William Alexander Leggett

b. 10 January 1891, d. 9 July 1957
  • William Alexander Leggett was born on 10 January 1891 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York.
  • The following appeared on 3 September 1916 in the Buffalo Courier: Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Hibbard announce the engagement of their daughter Frances M. to William a. Leggett, marriage to take place in October.
  • He married Frances M. Hibbard, daughter of Francis W. Hibbard, on 11 October 1916 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at Fargo Avenue, at the home of the bride's parents, with Rev. James R. Logue officiating. They later divorced.
  • The following appeared on 12 October 1916 in the Buffalo Evening News: The marriage of Miss Frances M. Hibbard, to Mr. William A. Leggett, was solemnized last evening at 8 o'clock, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. Hibbard, in Fargo avenue. The Rev. James R. Logue performed the ceremony, which took place before an embankment of palms. The house was decorated throughout with plams, smilax and pink roses. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of ivory satin, with Radium lace and pearl trimming and carried bride roses and lilies of the valley. She was attended by Miss Grace Forbes, who was gowned in pale blue satin with bodice of net. Mr. Harry H. Hibbard was best man and Mr. William W. Hibbard, usher. Miss Hazel Hainke played the wedding march.
         THE ceremony was followed by a supper, the bride's table of 11 covers was decorated in pink and white and the other guests were seated at small tables. Among the out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Hibbard, Mr. and Mrs. W. Heximer, Mr. and Mrs. H. Hibbard of Niagara Falls; Mr. and Mrs. C. Howland of Lockport, N. Y.
         Mr. and Mrs. Leggett are taking a trip to New York, Philadelphia and Atlantic City and will be at home after November 15, at 112 Massachusetts avenue.
  • William Alexander Leggett registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in Erie County, New York, while living with his wife and mother at 112 Massachusetts in Buffalo, and employed in Tonawanda by US Alloy Corporation as a purchasing agent.
  • The following appeared on 27 November 1925 in the Buffalo Evening News: (Marriage Licenses) William A. Leggett, 220 Laird -- Margaret L. Boehner, 147 Sprenger.
  • He married Margaret Louise Boehner, daughter of Ludwig M. Boehner and Elizabeth Rosli Borth, on 27 November 1925.
  • Margaret Louise Boehner and William Alexander Leggett appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Kenmore, Erie County, New York, at 348 Tremaine Avenue. Other members of the household included Lillie Dale.
  • He was employed as a huckster by a fruit shop, according to the 1930 census.
  • William Alexander Leggett and Margaret Louise Boehner appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Kenmore, New York, at 348 Tremaine Avenue. Other members of the household included Lillie Dale.
  • He was employed as a salesman of wholsale electric appliances, according to the 1940 census.
  • The following appeared on 21 February 1949 in the Buffalo Courier-Express: [Died] Lillie Dale Leggett, in Kenmore, N. Y., February 19, 1949, wife of the late Colin M. Leggett; mother of William A. Leggett; sister of William J. Dale of Erie, Pa. Funeral services from her home, 346 Tremaine Ave., Kenmore, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends are invited. Mrs. Leggett was a past matron of Naomi Chapter No. 102 O. E. S., under whose auspices Eastern Star services will be held Monday evening at 8:30 o'clock.
  • William Alexander Leggett died on 9 July 1957 at age 66 in Fenelon Falls, Kawartha Lakes, Victoria County, Ontario, Canada.
  • Margaret Louise Boehner became a widow at his death.
  • He was interred at Acacia Park Cemetery, North Tonawanda, Niagara County, New York.
  • The following appeared on 11 July 1957 in the Buffalo Courier-Express: William A. Leggett, 66, of 348 Tremaine Ave., Kenmore, treasurer and past president of the Erie County Masonic Board of Relief, died unexpectedly Tuesday night at Fenelon Falls, Ont.
         Mr. Leggett had been on vacation at the Canadian resort, 100 miles northeast of Toronto, since last Saturday.
         He had been an industrial supply salesman for the H. D. Taylor Co. for the last 38 years. He was born in Buffalo and attended Lafayette High School.
         An active Mason for many years, Mr. Leggett was past master of DeMolay Lodge 498, F&AM; honorary life member of Corinthian Lodge 481, AFDAM of Toronto, member of Germania Chapter 256, Royal Arch Masons, life member of the Masonic Past Masters Assn. of Erie County, and had been Board of Relief treasurer for the last 11 years.
         He was a member of Kenmore United presbyterian Church and the Board of Sessions of the church.
         Survivors are his wife, the former Margaret Boehner of Buffalo whom he married in 1825, and a daughter, Mrs. Donald K. Hall of Buffalo.
         The Rev. Peter Pascoe, of Kenmore United Presbyterian Church, will conduct services at 2 Saturday afternoon at the Steck, Lockwood and Clark Funeral Home, 2775 Main St.
         Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery.
  • Last Edited: 30 Oct 2013

Family 1: Frances M. Hibbard b. June 1890

Family 2: Margaret Louise Boehner b. 15 February 1898, d. 9 February 1984