Alta Adessa Brown

Born: Apr 03, 1867
Loc: Rockdale Twp. Crawford Co., PA
Died: Oct 24, 1958
Loc: Union City, Erie Co., PA
Bur: Chapinville Cemetery,
Rockdale Twp. Crawford Co., PA
Gravestone Photo
Father: Jirah Swift Brown
Mother: Elmina Lois Chapin
Married: October 23, 1891
Spouse: Floyd Leonard,
son of Lorenzo Leonard and Eliza Amy
No children from this marriage

After the death of her husband she worked for several years as a matron at the Minnesota School
for Dependent and Neglected children.  It was located at Owatonna, MN

1870 Census: Rockdale Twp, Crawford Co, PA
1880 Census: Rockdale Twp, Crawford Co, PA
1900 Census: Rockdale Twp, Crawford Co, PA
1920 Census: Owatonna Twp, Steele Co, MN
Obituary:  Mrs. Alta Leonard, age 91 years, passed away at her residence, 25 South Street, Union City, Friday October 24. Funeral services in charge of the Rev. Albert Hill, pastor of First Baptist Church were held from the Glenn Funeral Home, Union City Sunday afternoon October 26 at 2:30 o’clock and burial was in the Chapinville Cemetery. The deceased was survived by two nieces, Mrs. Dolly Chapin, Union City and Mrs. Field of Erie.

She is buried in the cemetery adjoining the farm where she was born. It is on land that was settled by her grandparents (Samuel and Percy Holmes Chapin) in the 1830’s.