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Death of Cora E. (Sherman) Leonard

Updated: Oct 18, 2022

Cora E. (Sherman) Leonard was the wife of Lewis Leonard (1869-1897). She was born in July 1870 and had four children before her husband died from typhoid fever in 1897. Cora lived another 17 years before dying in Moravia on December 22, 1914.


"MORAVIA. Death of Mrs. Cora E. Leonard, Moravia, Dec. 23. - Following a brief illness the death of Mrs. Cora E. Leonard, aged 42 years, occurred early yesterday morning at her home west of this village.

She is survived by her four children, two daughters, Mrs. Bert Wilkins and Mrs. William Bross; two sons, James Leonard and Albert Leonard, all of Moravia; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Tilghe and Mrs. Henry Whitmore of Moravia; three brothers, Bert Sherman of Moravia, William Sherman of Virgil and Elias Sherman of Caywood.

The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at the home. Rev. O.D. Fisher, pastor of the M.E. Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Indian Mound Cemetery."

- Auburn Citizen, Dec. 23, 1914.

Another obituary was published in The Genoa Tribune, on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1914, as follows:

See the Leonard page for photos and more information about this family.

Note: Leslie L. Luther published a manuscript of all burials in Indian Mound Cemetery as of 1952 and Cora Leonard is not found. [Read the book on FamilySearch].

No one by the name of Cora Leonard is listed among the burials on Findagrave for Indian Mound Cemetery either. Her daughter, Ethel (Bross) is listed, however, and one Bert Sherman (1869-1962) is listed with a photograph. This calls for a separate blog! (See here).


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