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George Melvin Leonard

Male 1915 - 2002  (87 years)


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  • Name George Melvin Leonard 
    Born 20 Mar 1915  Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920  Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    History George graduated from Abington High School in 1933. He graduated from Bridgewate State College with a BS degree in 1937. Later he graduated from Boston University with a Masters in Education in 1952. According to his obituary, ?He was principal of elementary schools in Northfield and Paxton for several years, returning to Northfield where he became principal of Northfield High School. He became the first principal of the Pioneer Valley Regional School when it opened in 1957 and remained in that position until his retirement in 1968. He taught mathematics at Greenfield High School. He helped organize the new Center School in Northfield in 1941 and also Pioneer Valley Regional School in 1957. Leonard conducted school trips to Washington, D.C., and New York City for students from Northfield High School, Powers Institute and Pioneer Valley Regional School for over 20 years. He was a former member of the Massachusetts Elementary Principals Association and the Franklin-Hampshire Principals Association. Leonard was a member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Northfield, where he was a member of the Senior Choir for over 60 years, moderator of the church and deacon for many years. He was a member, past president and secretary of the Northfield Kiwanis Club, with over 27 years of perfect attendance. He was instrumental in conducting their suppers and pancake breakfasts. He was also a member and past master of the Harmony Lodge of Masons in Northfield, receiving his 50 year pin in 1992. He was a member and past patron of the Northfield chapter of the OES and a member of the Tuesday Morning Golf League in Northfield. He was also a member of the Society for the Preservation & Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. Leonard was chairman of Northfield?s Tercentenary Committee in 1973, was town moderator from 1976 to 1982 and treasurer of the Northfield Water District from 1979 until recently. He was chairman of the Advisory Committee on the construction of Squakeag Village.?  [1
    SSN 034-14-6866  [2
    Died 24 Nov 2002  Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Agency: Franklin County Medical Center 
    Person ID I2561  Delvee Family | Spouse of a Delvee
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2014 

    Father Chester E. Leonard,   b. Abt 1888, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Gertrude M. Wass,   b. Abt 1889, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Yes, date unknown  [1, 3
    Family ID F1529  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther Minnie Morgan,   b. 06 Nov 1905, South Sutton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jan 1994, Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 20 Apr 1942  Huntington, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • They were married by Esther's brother, the Rev. Edward Carroll Morgan.
    Children 
     1. Gail Morgan Leonard
     2. Susan Mae Leonard
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F1502  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Mar 1915 - Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded while living with his parents. - 1920 - Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Apr 1942 - Huntington, Fairfield County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Agency: Franklin County Medical Center - 24 Nov 2002 - Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S378] Obituary of George M. Leonard "First PVRS Principal, Town Moderator", (Greenfield, Massachusetts: Greenfield Recorder, 26 November 2002).

    2. [S83] Social Security Death Benefit Records (SSDI), (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011).

    3. [S499] 1920 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010).

    4. [S388] Delvee Historian. Delvee Family Records 1887 - 1988, (Warwick, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1988).