3060. William Henry LEONARD2831 was born on 11 September 1851 in Highland, Oakland Co., MI. He died on 13 August 1938 at the age of 86 in Wyandotte, Wayne Co., MI. He was buried in Batchelor Cemetery, Mason Co., MI. He left home at age 18, never to return and never had contact with his father after leaving. His father put a headstone in the family cemetery with the words, "William Leonard - gone to Bay City."
He was married to several women at the same time and had numerous affairs, according to descendants. The name of his fourth wife is unknown; it was not Nettie Eaton. She married another William H. Leonard and moved west. This William H. Leonard remained in Michigan. Cora Belle Hurley left him in Bay City, perhaps because of the affair that resulted in Elwin, and in 1896, married a Lester Leonard.
He is sometimes confused in GML's work with the William Henry Leonard who was the son of David Howard Leonard and Eliza S. Mattison. (#1758)
Information on William H. Leonard and his descendants was supplied by Elaine Leonard, a descendant.
William Henry LEONARD and Ellen Samantha BARTEAU had the following children:
William Henry LEONARD and Miriam ECKLER had the following children:
William Henry LEONARD and UNKNOWN had the following children:
William Henry LEONARD and Cora Bell HURLEY had the following children: