Ralph Cobb Leland is Taken by Death Monday
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Feb 1935, p. 20
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The death of Ralph Cobb Leland
occurred Monday, February 11, at St. Francis hospital. Mr. Leland, who was 58 years old, at the time of his death, had resided for the past forty years at the home of Miss Lily Struggles, formerly of Winnetka, and now living at 1620 Spencer avenue, Wilmette. Warren Leland, father of Ralph Cobb Leland, was one of the early pioneer hotel owners in Chicago and New York. Forty years ago in New York City the well known Leland hotel burned, and in that fire Mr. and Mrs. Leland lost their lives, leaving their son, Ralph, an orphan. At that time Mrs. Struggles and her daughter, Miss Lily Struggles, took the boy into their home and cared for him throughout the remaining years of his life. Ralph Leland is the last of the Leland family with the exception of two cousins who are still living. He was born in Albany, N. Y.

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14 Feb 1935
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Leland, Ralph
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    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Ralph Cobb Leland is Taken by Death Monday