- b. 4 Dec 1874 - d. 27 Mar 1949
Leighton was born on December 4, 1874 at Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward County, Ontario, to Dutch parents John van Skiver and Elizabeth Way van Skiver.
He married his wife, Eleanor Francis Jones on March 12, 1919 at York, Ontario. They had two children - George Leighton and Lois Lorraine.
Throughout his career he worked as an Ontario Land Surveyor.
Leighton died on March 27, 1949 at an age of 74 years.