Franklin Tillden Leary
- Born: 23 Jul 1877, Vaughnsville, Putnam County, Ohio 65
- Marriage (1): Lucy C. Henthorn on 18 Dec 1919
- Died: 3 Nov 1937, Leipsic, Van Buren Township, Putnam County, Ohio at age 60
- Buried: 6 Nov 1937, Belmore Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Putnam County, Ohio
Franklin went by the name Frank.
The 1880 U.S. Census has Frank T. Leary listed as Franklin J. Leary. All other factors match - household members, birthplace, age.
Alice Paulina Leary's address book gives the address for Lucy Leary as 111 Center Street, Leipsic, Ohio. Today that would be 111 East Center Street. This would have also been the address for Frank and Lucy prior to Frank's death in 1937. It is probable that this is also where Frank's mother, Lucinda Jane McCray, died.
Frank T. Leary was a large round man according to Eldon Coller. He loved ice cream and could eat many quarts at one sitting. He gave Eldon his first fishing bait - a Wilson Wobbler.
A recollection of Kenneth Miller:
I knew him as Uncle Frank. We would usually visit the relatives in northern Ohio every year, including the Learys. Uncle Frank had a replica of the 1906 Springfield, which was the standard U. S. Army rifle during the first World War. It was an exact replica except that it was chambered for the 22 long rifle cartridge. It was very accurate, and Uncle Frank used to fire it in competition at Camp Perry. When Uncle Frank died he left the rifle to my Dad. It had telescopic sights but they were never found. But it was still pretty good with its built-in peep sights. When my Dad died I wound up with his gun collection, and kept it for many years. I recently passed the collection on to my youngest son Jim.
A recollection of the Frank Leary home by Elaine Miller Pearce:
As a child I visited there with my parents a number of times mostly when we went to Ohio for the family reunion. One year it would be held in Ohio and the next in Michigan. The house evidently has been added to and up-dated. It had a side porch which looks as though it has been enclosed and windows added.
According to Frank's death certificate he died of acute dilatation of the heart.
Noted events in his life were:
1. Residence, 1880, Sugar Creek Township, Putnam County, Ohio. 65
2. Cemetery: Belmore Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Putnam County, Ohio. The picture shows the grave of Frank T. Leary and his wife, Lucy C. Henthorn.
3. Occupation: road inspector.
Franklin married Lucy C. Henthorn, daughter of James Henthorn and Mary, on 18 Dec 1919. (Lucy C. Henthorn was born on 11 Jun 1880 in Ohio, died on 26 Jun 1956 in Castle Rest Home, Van Wert, Ohio and was buried in Belmore Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Putnam County, Ohio.)