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Obit: William Roy Leggott

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Obit: William Roy Leggott

Posted: 3 Nov 2009 10:32AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Leggott, Mueller, Hall, Fish, Tilson, Frescoln
"The Elwood Bulletin" [Elwood, Gosper Co., NE], 11 May 1961:

Services Today for Roy Leggott at Christian Church

The community lost another solid citizen this week, with the death of Roy Leggott. He passed away in the Lexington hospital a few hours after being admitted for treatment. he had suffered a number of heart attachs in recent weeks.

Having resided in this community since early childhood, Mr. Leggott was well known by a large circle of friends outside the family. His death marks the first in the family of the late George Leggott.

A farmer by vocation, the Leggotts have made their home on a farm a mile east of Elwood for the past several years. He had not been actively engaged in the operation of the farm for some time, but was a frequent visitor in town and faithful attendant at the Christian Church.

Possessed of a quiet nature, he was known as a good neighbor and friends who will be missed by all in the daily activities of which he had a part for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Myrtle, two brothers and four sisters, and many other relatives.

Last rites will be held at the Elwood Christian Church today [Thursday] May 11 at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Harry W. Elwood officiating. Interment will be in the Elwood cemetery.

The Men's Quartette will sing. Casket bearers are nephews.

William Roy Leggott

William Roy Leggott, son of George and Mary Leggott was born December 7, 1885 [sic. Dec 27] at Clifton, Illinois, and departed this life May 9, 1961, at the Lexington, Nebraska hospital.

In 1888 Roy with his parents moved to Nebraska where he lived the most part of his life. On February 11, 1914, he was united in marriage to Myrtle Mueller.

Roy joined the fellowship of the First Christian Church of Elwood in 1916 and was a faithful member and Elder of the church. His chosen vocation was farming. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Mary, who died in infancy.

He is survived by his wife, Myrtle, two brothers, Ed and Charles of Elwood, four sisters, Alice Hall of Elwood, Annie Fish of Oxford, Carrie Tilson of Elwood, and Esther Frescoln of Winner, South Dak., nine nieces and 12 nephews, other relatives and a great host of friends.
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