Obituary of Leonard E. Aldrich, died March 1, 1929 Death relieved Leonard E. Aldrich of his suffering at his home near the canning factory last Sunday morning [March 1, 1929]. He had suffered for the past three years with internal cancer, the last six weeks of which was intense. Throughout his illness he was given the tender care of his wife and children. Mr. Aldrich was born in Castle Grove township, May 4, 1856. He was a son of the late Lemuel and Miranda Aldrich. He was united in marriage to Anna Topping, January 1, 1880. [Anna Aldrich's obituary says January 1, 1881]. Their marriage took place in Monticello. Eleven children were born to this union, two of whom preceded their father in death. Mr. Aldrich spent his entire life on a farm in the vicinity of Monticello with the exception of the last three years when he retired from active work. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Robert J. Aldrich, William L, Mrs. Floyd Darrow [the former Anna Aldrich], Fred R. and Alfred B. Aldrich of Monticello; Samuel O., South Bend, Ind.; Charles J., Valsetz, Ore.; Mrs. Thomas Fowler [the former Miranda Aldrich], Ryan [Iowa]; Mrs. Hazel O'Connor, Masonville. Two brothers, Lyman Aldrich of Hopkinton and William Aldrich of Monticello; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Helms of Marysville, Kansas, and Mrs. Mary Helms of Ellis, Kansas, and twenty two grandchildren also survive. Mr. Aldrich became a member of the Presbyterian church eighteen years ago. Funeral Services were held at that church in Monticello last Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. They were conducted by Rev. Leonard Durkett. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.