Leedy's In History

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The number in parenthesis refers to the designation in The Leedy Family History by Gordon M. Connelly (1985).   

 

 

Notable Leedy

(Persons, Places and Things)

 

Persons

 

Julia Buchheit (10047 H) actress in TV Soap Opera, “All My Children”

 

Sarah Brown (829) remembers Pres. Lincoln’s funeral train passing by her home

 

Gordon Connelly (6775) Author of “Leedy Family History”

 

Aaron Leedy Garber (1131) publisher of “The Leedy Chronicle”

 

Aaron Leedy (230) Led the Grange Band

 

Carl Leedy (2487) Weekly radio program as “The Old Timer”

 

Charles Armor Leedy (1567) Actor, magician

 

Charles Denoe Leedy ( ) classical pianist

 

Craig Leedy ( ) 3rd Place in World Rock Drilling Championships, 2007

 

Dale K. Leedy (6572) the most successful Leedy baseball player

 

Daniel Loney Leedy (3406) Wildlife Conservationist and Scientist

 

Douglas Leedy (9719) Composer, performer and music scholar

 

Dwight Leedy (7941) Eagle Scout

 

Earl Leedy, character played by Michael Jeter in the 1994 action movie, “Drop Zone”

 

Edwin C. Leedy (3562) Great Northern Railroad

 

Glenn Leedy ( ) African-American actor who played Toby in the 1946 movie “Song of the South”, also known as Glenn Leedy Allen, Sr.

 

Gene Leedy (  ) architect, founder of “Sarasota School” of Architecture, Florida

 

Gertrude Leedy (808) worked for woman’s suffrage

 

Harold Gavin Leedy (3876) President of Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 1941, biography included in 1952 book by Richard Fowler titled, “Leaders in our Town”

 

Harold Leedy (10270) President of Leedy Manufacturing, Inc.

 

Isaac Leedy (228) “The most able Leedy minister”

 

Jack J. Leedy ( ) Father of Poetry Therapy

 

Jacob Harvy Leedy (1566) Artist

 

Jeff Leedy ( ) Artist in Sausalito, California

 

James Allen Leedy ( 7417) abstract expressionist artist

 

John Leedy (1584) Magician and Hypnotist, his act included his three daughters, Evelyn (4195), Carolyn (4196) and Barbara (4197)

 

Kathy Leedy ( ) Missouri Lottery winner

 

Laura Leedy Gansler ( ) author

 

Lucille Leedy (4411 A) Poet

 

Loomis Chapman Leedy (5520 C) Minority Owner of Orlando Magic Basketball Team

 

Martha Leedy (1101) 1st woman President of Leedy Reunion (1923)

 

Robert Leedy (6729 A) Professional Wrestler, used the name, “Sky-Hi Lee”. Reported to be 6’9”, 290 lbs.

 

Roy Leedy (1353) Leedy Family Historian 1911-1961

 

Roy Leedy (9752) Finished 14th in the 2013 CrossFit World Championship in California

 

Samuel Leedy (222) formed the “Leedyite” Church after being “disfellowshipped” over the issue of feet washing.

 

The Leedy Trio, a Dutch “light music” group in the late 1940’s composed of Bert Bibaz, Ger Faber and John Moring

 

Ulysses Grant Leedy (1307) founder of Leedy Drum Company

 

Val “Doggface” Leedy ( ) Mixed Martial Arts Fighter

 

George Lucas (8539) writer and director of movie “Star Wars”

 

Loduska Wirick (2551) missionary in Japan, know as the “Nightingale of the Orient” Honored by the Emperor of Japan

 

Myron Yates (4186) animation artist for Walt Disney Studios

 

 

Places

 

Leedey, Oklahoma  (Amos Leedy 1090, was first Post Master)

 

Leedy, Mississippi (William Bibb Leedy 539, was influential in naming town)

 

Leedy, Montana (Schuyler Colfax Leedy 1280, was first Post Master)

 

Leederville Hotel, Leederville, Washington, know to locals as “The Leedy”

 

Leedy Art Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

 

Leedy Cemetery, Andrews, Huntington County, Indiana

 

Leedy Cemetery, Lagro Township, Indiana

 

Leedy Cemetery, Dewey County, Oklahoma

 

Leedy Drive, Lander, Wyoming

 

Leedy Drive, Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada

 

Leedy-Ellis Scholarship, Univ. of Maryland-Baltimore County

 

Leedy Estates, Manvel, Brazoria County, Texas

 

Leedy Field, located on Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois

 

Leedy Grange Hall, Portland, Oregon, near the Cedar Mill community

 

Leedy Lane, Andrews, Indiana

 

Leedy Professor of Law, Univ. of Misouri-Columbia

 

Leedy Reunion, began in 1896 in Ankeneytown, Ohio, has been held on the second Saturday in August ever since

 

Leedy Road, Topeka, Kansas

 

Leedy Store, Fifth Ave., Moline, Illinois

 

Leedy Theater, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania

 

Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, Missouri

 

Leedy Way, street in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

Things

 

 

Leedy’s Roseroot (Sedum integrifolium ssp. leedyi) a cliffside wildflower found in several counties in Minnesota and New York

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