Holmes, Richards, Ditto, Leonard Connections:Information about Charles Leonard
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Charles Leonard (b. 03 May 1864, d. 25 May 1947)Charles Leonard (son of Daniel Leonard and Jane Heath) was born 03 May 1864 in Taylor Co. Iowa, and died 25 May 1947 in Taylor Co. Iowa.He married Elizabeth Huntington on January 1914 in DesMoines, Iowa.
Notes for Charles Leonard:
L563 Leonard, Charles of Corning wed Elizabeth "Libbie" Huntington of Corning; at DMes. BFP 27 Jan 1914, BTR 29 Jan 1914, BTR 22 Jan 1914
L563 Leonard, Charles, c35yr, declared insane; wife divorced him and lives in Boyd co, Ne. SW 31 Mar 1903???????
Funny you should ask, I just talked to Harold last week and between the two of us, we came up with an aerial map of the location of old Dan's cabin. Harold is a great-grandson of Dan, grandson of Arthur. Harold and his brother Delman were charged with cleaning up the last remnants of the site when they were just nine and ten years old back in 1939. Their father Charles Raymond (Ray) Leonard wanted it cleared so he could plant it to corn. Last week, I sent Harold an aerial photograph of the area, he drew in the exact location of the cabin and sent it back. He pointed the site out to me last September when I was visiting Taylor County, but it was all covered in corn at the time, so I wasn't precisely sure where the cabin sat.
The original cabin site actually passed out of Leonard hands back in the early 1900s, largely because Dan's son Charley inherited it and he was a lazy bum. He never worked, just sold off his 160-acre inheritance one piece at a time until it was gone. Harold's dad bought the original cabin site back again in the mid 30s and now Harold owns it. Germain Lundquist is no relation, just a good family friend. The land that Germain owns now was part of the original land grant, but did not include the cabin itself. (As a kid, I rode horses and raised country Hell with both Harold and Germain's kids. We galloped over the site many times without even knowing it.) Yet another man, Luis Avala, owns the piece of property where Dan's new house was built (that's where the house and granite slab sit today). Charley really DID sell his inheritance off one piece at a time, the house being the last to go.
Enough history for now... Computer is up and running, but I wasted an entire weekend trying to get the two machines to talk to each other. Turns out all the security crap I have to run in order to work for Microsoft prevents the two machines from "seeing" each other.
Hope all is well,
----- Original Message -----
From: Su Holmes
To: Rick Leonard
Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2004 10:08 PM
Subject: Harold Leonard
Hi, Rick, I suppose you are up and running with the new computer, and now I have a question. In the story of Private McCarson, you said the original homestead was overlapping property now in the hands of Harold Leonard and Germane Lundquist. Are they family or ? While there are two Harry Leonard's that I know of, I can't place the Harold. Que es?
More About Charles Leonard:
Burial: Unknown, Prairie Rose, Corning, Adams Co., Iowa.
More About Charles Leonard and Elizabeth Huntington:
Marriage: January 1914, DesMoines, Iowa.