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Samuel J. Leadbetter
Colista May Knapp
Charles Wesley Randall
(About 1835-1907)
Lucy E. True
Charles Knapp Leadbetter
Maude Eva Randall
Wyland Fenway Leadbetter


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Lois A. Billings

Wyland Fenway Leadbetter 272

  • Born: 9 January 1907, Livermore Falls, Androscoggin County, Maine 272,6801
  • Marriage: Lois A. Billings 13 June 1934 in New York, New York County, New York 6800
  • Died: 28 August 1974, Millinocket, Penobscot County, Maine at age 67 6801,6802
  • Buried: After 28 August 1974, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine at Mount Auburn Cemetery 6803


Lewiston Evening Journal
Lewiston, Maine
October 8, 1921
p. 3

Fractures Arm In Fall From Tree
Wyland Leadbetter of Auburn Fell While Picking Apples
Arm Broken in Three Places

Wyland Leadbetter, the 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Leadbetter of 1 Summit Street, Auburn, while picking apples for a neighbor Saturday morning, fell, fracturing his left arm in three places and dislocating the elbow.

The boy was working from a ladder, when a limb broke, letting the ladder fall to the ground. One fracture was just below the elbow, and the other two just above the wrist. He was taken to the C.M.G. hospital.

Lewiston Daily Sun
Lewiston, Maine
June 14, 1934
p. 3

Brother and Sister, Former Auburn Residents,
Principals in Double Wedding in New York

A double wedding of much local interest took place at the Little Church Around the Corner in New York City Wednesday afternoon with Wyland F. Leadbetter, and his sister, Miss Ona Leadbetter, former Auburn young people, as two of the principals. Both Mr. and Miss Leadbetter were graduated from Edward Little high school and from Bates College, where they were active and popular students. Miss Leadbetter became the bride of Loring W. Blanchard, Jr. of Stoneham, Mass., also a Bates graduate; and Mr. Leadbetter was married to Miss Lois A. Billings of Grand View, Wash. Attendants for the first named couple were Miss Frances Libby of Brooklyn and Clayton T. White, a college classmate; Miss Pauline Holmes of Brunswick, Ga.; and Dr. David Strong of Los Angeles, Calif., attended the other couple.

Mrs. Blanchard is the daughter of Mrs. Maude Randall Leadbetter of 430 Court street, Auburn, and the late Charles K. Leadbetter. She was graduated from Edward Little high school in 1926 and from Bates College in 1930. As a student she showed much promise as a musician, and when graduating from Bates played the organ at the commencement concert. She has lately been librarian in the Leonard branch of the Brooklyn Public Library.

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Lewiston Daily Sun
Lewiston, Maine
August 29, 1974
p. 2

Liv. Falls Native, Dr. Leadbetter, Dies at Age 67

Dr. Wayland F. Leadbetter, former chief of urology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for 17 years, died Wednesday at Millinocket Community Hospital after a short illness. He was 67.

Among his contributions to eurology were the development of a method of implanting a ureter into the bowel to create a natural valve and a method of correcting urethral reflux, a common cause of urinary infection.

A native of Livermore Falls, Maine, Dr. Leadbetter also was clinical professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, and was a former president of the American Urological Association.

He wrote or co-authored about 80 pubications on urology or related topics.

Following his retirement in 1969, he remained at Massachusetts General Hospital as a consultant.

He recently returned to Maine and served as urologist at the county hospital here.

He is survived by his widow, Lois, a daughter, and two sons. One of his sons, Charles K. Leadbetter, is an assistant attorney general at Maine.


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He appeared on the census in 1910 in East Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine. He lived in the household of his parents.

He appeared on the census in 1920 in Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine. He lived in the household of his parents.

He appeared on the census in 1930 in Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine. He was single and lived in the household of his widowed mother. A 15 yr. old lodger named Hilda Gray lived in the home.

He appeared on the census in 1940 at 16 Berkeley Court in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland. He was head of household and rented for $55 monthly.


Wyland married Lois A. Billings, daughter of Edward Dickinson Billings and Pearl A. [--?--], 13 June 1934 in New York, New York County, New York.6800 (Lois A. Billings was born 30 November 1908 in Washington,6804 died 19 March 1999 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 6805 and was buried after 19 March 1999 in Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine at Mount Auburn Cemetery 6806.)

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