Regina Maria Leedy

Regina Maria Leedy
b. 27 March 1859, Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana, to John Keith and Regina M. (Chapman) Leedy
d. 9 October 1939, Spokane, Washington

m. 26 June 1890, Racine, Wisconsin
Edwin Herbert Knight
b. 15 November 1864, Thomasburg, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada
d. 3 April 1943, Spokane, Washington

Children with Edwin Herbert Knight:

  • Phillip Graham (1892–1913)
  • Gayton Leedy (1895–1972)

Regina moved to Chicago, Illinois, in 1890 and to Spokane, Washington, in 1896. She was a small woman who enjoyed parties and weekend poker with friends. She cared little for housework but made good biscuits and buckwheat pancakes.

Edwin Knight moved to Chicago from Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, in 1875 and became a naturalized citizen in 1891. After settling in Spokane, Washington, in 1896, he established Diamond Drill Contracting Company with a partner and, in 1911, became president of Farmers & Mechanics Bank.

Submitted by:
Barbara J. Cruchon
Seattle WA

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