Biography of Edgar Leonard
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Leonard, Edgar, the manager of the Leonard's Express business of Hoosick Falls, is a son of Edmund N. Leonard, who was also manager of express here, which he established in 1852. The latter was born in 1814 at Pownal, Vt., and when he first located here in 1840 was engaged in manufacturing. He was an influential man of the town and enjoyed the respect and esteem of a large circle of friends and his death in 1889 was mourned by the whole community. Edgar Leonard was educated in the public schools of his native place and, after clerking for Wallace, Jones & Ely from April 1, 1865, to April 1, 1871, entered partnership with his father in 1871, who then retired from active life, and has had sole control of the business since that time. He is now agent for the National Express Co. separate from his own private express business, and is also connected with a new clothing industry here. He is a Republican and has officiated as president of the village and member of the Board of Trade, and is a director in the Building and Loan Association. He was born in 1846 and married in 1869 Mary E. Jones of New York city. They have two children: Walter A., a student of Colgate University; and Norma, wife of George E. Bartlett, of Bristol, Vt.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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