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Louis Fletcher Needham reads his Bible with a magnifier.

Louis Fletcher NEEDHAM

20 Jan 1870 - 11 Oct 1961

  • BIRTH: 20 Jan 1870, Tonganoxie, Leavenworth, KS
  • DEATH: 11 Oct 1961, Tonganoxie, Leavenworth, KS
  • BURIAL: 14 Oct 1961, Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie, Ks
Father: Hawley Varnum NEEDHAM
Mother: Catherine Amelia LOWE

Family 1 : Nellie Wade RULE
  • MARRIAGE: 16 Jun 1898, Omaha, Douglas, NE
  1. +Catherine Lonell NEEDHAM
  2.  Helen Elsie NEEDHAM
  3.  Hawley NEEDHAM
Family 2 : Elizabeth Wade "Lizzie" RULE
  • MARRIAGE: 17 Jun 1908
  1. +Dorothy Louise "Dot" NEEDHAM


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


[16] Jackson County, MO Department of Records
Marriage Records
http://records.co.jackson.mo.us/
Groom: NEEDHAM, LOUIS FLETCHER
Bride: RULE, LIZZIE
Certificate Number: 1908K0041089
Date of Application: 06/27/1908; Date of Marriage: 06/28/1908

Obituary of "Louie F. Needham"
Leavenworth Times, Wednesday, 11 Oct 1961

Louis Fletcher Needham Obituary Abstract
"Tonganoxie Mirror" Obituary Vertical File
Tonganoxie Public Library
12 Oct 1961 issue

1870, 1880 US Federal Census
Stranger Twp, Leavenworth, KS (ie, Tonganoxie)

1885, 1895 Kansas State Census
Tonganoxie, Leavenworth, KS

1910 US Federal Census
Tonganoxie Twp., Leavenworth, KS

1920 US Federal Census
3-WD, Beauregard, LA

1930 US Federal Census
Tonganoxie, 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Previously unpublished; 1962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Unpublished work; 1998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 #51; Virginia claims DOB is 20 Jun 1870 in Leavenworth, KS.

Dates on Maple Grove grave stone agree with the above; grave is near
that of Fred & Theckla Needham, just off and halfway down the second
road past the cemetery entrance.



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