1896 - 1967 (71 years)
||Israel, Leila Daisy [1, 2, 3] |
||6 Aug 1896
||Sumter County, GA [1, 2, 3]
||26 Aug 1967
||Sumter County, GA
||Williams Family Cemetery, Smithville, Sumter County, GA
||MK's Family Tree
||4 Jun 2017 |
||Israel, George Washington, b. 14 Oct 1848, Sumter County, GA , d. 20 Apr 1922, Sumter County, GA (Age 73 years) |
||Knight, Nancy Priscilla, b. 5 Aug 1859, Lee County, GA , d. 18 Aug 1946, Sumter, Georgia (Age 87 years) |
||30 Mar 1876 
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- 1920 U.S. Census Georgia Sumter County Militia District 993 ED# 109
Age 23; Single; working as a school teacher
Boarding with Orange & Mattie Lou Sumner
Obituary of Lelia D. Israel, daughter of George Washington Israel.
Added by terelmann19 on 24 Jan 2009
The Americus Recorder August 27, 1967
Funeral services were held today at 3 p.m. from the Liberty Primitive Baptist Church, Sumter City, for Miss Leila D. Israel, 71, who died Saturday night in the fiery crash between her automobile and a Trailways Bus 7.1 miles south of Americus on U.S Highway 19.
Trooper A. D Martin, of the Americus State Patrol unit, said the accident happened at 9:45 p.m. Saturday when Miss Israel turned in front of the bus, driven by Ronald Floyd Long, 27 Albany. The front of the bus struck the 1951 Pontiac, driven by Miss Israel in the rear and knocked into a pecan tree on the left side of the road. Both vehicles were headed south. The bus skidded 82 feet in attempting to stop. Trooper Martin said, and also hit the tree. Both vehicles burst into flames on impact with the tree. Miss Israel's body was thrown from her car and was found between the bus and car afterwards. It was theorized that the gas tank on the car exploded on impact with the bus. Flames were so intense, before being brought under control by the Americus Fire Department, that both the car and the bus were left only a twisted mass of metal. The entire floor and sides of the bus were burned away leaving evidence of melted metal in the wreckage. The driver of the bus was credited with getting his 11 passengers of the bus to safety with two receiving minor burns Ines Moses, 20 Americus Negro, and Ida Mae Lewis, 21 Smithville Negro, were the only ones injured and were carried by ambulance to the Americus and Sumter Hospital Both were treated and released.
Trooper Martin quoted the driver of the bus and three of his passengers as stating Miss Israel turned left in front of the bus without signaling after it was in the act of passing the car. The Trooper also said that there were no turn signals on the Pontiac. Both vehicles were a total loss with damages to the bus estimated to be $15,00 pus about $200 loss in baggage and freight. The damage to the Israel car was $200. Trooper Martin said no charges have been made.
Miss Israel was a native of Sumter County and lived near Sumter City. She was a retired school teacher of 45 years service in schools throughout Georgia. She was a graduate of Mercer University. She was president of the Sumter County Retired Teachers Assn. And immediate past president of the American Legion John D. Mathis Post 2 Auxiliary. She was also a director of the State Retired Teacher's Assn. Miss Israel is survived by three brothers, R.A. Israel, Americus, Floyd Israel, Fairburn, and Jesse Israel, Dawson; two sisters Mrs. Bessie Nunnally Atlanta, and Mrs. Ann Kearse, Americus. Funeral services were conducted by Elder Leon Wiggins and Elder Brock. Interment was in Williams Cemetery, near Sumter city, with Reese Park Chapel in charge of arrangements.
LELIA D. ISRAEL: 05 AUGUST 1896 - 26 AUGUST 1967
Daughter of Nancy Priscilla Knight and George Washington Israel, son of Newit Israel, son of Lemuel Israel and Edith Taylor.
- [S357172937] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Year: 1920; Census Place: Militia District 1007, Sumter, Georgia; Roll: T625_278; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 110; Image: 1189.
- [S-157232817] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Year: 1910; Census Place: Militia District 1007, Sumter, Georgia; Roll: T624_213; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0115; FHL microfilm: 1374226.