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Leah Hampton McGregor

Leah Hampton McGregor of Stamford, Conn., died Wednesday, June 4, 2003. She was 95.

She was born March 22, 1908, in Kersey, Pa., to Daisy McCauley and George Hampton. She was a direct descendent of Revolutionary War veterans Daniel Bullock and Ezekiel Hyatt.

She graduated from Kittanning High School in 1926 and worked as a reporter for the Kittanning Daily Leader-Times through 1928.



She married Russell A. McGregor in 1928. He preceded her in death in October 1957.

Mrs. McGregor lived in Pittsburgh, Bear Rocks and Penn Hills, Pa., Bedford, N.Y., Port Charlotte, Fla., the San Francisco Bay area, and since 2000, in Stamford.



She was a founding member of the Forest Hills Women’s Club, an active member of the Second Presbyterian Church of Wilkinsburg, Pa., and the Bedford Presbyterian Church. She was a resident director at Chatham College from 1958 to 1970. In Florida, she was an active hospice volunteer.

From 1960 to 1985, she traveled the world and visited 49 of the 50 states.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rebecca Kondrat; by brothers Harold Hyatt Hampton, Donald McCauley Hampton and George Lester Hampton; and by a sister, Helen Hampton Snyder.

Mrs. McGregor is survived by daughters Jean McGregor Martensen of Glenwood Springs, and Janice McGregor Wren of San Francisco; by sons Sr. Judge James R. McGregor of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Jack E. McGregor of Easton, Conn.; and by 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

A family memorial service will be held at the Easton Congregational Church in Connecticut.

Redgate Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to a nearby hospice center.


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