Josiah J Joseph Leightham Obit Reading Times 12 Nov 1918 p8
Josiah J. LciKhthani. Josiah J. Leightham, aged ft 4 years, died of general debility at his residence, 910 North Eleventh street. Born at Churchtown, Lancaster Lancaster county, Mr. Leightham moved to Reading about 50 years ago. He was. the son of the iate Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Leightham. The past live years he lived retired owing to his declining health. Previous to that time he was employed by the Nclde & Horst Co. tor many years as an inventor. He was among the oldest members of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. There remain the following children: William, Francis, Charles and John, of Reading; Matilda, Matilda, wife of Peter Schreck; Margaret, Margaret, wife of Frank KrV nwr, and Mrs Emma Shellcops, all of Reading. Reading. A brother, Harry, of Consho - hocken, also survives.