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Blairstown Press; Oct. 17, 1919
Death Angel Calls Child
Edna Leonard

Little Edna Leonard, Beloved Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Leonard Is Summoned.

Sunday morning shortly after midnight, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Leonard taking away their beloved daughter, Edna. She has been ill only a few days with throat trouble. She was not a rugged child and her constitution was not strong enough to withstand the ravages of the disease.

Edna Marguerite Leonard was born in Blairstown where she spent her entire life. She attended the public school and had attained the sixth grade. She always enjoyed her school work and studied hard that she might be worthy of promotion. She loved her playmates and teacher. She delighted in doing things by which she made others happy and was a general favorite among her teachers and those of her own years as well. The older residents speak with sorrow at the taking away of one who always met them with a pleasant smile.

On September 28, 1919 she was. taken ill and passed away October 5, 1919 at the age of 11 years, 10 months and 15 days.

She leaves to mourn her early departure, her father and mother, two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Hettinger and Mrs. Gertrude Adams, one brother George D., who recently returned from over seas, also a host of relatives and friends.

A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
God in his wisdom has recalled,
The boon his love had given
And tho the body slumbers here
The soul is safe in heaven.

The funeral services were held in the Methodist church, Rev., A. B. Chamberlain of Urbana, a former minister having charge. The, flowers were beautiful and profuse. The music was furnished by Miss Lydia Groff and Mrs. C. A. Black.

Interment was made in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends. Some of then, from out of town who were in attendance were F. Leonard of Sutherland, Cecil Leonard of Chelsea, uncles of the deceased. Mrs. Riley Gordon,Mrs, V. A. Eckert, and Mrs. Charley Miller of Cedar Rapids.

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Submitted on 23-Jan-2022 by
John Shuck,

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Waterloo Daily Courier; Oct. 22, 1947
Wilbert A. Leonard

Tama - W. A. Leonard, 81, Saturday at University hospital, Iowa City, where he had been receiving treatment since Oct. 13; son of Henry M. and Anna Clark Leonard, he was born Apr. 3, 1866, at Blairstown; married Cecilia M. Christianson of Blairstown in 1892, and he barbered for 40 years at Marengo, Blairstown, Watkins and Tama, retiring to a farm south of Chelsea; later he sold his place and bought a farm south of Tama, where he lived until the death of his wife in 1937; since then Mr. Leonard had lived alone in Tama; leaves two sons, Bert A. and Floyd H. Leonard, Clinton; four brothers, Cecil, Belle Plaine; Frank, Sutherland; Tom, Davenport; Ernest,Upton, Wyo., and a sister, Mrs. Charles Reed of Upton; funeral was Tuesday at Blairstown.

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Submitted on 21-Feb-2011 by
John Shuck,

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