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Jonah Fitz Randolph Leonard

farmer

Jonah Fitz Randolph Leonard, American farmer. member Mechanical Engineering Ch; member National Committee same.

Background

Leonard, Jonah Fitz Randolph was born on December 10, 1832 in near Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John and Hannah (Reinhart) Leonard.

Education

Education common schools Greene County, Pennsylvania. Graduate Chautauqua Literature and Scientific Circle.

Career

Went to Kansas, 1856. Enlisted under Jim Lane in the Kansas war for free state. Was in numerous skirmishes.

Lived Chase County, Kansas, 6 years. Was company surveyor, company superintendent schools and justice of peace. Went to Bureau Company, Illinois, enlisted Company C, 93d Illinois Vols., in Civil War.

Mustered out, 1865; slightly wounded at Vicksburg. Went to Ainsworth, Iowa. Member Methodist Episcopal Church.

Was 1st abolitionist, then Republican, Prohibitionist, then United Christian party, which he helped to organize at Davenport, Iowa, 1898. Was candidate lieutenant governor, Iowa, 1899. Nominee for President, United Christian Party, 1900.

Member National Committee same. Home: Stratford, Texas Deceased.

Membership

Member Mechanical Engineering Ch. Member National Committee same.

Connections

Married Margaret A. Sands, March 22, 1870 (died 1911).

father:
John Leonard

mother:
Hannah (Reinhart) Leonard

spouse:
Margaret A. Sands