334. LEONARD BENJAMIN9 ALMY (Frederic Chauncey8, Benjamin D.7, John Coggeshall6, Benjamin5, John4, William3, Christopher2, William1) b. Summer, NE, 27 May 1889; d. Cleveland, OK, 26 Dec 1957.
He m. Buffalo, MO, 11 Jul 1909, ANNA MARY ANDERSON, b. Buffalo, 9 Feb 1891; d. Cleveland, 10 Jun 1970.
|i||MABEL MILDRED10, b. Pawnee County, OK, 9 Apr 1910; m. Pawnee County, 11 Sep 1927, ARMOND LUNSFORD SISSOM, b. Newton County, AR, 20 Sep 1906; son of David Walter and Vida May (Lunsford) Sissom. Children: 1. Flossie Lorine Sissom, b. 26 Apr 1929; d. 19 Nov 1929. 2. Dorothy Mildred Marie Sissom, b. 13 Jan 1931; d. 18 Mar 1931. 3. Billy Jane Sissom, b. 15 Jun 1933; d. 15 Jun 1933. 4. Vida Mary Sissom, b. 20 Dec 1936; m. James Dallas Merriman. 5. Walter Leonard Sissom, b. 1 Jun 1939; m. Pricilla Price. 6. Herbert Armond Sissom, b. 31 Dec 1942; m.(1) Jean Laqua; m.(2) Rachel b. Everett. 7. Earnest Dale Sissom, b. 9 Jul 1946; m. Anitta Gruetsmacher. 8. Phillip Wayne Sissom, b. 26 Sep 1953; m. Donna ......|
|ii||BERNICE BEATRICE, b. 28 Jul 1913; m. JAY GARRISON.|
|474||iii||FREDERICK JOSEPH, b. Keystone, OK, 27 Nov 1917; d. Tulsa, OK, 7 May 1978; m. Keystone, OK, 10 Dec 1936, GWENDOLYN WARD, b. Parum, OK, 3 Nov 1920.|
Leonard B. Almy came to the Sinnett community (Cleveland, OK) in 1900 and resided there the rest of his life. He attended school at Sinnett and was a successful farmer. He served on the local school board for a number of years and took part in all of the community projects, always striving to make a better community in which to live.
In February 1952, Leonard B. Almy made national headlines when he received an inheritance of $100,000 from the estate of Hetty Green, of New York, a distant cousin that he had never met. Hetty's mother and Benjamin's father Frederick were third cousins.
REFERENCES: FAMILY RECORDS; HOWLAND p. 387; LAWTON p. 85.