LEONARD - BOWERS gravestone.
John H. Leonard 1831-1905
SERGT. Co. ll. MASS. CAV.
Susan W. Leonard
Mary H. Alden
2 markers: "JHL" and "SWL"
BOWERS side of the stone:
Herbert J. Bowers 1858-1933
Jennie A. Bowers 1868-1922
Benjamin T. Darling 1833-1919
Rebecca J. Darling 1843-1909
3 Markers: "Jennie" "Mother" & "Father"
1870 U.S. Census - Hudson, Massachusetts. JOHN H. LEONARD age 40 working for a painter and wife SARAH A. LEONARD age 37. Four children: Frank H. age 14, Joseph H. 13, Augustine H. 2, and MARY H. LEONARD age 8 months.
1870 U.S. Census - Peterborough, New Hampshire. BENJAMIN T. DARLING age 36, a miller. Wife Rebecca J. age 27. Children: James L. Darling age 3, Jenney K. Darling age 1. There is a "House keeper" 61 year old Lydia Darling living with them also. All born in New Hampshire.
1880 U.S. Census - Marlborough, MA, 150 Central Street. JOHN H. LEONARD age 48,a house painter. Wife SUSAN LEONARD age 35. They are living with the Charles Jackson family, a young couple ages 19 and 21 and their 2 young sons. [According to 1900 Census Susan and John Leonard were married about 1873. So John's first wife was Sarah A. born about 1843.]
1900 U.S. Census - Fitchburg, MA, 44 Laurel St. BENJAMIN P. DARLING age 67, a teamster, born in Feb. 1837 in New Hampshire. REBECCA J. DARLING age 57 born in NH May 1843. They've been married 40 years, and had 4 children, all living. Also living there is daughter MAY L. DARLING age 19 born Sept. 1880. Plus there is a boarder age 45 Mary Lewis.
1900 U.S. Census - Marlborough, MA, 70 Howland St. JOHN H. LEONARD, age 69, born in Mass. in April 1831, house painter. Wife SUSAN W. LEONARD age 54, born in Mass. in December 1845. Married 27 years. Says that Susan had "0" children, even though listed next is Daughter MARY H. ALDEN age 30 born Mass. in October 1869, working in a shoe shop. Mary is listed as "S" for single, even though her last name is different now.
1900 U.S. Census - Marlborough, MA, 207 Lincoln Street. HERBERT J. BOWERS age 43 born Sept. 1856, a railroad conductor. Wife is JENNIE R. BOWERS, age 31, born July 1868, married 14 years, no children. Living with them is his sister, Lucy A. Bowers age 50 born May 1850.
1910 U.S. Census - Marlborough, MA Lincoln Street. BENJAMIN T. DARLING age 76, widower. Daughter May L. Darling age 29, single, a bookkeeper in a dry goods.
1910 U.S. Census - Marlborough, MA, at 70 Howland Street. SUSAN W. LEONARD age 64, widowed, has had 2 children and both are living. MARY H. ALDEN age 40, appears to be a "D" divorced, is the "Stepdaughter" to Susan. Mary is working in a shoe shop.
1920 U.S. Census - Marlborough, MA 70 Howland Street. SUSAN W. LEONARD age 74 widowed. Stepdaughter MARY H. ALDEN age 50, "S" single, working in a shoe shop.
1920 U.S. Census - Marlborough, MA 207 Lincoln Street. HERBERT J. BOWERS age 63 born in Mass., and wife JENNIE age 51 born in New Hampshire. They own their house. Herbert is a train conductor.
1930 U.S. Census - Marlborough, MA 70 Howland Street. SUSAN W. LEONARD age 84 widow, owns the house worth $1200. Stepdaugher MARY H. ALDEN now age 60, "S" single, not working.
1930 U.S. Census - Marlborough, MA 207 Lincoln Street, HERBERT BOWERS is a widower, owns his house valued at $5000, living with his widowed sister 69 year old Emma Brown.
Jennie R. Darling Bowers (1868 - 1922)*
Maintained by: David Peterson
Originally Created by: Chris Enright Snyder
Record added: Oct 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78230968