Biography of Theophilus A. Leanor
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Leanor, Theophilus A., was born in Canada in 1861, and came with his father's family to Williamstown in 1870. His father, James Leanor, had twelve children: Joseph in New Washington Territory, Canada; Felix. Oliver, Philip and Matthias, in Michigan, Louis in Manitoba, Samuel in Ontario; Ann J., Mary E., and Benjamin at home; and Mary A., in Oswego. He was a lumberman and spent some time in Redfield, then in Orwell, jobbing for William Breeher, and in the fall of 1874 moved to Swartville where he was in the employ of C. W. Swart until 1882: then moved on the east side of the town and built the present Leanor saw and shingle mill. Theophilus working with him. The father died in 1888, subject and his brother carrying on the business for four years, and since then alone. He married Julia A., daughter of Albert Muney, and has one daughter, Laura, born in January, 1890. He was apsointed postmaster at Swartville in the fall of 1893, the office being a new one established largely through his efforts.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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