Biography of Leonard C. Couch
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Couch, Leonard Crocker, was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., September 26, 1856, son of Major General Darius N. and Mary Caroline (Crocker) Couch. He obtained his education in Norwalk, Conn. He came to Taunton in 1875 and went to the Taunton Locomotive Manufacturing Company to learn the trade of machinist, and by patient and persistent work he soon reached the top and was made superintendent of the locomotive department and also took charge of the draughting room. He remained with them until they stopped building locomotives and then he engaged with the Fitchburg Railroad as chief draughtsman in their locomotive department, where he remained one year. After the death of Andrew S. Briggs, of Taunton, in 1890, Mr. Couch bought his insurance business and good will, and has continued very successfully up to the present time. He was married in April, 1882, to Cecilia May Francis, who died May 20, 1894, leaving two children: Cecil Thomas, born May 20, 1883, and Caroline Avis, born April 11, 1885. Mr. Couch is at present a park commissioner of the city of Taunton and a member of the following societies: Aztec Club of 1847; Sons of the American Revolution, and Sons of Veterans, U. S. A.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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