LEROY O. LADD GRAVESTONE PHOTO
The Humboldt Union, Sept. 16, 1915
Died: Sept. 10, 1915
Leroy O. Ladd, son of John and Caroline Ladd, was born in Vermont March 24th, 1843, and died at his home in Logan Township September 10th, 1915, at the age of 72 years, 5 months and 17 days.
In 1849 he with his parents crossed over into the state of New York. Mr. Ladd enlisted in the 110th New York Infantry at the age of 18, and was honorably discharged at the end of his enlistment, September 1865, and returned to New York.
He was married to Miss Kate Dernick in 1866 and came to Kansas in 1868. His wife died in 1870, leaving a son, Lucius H. Ladd, of Woodson county.
In 1873 he was married to Mrs. Philena Jackson, who survives him. To this union were born nine children: Minnie (Ladd) Campbell who died February 27th, 1900, leaving two children: Effie (Ladd) Choguill, Cora (Ladd) Wood, Orlie Leroy who died at the age of two years, Edwin R. Gertrude (Ladd) Ashbrook, Ennis, Urbane and Leola.
The funeral services were conducted at the home Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Megill officiating, and burial was in the Ellison cemetery.