Biography of Fred P. Leonard
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Leonard, Fred Parker, was born in Taunton, January 10, 1867, a son of Henry G. and Sarah (Field) Leonard. He received his early education in the public schools of Taunton and after leaving school was engaged as a grocery clerk in a general store, where he remained about a year and then came to the Dighton Furnace Co., going to work in the mounting room; he remained there but a short time and then went back to his first place and stayed about a year and a half. After this he went with Bliss & Co. in the coal business as weighing clerk, and at the end of two years left them to go with the Leonard Coop Foundry as bookkeeper. He remained with them but a short time and was engaged by the Weir Stove Co., where he learned the molder's trade, which he followed until 1891, and on March 15 of that year, engaged with his present concern as salesman. The following year he was elected treasurer to fill the vacancy caused by the death of J. H. Codding and he holds the same position at the present time (1898). Mr. Leonard is a member of Alfred Baylies Lodge, F. & A. M., St. John's Commandery of Providence, and Sabbatia Lodge, I. O. O. F. May 19, 1891, he married Lillian C. Read, daughter of Abel Read of Pawtucket, and they have three children: Mildred Staples, Edith Russell and Winthrop Nelson.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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