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Leonard Dwight Barber
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Birth: May 7, 1922
Death: Dec., 1986

Leonard wanted to be a Farmer like his forefathers .Everyone always visited the Barber Family Farm in Lake Anne and Leonard was no exception.Leonard decided to be a Farmer and owned 200 head of cattle in Ravanna ,Mi. but it did not work out for him and his family . Len sold the Farm and moved to Muskegon on a few acres of Land .
leonard started raising Goats and soon had a large Goat Farm that wasn't meant to be .The Goats started dying .The Goat Farming was cut short due to an over expensive Goat that had a cake in the bag and died shotly thereafter.Another Goat was struck by lightening. Leonard decicded to get out of the Goat Business because good luck was not on his side.
Leonard then ventured back to Farming with hoe in hand to plant and build a Raspberry Farm. Leonard grew an acre of berry plants and eventually sold the Berries on the Market all the while he was welding for West Michigan Steel and working his farm day and night.
Leonard passed the U.S.Navy Welders test most Welders could not pass and taught other workers the trick,"Take a V steel half block, weld it into a square and then cut it in half with no slag .
Leonard was active in Boy Scouts as was his sons.Len bought loads of interesting films for the Scouts and projected them on a screen for all to see .Len was highly interested in Photograph ,films and appeasing his wife to be more interested in his sons Scouting activities.

Leonard knew the Welding fumes caused cancer and retired early from the Factory but it was too late, he developed Cancer
Memorials: American Cancer Society or Harbor Hospice.

Grandson Phillp Barber at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=editor&editThis=bio&editThisIntId=32589619

Margaret Anne divorced Leonard abt 1962 and neither remarried.

Leonard Buried next to friend Margaret Furman Memorial# 95413729 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Laurel Alvin Barber (1901 - 1973)
  Priscilla Mae Gardner Barber (1902 - 1990)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Anne Elizabeth Halley Barber (1924 - 2012)
 
 Children:
  Heather Melinda Sue Barber Bailey (1944 - 2012)*
  David Michael Barber (1946 - 2009)*
 
 Siblings:
  Leonard Dwight Barber (1922 - 1986)
  Dwaine Barber (1925 - 1930)*
  Richard Dale Barber (1930 - 1983)*
  Wilma J. Barber Musick (1932 - 2010)*
  Lois Maxine Barber Carrier - Link (1933 - 2001)*
  Ivan Lee Barber (1942 - 1990)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mona View Cemetery
Muskegon Heights
Muskegon County
Michigan, USA
Plot: h 128 20
 
Created by: Alan barber
Record added: Jan 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32589619
Leonard Dwight Barber
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Leonard Dwight Barber
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Joined Navy World war II 1943
- Alan barber
 Added: Jul. 15, 2014

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 Added: Jun. 17, 2013
 
 
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