Leavenworth, Edwin John; lithographer and stationer; born, St. Catherines, Canada, March 27, 1859; son of E. S. and Cindrella Leavenworth; educated, St. Catherines High School and Collegiate Institute; married, Solon, Ohio, Aug. 24, 1881, Elizabeth M. Harper; issue, Fred H., Edwin H., Ethel M., and Grace E., at the age of 20, engaged in the printing and publishing business; was editor and publisher of the St. Catherines Daily and Weekly News; issued Sundayschool papers, church weeklies, and Government periodicals, and conducted a book and stationery store; came to Cleveland in 1888, forming business partnership with Short & Forman, now The Forman-Bassett Co.; when in Canada, was identified with the Reform party; personally and through his newspapers took an active part in politics; Republican for twenty-five years; served one term on “The Committee of Fifteen”; was never a candidate for any office; sec’y The Forman-Bassett Co.; member Masonic Order, and the Chamber of Commerce; a grandson of Hiram Leavenworth, who went to Canada in 1826, to conduct the Government printing office; he was connected with William Hamilton Merritt and Sir William McKenzie, through whose united efforts The Welland Canal was constructed; the Leavenworth family have been prominent in the military, political and educational history of the Eastern and Middle States for 200 years.
Biographical Sketch of Edwin John Leavenworth
MLA Source Citation:The Book of Clevelanders: A Biographical Dictionary of Living Men of the City of Cleveland. Burrows Book Company. 1914. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 23 August 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ohio/biographical-sketch-of-edwin-john-leavenworth.htm - Last updated on Jan 21st, 2012
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