"The Elwood Bulletin" [Elwood, Gosper Co., NE], 19 Jan 1911:
George Leggott, son of Edward and Anna Leggott, was born in Joliet, Illinois, October 31, 1855 and died at his home near Elwood, Neb., January 13, 1911, age 55 years, 2 months and 12 days. He was married on September 15, 1881 to Miss Mary Carter and to them eight children were born, seven of whom are still living.
He came to Nebraska in 1889 and settled near Gosper where he lived until 1905 when he moved to the place where he died.
Brother Leggott was converted and united with the church in 1890. In the changes that have taken place in the settling up and developing the country he has been identified with three denominations but has been the same sturdy, consistent faithful Christian through all these years. He was prominent in all church work, and the Spirit of Christ dwelt richly in his heart. His prayers and testimonies have been a benediction to the people who worshipped him.
As a father and husband he was loving and kind, as a friend he was faithful and true. He stood for what he thought to be right and shunned that that was wrong. A just man has departed us, and he will be greatly missed.
The funeral was conducted at the M. E. Church in Elwood by the pastor, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Elwood cemetery.
There were present from a distance Miss Anna Leggott and Mrs. Geo. Brock, sisters of the deceased, and Mr. Geo. Brock, all of Clifton, Ill.
"The Elwood Bulletin" [Elwood, Gosper Co., NE], 18 Nov 1936:
BRIEF ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. GEO. LEGGOTT
Mrs. Geo. Leggott, 78, for twenty-two years a resident of Elwood and for 46 years a resident of Gosper county, passed away at her home late last Wednesday evening, following an illness of a few days caused by heart trouble.
Through her long residence here Mrs. Leggott was well known throughout this section of the county. She was quiet in everything she did but her generosity to the church and those in need was outstanding.
The following obituary, read at the services, gives a brief sketch of her life:
Mary Elizabeth Carter, daughter of John and Emma Carter, was born in Geneva, Ills., November 2, 1858 and died at her home in Elwood November 11, 1936, at the age of 78 years and nine days. She was married on December 15, 1881 to George Leggott and to this union eight children were born, seven of whom are still living, Mary having passed away in infancy.
With her husband she came to Nebraska in 1889 and settled near Gosper where they lived until 1905 at which time they moved to the farm a mile west of Elwood. Mr. Leggott passed away January 13, 1911. Three years later Mrs. Leggott moved to Elwood where she resided until her death.
Mrs. Leggott was converted and united with the church in 1890. In the changes that have taken place in the settling and developing of the country she had been identified with three denominations. At the time of her death she was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Elwood. She was faithful in the work of the church and adorned the gospel of Christ with a Christlike character. She was the communion steward of the local church and always took great care in having all the details of this service well taken care of.
She was a kind and loving mother, thoughtful for the welfare of both her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by them and her many relatives and friends. She leaves to mourn her departure her children, Mrs. Alice Hall, Mrs. Anna Fish, Mrs. Carrie Tilson, Roy, Ed and Chas., of Elwood, and Mrs. Esther Frescoln of Winner, South Dakota; also 22 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held from the Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, being in charge of Rev. Slagg. A large concourse of former neighbors and friends gathered to pay their last respects to this good lady.
Mrs. J. L. Withers, Mrs. Ray Aringdale, Chas. Way and R. L. Bragg sang three quartette numbers and Laree Withers played. Pallbearers were grandchildren of Mrs. Leggott and were Keith and Galen Leggott, George and Russell Tilson, Dale and Paul Fish, Vaugn Leggott and Shirle [sic] Leggott, who took the place of Vern Leggott, a grandson.
Interment was made in the Elwood cemetery beside the grave of her husband.
"The Elwood Bulletin" [Elwood, Gosper Co., NE], 23 Apr 1986:
Alice May Leggott Hall was born December 3, 1882 at Clifton, Illinois, the daughter of George Leggott and Mary Carter Leggott and passed away at the Elwood Care Center Wednesday, April 9, 1986. At the age of six she came with her parents to Gosper County, Nebraska. The family settled in what became known as the Ash Grove community southwest of Elwood. she attended Ash Grove rural school for eight years and with her family joined the United Brethren Church with meetings held at the school house.
In 1905 the Leggott family moved to a farm west of Elwood and in 1911 her church membership was transferred to what is now known as the First Methodist Church.
In 1912 she was married to Wellington Hall of Elwood. To this union three daughters were born, Esther, Alene and Helen. The family lived on farms in the Ash Grove community until 1925 when they moved to Elwood where Alice resided until her death.
She enjoyed her church work and was a charter member of the Women's Society of Christian Service. She was a member of the Elwood quilting group and rarely missed the weekly meetings.
Preceding her in death were her husband in 1959, her seven brothers and sisters of whom she was the oldest and a great granddaughter, Michele Debban.
Survivors include her daughters Esther and Archie Schroeder of Elwood, Alene and Charles Jones of Holdredge, Helen and Robey Peacock of San Diego, California; two grand daughters, Meridee Schroeder Debban and husband, Randell, of Elwood, Carol Schroeder Manning and husband, Don, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; four great grand-children, Loren Debban, Shari Debban, Lianne Debban Waag and husband, David, and Kyle Manning and many other relatives and friends.
Services were held Friday, April 11, at the First Methodist Church at Elwood with Rev. Roger Gillming officiating. Music was by Ella Ewer.
Pallbearers were Dale Fish, Robert Frescoln, Harlan Gydesen, Sherle and Vaugn Leggott and Chuck Tilson.
Burial was in the Elwood Cemetery with Clark-Berryman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
"The Elwood Bulletin" [Elwood, Gosper Co., NE], 11 May 1961:
Services Today for Roy Leggott at Christian Church
The community lost another solid citizen this week, with the death of Roy Leggott. He passed away in the Lexington hospital a few hours after being admitted for treatment. he had suffered a number of heart attachs in recent weeks.
Having resided in this community since early childhood, Mr. Leggott was well known by a large circle of friends outside the family. His death marks the first in the family of the late George Leggott.
A farmer by vocation, the Leggotts have made their home on a farm a mile east of Elwood for the past several years. He had not been actively engaged in the operation of the farm for some time, but was a frequent visitor in town and faithful attendant at the Christian Church.
Possessed of a quiet nature, he was known as a good neighbor and friends who will be missed by all in the daily activities of which he had a part for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Myrtle, two brothers and four sisters, and many other relatives.
Last rites will be held at the Elwood Christian Church today [Thursday] May 11 at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Harry W. Elwood officiating. Interment will be in the Elwood cemetery.
The Men's Quartette will sing. Casket bearers are nephews.
William Roy Leggott
William Roy Leggott, son of George and Mary Leggott was born December 7, 1885 [sic] at Clifton, Illinois, and departed this life May 9, 1961, at the Lexington, Nebraska hospital.
In 1888 Roy with his parents moved to Nebraska where he lived the most part of his life. On February 11, 1914, he was united in marriage to Myrtle Mueller.
Roy joined the fellowship of the First Christian Church of Elwood in 1916 and was a faithful member and Elder of the church. His chosen vocation was farming. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Mary, who died in infancy.
He is survived by his wife, Myrtle, two brothers, Ed and Charles of Elwood, four sisters, Alice Hall of Elwood, Annie Fish of Oxford, Carrie Tilson of Elwood, and Esther Frescoln of Winner, South Dak., nine nieces and 12 nephews, other relatives and a great host of friends.
"The Elwood Bulletin" [Elwood, Gosper Co., NE], 12 Apr 1978:
Death Takes Solid Citizen Ed Leggott
Elwood lost a solid citizen last week in the passing of Ed Leggott, who would have attained 90 years next month. He had been a county resident since a small boy and closely associated with the Elwood community for many years from the farm just half-mile west of town.
Known as progressive farmer and livestock man, he promoted agriculture in every way, giving assistance to any program designed to improve farming practices and this area. He will be greatly missed by a wide circle of friends with whom he visited frequently at the local cafe coffee bar.
Services were conducted Sunday afternoon from his church, First Christian in Elwood, by Rev. Larry Laird. Maxine Leggott, organist, played two solos in Ed's memory. Casket bearers were Roger Mueller, Dale Fish, Wayne Fish, Burwin Bean, Russell Tilson and Vaugn Leggott. Interment was in Elwood Cemetery. Clark Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Edward Leggott, son of George and Mary Carter Leggott, was born May 17, 1888, in Clifton, Illinois, and passed away April 7, 1978, at Tri-County hospital, Lexington.
Ed moved from Illinois to Gosper County with his parents when he was a small child. He attended school at Ash Grove, southwest of Elwood. He was married to Jessie Mueller July 31, 1912. Ed was engaged in farming and livestock all his life until retiring and moving to Elwood five years ago.
He was an active member of the Christian Church and served as board chairman and elder for many years. At the time of his death he was an honorary elder in the church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Vern; one brother, Roy; three sisters, infant Mary Leggott, Carrie Tilson and Esther Frescoln. Survivors include wife Jessie; brother, Charles of Elwood; and sisters, Alice Hall of Elwood and Annie Fish of Oxford; sons, Keith and Galen of Elwood, Loran of Colorado, Merton of Palmyra; and one daughter, Beth of Elwood. Others include fourteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends.
Social Security Death Index:
Name: Edward Leggott
Born: 17 May 1888
Died: Apr 1978
Last Residence: Zip 68937, Elwood, Gosper Co, NE
SS #508-46-8459 issued Nebraska 
"The Oxford Standard" [Oxford, Furnas Co., NE], 23 Oct 1980:
ANNA OLIVE FISH
Anna Olive Fish was born April 18, 1890 in Gosper County, Nebraska, the daughter of George Leggott and Mary Carter Leggott and passed away on October 13, 1980 in Oxford, Nebraska, at the age of 90 years. Anna was one of eight children and attended rural school in Gosper County and Elwood High School.
On August 1, 1917, Anna was united in marriage to Fred Fish and to this union four children were born: 3 sons, Dale, Paul and Robert Wayne, and one daughter Donna Jean. They lived on a farm north of Elwood before moving to Elwood in 1927. In 1937 they moved to Oxford and opening the Fish Implement Company and except for one year in Cambridge, she resided in Oxford until her death.
Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Fred, in 1976. She leaves to mourn her passing, three sons: Dale of Oxford, Paul of Halma, Minnesota, and Robert Wayne, also of Oxford; her daughter, Donna Jean Flammang of Cambridge; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Leggott of Elwood, one sister, Alice Hall, also of Elwood and many other relatives and friends. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and two brothers.
Anna was a 50 year member of the United Methodist Church and served many years as treasurer of the Methodist Women's Society. She also served as treasurer of Rebeca Lodge and was a member of East Valley Club in Cambridge.
Funeral service was held at the United Methodist Church in Oxford, Wednesday, October 15, 1980 with Rev. Don Morton officiating. Music was by Mrs. Marty Fuchs, soloist with Mrs. Beulah Fish, organist. Bearers were Frederick Scott Flammang, Michael Flammang, Richard Fish, Tim Burke, Steven Fish, Duane Fish. Honorary bearers were: Gary Brown, Tim McKillip, Tom Dilsaver, Doug Johnson, Denny Fish.
Interment was in the Oxford Cemetery with Mitchell-Nelson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
"The Lexington Clipper" [Lexington, Dawson Co., NE], 14 Dec 1983:
Elwood Resident Charles Leggott Died at Hospital Here
Services were held Wednesday morning at the United Methodist Church in Elwood for Charles Leggott, 91, of Elwood who died Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Tri-County Hospital in Lexington. The Rev. Clair Kess officiated and interment was in Elwood Cemetery.
He was born Aug. 18, 1892, in Gosper County. He farmed north of Elwood for many years and served as Gosper County treasurer and also committeeman in the ASCS office for a number of years. He was a 75-year-old member of the Methodist Church.
He is survived by one son, Vaugn of Elwood; one daughter, Doris Baisinger of Kenesaw; one stepson, Dr. Cecil Baisinger, Bishop, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Leo [Ona] Steinbrink of Elwood; one sister, Alice Hall of Elwood; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren and many step-great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established to either the Elwood Care Center or the United Methodist Church in Elwood.
Social Security Death Index:
Name: Charles Leggott
Born: 18 Aug 1892
Died: Dec 1983
Last Residence: Zip 68937, Elwood, Gosper Co, NE
SS #507-38-0608 issued Nebraska [Before 1951]
"The Elwood Bulletin" [Elwood, Gosper Co., NE], 5 Oct 1977:
Carrie Tilson, Gosper Native, Dies at Age 83
Funeral services were held Monday morning at Elwood's First Methodist Church for Mrs. Carrie E. Tilson, 83, who died Friday afternoon [30 Sep 1977] at Elwood Care Center. She had been in failing health for several months.
Carrie Emma Leggott was born December 12, 1893, to George and Mary Carter Leggott in Gosper, Nebraska, a former community southwest of Elwood. One of seven children, Carrie attended Ash Grove rural school near Gosper and was a member of the Methodist Church there.
In 1905 she moved with her family to Elwood. She was graduated from Elwood High School with the class of 1909. In 1911 she transferred her membership to the Elwood United Methodist Church of which she was active in the women's organizations.
On January 22, 1913, Carrie was married to Clifford V. Tilson of Elwood. To this union were born four children: George, Mardelle, Russell and Rex.
For 37 years after their marriage the Tilsons lived on farms northwest of Elwood. In January of 1950 they retired from farming and moved to a new home in town. Clifford Tilson died March 29, 1969. Carrie had resided with her son, Russell, and daughter-in-law, Jane, of Elwood since 1971. This March she moved into the local Care Center.
Survivors include her son, Russell, of Elwood and daughter, Mardelle [Lierman] of Boulder, Colorado; three sisters, Alice Hall of Elwood, Annie Fish of Oxford, and Esther Frescoln of Winner, South Dakota; two brothers, Charles and Edward, both of Elwood; 15 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Carrie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Clifford; two sons, George and Rex; and one brother, Roy, and a sister, Mary.
Officiating at Monday's service was the Rev. James Moores. Music was provided by Ruth Tilden and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Yost. Pallbearers included Vaughn Leggott, Paul Tilson, Keith Leggott, Harold Elliot, Dale Fish and Harlan Gydesen.
Interment was in the Elwood Cemetery.
Social Security Death Index:
Name: Carrie Tilson
Born: 12 Dec 1893
Died: Sep 1977
Last Residence: Zip 68937, Elwood, Gosper Co., NE
SS #507-50-3012 issued Nebraska 
Obituary: Publication Unknown, Feb 1978:
Funeral services for Esther Frescoln, 81, Winner, were held 23 February 1978 at the United Methodist Church in Winner with Reverend Gordon Higgins officiating.Burial was in the Winner cemetery.
Esther Ellen Frescoln, daughter of George and Mary Carter Leggott was born 6 October 1896 in Gosper county, Nebraska and died 19 February 1978 at her home in Winner.
She attended school at the Ash Grove School in Gosper county and graduated from high school at Elwood, Nebraska.She worked at the First National Bank in Elwood until her marriage to Joseph G. Frescoln on 21 September 1919 in Elwood.They were engaged in farming in the Winner area for many years.In former years she was active in the American Legion Auxiliary and Extension Clubs and she was still an active member of the United Methodist Church in Winner.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lowell [Dorothy] Vanneman of Ideal and Mrs. Don (Jean) Wenzalff of Hinsdale, Illinois, a son Robert Frescoln of Milford, Nebraska and two brothers, Edward and Charles Leggott of Elwood, two sisters, Alice Hall of Elwood and Annie Fish of Oxford, Nebraska, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joseph, one brother Roy Leggott, two sisters, Mary Leggott and Carrie Tilson, one grandson, one granddaughter and two great grandchildren.
Social Security Death Index:
Name: Esther Frescoln
Born: 6 Oct 1896
Died: Feb 1978
Last Residence: Zip 57580, Winner, Tripp Co., SD
SS #503-82-4145 issued South Dakota