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Posted by: Jim Kuttler (ID *****5799) Date: September 29, 2004 at 11:06:46
In Reply to: Re: GEORGE WARNER LAPE/B 3/24/1895 by J Lape of 220

The following, from the Biographical Review for Cayuga Co., NY, 1894, is on Asher's brother:

Milton G. Leape [sic], M. D., though still a young man, as is shown by the date of his graduation at Buffalo University in the class of 1892, is popular far and near, rapidly taking a high position among the physicians of Cayuga County. As is generally the case with men of his profession, Dr. Leape is not a native of the place where he has established his office, Conquest, but was born in Wayne County, July 5, 1869, when the echoes of the Independence fanfare were still resounding. The Doctor's grandfather, Samuel Leape, came from Germany, and lived awhile on the outskirts of Troy, though later he became a pioneer in Wayne County, where he bought a large tract of woodland and built a log house. On that farm, cleared by his own hands, he resided until his death. Here was reared the Doctor's father, Samuel W. Leape, though born in Troy, Albany County, where he long resided. On coming of age, the younger Samuel for a season taught school; but he early entered mercantile life as a clerk, and a little later began business for himself in a store at South Sodus, where he for some time remained, until he decided to open a new store in Wayne Center. There he continued until 1862, when he entered his country's service, in the second year of the war. He was a corporal in the Ninth New York Heavy Artillery in all its engagements, and was promoted to a First Lieutenancy before his discharge in 1865. Since then Mr. Samuel W. Leape has been a Justice of Peace, and has served sixteen years as Assessor. He married Julia Seager, a native of Rose, Wayne County, where her father was one of the earliest immigrants, coming there from Connecticut, and opening a bridle-path when the region was one vast forest, and the settlers had to go twenty-five miles to mill. Mr. Seager sometimes shot deer while standing in the doorway of his own cabin. His wife's father was killed by the British, in the War of 1812, at Sodus Point. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel W. Leape reared five children: Samuel; Ella, now Mrs. Walter White; Alta, who married Mr. Bailey, of Bailey & Co., Chicago; Asher; and Milton G. Until he was sixteen Milton attended school in the village, and then was in Hobart Free College at Geneva for two years. He first studied medicine with Dr. York, of Huron, and then entered the University of Buffalo, where he was graduated May 4, 1892. Two months later he began practice in Conquest Village. Dr. Leape is a member of the Cayuga Medical Society. He was made a Mason in the Star of Hope Lodge, Buffalo, to which he still belongs. Few young physicians begin life's contest with better prospects than Dr. Leape, and his sun is sure to grow brighter with increase of years and wisdom.

Milton George Lape married Maud E. Collins about 1894. Maud was born in 1871 and died 1900. They had two daughters, Victoria J., born 1895, and Thelma M., born 1900. If anyone has any additional information on Milton or his daughters, I would be interested.

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