Mr. Jackson Leonard, a Splendid, Old Fashioned Gentleman, Passes


J. M. Leonard, Sr., 1832-1921.  Bruner’s Chapel Baptist Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, July 8, 1921

A splendid old fashioned gentleman of many fine traits of character was Mr. Jackson Leonard, Sr., who died Tuesday morning about five o’clock . He had been practically an invalid for about a year, and on the 3rd of last March, his 90th birthday, his children all gathered at his home for a family reunion, bringing a splendid basket dinner, and a happy day was spent together. Shortly after that he was attacked with grip, and complications developed that have kept him bedfast for two months before the end came. Mr. Leonard was a member of Deep Creek church and was popular with everyone who knew him. His wife died twenty-one years ago and his daughter, Mrs. B. T. Leonard, has been his devoted housekeeper and helper. The funeral was on Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. D. Moore at Bruner’s Chapel, and the interment was in the cemetery there. Surviving him are six children. Messrs. John, Turner, Frank, William Harvey, Edward Leonard, and Mrs. B. T. Leonard, all of Mercer county. He leaves 54 grandchildren. His brother from Louisville and a number of other relatives from a distance were here to attend the funeral.

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