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Transcribed biography of Leigh G. Furness


HON. LEIGH G. FURNESS was born at Furnessville, Indiana, December 10, 1857, where he now resides and manages a large farm owned by himself and father. His father, Edwin L. Furness, was born at Portland, Maine, and was engaged at farming and lumbering at Furnessville, which place was named for him; he is now retired. His mother's maiden name was Louisa M. Graves, also born in Maine. He attended the home schools and then the high school at Michigan City and later the Normal College at Valparaiso.

He taught school several years and from 1880 to 1883 was connected with the St. Louis Grain Elevator Co. of St. Louis. Was married June 28, 1882, to Mary J. Barnard, of Delaware, Ohio, and has four daughters. He was a member of the General Assembly of Indiana, session of 1897, and also of 1899, representing Porter county as a Republican. He has held no other public office and belongs to no societies except the Royal Arcanum.

Source: Henry, William E. 1889. Legislative and State Manual for 1899 and 1900 Compiled From Official Records. Indianapolis, Indiana: William B. Burford. 1,254 p.
Page(s) in Source: 1,018-1,019

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