Biography of Edward H. Leonard
St. Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Edward Harry Leonard, who is proprietor of the Piercefield Garage, is among the progressive and dependable business men of St. Lawrence County. He was born at Madrid, N. Y., May 15, 1887, the son of Hugh and Margaret (Brennan) Leonard.

Hugh Leonard was a native of Madrid, N. Y., born Feb. 24, 1848. He was a Republican throughout his life and held numerous public offices, including that of tax collector. He died in 1916 and is buried at Waddington, N. Y. Mr. Leonard was married in 1869 to Miss Margaret Brennan, the daughter of Mrs. Ellen Brennen, of Norfolk, N. Y. To Mr. and Mrs. Leonard were born three children: 1. Merwin, born in 1871, died in 1904. 2. Anna, born in 1875, identified with the Seymour Hotel, Ogdensburg, N. Y. 3. Edward Harry, the subject of this sketch.

The education of Edward Harry Leonard was received in the public schools of Madrid, and at the age of 17 years he learned the trade of a machinist, which he followed for a period of eight years with the Remington Martin Paper Company, of Raymondville, N. Y. He then was an attendant at the Ogdensburg State Hospital for seven years. In 1921 Mr. Leonard came to Piercefield, where he spent seven years in the employ of the International Paper Company, and in 1928 he became interested in the automobile business there as local agent for the Willys Knight automobile, in partnership with C. H. Libby. They also do general repair work and are recognized as expert motor mechanics.

Mr. Leonard was married on April 28, 1915, to Miss Helen Jamieson, the daughter of Peter and Agnes Jamieson, of Raymondville, N. Y. Both were born in Scotland and Mr. Jamieson is now deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Leonard have been born three children: 1. Merwin James, born Feb. 27, 1916. 2. Genevieve Agnes, born July 4, 1919. 3. June Anne, born June 8, 1925.

Mr. Leonard is a Republican, a member of the Catholic Church, and belongs to the Knights of Columbus, and Men's Club of Piercefield.

Mr. Leonard is the owner of a fine camp on Cranberry Lake, where he and his family enjoy the summer seasons, and he is an enthusiastic sportsman.


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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