Hi Pat - This is not my family.We found a deteriorating text in our collection, and as it did not appear to exist in the state archives or library system,.. we decided to pump the info out there to the folks that might find it more relevant to themselves,.. lest we all end up losing the information for all time.
This was John Crawford Leasure.He passed away in 1901 and is buried at the Lone Fir Cemetery.He married Ann Blakely in 1881. He was a teacher and Mayor of Pendleton. His birth year, from the 1896 text, is June 9, 1853.Other online sources pin the year as 1852 or 1854.This 1852 date is clearly in error, as this was the birth year of an older brother, John Leasure, who died in infancy.In any event, his parents were George Leasure (1810 Indiana to 1872 Oregon) and Elizabeth Crawford.George's parents were John Leasure (1783 Pennsylvania to 1865 Oregon) and Mary Ann Zinn. 1783 John Leasure is the son of Solomon Leasure, who was the son of John Leasure (b. 1735 Switzerland), who was the son ofAbraham Le Sueur.