Leonard Family Obituaries, 
Cleveland, N.Y.


Adam Leonard--  An old resident of this place died at his home, Saturday March 24, 1906, of pneumonia, after a brief illness. Deceased was born in Germany, 72 years ago and came to this country when he was 15 years old and has spent nearly all his life since in Cleveland. He was a glass flattener by trade and worked for C. Getman a great many years.  Besides his widow he leaves two daughters, Mrs. C. Kime and Mrs. Daniel Reynolds. Three sons, Henry, Louis, and Joseph Leonard, all of this place and one brother, George Leonard of  Michigan.  Funeral services were held at the Catholic church Wednesday morning, the Rev. J. B. Mertens officiating and interment made in St. Mary's Cemetery.  

Adam Leonard-- At about  one o'clock in the afternoon on March 25th, 1906, Adam Leonard died at his home on Center Street in this village, after an illness of ten days with pneumonia.  Deceased was born in Germany, May 2, 1834, at the age of fifteen years came with his parents to Durhamville, NY and from there he, in 1857, removed to this place, which for nearly half a century has been his home.  
      He first found employment at the Union Factory where he learned the trade of glass flattener, and except for a short time at Ithaca, NY, during a suspension of manufactoring here, was employed at his trade in the factories at this place until 1883, when an affliction of his eyes compelled him to abandon his labor, as a skilled mechanic.
     About forty-five years ago he was married to Mary Best, and she with five children, Julia Kime, Amelia Reynolds, Henry Leonard, Louis Leonard, and Joseph Leonard, all of this place, survive to mourn his loss, another daughter having died in infancy.  Besides his immediate family, he leaves a sister, Mrs. Ameila Lux of Clyde NY, a brother, George Leonard and a sister, Mrs. Mary Thowe, both of Owosso, Mich.
      The funeral services on Wednesday morning at St.Mary's Church were largely attended by relatives and friends, and the Rev. John B. Mertens who officiated, paid a most eloquent and appropriate tribute to the deceased by simply reading in an effective manner the 7th and 8th verses of Chapter IV of II Timothy :

" I have fought a good fight, I have
finished my course. 
I have kept the faith. "
    ( Taken from the Lakeside Press March 30 , 1906 )
 

Charles Henry Leonard--  Village of Cleveland loses another one
of their old and worthy residents, Charles Henry Leonard, 86, who died June
3, 1956 in Oneida City Hospital. He was the son of the late Adam and Mary
Best Leonard, born in Cleveland, August 13, 1869. Mr. Leonard who had lived
in Syracuse for a number of years and had spent the greater part of his life
in Cleveland after the death of his wife, Emma McCluskey Leonard, who
passed away in 1947.
       Born of a family of glass workers, he followed the profession of  a window glass flattener, working in various Pennsylvania factories and Cleveland.  Mr. Leonard was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. The rosary was recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Bitz Funeral Home.
       Surviving are one nephew, Clarence Leonard, Bridge St. Cleveland and several distant relatives.
      Funeral services were held in St. Mary's Church, Cleveland at 9:30 a.m. Mass, Wednesday morning, June 6 with the Rev. John J. Butler officiating.  Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery.
 

Emma McCluskey Leonard-- Mrs. Charles Henry Leonard met death
while riding with her husband and Mrs. Anna Reynolds and Mary Schindler
received minor injuries, as noted in last week's Union.  Chas. Leonard, owner
of the car, also was treated for cuts to the bridge of his nose and right knee. He was discharged after treatment.
     Mrs. Leonard and her husband had lived in Syracuse for a number of years and only recently had moved back to their native home in Cleveland to enjoy a life of leisure.
      The accident in which she was killed occurred seven miles north of Fulton, at Loomis's Corners Wednesday, July 2, 1947 when the auto went out of control and crashed into an electic light pole.
      Funeral services were conducted from St. Mary's Church on Saturday. Burial in St. Mary's cemetery.
 

Louis Leonard-- 70 , died early Friday morning, July 28, 1944, at his home on Center Street, following a long illness from a heart ailment. He was born 
October 6,1873, the son of Adam and Mary Best Leonard, in Cleveland and had spent most of his life in his late residence. He was employed upwards of 35 years as a gatherer in the glass factories which once flourished in Cleveland. He was one of the crack baseball players of this town and played the position of short stop during the many years that the Cleveland Club was so popular.
     He was a life long communicant in St. Mary's church here. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Snow Leonard; one daughter, Mrs. Agnes Newell of 
Pennsylvania, one son, Pvt. Claire Leonard, located at Camp Croft, S. C., one 
sister, Mrs. Julia Miller of Niagara Falls, NY; two brothers, Charles Henry 
Leonard of Syracuse, and Joseph Leonard of Pittsburgh, PA.
     Funeral services were held from his late home at 9:30 am and 10 o'clock at St. Mary's Church, with the Pastor, Rev. John J. Butler, officiating and burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery.

    ** Please note that Louis Leonard had one more daughter named Zeta- who was in fact- Clarence Leonards biological mother. Louis adopted Clarence- who 
was born Edward Daley Levine - if anyone has any information regarding Zeta 
or Barney Levine ( Lavine) please contact me - information is scarce on these 
two family members.**

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