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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

LEEDS, Sarah Dutton

June 5, 1903
taken at The Hansbury Studio
914 Chester Street, Philadelphia

UPDATE - Sarah has been claimed and is going home to her family. This beautiful portrait was located at the Dec 2015 Antiques Fair at the Palm Beach County fairgrounds in southern Florida.

Sarah Dutton Leeds was born Sept 4, 1887 to parents Isaac Powell Leeds and Elizabeth A. Lippencott.

1900 Census, Burlington County, NJ
LEEDS, I. Powell, head, 22-Oct 1851, 48, NJ, of NJ & PA parents (Isaac & Sarah). farmer
LEEDS, Eliz. A., wife, 2-Apr 1856, 44, NJ, of NJ parents (Josiah & Louisa)
LEEDS, Mary Elizabeth, daughter, 19-July 1885, 14, NJ, at school
LEEDS, Sarah Dutton, daughter, 4-Sept 1887, 12, NJ, at school
LEEDS, Emily Powell, daughter, 5-June 1891, 8, NJ, at school
LEEDS, Beulah Sharpless, daughter, 18-June 1893, 6, NJ
LEEDS, Josiah Lippencott, son, Jan 1895, 5, NJ

1910 Census, Chester township, Burlington County, NJ
LEEDS, I. Powell, head, 59, farmer
LEEDS, Elizabeth A., wife, 54
LEEDS, Sarah D., daughter, 22, teacher
LEEDS, Emily P., daughter, 19, teacher
LEEDS, Josiah L., son, 15

Curious about why Beulah (should be 16 years old) is missing from this census.

Her sister Emily Powell Leeds (a food and canning demonstrator for the State Agricultural Dept) married Franklin William Stillman (manager of Broad Meadow Farm) at Rahway, on Sept 5, 1917. Sarah was maid of honor, Beulah was among the bridesmaids, and Josiah was the best man.

The 1920 Census shows much the same information, except that Mary Leeds is back in the household and works as a manager of a hotel. Sarah is still a public school teacher, Beulah works as a clerk in a drug store and Josiah works for an electrical supply company.

By the time of the 1930 Census, 74 year old Elizabeth is the widowed head of household. (Isaac Powell Leeds died 29-June 1924 at age 73). Living with her at 259 E. 3rd street, are Josiah (35, electrical engineer, and veteran of the great war), Mary (44, proprietor of Summer Hotel), and Beulah (36, a statistician for the Telephone company.) Sarah is no longer in the household.

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