932, to David Dean Wight.
Esther Mary Kiene born April 15, 1911. Married (1) Lyman Nichols, (2)
Irwin (Slim) Hansen.

7. Lillian Ada Watts born Oct. 3, 1872, at Beckley, W.Va. Died June 20, 1960, in
Palo Alto, Cal. Episcopalian.
Her siblings: Albert Sidney Watts born Oct. 6, 1874, died Feb. 6, 1906.
Charles Edward Watts born Dec. 24, 1876, died Feb. 22 or 24, 1934. Florence Ella
Watts born June 13, 1880. Cornelius Camden (or Cornelius Coleman) Watts born
Jan. 5, 1883, died June 21, 1903. Lucy Ann Watts born June 28, 1884, died June
22, 1894. Lucien Jesse Watts born Feb. 20, 1885, died April 22, 1908. Jo
Blackburn Watts born Nov. 21, 1889. Narcissa Irvin Watts born July 2, 1892. Lula
Watts born Sept. 28, 1894, in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Frederick Arnold
Watts born May 12, 1899.

8. [Father of #4] Joseph Leech born 1828 in Ohio. Married Lucinda A. Plummer.
Children: incl.: Harvey Milton Leech

9. [Mother of #4] Lucinda A. Plummer born 1837 in Ohio.

10. Jacob Seitsinger born Feb. 18, 1823, at Pottsville, Pa., or Fountain
Springs, Pa. Married Feb. 27, 1848, to Nancy Dilts. Died Aug. 6, 1908.

11. Nancy Dilts born Feb. 24, 1831, at Bedford, Pa. Died May 26, 1909.

12. Peter Kiene born April 1845 in Tamins, Switzerland. Married Annie
(Adelaide?). Children incl.: Arnold Kiene.

13. Annie (Adelaide?) born Aug. 1849 (?) in Germany. Died 1910 (?).

14. Cornelius Clarkson Watts born April 23, 1848, in Amherst, Amherst County,
Va. Married Oct. 1, 1871 to Ella M. Shumate, at Oceana, Wyoming County, W.Va.,
by the Rev. M. Johnson. Children: Lillian Ada, Albert Sidney, Charles Edward,
Florence Ella (Couch), Lula, Blackburn, Cornelius Coleman (or Cornelius Camden).
Died 6:15 p.m., May 28, 1930, at 'Breezemont', his home in Charleston, W.Va.
Member of Charleston, W.Va., law firm Watts, Davis & Davis. Attorney
General of W.Va. (1880-1886). U.S. attorney for the District of W.Va. (1886-?,
?-1896). Democratic party candidate for governor of W.Va. (1896).
Son of Lucy A. Simms & J. D. Watts, she the daughter of--Richard Durrette
Simms & Elizabeth Clarkson, he the son of--Mildred Durrett & James Simms, she
the daughter of--Richard Durrett & Elizabeth Davis--he the son of Richard
Durrett & Abigail Terrell--she the daughter of Henry Terrell & Sarah Woodson--
[s]he the son [daughter] of Tarleton Woodson & Ursula Fleming--he the son of
John Woodson & Judith Tarleton--he the son of Robert Woodson & Elizabeth Ferris-
-he the son of Dr. John Woodson & Sarahh (Winston) who came to America 1619 in
Ship George.
At the age of 16 during the last year of the Civil War, served in the
Confederate army as a member of Company C of Mosby's command, and Turner
Ashley's Cavalry. Built Coal River and Western Railroad, now a branch of the
Chesapeake and Ohio lines, in Boone County. Trotting horse "General Watts"
raised on Watts Farm at Fairlea in Greenbrier County.
Colonial ancestors included: George Dillard (b. 1634, came to
Williamsburg, Va., 1660), Starke (Jane b. 1759) of Hanover County, Wise (Lucy m.
1724 JD B 1698), Hunt (Mary Anne Hunt's grandfather Lewis Page), Page (Louisa m.
JSD b. 1658), Dr. John Woodson (to Va., 1619), Richard Ferris (father of
Elizabeth), William Terrell of New Kent County (d. 1677), Theodosius Staige of
Middlesex, John Ragland from Wales, John Rodes Crawford, William Morton, William
Terrell, Stephen Tarleton (father of Judith), Charles Fleming (father of
Ursula), William Davis (father of Isaac b. 1710).
See "History of Charleston and Kanawha County, W.Va., and Representative
Citizens"; "Contemporary Biography of West Virginia"; Jim Comstock, ed., "West
Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia", Richwood, W.Va., 1974, 1976.

15. Ella Martha Shumate born March 7, 1854, at Raleigh, W.Va. Died Feb. 22, 1925
(or 1926).

20. Daniel Seitzinger born Jan. 17, 1793. Married Mary Ream of Iowa.

21. Mary Ream, Iowa.

28. [Father of #14] James Dillard Watts married (1) Jane Shannon Higginbotham.
Children: Dr. Shannon Themes Watts, father of Laura & Alice; Sterling Fletcher
Watts, husband of Jane George, father of Sallie, Sterling, and John; Rev. Robert
William Watts (Methodist). (2) Eliza Goodman. Children: Dillard Watts, Thomas
Brown Watts (killed in Civil War). (3) Lucy Ann Simms. Children: John Wesley
Watts (killed in Civil War), Richard Simms Watts (killed in Civil War), Charles
Edward Watts (Methodist minister, badly wounded in Civil War), Cornelius
Clarkson Watts (wounded in Civil War), Mary Eliza Watts, Emma Jane Watts, Lucian
Clarkson Watts.
Son of William Lawson Watts, who was son of Stephen Watts, who was son of
Thomas Watts, who was son of Edward Watts (Scotland).

29. [Mother of #14] Lucy Ann (Simms) retired in Albemarle County, Va.

30. [Father of #15] Daniel Shumate married Narcissa Burgess. Children incl: Ella
Martha.

31. [Mother of #15] Narcissa Burgess.


[PHL/JRL April 27, 2002]

Genealogy assembled from official records, and oral and written history.
Additions or corrections to johnrleech@hotmail.com


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