Not related. Found a few items from the Wellington Leader which is part of the newspaperarchive.com site. The 1955 year is not available which would have the obit for J. A. Leach, neither is 1954 for W. Leach's obit.
July 4, 1946
Former Resident Returns for Visit
A former resident of this county and his family, Dr. and Mrs. ALBERT LEACH and their daughter Miss PHYLLIS LEACH, of Richmond, Virginia, arrived Tuesday afternoon, July 2, to visit in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. LEACH. Dr. Leach is a nephew of Mr. Leach and W. E. LEACH of Wellington. This is the first time Dr. Leach has been here since 1917, and the first visit to Wellington for Mrs. Leach and their daughter. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. LEACH, who lived a short distance north of town, on the farm that in recent years has been owned by LEFTY THOMAS and C. E. LITTLETON. He attended school at Wellington. Dr. Leach left here in November 1904 and since 1917, has lived in Richmond where he is a dentist. The family has been in Lubbock for several weeks vistiing with their son and brother, GORDON LEACH, who is a student at Texas Tech.
August 19, 1921
Mrs. V. E. BALDRIDGE and children were here last week from Chico visiting her relatives, the J. A. LEACH family and teh J. B. CURTNER family.
July 29 1921
Mrs. Luther Harlan Dies
The report reached McLean Thursday that Mrs. LUTHER HARLAN of Shattuck, Oklahoma, a former resident of the HEALD community, died about 6:00 that morning. ..Mr. and Mrs. HARLAN moved to Shattuck last weinter. They have many friends in the McLean country who deplore her passing. Mrs. Harlan was formerly Miss IVA BELLEW, being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. BELLEW of the Gracey community. Her brother, HOUSTON BELLEW, left for Shattuck after receving the news and will return as the remains are brought here for burial. From the McLean News.
Mrs. Harlan is a niece of Mrs. J. A. LEACH of this city. Many of the old timers here knew her when she lived near Wellington with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. BELLEW. Mr. and Mrs. Leach and daughter Clara attended the funeral at McLean last Friday. Mrs. Leach remained there with her sister until the first of the week.
November 3, 1938
Funeral Services for Brother of Local Men Held
Funeral services for L. A. LEACH of Weatherford, one time resident of this county, were held Sunday afternoon at Alvord. His two brothers, J. A. LEACH and W. E. LEACH, with Mrs. J. A. LEACH and Miss INEZ LEACH attended the services from Wellington. Mr. Leach died early Sunday morning after an illness of several months. Born in Tennessee, he came to Texas in 1879 and settled in Wise County. He came to this county in 1901 and remained until 1904. During that time he was engaged in farming. For the last 17 years he had lived in Weatherford, and at the time of his death, was engaged in the grocery business. He is survived by his widow and two sons, Dr. A. F. LEACH of Wichita Falls and Dr. A. G. LEACH of Richomind, Va.; two brothers, J. A. LEACH and W. E. LEACH of Wellington; a half brother and a half sister, J. W. LEACH of Fort Worth and Mrs. R. B. BLAIR of Fort Worth.
November 9, 1972
Mrs. J. A. LEACH, truly a pioneer of the county, and a leader in the Methodist Church here for 70 years, died in Collingsworth General Hospital Tuesday afternoon, November 7, at the age of 95. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in First United Methodist Church with Rev. JAMES BOSWELL, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in Fairview Cemetery directed by Kelso Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be JAMES SULLIVAN, SANDY PARSONS, Dr. J. FRANK JOHNSON, DAVID BAUMGARDNER, JAMES DONEGHY, FRANK CAMPBELL, CLIFF CAMPBELL, and TOM BIRCHFIELD. Besides her family and home, Mrs. Leach's greatest devotion was to the Methodist Church. For many years she taught a Sunday School class for 9 year old boys, who were to look back through the years to her influence.... She was a member of the Woodman Circle and worked actively with the Red Cross over a long period... Like many others who came here during the first years of this century, she was from Wise County. Born CARRIE DELL CURTNER at Chico on March 8, 1877, she grew up there and attended West Academy and in 1908, the couple moved to Wellington and the following year into the home where she still lived at the time of her death. Mr. Leach was to become a prominent farmer and livestock man and a founder and long time director of the City State Bank. She worked closely with him in his endeavors, riding horseback, helping brand cattle, and seeing about crops and planning for their best interests. Mrs. Leach was a neighbor after the pioneer tradition, and her love for people remained until the close of her life. Mrs. Leach is survived by a daughter and sons-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. GIBBS of Irving. Mr. Leach preceded her in death, as did their older daughter, Miss INEZ LEACH. She was the last surviving member of a family of 13, her twin sister, Mrs. DAVID STALMKER of Lubbock having died 5 years ago. Relatives living in Wellington include Mrs. R. H. BALL, Mrs. J. B. KING, A. B. CLARK, Mrs. HENRY SULLIVAN, EARL CLARK and JAKE LEACH.
October 10, 1968
Leach Family Has Reunion
The childen of Mrs. W. E. LEACH of Lubbock, formerly of Wellington, gathered at the home of a son for their first reunion in several years. The hosts were Mr. and Mrs. DON LEACH of Andrews. Attending were Mrs. Leach, Mr. and Mrs. HUBERT LEACH of Wellington; M/Sgt. and Mrs. JIM LEACH of Abilene, Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE CRISTY and family of Seminole; HAROLD LEACH of Lubbock, FRANK LEACH of Napa, Calif., and BILL LEACH of Houston.
February 23, 1967
Miss Inez Leach Dies Friday of Long Illness
Miss INEZ LEACH, whose influrence on the religious and cultural life of Wellington spanned a long period, died in St. Joseph's Hospital Friday, Feb. 17 after an illness of four years. She had been lived in or near Wellington since she was a small child, most of the time at the family home at 801 El Paso St., where her mother, Mrs. J. A. LEACH, still lives. Miss Leach's life and interests touched many parts of Wellington, but most important to her and those she served was her work with the Methodist Church...Miss Leach was a member of the Wesleyan Guild, a charter member of the Excelsior Club and a member of the Wellington Book Club and the Business and Professional Women's Club until her health failed. A part of the town's business life, she was associated wit the McCauley Dry Goods and later with the Percy Wells Department Store. INEZ LEACH was born Oct. 15, 1898 in Scurry County and came her with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Leach in 1901. After graduating from Wellington High School she attended the College of Industrial Arts, now Texas Woman's University in Denton. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday in the First Methodist Church. Officiating were Rev. ELLIS TODD, pastor, and Rev. THOMSON. Pallbearers were GUS BARTON, SANDY PARSONS Jr., BARNEY GLENN, Dr. J. FRANK JOHNSON, BOB BARTON, TOM BIRCHFIELD, DAVID BAUMGARDNER, and JAMES SULLIVAN. Burial was in the family plot in West Wellington Cemetery. Miss Leach is survived by her mother and a sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. GIBBS of Irving.
March 12, 1970
Mrs. J. A. LEACH Observes 93rd Birthday Quietly Sunday, March 8
Article about her life: A native Texas, Mrs. Leach is the former CARRIE BELL CURTNER, and she and her twin sister, Mrs. D. M. (CALLIE BELL) STALNAKER were born at Chico March 8, 1877. They grew up there and Mrs. Leach attended the Pleasant Grove Academy. She was married to J. A. LEACH January 20, 1895 at Chico. ...
January 17, 1935
T. A. LEACH
T. A. LEACH, 57, brother of J. A. and W. E. LEACH of this county, died at his home in Electra on January 9 as a result of pneumonia. Funeral services were held last Friday in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Wise County where Mr. Leach lived as a boy. Wellington relatives, who attended the funeral, were Mr. and Mrs. J. A. LEACH, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. LEACH, Miss INEZ LEACH and BILL LEACH. T. A. LEACH lived in Collingsworth County from 1901 to 1903. For a number of years he operated a grocery store in Fort Worth and he had been living in Electra for a year at the time of his death.