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    T. C. Leonard, superintendent wheel-works, Tippecanoe City was born in Covington, Miami Co., in 1850, and is the son of Joseph and Margaret Leonard; Joseph followed merchandising most of his life, his death occurring when our subject was quite small; he had four children, two of whom have died; T. C. is the youngest of the family; his boyhood and youth were passed in his native place, attending school; his business career in Covington was passed as a clerk in a dry-goods store, where he obtained that practical education which has secured him success since; he came to this place in the fall of 1876, and at once took stock in the wheel works known as the "Ford & Co. Wheel-Works," where he has since been engaged; he has lately been made superintendent of the establishment, it is one of the most extensive factories in the county, and employs continually from seventy-five to one hundred hands, turning out from fifty to sixty sets of wheel per day; the establishment has gained a wide reputation for manufacturing the best quality of work, which is evidenced by the demand for their work being much larger than the supply; Mr. Leonard is one of the most enterprising young men of Tippecanoe, with good business sagacity. Politically, he is a Democrat; personally, affable and pleasant. He is a member of the Town Council. He was married, in 1875, to Mary, daughter of Jacob Rohrer; one son and one daughter have been the issue of this union.

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