Raymond Leonard, who rants among the enterprising young business men of East Liverpool, is a veteran of the
World War. He was born in this city, June 4, 1894, and is the son of John Frank and Edna E. (Moore) Leonard.
John Frant Leonard, deceased, was a native of Michigan, and the son of Rev. Jacob Fordyce Leonard. The former settled
in East Liverpool at an early age, where he was employed for many years as a potter. He died Jan. 17, 1925. He
was a Republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and belonged to the Woodmen of the World. His wife,
who was born in East Liverpool, is the daughter of Stephen Moore, who came from Staffordshire, England, to East
Liverpool, where he engaged in the pottery business. Mrs. Leonard resides in East Liverpool. There are ten children
in the Leonard family, as follows: George, lives in East Liverpool, where he is employed by the Knowles, Taylor
& Knowles Pottery Company; Raymond, the subject of this stetch; Stella, married Otis Allison, lives at Chester,
W. Va.; Minnie, married Donald Grubbs, lives at Manhattan, Kan.; Hazel, married James Kaiser, lives in East Liverpool;
Elizabeth, Grace, Roland, Mildred, and Wilma, all at home.
Raymond Leonard attended the public schools of East Liverpool and learned the pottery decorating trade. He served
as decorating foreman for the Edwin N. Knowles Pottery Company of Newell and Chester, W. Va., and in 1919 went
to Central Falls, R. I., where he entered the employ of the General Electric Company. In May, 1922, he returned
to East Liverpool and established his present business, The Troy Wet Wash Laundry. This is the leading industry
of its kind in East Liverpool, and delivery system is also maintained at Newell and Chester, W. Va. The plant,
which is located at 617 Broadway, is equipped with Troy Pullman type washers, Wayne water softening plant, and
other up to date machinery.
In 1919 Mr. Leonard was married to Miss Gladys Ginther, of West Virginia, the daughter of Philip and Alice Ginther.
Mr. Ginther resides in Pittsburgh His wife is deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard have a son, Raymond Gordon, born Feb.
In November, 1917, Mr. Leonard volunteered for service during the World War and served with the medical corps,
being stationed first at Columbus, Ohio, and later at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. He was stationed in New York City during
the latter part of the war in Base Hospital No. 1.
In politics Mr. Leonard is identified with the Republican Party. He is a member of the Methodist Church and the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Columbiana County, Ohio Biographies
Names A to F
Names G to M
Names N to Z
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