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Fred L. Needham and Theckla Farrell Needham at the Oak Hill farm in Tonganoxie, Ks.

Fred Leone NEEDHAM

22 Aug 1875 - 26 Jan 1963

  • OCCUPATION: Farmer
  • BIRTH: 22 Aug 1875, Tonganoxie, Leavenworth, KS
  • DEATH: 26 Jan 1963, Tonganoxie, Leavenworth, KS
  • BURIAL: 29 Jan 1963, Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie, Ks
Father: Hawley Varnum NEEDHAM
Mother: Catherine Amelia LOWE

Family 1 : Theckla Emily "Teck" FARRELL
  • MARRIAGE: 31 May 1922, Tonganoxie, Leavenworth, KS
  1. +Fred Farrell "Bud" NEEDHAM
  2. +Robert Endriss NEEDHAM
  3. +Harold Vincent NEEDHAM


                                                    _John NEEDHAM _____________+
                          _George William NEEDHAM _|
                         |                         |_Betsy CUSHING ____________+
 _Hawley Varnum NEEDHAM _|
|                        |                          _Jeduthan TITUS ___________
|                        |_Risa Loretta TITUS _____|
|                                                  |_Dorcas INGERSOLL _________+
|
|--Fred Leone NEEDHAM 
|
|                                                   _William LOWE _____________+
|                         _William Fletcher LOWE __|
|                        |                         |_Bridget MATTHEWS _________+
|_Catherine Amelia LOWE _|
                         |                          _Absalom SMITH ____________+
                         |_Elsie Aquilla SMITH ____|
                                                   |_Anna Mary "Polly" BEAMER _+


[10] Fred Leone Needham
12 Sep 1918; Tonganoxie, KS
National Archives and Records Administration
World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
http://www.ancestry.com/
(This ought to put to rest the question of Fred's true middle name. The card
is filled out and signed in his own handwriting. This is the only known instance
of Fred actually using "Leone" rather than just the initial "L".)

Leavenworth County, KS Marriage License
"C. No. 1777; P.J. No. 3670", 31 May 1922
Fred L. Needham and Theckla Farrell
Marriage performed by Presbyterian minister Samuel Fackler Wilson
KSHS Film AR7337; Book V; Page 550

Farrell - Needham Wedding Abstract
"Tonganoxie Mirror" Vertical File
Tonganoxie Public Library
01 Jun 1922 issue
"Farrell, Theckla to Needham, Fred
Married: 31 May 1922, home of the bride's parents,
Mr. & Mrs. M. G. Farrell."

"Groom's Index/Bride's Index, Books K-V:
Jan 16, 1900 - Aug 31, 1922, Leavenworth, KS"
Debra F. Graden, 2002

Obituary of "Fred L. Needham"
Leavenworth Times, Sunday, 27 Jan 1963

Fred L. Needham Obituary
"Tonganoxie Mirror", 31 Jan 1963

US Social Security Administration
Social Security Death Index, Master File
Fred Needham, Born: 22 Aug 1875, Died: Jan 1963

1880 US Federal Census
Stranger Twp, Leavenworth, KS (ie, Tonganoxie)

1885, 1895 Kansas State Census
Tonganoxie, Leavenworth, KS

1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 US Federal Census
Tonganoxie Twp, Leavenworth, KS

Needham Lineage and Genealogical Notes
Previously unpublished; 1962
Hawley Vincent Needham, Kathryne Lowe Needham Shepherd

Needham Family Genealogical Notes
Unpublished work; 1998
Virginia Joy Chism Nichols
Record #54

Maple Grove grave is located alongside the second road past
the cemetery entrance, halfway down its length.



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