Biography of Leonard M. Himes
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Leonard M. Himes. - As proprietor of Hall Road Florist Shop, Mr. Himes is recognized as one of the dependable business men and substantial citizens of Oswego. He was born at Scriba, Oswego County, June 21, 1875, the son of Charles B. and Sarah (Borden) limes.

Charles B. Himes, a native of Herkimer County, N. Y., died at Scriba in 1897 His wife was born at Scriba and died in 1922. Throughout his life Mr. Himes was interested in general farming. He was a Democrat and his wife was a member of the Baptist Church of Scribe. There were 15 children born to Mr. and Mrs. Himes, only three of whom survive: 1. Charles B., lives at Oswego. 2. Chester M., lives at Rochester. 3. Leonard M., the subject of this sketch.

Leonard M. Himes obtained his education in the Scriba public schools. He enlisted in the U. S. Army and served during the Spanish-American War with the Hospital Corps, being in the service for more than three years. He spent a year and a half in Cuba and also was stationed in the Philippine Islands for 14 months. He returned to Oswego after his discharge and entered the service of the Oswego Traction Company as a street car conductor, in which capacity he served for 20 years. He resigned in 1926 and has since conducted a floral business on Hall Road. He is ably assisted by his wife, who is especially skilled in the designing of attractive floral offerings for all occasions.

Mr. Hines was married on Jan. 27, 1915, to Miss Nora I. Thompson, of Clayton, Mich., the daughter of John F. and Clara A. (Rowley) Thompson, of Seneca, Mich. Mr. Thompson died in 1924 and his wife died in 1927. They are buried at Clayton, Mich. Mrs. Himes is a graduate of Chesterton, Ind., High School.

Mr. and Mrs. Himes attend the Baptist Church, and he belongs to the Loyal Order of Moose and Fraternal Order of Eagles. He is also a member of R. C. Anderson Camp, United Spanish War Veterans, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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