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John Alonzo "Lon" Leonard
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Birth: Jul. 4, 1871
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul. 26, 1939

He married Gertrude Sloan 1 Nov 1899 in Rodman, Palo Alto, Iowa. Marriage record was signed on 25 Oct 1899 by David Sloan because Gertrude was under 21 years of age. It does not show any information about who either Lon's or Gertrudes' parents were.

Lon and Gertrude had eight children: Everett, Ervin Leslie, Lulu R., Charlotte, Lila L., Alene, Marguerite, and Earl; The last two children died young.

From the "Emmetsburg Thursday Reporter", Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, Iowa, Thursday, July 27, 1939. p. 1

"John Leonard of Rodman, Dies"
"John A. Leonard, 68, of Rodman passed away at his home on Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon. He is survived by his widow and five children, Everett of Rodman, Ervin, Mrs. John Petticord and Miss Alene, all of Emmetsburg, and Mrs. Jesse Galloway of Mallard. We have not been supplied with further particulars before going to press."

From the "Emmetsburg Thursday Reporter", Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, Iowa, Thursday, August 3, 1939.
"Deaths" "From--Page 1"
"John Leonard Rites"
Funeral services for John Leonard of Rodman, brief mention of whose death on July 26 was made in last week's issue of the Reporter, were held in the Presbyterian church at Rodman Friday, with Rev. Rockwell of Plover officiationg. The remains were interred in Fern Valley cemetery. The pallbearers were Lester Van Horn, Lloyd McClelland, Jake Knoer, Henry Deroach, Tom McCormick and Jess Crook.
The deceased was born in Missouri, July 4, 1871. Thus he was 68 years of age at the time of death. He came to Rodman in 1897 and resided there until death. He was married at Rodman November 1, 1899, to Miss Gertrude Sloan, who survives. He is also survived by five children, as follows: Everett of Rodman, Ervin and Alene of Emmetsburg, Mrs. John Petticord of Ruthven and Mrs. Jess Galloway of Mallard. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, two brothers, Will of Adena, Colo., and Bert of Foxhard, Wis., and two sisters, Mrs. Geroge King of Santa Ana, Cal., and Mrs. Marshall Brant of Lincoln, Neb. Sincere sympathy is extended to those from whom he has been taken.
Those from out of town attending the funeral service included Mr. and Mrs. George Carter and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd McClelland of Cylinder, Mrs. Sadie Galloway of Curlew, Mrs. Cal Boster, Mrs. Elmer Hilderbrand and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hilderbrand, all of Emmetsburg, and John Fritz of West Bend."

(Thanks to Ann Bowler for this obituary) 
Family links: 
  John L. Leonard (1840 - ____)
  Mary Agnes Starner Leonard (1843 - 1901)
  Gertrude Sloan Leonard (1881 - 1951)*
  Ervin Leslie Leonard (1902 - 1941)*
  Charlotte Vivian Leonard Pettiecord (1914 - 1996)*
*Calculated relationship
Riverside Cemetery
Palo Alto County
Iowa, USA
Plot: N side, second row #8
Created by: Burt
Record added: Nov 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31579163
John Alonzo Lon Leonard
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John Alonzo Lon Leonard
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John Alonzo Lon Leonard
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