Biography - E Leak

E. F. LEAK, miller, Hillsboro, was born in Philadelphia, Penn., July 22, 1847, son of Thomas and Mary (WALKER) LEAK. Thomas LEAK was born in England in 1806; emigrated to America while quite young, and died in Newark, Del., in 1872; he was a painter, a sailor, and finally a farmer. His wife was born in England in 1817, and died in Jerseyville, Ill., in 1873. Our subject is the third son of a family of five sons and one daughter. He received a common school education in Delaware, and learned the milling business, in which occupation he is still engaged. He began the business with very moderate resources, but has been successful, and now owns a comfortable frame cottage in Hillsboro. He married, in Philadelphia, in April, 1873, Esther COMLY, a native of Delaware, daughter of Samuel and Miss (SANDERS) COMLY. Samuel COMLY, whose parents were Quakers, was born in Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. LEAK are the parents of three children - Edward, Della and Bertha. He is a supporter of the Republican party, and a member of the Knights of Pythias.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 110.

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