Person: Louisa Geboe
Family Group: Geboe
Gender: FemaleDate of Birth: Year 1872
Location of Birth: N/ADate of Death: Year 1918
Location of Death: N/A
Louisa was the daughter of Michael M. Geboe, a Civil War veteran, and Nancy Childres. Her father never fully recovered from the war, and claimed disability after returning to Kansas. He passed away August 19, 1877, leaving Louisa an orphan at only five years old. She was raised in the household of her relative Akima Kitahsaakana (Chief David Geboe). She married Samuel Alfred Leonard in Columbus, Kansas, on August 1, 1891. Their first son James Wilbur (“Leggy”) was born in 1892, followed by Gabriel (“Gib”), Joseph (“Hike”), Ruby, Martha Pearl, David (“Bus”), Grace, Mabel, Samuel, Hansel, Donald, Minnie (“Beezy”), and Henry. Louisa died at the young age of 46. Just about all the Leonard boys worked in the lead and zinc mines of Picher, and some descendants later moved to Washington, Idaho, and Ohio.
Photo courtesy Sammye Lou Darling, MC 3, MHMA Collection
- Louise Geboe
- Louisa Leonard
March 2, 1889
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the United States of America in Congressa ssembled, That the provisions of chapter One hundred and Nineteen of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty seven, entitled "An act to provide for the allotment of lands in severalty to Indians on the various reservations,and to extend the protection of the laws of the United States and the Territories over the Indians, and for other purposes," are hereby declared to extend to and are made app...