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W. P. Leonard
Born October 2, 1847
W. P. LEONARD, of the firm of Leonard & Hakes, general merchandise, Martelle; born October 2, 1847, in Mercer Co., Ill.; in 1851, came to Linn Co., Iowa, with his parents. In 1873, he commenced selling goods for George W. Wilson, and in 1876 commenced the present firm. He enlisted, in 1864, in the Signal Service, in the School of Instruction, and remained until 1867. Married Ettie Newland in 1871; she was born in New York; have three children¬óJessie M., Harry W. and Otto D. Mr. Leonard is Secretary of the School Board, and has been since its organization. He is a Republican; Mrs. Leonard is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 587.


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