Mrs. Delilah A. Leaverton, daughter of John B. Andrew, was born November 7, 1834, in Caroline county, Maryland. Her parents moved to Ohio, when she was three years old. At the age of fifteen she united with the Free Will Baptist church and was baptized by Elder E. O. Baker. She was united in marriage to J. W. Leaverton, December 5th, '67.

The subject of this article has ever been a sympathetic worker on all organizations, whose aim is the uplifting of the human family.She is imbued with patriotism -- a true daughter of America. She has spent much of her time working in patriotic and temperance lines.

In 1884, Mrs. Leaverton was elected president of Alfred Harrison Woman's Belief Cors., which office she held for five years. In 1885, was also elected president of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, in which place she presided for three years. In the following year was elected district financial secretary of the W. T. C. U. where she served five years. In the same year was appointed assistant state instituting and installing officer of this organization. The state convention honored Mrs. Leaverton by electing her delegate to the national convention of the W. R C. in '85. In 1887, was appointed Judge Advocate of W. R. C. The next year elected as senior vice president of Department of Illinois., In 1888 she was unanimously elected president of the state W. R. C. The next year was appointed state counselor on the staff of department president, Sarah E. Hannon. Later chairman of department committee on patriotic instruction of Illinois. Mrs. Leaverton has organized several corps in the state and served as assistant inspector a number of times.