6652. John Henry LEONARD was born on 18 April 1882 in Bristol, RI.3884 He died on 25 August 1938 at the age of 56 in New York City, NY. He was buried on 29 August 1938 at Lot #979 in North Burial Ground, Bristol, R.I.. Employed: President, Dodge Textile Company . Funeral: J.H. Williams Funeral Home, East Providence . In the 1910 Census, John and Alice and family were living at 58 Union Avenue, Mount Vernon, Westchester Co., NY. John was listed as working as a clerk in shipping.
At the time he registered for the World War I draft (September 18, 1918), he was living at 46 Arnold Avenue in Cranston, RI, with his wife, Alice Vaughan Leonard and working for Bergoffen & Philip at 12 West 21st Street, New York City, as a salesman of wearing apparel. He was of medium height and medium build and had blue eyes and black hair.
His second wife was Margaret A. Leonard of Norwich, CT, where he was living when he died (second wife). He died of a heart attack while in New York City on a business trip. He was good friends with the President of Kmart, according to my uncle. He was listed as a salesman in a textile store in the 1930 Census, living with wife Margaret and stepson Frank Caskey. In the 1931 Norwich City Directory, he was listed as an apron manufacturer living at 11 Chestnut. In 1935 through 1938, he was listed as living at 328 Washington Street.
He was the former President, Dodge Textile Company; President, Leonard Division, Wentworth Corporation. He had a factory at 11-17 Chestnut St, Norwich, CT, that manufactured dresses and aprons. His wife, Margaret, was President of the Leonard Manufacturing Co., and he was Treasurer.
Funeral was at J.H. Williams Funeral Home, East Providence, RI , Second Baptist Church, East Providence, RI
He was buried in North Burial Ground in Bristol in plot with son Arthur and his wife, Lillian Horsfield, and his mother, Mary E. Healey.
He was reputed to be a very good salesman. He did not leave a good reputation with his first family. His nickname was Jack.
John Henry LEONARD and Alice Maude VAUGHAN were married about 1905 in Manhattan, New York City, NY. Alice Maude VAUGHAN, daughter of Edward VAUGHAN and Charlotte DOW, was born in October 1877 in New Jersey. She died in 1952 at the age of 75 in RI. She was born in New Jersey, according to the 1930 Census and her own record. She was head of household in the 1930 Census and living at 158 Melrose Avenue in Providence with her three daughters, Vivian, Violet, and Gwendolyn. Her father was from Wales and her mother born in New York. She was unemployed at Census time, as were her daughters. In 1950, she was living at 122 Calaman road, Auburn, Cranston, RI.
She met her husband while on vacation on Block Island. She was there with her mother.
John Henry LEONARD and Alice Maude VAUGHAN had the following children:
John Henry LEONARD and Margaret A. CASKEY were married about 1937. Margaret A. CASKEY was born in 1897 in CT. She had a son from a previous marriage named Frank Caskey, b. 3 April 1917, d. 3 November 1962 in Norwich. He resided in Ledyard, New London, with wife Marion T., having lived previously before 1959 at 52 Otis St., Norwich. He was a salesman.
Margaret had a shop in Norwich, the Vogue Shop, located at 201 Franklin. It appears only in the 1937 Norwich City Directory.