Rena May Leadbetter 272,883
- Born: 10 October 1879, Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine 272,883,1887
- Marriage: Ronald Crawford McIlroy 18 June 1903 in Monmouth, Kennebec County, Maine 253
- Died: 17 November 1970, Winthrop, Kennebec County, Maine at age 91 1887,1888
- Buried: After 17 November 1970, Winthrop, Kennebec County, Maine at Glenside Cemetery (previously Haskell Cemetery) 1887
Lewiston Daily Sun
November 18, 1970
Rena L. McIlroy
Mrs. Rena Leadbetter McIlroy, 91, formerly of Lewiston and Auburn, died Tuesday night at a Winthrop nursing home following a long illness.
She was the widow of R. Crawford McIlroy.
Born in Leeds, Oct. 10, 1879, the daughter of Charles K. and Ella Stanchfield Leadbetter, she received her early education in the schools of Wayne and Monmouth, graduating from Monmouth Academy. She later graduated from Kents Hill Seminary.
For many years she made her home with an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cochrane of Monmouth, he a widely known church decorator and artist.
Mrs. McIlroy was active in musical literary and welfare circles in the Twin Cities. She was a past member of the Philharmonic Society, past president of the Womens' Literary Union, member of the House Committee of the Lewiston YWCA, past secretary of the Sarah P. Frye Home, and director and vice president of the Lewiston-Auburn Children's Home.
She was a member of the Patience Stanely Chapter, D.A.R., of Winthrop, the community in which she and Mr. McIlroy spent their early married years.
As a resident of Lewiston, Mrs. McIlroy attended the United Baptist Church. Afterwards, as a resident of Auburn, she attended the High Street Congregational Church, transferring her membership from the Winthrop Congregational Church.
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. James (Dorothy) Hawes of Rye Beach, N.H., Mrs. Lawrence (Katherine) Flynn of Lewiston, Mrs. Edward (Madeline) Wellman of East Longmeadow, Mass., and Mrs. John (Constance) Lochhead of Auburn; a half brother, Dr. Wyland Leadbetter of Boston; a half sister, Mrs. Loring Blanchard of Rochester, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
DIED -- In Winthrop, Nov. 17, Mrs. Rena McIlroy, formerly of Auburn. Funeral services will be attended at the Teague & Jenkins Funeral Home, Friday at 2 p.m. Interment in Glenside Cemetery, Winthrop. Family has requested no visiting hours.
• She worked as a teacher.
• She appeared on the census in 1880 in Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine. She lived with her mother in the home of her Uncle Sewall Wallace Stinchfield.
• She appeared on the census in 1900 in Monmouth, Kennebec County, Maine. She was single and lived in the home of H.H. Cochrane, her cousin.
• She appeared on the census in 1910 in Winthrop, Kennebec County, Maine. She lived in the household of her husband.
• She appeared on the census in 1920 in Winthrop, Kennebec County, Maine. She lived in the household of her husband.
• She appeared on the census in 1930 in Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine. She lived in the household of her husband.
Rena married Ronald Crawford McIlroy, son of John H. McIlroy and Mary A. Stanley, 18 June 1903 in Monmouth, Kennebec County, Maine.253 (Ronald Crawford McIlroy was born 9 June 1882 in Winthrop, Kennebec County, Maine,514,1889 died 23 September 1946 in Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine 1889 and was buried after 23 September 1946 in Winthrop, Kennebec County, Maine at Glenside Cemetery (previously Haskell Cemetery) 1889.)