Des Moines -- Leslie R. Petticrew, 66, veteran pressman of the Des Moines Register and Tribune died Monday of heart disease.
Petticrew came to Des Moines in 1890 as pressman foreman of the old Des Moines Leader.He later spent a few years in the plant of the Omaha Daily News.He was secretary and treasurer of the Web Pressman's Union."
--------------- From:A Standard History of Springfield and Clark County, Ohio: An Authentic ... - Page 233 by Benjamin F. Prince, American Historical Society, American Historical Society - Springfield (Ohio) - 1922 - 995 pages
"James A. Petticrew was born near Dayton, Ohio, May 30, 1835, a son of David and Mary (Lehman) Petticrew, early citizens of Springfield. David Petticrew settled at an early date in the vicinity of Dayton, but later moved to Westville and then to Springfield, where he became a pioneer wagonmaker. James A. Petticrew learned the wagonmaking trade in the shop of his father, and followed that business at Westville until 1871, at which time he became a resident of Springfield. Here he accepted a position with the Springfield Coffin and Casket Company, by whom he was employed until his death, September 28, 1894. He was a man of industrious habits and sound integrity, had several connections of a fraternal and civic character and was a good and public- spirited citizen. His wife, Rebecca Robbins, was born in Miami County, Ohio, January 8, 1840, and was a daughter of John and Maria (Phelps) Robbins. This worthy and estimable woman was called in death February 26, 1914. She and her husband were the parents of the following children : John, who is now deceased ; Ambrose B., a resident of Springfield; Mary M., of Springfield; William A., also a resident of this city; Leslie R., now living at Des Moines, Iowa ; Charles Edgar, of this record ; James Franklin, living in Clark County ; Viola May, who is deceased ; and David Elbert, of Springfield."