Leroy A. Derr
- Born: 14 Dec 1900, Reading, Berks Co., PA.
- Marriage: Viola E. Hagen on 18 Jun 1925 in Reading, Berks Co., PA. 138
- Died: 18 Jul 1989, Berks Co., PA. at age 88
Leroy may have been born to Alexander and Martha Derr around 1900 in Schuylkill Co., PA later moving with his family to Reading, Berks Co., Pa. See general notes on his mother and father for other census facts.
The 1920 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Berks Co., Reading, Ward 12, District 97 records Alexander R. (66) and Martha J. (65) Derr with son LeRoy E. (19) renting a home at 744 Locust Street. Also in the household is Harry Grist (or Giest) (22-grandson). Alexander works in Elevators at a Hardware Works.
The 1920 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Berks Co., Reading, Ward 11, District 92 records Harry G. (40) and Ella E. (33) Hagen with daughter Viola E. (15) renting a home at 1019 Buttonwood Street. Harry works in Plating at a Hardware Works. Buttonwood and Locust are very near each other and both Harry and Alexander appear to work at the same location.
The 1910 Federal Census for Pennsylvania, Schuylkill Co., Tower Boro, District 102 records Alexander (56) and Martha J. (55) Derr with children Lulu M. (16) and LeRoy A. (9). Alexander and Martha have been married 33 years with 9 children of which 6 are still living. Alexander is listed as employed as a Slate Picker and Coal Breaker.
See general notes on his father-in-law, Harry G. Hagen, for 1930 & 1940 census facts.
The 1945 - 1947 Reading City Directory lists Leroy A. Derr living at 206 Woodside Ave (W Lawn). This is the same address as his in-laws, Harry & Ella Hagen.
The SSDI records:
Name: Leroy A. Derr
Born: 14 Dec 1900
Died: 18 Jul 1989
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Knitter in a Hosiery Mill (1930).
Leroy married Viola E. Hagen, daughter of Harry Garfield Hagen and Ella C. Graeff, on 18 Jun 1925 in Reading, Berks Co., PA..138 (Viola E. Hagen was born on 26 Oct 1904 in Reading, Berks Co., PA. and died on 6 Jan 1990 in Berks Co., PA..)
Berks County, Pennsylvania Marriage Records 1885-1929 at ancestry.com record Leroy A. Derr and Viola E. Hagen married on 18 Jun 1925 - Volume 76, page 211