Biography of Leon Minshall
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





LEON MINSHALL, of Armstrong & Minshall, dealers in furniture and queensware, London. He was born near Midway, Range Township, April 7, 1847, and is a son of James Q. Minshall and Hannah Watson. Our subject was reared and educated in Madison County, and in 1866 located in London. He was first engaged in the grocery business with Watson, Cowling & Co., and in 1870, went to Bloomington, Ill., where he was engaged in the transfer business with William Armstrong, the firm being known as Armstrong & Minshall. He continued there in business for two years, and then returned to Ohio. His next step was taking a course of study at Dickison College, Carlisle, Penn. In 1878, he engaged in the boot and shoe trade, and three years later, November 1, 1881, sold out to William Ronemus. In June, 1882, he formed a partnership with Edward Armstrong, in his present business, and the firm have so far secured a very substantial and encouraging trade. Mr. Minshall is Republican in politics. He was married March 15, 1877, to Mary Ganlin, a native of England. They have two children - Imo and Elsie. Mr. and Mrs Minshall are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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