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Walter Offley Leeds

An Old Resident of the City Passes Away.
(Michigan City Dispatch, Dec. 14)

Walter O. Leeds died at his home, 417 Spring street, last night at 11:55 o'clock. The immediate cause of his death was neuralgia of the heart. Although it was generally known the Mr. Leeds had been quite sick, it was thought that he was recovering, and the announcement of his death came as a surprise and shock to Mr. Leeds' friends. Mr. Leeds had been an invalid for the past four years, and for five or six months prior to his death he had been able to be out occasionally, and on Friday afternoon he was down town. Shortly after he returned that afternoon he was taken with the first attack of neuralgia of the heart, each attack growing more severe until the final, which came Sunday night. There were present around his bedside at the time of his death, his family, namely, his wife, his son Offley, his daughter Carrie, Mr. and Mrs. Judson Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Davidson, Miss Myrtie Bailey and Dr. W. Wilson.

Walter Offley Leeds was born in Egg Harbor, New Jersey, February 21, 1833, making him at the time of his death 63 years, 9 months and 22 days old. He came to this city with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Offley Leeds, in 1837, and had been a resident of this community ever since.

Mr. Leeds was married to Miss Amelia Dyzard, Jan. 31, 1870, and to this marriage three children were born, namely, Offley W. and Caroline Amelia, who survive him, and one daughter, Caroline Charlotte, who died in 1884, at the age of 13 years.

The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from his late residence and was largely attended. Several from Chesterton, Porter and Valparaiso were among those present at the funeral.

Mr. Leeds was the last of a family of three children. His sister was Mrs. A. T. Vreeland, who died three or four years ago, and his brother was the late Alfred Leeds. The deceased was one of the three large capitalists of the city and had property interests in both Laporte and Porter counties.

Newspaper: The Westchester Tribune
Date of Publication: December 19, 1896
Volume Number: 13
Issue Number: 36
Page: 5
Column(s): 4

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