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Biographical Sketch
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William H. Leonard
Doniphan County, Kansas

 

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The following transcription is from a 750 page book titled "Genealogical and Biographical Record of North-Eastern Kansas, dated 1900.  These have been diligently transcribed and generously contributed by Penny R. Harrell, please give her a very big Thank You for her hard work!

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William H. Leonard.

Troy, Kansas, includes among its respected citizens William H. Leonard, who has spent his active life in railroading and contracting as a house and sign painter.  Mr. Leonard is a Hoosier by birth.  He was born in Vienna, Scott county, Indiana, January 8, 1841, second in the family of five children of William G. and Elizabeth Ann (Howard) Leonard, the former a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and the latter of Vermont.   Mrs. Leonard when quite small removed with her parents from the Green Mountain state to southern Indiana, and it was there that she made the acquaintance of and married William G. Leonard.

He died in Indiana, in 1851, and in 1871 his widow moved with her family to Doniphan county, Kansas, where her death occurred in 1877.  Her surviving children are Silas W. and Robert F., of St. Joseph, Mo.; Dorothy Ann, who married and removed to Denver, Colorado, where she still resides; and William H.

William H. Leonard passed his boyhood days in his native state, receiving his early education in the public schools, and later for terms being a pupil in a private school.  In 1861 he enlisted in Company K, Fifth United States regulars, and served all through the war until the surrender of General Lee.  Among the numerous engagements in which he was a participant were those of the siege of Yorktown, Antietam, Gettysburg and all the engagements of the Army of the Potomac.  October 27, 1865 he was honorably discharged and immediately afterward returned to his home at Jeffersonville, Indiana.

He had learned the trade of painter before the war, and after his return from the army he secured employment in the railroad shops at Jeffersonville.  In 1869 he came west to Kansas, and located at Troy, where he soon found employment at his trade.  Afterward he became clerk at a water station on the railroad, and he continued in railroad employ at Troy until the spring of 1899, when he retired from active
life.

Mr. Leonard was married March 16, 1864, to Miss Carrie Long, of Jefferson, Indiana, a daughter of Frank and Elizabeth Long. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard have two children: George W., a resident of Troy, Kansas; and Jesse S., a printer, also of Troy.

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